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

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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

CheckpointTime
Pen-y-ghent Summit55 mins
Whernside Summit3 hours 15 mins
Ingleborough Summit2 hours 5 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale1 hours 45 mins
Total 8 hours

9 Hours

CheckpointTime
Pen-y-ghent Summit1 hour
Whernside Summit3 hours 50 mins
Ingleborough Summit2 hours 20 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale1 hours 50 mins
Total 9 hours

10 Hours

CheckpointTime
Pen-y-ghent Summit1 hour 5 mins
Whernside Summit4 hours 15 mins
Ingleborough Summit2 hours 40 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale2 hours
Total 10 hours

11 Hours

CheckpointTime
Pen-y-ghent Summit1 hour 15 mins
Whernside Summit4 hours 40 mins
Ingleborough Summit2 hours 50 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale2 hours 15 mins
Total 11 hours

12 Hours

CheckpointTime
Pen-y-ghent Summit1 hour 20 mins
Whernside Summit5 hours 5 minutes
Ingleborough Summit3 hours 10 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale2 hours 25 mins
Total 12 hours

13 Hours

CheckpointTime
Pen-y-ghent Summit1 hour 25 mins
Whernside Summit5 hours 30 mins
Ingleborough Summit3 hours 25 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale2 hours 40 mins
Total 13 hours

14 Hours

CheckpointTime
Pen-y-ghent Summit1 hour 35 mins
Whernside Summit5 hours 50 mins
Ingleborough Summit3 hours 40 mins
Horton-in-Ribblesdale2 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.

CheckpointPercentage of Time
Pen-y-ghent Summit11%
Whernside Summit42%
Ingleborough Summit26%
Horton-in-Ribblesdale21%
Total100%

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