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Alternative Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge suggested

Posted 26 February 2010
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Alternative Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge suggested
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Those who like to go walking in the Yorkshire Dales may wish to try a different Three Peaks Challenge to the traditional trio of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent, it has been suggested.

In an article for Trail Magazine, Phoebe Smith noted that the famous challenge does not actually include the three highest peaks in the Yorkshire Dales, with Pen-Y-Ghent only being the ninth highest at 694 m (2,277 ft).

A reason for this is that when the challenge was devised in the 19th century before cars were around, third highest peak Great Shunner Fell (2,349 ft) was too far from Whernside and Ingleborough to make its inclusion practical.

The writer invented a new route involving Great Shunner Fell, alongside two of the other Yorkshire peaks higher than Pen-y-Ghent - Wild Boar Fell (2,323 ft) and Gregory Chapel (2,280 ft).

Walkers wishing to don their hiking boots and climb some new peaks in the Yorkshire Dales may find a number of other hill challenges to take on.

Those ascending Great Shunner Fell may combine this with a climb of Lovely Seat (2,215 ft), with the Buttertubs Pass providing high road access in between.

Posted by Brandon Egley
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