The Three Peaks area covers about 160 square kilometres of upland in the Pennines, with internationally famous limestone scenery.
Much of the area is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, owing to the special nature and fragility of its upland ecosystem. Whernside, Ingleborough and Penyghent, the Three Peaks, all around 700 metres high are probably the most popular outdoor areas in the Yorkshire Dales National Park due to the wild landscape, the limestone features, and the hill walking potential.
The Yorkshire Dales includes some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK, from crags and pavements to an underground labyrinth of caves. Each valley or 'dale' has its own distinct character, set against expansive heather moorland tops.
Stone-built villages sit amongst traditional farming landscapes of field barns, drystone walls and flower-rich hay meadows, and show how the area has been shaped over thousands of years by the people who have lived and worked there.
Spectacular waterfalls and ancient broadleaved woodland contrast with the scattered remains of former mine workings and other rural industries which remind us of the area's rich industrial heritage.
Together, nature and people have created a special landscape of immense beauty and character.
As many as 120,000 people climb Ingleborough each year which proves what a stuning landscape it is.
Shepherds Walks Holidays offer a quality guided walking holiday up the famous Yorkshire Dales Three Peaks over three days. Three peaks in three days.
Please take a look at the walking holiday we have on offer.