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Trek Up Yorkshire Three Peaks

Date 18 June 2022
Event Type Trek
Location Horton in Ribblesdale
Registration Fee £29
Fundraising Target £300
Level Very tough

 

The challenge

Help beat dementia and conquer one of the UK's most iconic challenges! You'll see the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales as you reach the summit of three mountains in one day. You'll be surrounded by people who are trekking for loved ones, and are guaranteed to finish the day with a huge sense of achievement, knowing that together we can find a cure. 

What's included when you take on Yorkshire Three Peaks?

  • Trek leaders, medical support and Alzheimer's Society staff to cheer you on.
  • A medal on finishing the route!
  • A fully supported route including regular rest stops with snacks, drinks and toilets.
  • A friendly team to support you every step of the way with fundraising tips and ideas.
  • Bespoke training plans put together by our professional training coaches.

Route

You'll start and finish the trek at our event hub in Horton in Ribblesdale. The route takes you up and down the mountains of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.

Highlights along the way include the Grade II listed Ribblehead Viaduct (built in the 1870s), the village of Chapel-le-Dale and views of Morecambe Bay.

Kit list

Download our kit list which you can tick off when packing for the trek. We also have some top tips on how to find the best kit for you and an exclusive discount for Cotswold Outdoors.

Fundraising for Yorkshire Three Peaks

Registration Fee: £29
Fundraising Target: £300

By hitting your target, you ensure that your trip costs are covered and you've contributed to services that are so desperately needed.

It's always best to hit your target early, so to get off to a great start visit our fundraising zone for helpful tips and tools. Plus, by hitting your target, you'll bag yourself a FREE trekking top to wear with pride on the day.

FAQs

Is the event COVID-19 safe?

Yes. All our events are planned to meet current government guidelines. We ran a full programme of events in 2021 which had excellent feedback from our supporters, and will apply similar measures to our future events. 

We are monitoring the situation closely and will make alterations as guidelines change. All the information you need to keep you safe will be sent to you before the event.

How do I claim my trekking top and when will I receive it?

Everyone who smashes their fundraising target a month before the trek will receive a free Alzheimer's Society breathable trekking top to wear on the big day!

You don't need to get in touch with us to claim your top. As long as you have hit your target on your JustGiving page or paid in cash donations, we'll send out your top automatically.

If you are fundraising in a team, please let us know by creating a team when you sign up so we can make sure you all receive your tops.

Can I fundraise in a team?

Of course! Please let us know when you sign up by creating a team. Your team members can then join you by clicking on the ‘find’ button and typing in either the team captain’s name or your team name.

Your fundraising target is still £300 per person but you're welcome to combine your targets into one team total.

How fit do I need to be?

The more training you do beforehand, the more you'll enjoy it! The route is designed to be challenging but is achievable for most people.

Don't worry though! We'll send you an expert training plan to help you prepare for the trek.

What will the terrain be like?

We trek mainly on gravel paths and grassy tracks. As we're trekking three of the highest peaks in Yorkshire expect steep sections of continuous uphill and downhill trekking on rocky terrain. Some sections may be muddy if it has rained so wearing suitable footwear is essential.

How will I find my way along the route?

The route will be well-marked with brightly coloured marker arrows and there will be extra marshals at any sections that are less straightforward. On the day, you will be given contact details for the support team in case you do lose your way.

How long will it take?

This event is not a race; everyone should be able to walk at a comfortable pace. In order for the event to be managed safely, there will be a cut-off time.

The three peaks should take approximately 9-10 hours but can take some walkers up to 12 hours.

How old are the other people on the trek?

Our groups vary in age from 18 to 70 years old. Young people over the age of 16 can join if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

What if the weather is bad?

We carry on! Do make sure you check the kit list and come prepared for all types of weather.

What will I need to carry?

You will need to be able to carry all essential kit required for the challenge e.g waterproofs, layers, water, sun cream, snacks. Check the full kit list to be sure of everything you will need.

Make sure you have trained with your backpack, carrying everything you need, so that you are used to trekking with your pack at full weight. 

What are the toilet facilities?

There will be facilities at the event hub (where you start and finish) and most planned rest stops along the route.

Are there rest stops along the way?

There will be manned rest stops along the route – usually one in the morning, one in the afternoon, plus a lunch stop. We’ll be on hand to provide help and plenty of encouragement and there will be first aid support, as well as toilets.

Can I park my car?

Yes there is a car park on site, at a cost of £4 per car. This can be paid on the day, and does not need to be booked.

Can a friend who isn’t signed up walk with me?

No, we’re afraid not, everyone taking part needs to be fully registered and fundraising to beat dementia.

Can I bring my dog?

No. We cannot be responsible for their welfare and landowners often ask us not to bring dogs onto their lands, which we must respect.  

Can I run?

No, we’re afraid not.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event please get in touch with our team on 0330 333 0804 or [email protected].