The "Three Peaks" of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-Ghent dominate the skyline of the western part of the Yorkshire Dales national park and creates perhaps one of the most famous walks in the Dales.

Although not the highest mountains in the country, these spectacular and distinctively shaped fells are undoubtedly impressive, towering as they do over the surrounding moors and countryside near Settle, Ingleton, and Ribblehead - and they are of course very popular with walkers, climbers and ramblers.

The Three Peak Challenge draws thousands of walking enthusiasts and charity fund raisers to these parts every year. The challenge traditionally starts at the cafe in Horton in Ribblesdale and follows the route up Penyghent (694m), Whernside (736) and finally Ingleborough (723m). It is a fantastic hike with views from each peak of the Dales, Lakes, Howgill Fells and the west coast.

Of course you don't have to do all the peaks at once. Take on one a day and really enjoy the views, and varied routes.