The UK Three Peaks Challenge

Welcome to the Three Peaks Challenge website.

The Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the highest mountains in the UK within a continuous period. Updated for 2010

   The National UK Three Peaks Challenge.

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Welcome to our 3 Peaks website. So, you've heard about the Three Peaks Challenge, and want to know a bit more? The challenge is to climb, and travel between, the tallest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales. This is normally attempted over a
continuous 24 hour period.

The Three Peaks are:

Ben Nevis - Scotland: 1344 metres
Scafell Pike - England: 978 metres
Snowdon - Wales: 1085 metres

The distance walked is around 25 miles, the height climbed is around 10,000 feet, and the distance to be covered between the mountains is some 450 miles - normally via car or minibus.
Three Peaks record...!

Three Peaks Driving Route & Info

This website contains comprehensive Three Peaks Challenge information so you can organise your own challenge. Challenge updates, help, advice and lots of support can be found on our very popular
Facebook Group.

However, we can supply minibuses and drivers, mountain guides, and full event support should you require it. We also organise a number of events you can take part in. Please
email me at Merseyventure if you would like any information regarding these support services.

Challenge Information Updates:

Wether organising your own challenge, or taking part in an organised event, to ensure that you have an enjoyable, safe, and low impact Three Peaks Challenge - please make use of the information contained within this website, which includes full recommended driving instructions which you can print off, a kit list to print off, an active challenge forum, information about each of the Three Peaks and surrounding areas, plus links to organised 'Open' and charity events, as well as
training days.

Although the website is updated at regular intervals, check the forum for the latest news regarding roadworks, path upgrades, events, teams wanting members, and get help and advice from veteran challengers!
Fitness and Experience.

Most people with a general good level of fitness should be physically capable to complete the challenge, but you stand a much better chance, and will enjoy the experience a lot more, if you have some 'mountain fitness'. This can only be gained by going out into the hills and doing some training!
Check out our fitness & training program here.

Why not try the
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge before your national event to test your fitness and stamina? A great way to test any new equipment before your challenge. Start & finish at Horton-in-Ribbledale, this 25 mile challenge visits Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside & Ingleborough. Enter an organised event in 2011.

Three Peaks walking route here.

A large car or minibus are most popular. You will need a dedicated driver that won't be walking any of the peaks, and they can assist with keeping you fed and watered. Note that minibus rules have recently changed for vehicles with over 8 passenger seats. Drivers must have D1 Catagory entitlement on their driving licence, and new buses are limited to just 62 mph. More details in the 'Logistics' section.

There is also a link to a printable pdf file for the driving route.
Safety and the Environment.

Be aware that thousands of other people will be taking part in Three Peaks Challenges throughout the summer months, either as part of a larger charity event or as a smaller, self-organised group. This can lead to problems including early morning disruption to local residents, rubbish and litter being left in scenic areas, errosion of footpaths and bridleways, and can cause parking problems in some places.

Some teams do not carry the correct walking or safety equipment, and do not have a competent navigator leading to some over-stretched and frustrated local mountain rescue teams. Be prepared..!


You have the correct minimum walking clothing and equipment as detailed in our Kit List.

You have a competent navigator who is confident leading your group across rough and rocky ground in poor visibility.

You have a driver that will not be taking any part in the walking.

You don't leave any litter, or block any access when parking.

Stick to the made up paths rather than on the grass next to them.

Don't disturb campers or local residents, especially near Scafell Pike.
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Are you still up for the Three Peaks Challenge..?

If you still want to attempt this exhilarating and demanding challenge, then start reading through our website. Check our Blog to see what we've been up to. We have over 10 years worth of knowledge completing many successful challenges with private groups, charity teams and corporate organisations. If you need any help - please just join the
Facebook Group or email

Why not let Merseyventure organise your
charity Three Peaks Challenge?

Good Luck - Stay Safe..!
Three Peaks Challenge
Three Peaks Challenge Forum
Browse the Three Peaks Challenge forum here
Three Peak Challenge blog from Event Organiser
Open Challenge Series 2011
Three Peaks Challenge events:
1. The Spring Stroller
2. Corporate Team Challenge
3. The Die Hard Trilogy

Open Three Peaks Challenge Series 2011
Teams at the finish of the 2008 Three Peaks Challenge
Glen Nevis Bridge - start of the challenge
Top of the Pyg Track, Snowdon
Summit of Ben Nevis
Neptunes Staircase, Benavie
Challenge Start
Coleman Open Challenges 2008
Summit of Scafell Pike
Public Footpath Sign
Typical Scafell Pike conditions...

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