3 Peaks Challenge

Gold DofE Residential

The National 3 Peaks Challenge

Are you up to the challenge of climbing the hightest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales?

Ben Nevis – the UK’s highest mountain

What is the 3 Peaks Challenge?

The challenge is to climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon, the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales. Traditionally this is done within 24 hours. We offer a (slightly) more relaxed option, completing the climbs on three consecutive days. This means you get to climb all three mountains in daylight and get to have a decent nights sleep between each one!

Gold DofE Residential

As we are an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for this activity you don’t need to check whether it will count as a residential activity. You will still need to inform your DofE Supervisor/Manager so that they can confirm our AAP status on the DofE website.

How long does the whole trip last?

In line with DofE requirements the trip lasts for 5 days (4 nights)

Monday – meet at Fort William, acclimatise, complete some basic training and instruction

Tuesday – climb Ben Nevis, travel to Wasdale, Lake District

Wednesday – climb Scafell Pike, travel to Pen – y – pas

Thursday – climb Snowdon, camp near Pen – y – pas

Friday – pack up and return participants to agreed drop off points

Scafell Pike

How much does it cost?

The trip costs £395 per person including food, campsite fees and travel from Fort William to Snowdonia. Accomodation will be in large shared tents.

How will I get to Fort William?

We will be travelling from the Peterborough area and will cover part of the journey on  Sunday. We can pick you up on Sunday at a Service Station on the A1 between Peterborough and Scotch Corner, on the A66 between Scotch Corner and Penrith, or on the M6/M74 between Penrith and Glasgow

There is no extra charge for travelling with us but you will need to cover the cost of the extra accommodation

Alternatively, you can travel by Sleeper Train from London over night on Sunday/Monday morning, for about £50

At the end of the trip we will be returning to the Peterborough area and can drop you at Chester Railway Station, on the M6 between Warrington and Rugby or on the A14 between Rugby and Thrapston

Looking back from Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa

What do I need to bring?

You will need to provide all personal clothing and equipment for 3 days of hiking, other clothes for relaxing and travelling, sleeping bag and sleeping mat, small rucksack/daysack for hiking, money for motorway stops etc. If you have done a Gold expedition then you should already have most of the necessary gear and know what to bring.

What dates are available?

We are currently offering this trip on the following dates in 2020:

  • Monday 29th June to Friday 3rd July
  • Monday 13th to Friday 17th July
  • Monday 7th to Friday 11th September

How do I book?

Simply send us an email using our contacts page and we will get back to you. If you would like us to give you a call to discuss any aspect of the trip please include your phone number.