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What can top the Yorkshire Three Peaks?
This year, hundreds of people joined us on our Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge walks. For most people it was an inspiring day providing a great sense of achievement, having completed the route across our county’s three highest peaks in under 12 hours.
So once you’ve ticked that one off your list, what’s next? Well here are five suggestions for other walking challenges that you may like to put on your radar.
1. National Three Peaks:
Why not take on the national Three Peaks challenge – scaling Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in the Lake District and Snowdon in Wales – all within 24 hours.
Next year we’re organising specific national Three Peaks challenge weekends, complete with transport between the trio of points and a separate local mountain guide for each of the summits – as well as motivational chocolates along the way!
2. Ben Nevis:
If doing the ‘Big Three’ might be a step too far, how about joining one of our Ben Nevis weekends?
As well as conquering Britain’s highest summit, our weekends mean you can really immerse yourself in some of Scotland’s finest scenery.
3. Snowdon or Scafell Pike:
Both peaks make tough, challenging days out with fantastic views along the way.
If you want to push yourself a bit further then there is also the option of scaling Snowdon via the Watkin Path. This is a quieter route than the more popular Miners or Pyg path but harder particularly near the top as it requires a scramble across scree to reach the summit.
4. The top miles of Hadrian’s Wall:
This is a new long-distance walking break for 2016, where we’re offering guests the chance to walk the best 40 miles along Hadrian’s Wall.
After each day’s walk is completed we return to the same base in the secluded West Allen valley before transporting you to a further section of the wall the next day.
If you’ve never considered walking in this part of the country, then think again! It really is quite lovely and by isolating the best sections you get the full monty of gorgeous scenery, historic remains and great pubs!
5. Leave the challenge-completing behind!
Don’t feel under pressure to complete another challenge.
Just as much enjoyment and sense of wellbeing can come from simply strolling and ambling through Britain’s fantastic landscape. Whether it’s the Lake District, North York Moors, Snowdonia or Pembrokeshire, the contrasting scenery and variety of walking on offer means there is plenty to go at.
Of course there’s nothing to stop you from doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks again and see if you can shave a few minutes off your time!
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