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Away days for 2013 - Three Peaks, Yorkshire Dales

Away days for 2013 - Three Peaks, Yorkshire Dales

Sat 25th August 2012

The Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks (Pen-y-Ghent, Inglebourough and Whernside) are three iconic walks. They are truly stunning and with stunning views they make for some of the best walking in Britain.

For 2013 we are trying a completely new concept which we are calling ‘away days’. In 2013 these will be day trips to the Yorkshire Dales taking in one of these peaks every month.

All transport from Northumberland will be provided (you can opt out of this if you wish to and meet is in the Yorkshire Dales), so it is just a case of getting up early, meeting the Shepherds Walks guide at Kirkharle, the home of Shepherds Walks. Then you and the other walkers will be driven down to the Yorkshire Dales to do one of the Three Peaks. The programme will look be –


Whernside – 7.5 miles (12 kilometres) - 1,640ft of ascent - more here

After meeting at Kirkharle you will be transferred with the rest of the group to Ribblehead in the Yorkshire Dales (approx 2 hours journey). This will be in the Shepherds Walks people carrier and it gives a great opportunity to ask all the questions you have about the days walking and really get a good understanding of the days walking ahead of you.

From Ribbleshead you will be guided up the best route on Whernside, the highest of the three peaks (2416ft, 736m). I have walked up this mountain many times and this circular walk is truly stunning. It is a gradual climb, initially following the Settle - Carlisle railway before you climb up via Slack Hill and Knoutberry Hill to the long summit ridge, with spectacular views before reaching the summit itself.

At the summit it makes for a great photo opportunity of the first of the three peaks. A real sense of achievement .

After lunch on the summit we will continue along the ridge before dropping back down to Ribblehead via a circular route taking in some lovely farmland before passing back under the stunning Ribblehead Viaduct.

There will then be a transfer back to Northumberland.

Transport to and from the Yorkshire Dales from Northumberland is included in the price. If you would like to meet us in The Yorkshire Dales, rather than meeting us in Northumberland please knock £25.00 off the price. The non transport version of this ‘away day’ can only be booked over the telephone – 01830 540453


Pen-y-ghent – 9 miles (15 kilometres) 1,805ft of ascent - more here

After meeting at Kirkharle you will be transferred with the rest of the group to Horton in Ribblesdale you will start your steady climb up one of the most impressive of the three peaks, Pen-y-Ghent.

The transfer will be in the Shepherds Walks people carrier and it gives a great opportunity to ask all the questions you have about the days walking up Pen-y-Ghent and really get a good understanding of the days walking ahead of you.

At 2278 ft (694m) it is the lowest of the three peaks, but having extensive views from the summit towards tomorrow’s peak, Ingleborough and Whernside which was the focus of last month’s walk.

From Horton in Ribblesdale we will follow the Pennine Way along a track that turns into a very good path. Certainly no scrambling as this is truly a great route up Pen-y-Ghent that gives plenty of opportunity for photos on the way.

The summit gives plenty of shelter and makes a great location for lunch. After lunch on the summit you will continue, initially following part of the Pennine Way as we drop down steeply and you get a real sense of dropping down off this great mountain

As we continue down we pass through some lovely limestone scenery and beautiful farmland before walking through the lovely hamlet of Brackenbottom  as we head back to Horton on Ribblesdale.

There will then be a transfer back to the Northumberland.

Transport to and from the Yorkshire Dales from Northumberland is included in the price. If you would like to meet us in The Yorkshire Dales, rather than meeting us in Northumberland please knock £25.00 off the price. The non transport version of this ‘away day’ can only be booked over the telephone – 01830 540453


Ingleborough – 6 miles (10 kilometres) 1906ft of ascent - more here

After meeting at Kirkharle you will be transferred with the rest of the group we will start your ascent of probably the most famous of the three peaks, Ingleborough

The transfer will be in the Shepherds Walks people carrier and it gives a great opportunity to ask all the questions you have about the days walking up Ingleborough and really get a good understanding of the days walking ahead of you.

After arriving at Clapham we will take a great route up through wooded section as we follow Clapham Beck, then continuing on and passing Ingleborough Cave and Gaping Gill on the way.

You will gradually climb up to the 2373 ft (723 m) summit to be greeted by more spectacular views including the two peaks walked on the other two days away and it will hopefully provide a real sense of achievement.

We will then have completed the third and final summit.

Our return trip will be via Little Ingleborough and then down a little walked route which makes for a great circular walk of this special mountain.

Once we have come back down you will have plenty of time to look back on a real achievement to remember.

There will then be a short transfer back to the Northumberland.

Transport to and from the Yorkshire Dales from Northumberland is included in the price. If you would like to meet us in The Yorkshire Dales, rather than meeting us in Northumberland please knock £25.00 off the price. The non transport version of this ‘away day’ can only be booked over the telephone – 01830 540453

Summary

It would be great if you could join us on these ‘away days’ we have coming up in 2013.

I hope you agree the smaller groups (max of 6 walkers) will make for a truly unique walking experience. I have walked all these summits many times and Shepherds Walks Holidays have been running walking trips up the Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks for many years now so we have good local knowledge second to none.

Let Shepherds Walks take the strain; no driving, no car park fees, just relax let us take the strain and navigate you through some of the best walking Britain as to offer.

If you have any questions about and individual walk or the series of walks please do get in touch.

Prices –
1 walk - £55.00
2 walks - £100.00
All three walks - £140.00
All prices include VAT and transport to and from each walk from Kirkharle Courtyard, the home of Shepherds Walks. Please call 01830 540453 or click here to read more and book online.

comments
Posted By: John Bradley | Sat 25th August 2012

Looks very intereresting and great to see Shepherds Walks branching its day walks outside Northumberland.

I have been on a number of the walks and really enjoyed them and looking forward to exploring different areas.

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