Southern Yorkshire Dales Teen Walking Weekend

Teenage boy hiker on the mountains
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Family Walking Holidays
Walking Grade: 6
from £445pp

This weekend we invite you to join us in conquering Yorkshire's famous Three Peaks as a family. Together, you shall take on Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, walking 25 miles (40km) in 12 hours or less. The following day will be left free to use as you wish, be it relaxing, sightseeing, or striding out on a self-guided walk. This is a full-on walking challenge suitable for active families with teenagers, and with hill-walking experience.

Holiday Highlights

  • Conquer Yorkshire's Three Peaks in 12 hours
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Dales as you tackle this famous route
  • Take the day to relax and unwind after completing your challenge
  • Experience our warm Yorkshire hospitality at Newfield Hall

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO SEE...

  • Skipton Castle
  • Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
  • Haworth – home of the Brontë sisters
  • Bolton Abbey
  • Barden Tower
  • York - a truly historic city

What’s included

  • Full Board en-suite accommodation
  • Your own HF Leader to help you tackle this challenge
  • All transport to and from the walk
  • Free Wi-Fi at Newfield Hall
  • A free day to use as you wish

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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On our Guided Walking holidays, we believe that choice is key. Our walks descriptions will help you choose according to your interests and fitness. The walks are grouped together with care by local experts to give the best experience. While every effort will be made to adhere to the described itinerary, we may occasionally vary the sequence shown here or substitute an alternative route to suit local conditions or for other operational reasons, potentially at short notice.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.


Make sure you've got your game face on today - it's time to take on Yorkshire's Three Peaks Challenge. 

25 miles (40km) with 5,050ft (1,560m) of ascent

From the official start of the Three Peaks challenge route in Horton, we make our way along tracks and fields to join the Pennine Way. Before you know it, we'll have reached our first summit - Pen-y-Ghent, the ‘hill of the winds’ sitting at 2,275ft (693m). There is a steep section as we reach this first peak, but fear not, it will be worth it! 

After admiring the spectacular views from the top, we take a direct descent along the Pennine Way towards Ribblehead. If we're blessed with a good day, we can enjoy excellent views of our remaining summits, Whernside and Ingleborough, in front of us. From the famous Ribblehead Viaduct, we walk beside the Settle-Carlisle Railway for short while before beginning our ascent to Whernside Ridge (2,415ft/736m). Once on the ridge, a gentle gradient leads to the summit trig point. You've now tackled two of the three - you're nearly there! 

A steep, rocky section of steps takes us down to the road and it's from here we begin our final ascent – mighty Ingleborough. A steady, stepped ascent takes us to the summit plateau of Ingleborough. The last pull up onto the top is a steep one. On the summit, we can find the remnants of an Iron Age hill fort! It's all downhill from here, and before long we'll be back to our starting point of Horton where we can celebrate our achievement. Well done!


After a hefty day of walking yesterday, you might want to take some time to relax and unwind. Perhaps a relaxing swim in the indoor pool might be the order of the day? If you prefer a slightly more active day, there is plenty to see nearby, including York, Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey and more! 

There may be the option of joining any of the other family walks running from the house today - please ask your Leader for more information.


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


Newfield Hall

Situated close to Malham in South Yorkshire’s portion of the famous Dales, Newfield Hall offers country-pile atmosphere amid beautiful rural surroundings. A grand country house, this stately, storied property retains many of its original nineteenth century features, from the grand entrance to the sweeping staircase inside. The Hall has 48 bedrooms, as well as two cosy lounges and an elegant bar, providing guests with a laid-back and unstuffy retreat with a generous sprinkling of style. The Dales and countryside on the doorstep are a rambler’s paradise, with easy access to Malham Cove and its deeply indented limestone pavement, Gordale Scar and Pen y Ghent as well as the pretty villages of Grassington and Kettlewell.

