After the 3 Peaks of Yorkshire
Q. I've just completed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge (Pen-y-Ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside).
Are there similar walks which take in the highest peaks in Wales and The Lake District?
Jane Botham, Leeds
A. The simple answer is no.
You can do the highest mountains in Wales in one go (there are 15 over 3000ft) but it is a 3 day linear hike. For details of circular routes that take in all 15 peaks see Doing the Welsh 3000s or click on the link on our home page.
In the Lakes you can do the top two - Scafell Pike (1st) and Sca Fell (2nd) in one day from Wasdale Head - use either of these two walks:
- c233 Sca Fell and Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head, Wast Water or
- c271 The Scafell Massif from Wasdale Head, Wast Water
but Helvellyn (3rd) and Skiddaw (4th) are just too far away for a practical circular route.
For details of circular routes that take in all 4 Lakeland 3000ft peaks see Doing the English 3000s or click on the link on our home page.
It sounds like you need to get into Peak Bagging, proper. See all the Peak Bagging information by clicking on the Peaks and Mountains hill above for details.
Incidentally, the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Walk doesn't climb the 3 highest peaks in Yorkshire either. Whernside is the highest point at 736m and Ingleborough is 2nd at 723m but Pen-y-ghent is only the 8th highest mountain in North Yorkshire.
It is beaten by Great Shunner Fell (3rd), High Seat (Mallerstang) (4th), Great Whernside (5th), Buckden Pike (6th) and Archy Styrigg (Gregory Chapel) (7th).
Wild Boar Fell - the 5th Highest Mountain in the Yorkshire Dales - is actually in Cumbria. (Thanks to Dave the Norseman for pointing that out!)
You'll find walks up all of them on go4awalk.com - click on the Search hill above and enter the mountain name.
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