This region was shaped by glaciers many thousands of years ago, and there are plenty of geological landmarks – striking limestone outcrops and unusual rock formations – to pique our interest as we walk. We will also see the famous Ribblehead Viaduct enroute, part of the scenic Settle to Carlisle railway line. This is an extremely tough event over hilly landscapes; at 24 miles it forms an enormous challenge for walkers.
Date: Friday 30th August – Sunday 1st September
Registration fee: £80
Fundraising Target: £500
Self Fund Option: £80 reg fee and trip costs of £250
Day 1: Arrive Camp, Yorkshire Dales
We meet late afternoon at our campsite near Chapel-le-Dale, nestled between two of our three peaks. After dinner and a thorough trip briefing we prepare our kit and get a good night’s sleep, ready for tomorrow’s strenuous challenge!
Day 2: Ingleborough & Whernside
Take on the stepped path to the summit of your first peak, Ingleborough, soak up the views over the dramatic landscapes and the impressive sight of the famous 400m-long Ribblehead Viaduct, built in the 1870’s. Next up is the accent of peak two, Whernside. Time to take in the views and then a steady decent for dinner and camp for the night.
Trek approx. 12 miles (6-8 hours)
Day 3: Pen y Ghent
Today you take the Pennine Way towards your final peak – the distinctive stepped outcrop of Pen-y-Ghent! Clear, well-worn paths lead you up to the summit (694m).
Trek Approx. 6-8 miles (4-5 hours)
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This trek is operated by Discover Adventure.
Discover Adventure specialises in worldwide cycling and trekking, with charity fundraising at its heart. Behind our challenging and often life-changing trips is a dedicated team of friendly staff and experienced leaders: people who are passionate about the outdoors and exploring the world, and get a buzz from helping others push their limits and achieve goals.
Founded in 1994, they’ve come a long way, but their core values and goals remain the same: to operate safe, fun, adventurous trips which offer extraordinary challenges to ordinary people, while providing a fundraising platform to positively change the lives of others.
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