Yorkshire Three Peaks – How Long Does it Take to Climb Each Peak?

It is beneficial to know your estimated finish time during the Yorkshire Three Peaks, especially when daylight is limited. If you have a predicted finish time in mind before you set off, you can use the tables below to monitor your progress as you reach the summit of each peak. If you start the challenge without an estimated finish time, you can monitor your progress throughout the challenge to ensure you will finish the challenge before sunset. The challenge is to complete all three peaks and return to your starting point within 12 hours. Not everyone is concerned about his or her finish time, though, and completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks is a challenge within itself.

Checkpoint Times for 8-14 hours

The tables below provide checkpoint estimations based on your expected finish time. The times have been rounded to the nearest 5 minutes.

8 Hours

Checkpoint Time
Pen-y-ghent Summit 55 mins
Whernside Summit 3 hours 15 mins
Ingleborough Summit 2 hours 5 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 1 hours 45 mins
Total  8 hours

9 Hours

Checkpoint Time
Pen-y-ghent Summit 1 hour
Whernside Summit 3 hours 50 mins
Ingleborough Summit 2 hours 20 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 1 hours 50 mins
Total  9 hours

10 Hours

Checkpoint Time
Pen-y-ghent Summit 1 hour 5 mins
Whernside Summit 4 hours 15 mins
Ingleborough Summit 2 hours 40 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 2 hours
Total  10 hours

11 Hours

Checkpoint Time
Pen-y-ghent Summit 1 hour 15 mins
Whernside Summit 4 hours 40 mins
Ingleborough Summit 2 hours 50 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 2 hours 15 mins
Total  11 hours

12 Hours

Checkpoint Time
Pen-y-ghent Summit 1 hour 20 mins
Whernside Summit 5 hours 5 minutes
Ingleborough Summit 3 hours 10 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 2 hours 25 mins
Total  12 hours

13 Hours

Checkpoint Time
Pen-y-ghent Summit 1 hour 25 mins
Whernside Summit 5 hours 30 mins
Ingleborough Summit 3 hours 25 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 2 hours 40 mins
Total  13 hours

14 Hours

Checkpoint Time
Pen-y-ghent Summit 1 hour 35 mins
Whernside Summit 5 hours 50 mins
Ingleborough Summit 3 hours 40 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 2 hours 55 mins
Total  14 hours

Remember to take into consideration the size of your group, fitness levels, breaks and time spent navigating.

Percentage Timings

If you want to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in a specific time, outside of the 8-14 hours provided above, use the percentage table below. Convert your estimated time to minutes before using the percentages.

Checkpoint Percentage of Time
Pen-y-ghent Summit 11%
Whernside Summit 42%
Ingleborough Summit 26%
Horton-in-Ribblesdale 21%
Total 100%
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