 

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

As we slowly reopen in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown, our country house stays are set to be organised a little differently; extra steps have been taken to keep our guests, house teams and leaders safe while we return to action. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

Initially the overall capacity of the houses has been reduced. Guests must wear face coverings in public spaces. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we have taken the necessary steps to space out furniture and seating in public areas. In addition, a one-way system will be in place around the house. Adequate signage will be displayed to support the direction of travel to be followed by guests and house teams.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We have removed all non-essential and reusable items from our rooms for the meantime including cushions, hairdryers, bathrobes, bed throws, and printed materials to reduce the number of items that need to be disinfected. Hairdryers will be available on request. Clean towels will be available on request. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

For now, there is no cream tea on arrival day. We have also adapted our food offering to remove all buffets and open food items. Different sittings may be required for breakfast and dinner due to the occupancy and size of the house. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. The bar in each country house will be open, and we will be offering a table service for drinks. At this time there is no, or only a very limited, evening social programme available. Outdoor swimming pools at those houses that have them will re-open throughout May to September. Indoor swimming pools will remain closed.

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s beautifully presented rooms or in the tastefully converted Courtyard rooms, which have been reimagined as pretty bedrooms, where pops of mustard contrast with the blue and teal furnishings. With 48 bright and well-appointed rooms, Newfield Hall is one of our largest properties and there’s a range of Good, Better and Best rooms to choose from: we love rooms 3 and 6, both of which are large corner rooms containing original features, with large bay windows overlooking the gardens and beyond the pristine farmland, hills, and yes, dales, of this picturesque pocket of Yorkshire: make use of the telescope trained through the window of Room 6 to scour the countryside for trails to explore.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger television – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, walled garden, putting green, heated indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring, return to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Once settled, stroll the large gardens and gaze out over the Yorkshire Dales, or try your hand on the putting green. Slip in to the heated indoor swimming pool to soak while still being able to look out over the gardens. Make use of the activity room or simply retreat to one of the lounges: grab a book and curl up in the stylish Ingleborough Lounge or pull up a chair and challenge someone to cards and board games in the smart Pen-y-Ghent Lounge. Stop in the Heritage Room for inspiration at our helpful Discovery Point and look out for our founder T A Leonard’s boots, long since retired and sat on the mantlepiece. Pop in to the stylish bar before dinner for a pint of excellent local ale or a favourite gin, pausing to admire the maps set into the bar itself, and retire there later to strike up conversation with other guests and swap stories of your adventures in the Dales.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Newfield Hall is varied and eclectic but has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might tuck in to locally sourced river trout, served with wild garlic oil and sautéed samphire, enjoy Yorkshire lamb three ways or try the Yorkshire tea and smoked Wensleydale souffle with wild mushrooms. Cap it all with a trio of Yorkshire parkin, Yorkshire pudding and Yorvdale dairy ice cream for a feast of regional flavours.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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Essential Information

“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong type of clothing!” goes the adage. Come prepared for all eventualities and you’ll walk in comfort as well as safety. Britain’s famous for its changeable weather, so here’s our advice on what to wear and bring.

Essentials

  • Waterproof walking boots providing ankle support and good grip.
  • A waterproof jacket and over-trousers
  • Gloves and a warm hat (it can be chilly at any time of the year)
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity)
  • A small torch (everywhere in winter, year round in mountains)
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
    Denim jeans and waterproof capes are not suitable on any walks.

Recommended

  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed
  • Specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • A first aid kit inc plasters– your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication
  • Sit mat (insulated pad to sit on when you stop for a break)

You might also want

  • Walking poles, particularly useful for descents.
  • Insect repellent
  • Flask for hot drinks
  • Rigid lunch box
  • Gaiters
  • Blister kit (eg Compeed) just in case
  • Waterproof rucksack liner

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2021
06 Aug - 09 Aug 2021
3 Teen Walk £445 Available Trip Notes Enquire

Important Information

Price per teen (12+ years) is £99

Maximum 3 free Child/Teen places per full paying adult. Child price up to 17 years. Sole occupancy charges may apply. Family rooms are subject to availability.

Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Family Walking Holidays
Walking Grade:
6

3 nights from £445pp

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