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Three peaks in three months

Jul 07, 2017

The Yorkshire three peaks are popular with walkers, being the three highest mountains in Yorkshire. Traditionally the three peaks challenge is an attempt to walk all three within 12 hours, however this summer Spice will be taking it easy by walking them over three months!

On 18 June we start with Pen-y-ghent. The seven mile walk passes the tin roofed Horton church before climbing the distinctive shoulder of Pen-y-ghent from the rear. The return to Horton and the pub is via the Pennine Way with a diversion to the dramatic Hull Pot.

On 23 July we walk Whernside. The walk starts and finishes at the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. This famous viaduct is probably one of the most famous railway bridges in the UK. It has twenty-four magnificent arches spanning the floor of the Pennines at a length of 440 yards. The route follows the traditional three peaks route to the summit before dropping down the zigzags to the Old Hill Inn and a return to Ribblehead.

Finally on 20 August we tackle Ingleborough. This Grade 3, moderate walk starts and finishes in the village of Clapham. This walk takes us to lunch on the flat top of Ingleborough, Yorkshire's most famous peak. The home of Brigantine guerrillas during the Roman occupation with views of all the other major Yorkshire mountains. Other points of interest on the route are Gaping Gill (a huge pot hole which could contain St Paul's Cathedral), Trow Gill and Ingleborough Cave.

Roy Layton is leading all these walks and they are all on Sundays starting at 10:30am. Why not join Roy on any or all of these dates? You can book online now. 


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