Ingleborough   Penyghent   Whenside
Ingleborough                                                              Penyghent                                                       Whernside

The Three Peaks of Yorkshire are the mountains of Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.  Together they form one of the most popular walking routes in the Dales and the 23 mile (37km) circuit can be completed in a day.  Most walkers start from Horton in Ribblesdale and usually undertake the walk in an anti-clockwise direction starting with the ascent of the lowest of the Peaks, Penyghent at 2277 feet (694m).  After Penyghent there is a long walk via Ribblehead to the tallest, yet least prominent of the Three Peaks, Whenside which at 2415 feet (736m) is also the highest point in the whole of Yorkshire.  The descent from Whernside takes walkers through Chapel-le-Dale to Ingleborough, the most striking of the Three Peaks and a great climax to the walk, Ingleborough.  The summit plateau at  2372 feet (723m) features a Roman hillfort.  After Ingleborough the path returns to Horton in Ribblesdale.  Ingleborough can also be climbed from Ingleton and Clapham.

The Three Peaks Fell Race is an annual run taking place on the last Sunday in April every year.

All three peaks feature extensive cave systems, some of which require a long walk to get to.