There are however we always suggest that anyone who attempts the Y3P should bring there own food and water, here’s why:
The route for the majority starts and finishes in Horton in Ribblesdale where the famous Pen Y Ghent Café is, sadly it now closed for the foreseeable future so there is no refreshment facility in the village, the nearest being 8 miles away in Settle. From the village walkers have to trek 10 miles to Ribblehead where they will meet either the Station Inn who do great food and you can buy refreshments or Pats White Van which is often parked up at the T junction, here you can buy sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and even ice cream for those hot days. That said, there are times when Pat’s van may not be there and the pub is closed, this means another 7 miles over the summit of Whernside before you get the chance to buy something. Again, the farmyard café at Philpin Farm may be closed too – it is rare that it is ever closed during the season, but it has been known – especially with the Covid 19 issue. There is a pub at the 17 mile point (The Old Hill Inn) which is fabulous but again, if it is closed then you have little choice but to trek all the way over Ingleborough and back to the start – the point being is you should carry your own food and refreshments and use the available pubs/ sandwich van etc as a top up.