It’s no surprise that tackling challenge routes has become more and more popular. The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge is deservedly one of the most walked. The usual Challenge starting points are the Pen Y Ghent Cafe (Horton), Station Inn (Ribblehead) and the Hill Inn (Chapel-le-Dale), in the Pennines of Northern England.
The distance of approximately 39.2km (24.5 miles) takes about 12 hours to walk, though this of course depends on factors such as fitness, conditions and how much you want to push yourself. It’s a good idea to tackle the challenge in the summer months; June has the longest daylight hours.
You need a good, large scale, clear map and this new one is the best there is. OSlike mapping at a large25k scale with plenty of additional information including getting to the walk locations and deciding where to start with clearly marked routes and waypoints. There are descriptions of each stage of the challenge, so you know what to expect. It’s printed on lightweight yet tough, waterproof material which canbe re-folded as many times as you like. For more detail see HERE.