After initially walking through the village you will head for the first peak, Pen-Y-Ghent (694m/2276ft), utilising parts of the Pennine Way. This is a fairly steep ascent and can be a shock to the system so early in the morning! After enjoying spectacular views from the summit you will descend towards the first checkpoint, then on towards Ribblehead via the local Mosses which cover the low Dales. A short section of this route follows the B6479 road.
As your second peak comes into view, you will also see the Ribblehead Viaduct. The second checkpoint is situated here, allowing you to refill your water bottles and take a breather. From here the route then follows the Settle to Carlisle railway for a while, before starting the climb to the second summit of the route, Whernside (736m/2414ft).
The route then drops down to Chapel-le-Dale, and checkpoint three, before the final climb of the day up to Ingleborough (723m/2372ft). From here it’s a steady descent back towards Horton in Ribblesdale, where food and refreshments await!