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The Yorkshire 3 Peaks – A Splendid Stroll

Magnificent! That is the feeling I get when I do this walk and the feeling you get when you complete it. I enjoy it so much that I come back to do again every 3 months.  Each time is just as enjoyable as the last and the varying seasons make it a wonder on the eyes, as well as feet/legs.

The official Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge = Complete the circular walk of 25 miles (40 km) within 12 hours.  However on route you must go up and down the summits of 3 peaks, Pen-y-ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m).  As well of lots of climbing and descents there is of course the large distances between them.  This ground is famous for being boggy, rugged or rocky.  A little bit of everything.

No matter what the weather holds you still have the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales and the Ribble Valley around you, plus over the years I have had the pleasure of being joined by wonderful friends and family on this day long adventure.  This photo slideshow can only show some idea of it’s beauty and distance.  I look forward to my next visit and maybe you want a challenge? 🙂

The feet know you’ve done it, the legs will tell you they’ve done something, but, totally satisfying!

If you want to join in my next 3 peaks then it will be in December.  Let me know.

Written by Paul Steele

Founder of BaldHiker.com and avid hiker, climber and trekker. Never liking to sit still and always seeking new adventures around the world. Sharing personal views here and tweeting live via @paul_steele

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  1. This is the ULTIMATE hike for enthusiasts and newcomers alike. It's the first serious hike I did and I'll happily do it again. Even more of a challenge in Winter.

    I totally recommend this to anyone wanting to get out and explore the expansive Yorkshire countryside.

  2. Thanks for the lovely comments. Yes would be great to have some great people as yourselves in my December return.
    Gina, I do find it perfect training. Prior to Mera we will be back to doing it in under 8 hours.. Gives you the confidence to just go climb anywhere arduous 🙂

  3. Only 12 hours?!? That is quite the pace for 25 miles…egads! I think I, umm….have other engagements in December 😀 – no really, I would love it and it would be awesome training. From your lovely photos, the countryside would definitely instill me with energy and enthusiasm, which are a requirements for my feet and respiratory system. Cheers! G

  4. Paul,
    Thanks so much for sharing your photos. We walked the Cleveland Way last year and absolutely loved it. You peaked (pardon the pun) my curiosity as regards the Three Peaks. Our recent walk from Leamington Spa to Kenilworth Castle along the canals (and back again) was lovely, but little can beat rugged, unspoilt Yorkshire landscapes.
    All the best,
    Anna

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