Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

21st September 2024

Join the Plunkett team to climb the three highest peaks in Yorkshire in support of community businesses across the UK

Join the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge as we climb the three highest peaks in Yorkshire to raise money for Plunkett’s work in supporting community-owned businesses.

As a result of current rising costs, it’s estimated that 1 in five businesses are vulnerable due to the financial pressures they face.

Join us for the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to climb the three highest mountains in Yorkshire, Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m) in 12 hours raising funds for Plunkett to continue supporting rural communities across the UK. You will be helping to ensure that Plunkett can remain on hand to continue offering free business advice and support to help community businesses so they can continue being a vital lifeline for their own communities.

How it works

  • 1. Sign up to join our Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge here

  • 2. Kick-start your fundraising by setting up your own JustGiving fundraising page   

  • 3. Start letting family, friends and work colleagues know about your Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, inviting them to sponsor you or join you on your walking adventure

  • 4. Get a training plan in place. Useful tips and advice are available for you from the following Training Guide 

  • 5. Ensure you’ve got the right kit. This Kit List offers an insight into the type of equipment you’ll need to support your challenge

  • 6. Then count down to September when you’ll be ready to start your amazing walking challenge 

Don’t forget, we’ll be with you every step of the way offering support as you need it with fundraising top tips and ideas, as well as help planning your route.

Frequently asked questions

The cost to take part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is £70.

Accommodation is available and will cost £90.00 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people) or £160.00 per night for single room.

On the 21st September, Plunkett supporters will take part in the spectacular Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge when keen adventurers will be able to take on the three highest peaks in Yorkshire, climbing the mountains Pen-y-Ghent (694m), Whernside (736m) and Ingleborough (723m). The aim of the challenge is to walk 24 mile route within 12 hours!


  • You will meet an expert mountain leader in Horton-in-Ribblesdale ready to begin your walking challenge.  Your chosen route will ascend the mountains in the following order Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough before making your final descent back to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

This itinerary is a guide only. It can be subject to change dependent upon viability, course members’ fitness, weather conditions, accommodation availability, or for any other reason the guide may deem necessary. Every effort is made to fit the course around your needs and abilities.

We’ll be hosting the challenge alongside expert adventurers, Maximum Adventure who will coordinate all the logistics and provide expert mountain guides to guide you on the walking route.

If you’d like to find out more information about our Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge please contact fundraising@plunkett.co.uk.

The Plunkett fundraising team will be on hand to support your fundraising endeavours, we encourage you to raise as much sponsorship as you can for Plunkett. We can offer plenty of ideas and tips to get the most out of your fundraising. Our handy Fundraising Guide can help you kick-start your fundraising or we’re only at the other end of the phone or email, so please do get in touch with us at fundraising@plunkett.co.uk or on 01993 630246, and we can help you get your fundraising off the ground.

We recommend that you create a JustGiving fundraising page to raise your sponsorship, which you can do here.

Every penny you raise will make a difference. It will mean that Plunkett can continue to be there for the communities who need us the most.

Your fundraising efforts will help fund a range of support available to community groups including:

  • A support helpline
  • One-to-one support from Plunkett Advisers
  • Advice and guidance relating to legal structures including assistance with establishing a Community Benefit Society with Plunkett Foundation Model Rules
  • Learning & information events, as well as training opportunities
  • Online networking opportunities
  • Bespoke resources and templates

However much you raise or choose to donate, the very biggest of thank yous.

We’re here to support your Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge adventures nearly every step of the way! If you need help with getting your fundraising off the ground or finding suitable training schedules, tips on which equipment to take or you simply want a friendly ear to discuss the Challenge we’ll be right here for you, just get in touch on fundraising@plunkett.co.uk and we’ll gladly help.

Thank you for choosing to support community businesses. Your help will mean Plunkett can continue to be there for rural communities who are coming together to save their local pub, shop, farm or woodland.