Yorkshire Three Peaks

A walking holiday scaling three of the Yorkshire Dales National Park's most popular mountains.

4 nights
34 miles

From £370 per person

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About this route

The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a route often undertaken under timed conditions – the aim is to complete it in under 12 hours – but we feel such an invigorating taste of the Yorkshire countryside should be savoured.

Our walking holiday covers three days. On each day, you have a choice: either to climb one of the three peaks – the iconic Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent – or to follow an easier lower-level route that explores the hidden nooks that make this corner of Yorkshire so enticing.

Gaping Gill, the innocuous surface hole that hides a cavern big enough to house St Paul’s Cathedral, and Force Ghyll Aqueduct, where Victorian engineers diverted a stream across the Settle to Carlisle railway, are amongst the fascinating sites that await you.

Between each ascent or point of interest, the trail crosses a glorious landscape of flower-filled meadows, drystone walls, windswept grass moors, and eerie limestone pavement.

© Contours Walking Holidays Yorkshire Three Peaks map
Circular trail beginning at Ingleton
34 miles (54 km)
24th March to 13th October

Holiday highlights

Visiting the pretty Dales villages of Clapham and Austwick.

Tackling the iconic Yorkshire peaks of Ingleborough, Pen-y-Ghent and Whernside.

Experiencing a classic challenge walk at a gentler pace, savouring the beautiful landscape of the Yorkshire Dales.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
Y3PSB A circular trail beginning at Ingleton 4 nights, 3 days walking Moderate£370

Yorkshire Three Peaks Short Break 4 nights, 3 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Travel info
  • Weather

Important information

Please note that due to the high volume of walkers attempting the Yorkshire Three Peaks, accommodation in Horton-in-Ribblesdale is scarce at weekends. If your stop in Horton-in-Ribblesdale falls at a weekend, a transfer may be required to take you to your accommodation. Please contact us for more information.


Travel to Ingleton where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Ingleton to Horton-in-Ribblesdale. 12.5 miles (20km)

Day 2

Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Ribblehead. 10 miles (16km)

Day 3

Ribblehead to Ingleton. 11 miles (18km)


Depart from Ingleton after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£45.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£30.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 4 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

Taking an extra day to explore the sights and sounds of Yorkshire can be the perfect way to extend your holiday.

Ingleton may be a good choice for a rest day. You can take a walk to see the famous Ingleton Waterfalls or visit the White Scar Cave, the longest show cave in Britain, located in Chepel le Dale just a couple of miles outside of Ingleton.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 34 miles (54 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 10 miles (16 km)
Maximum daily distance: 12.5 miles (20 km)
Code: Y3PSB Grade: Moderate
Season: 24th March - 13th October
Start of holiday: Ingleton
End of holiday: Ingleton

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Durham-Tees Valley.

By Rail - The nearest rail stations to Ingleton are either Ribblehead (about 6.5 miles away) or Settle (about 11.5 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to and from Ingleton.

From London - Trains run from London Kings Cross station to Ribblehead. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Ingleton.

Return To The Start - The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a circular tour beginning and ending in Ingleton.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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