NATIONAL THREE PEAKS

Challenge yourself to take on the highest peaks in the UK...

National Three Peaks Trek




ABOUT THE CHALLENGE


The National Three Peaks challenge is a world renowned adventure found within the UK that sees participants take on the highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, usually within 24 hours. 

We cover a total distance of 26 miles and 3000m in ascent, with participants witnessing majestic landscapes, breathtaking views and beautiful scenery every step of the way. 

All our challenges are inclusive of accommodation, guides and transport throughout the challenge. 

2023 - 24 CHALLENGES

Choose a specific challenge date below, choose from the 24H speed group, which focuses on completing the challenge in 24 hours, or our steady group, which allows more time on each peak.

For your full itinerary, FAQ's, what's included / not included and sign up please select 'INFO' on your preferred option below.

UK National Three Peaks Challenge (24H Push!) - 09 July 2024

July 9 - 11 2024

UK National Three Peaks Challenge (24H Push!) - 09 July 2024

Take on the iconic UK National Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours... Recommended Date for Southampton, Exeter & St Mary's, but OPEN to ALL ⛰️

FROM$64/pp

UK National Three Peaks Challenge (24H Push!) - 16 July 2024

July 16 - 18 2024

UK National Three Peaks Challenge (24H Push!) - 16 July 2024

Take on the iconic UK National Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours... Recommended Date for Lboro, Nottingham, Birmingham, but OPEN to ALL 🧡

FROM$96/pp

UK National Three Peaks Challenge (Steady 28h Target) - 16 July 2024

July 16 - 18 2024

UK National Three Peaks Challenge (Steady 28h Target) - 16 July 2024

Take on the iconic UK National Three Peaks Challenge in 28 hours... Recommended Date for Lboro, Nottingham, Birmingham, but OPEN to ALL ⛰️

FROM$96/pp

UK National Three Peaks Challenge (24H Push!) - 23 July 2024

July 23 - 25 2024

UK National Three Peaks Challenge (24H Push!) - 23 July 2024

Take on the iconic UK National Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours... Recommended Date for Manchester, Cardiff, UEA, but OPEN to ALL ⛰️

FROM$64/pp

BESPOKE

Join one of our specially curated charity, corporate or individual groups below.

For your full itinerary, FAQ's, what's included / not included and sign up please select 'INFO' on your preferred option below.

Interested in creating your own team - please contact team@endeavoursadventures.com and a member of our team will be in touch

The OddBalls Foundation - UK National Three Peaks Challenge  - 24 June 2024

June 24 - 26 2024

The OddBalls Foundation - UK National Three Peaks Challenge - 24 June 2024

Take on the iconic UK National Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours... In support of The OddBalls Foundation

FROM$96/pp

CHALLENGE ITINERARY

Transport has been arranged in the late morning to take you from Manchester train station to Fort William, where you shall be briefed and stay overnight prior to the start of the challenge.

Alternative pick up locations can be arranged on route upon request.

Drive: 6 hours

Accommodation: Hostel

Your challenge begins with an early start, breakfast, and transport to our first peak, the legendary Ben Nevis.

Ben Nevis is the UK's highest mountain and takes between 4-6 hours to complete depending on the team's pace. 

We then travel down to the Lake District, stopping for lunch on route, before taking on peak 2 - Scafell Pike. England's Highest mountain nestled amongst the beautiful lakes and hills found in England's most famous national park.

Following the end of Scafell Pike, we continue onwards to Wales, stopping for dinner and snacks before continuing through the night.

Meals: Breakfast

Walking: 29.8km - Active walking time: 8 hours hours

We travel through the night to Yr Wyddfa (Mt Snowdon), Wales' highest mountain and the final challenge for you to take on. 

Starting at night, we trek into the sunrise the next morning, offering a unique and memorable experience that you will never forget as you witness the rays of light begin to rise as you take on the last peak.

Upon completion, we head back to Manchester by transport and conclude the challenge.  

Trek: 14.5km - 4 hours trekking time

WHAT'S INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED?

  • All meals as specified in itinerary 
  • Professional, qualified mountain leader guides on each mountain
  • Transport from Manchester Piccadilly and Glasgow to Fort William at the beginning of the challenge
  • Transport between all the mountains 
  • Transport back to Manchester Piccadilly after the challenge
  • Accommodation prior to the start of the challenge
  • Safe drinking water during the trek
  • Thorough pre-departure briefing, advice and support
  • In-person support from an Endeavours Adventures representative during the trip
  • Training plan
  • Fundraising support
  • 24/7 emergency line and support whilst on the challenge
  • Travel Insurance
  • All meals not specified 
  • Personal Spending Money
  • Personal trekking clothing and equipment (e.g. walking poles, waterproofs, etc)
  • Transport to and from Manchester Piccadilly 

What people are saying

Challenge testimonials

It was a great trip, well organised, and with a great group of people.

Sam, Southampton Three Peaks 2023

It has been an amazing experience and a pleasure!

Kangxin, UCL Three Peaks 2022

Within 24 hours, I soaked in some of the best views the UK has to offer whilst meeting some awesome people.

Denver, Hertfordshire Three Peaks 2022

FAQs

Choose your category below to discover FAQ's related to that topic. Should you not be able to find an answer to your question please get in touch with our team.

You will be looked after by accredited, English speaking local guides along with an Endeavours Adventures rep.

Average group sizes vary, but will be between 10 - 40 participants depending on the number of sign ups. 

The night before your challenge starts, you will be staying in a local hotel in Fort William, where you will have dinner and prepare for the challenge.

Once the challenge begins, you will be on the move throughout the day, and so the only rest you will have will be on the mini-bus to each mountain!

This trek is rated 3.5/5 on its challenge level of difficulty. Many people across various abilities have been able to complete the Three Peaks. However, this is quite an intense challenge as you try to beat the clock whilst also not getting much rest. 

Don't let this stop you though! You will supported throughout the challenge by your guide and fellow team-mates.

The terrain on the mountains will be varied, and it may occasionally be rocky. The higher the altitude, the colder and possibly windier it will be, so make sure to bring your layers in your day bag to avoid any danger!

The only meal provided is the breakfast the morning of the challenge. 

Endeavours Adventures can cater for all dietary options. At 8 weeks before your challenge start date, a form will be sent to you to request this information. Through this, we will ensure that you are catered for, and will keep you updated on any issues regarding your dietary requests. 

You will burn in-excess of 1500 calories on each mountain, so it is important that you eat along the way and whilst in the minibus. We recommend that you carry snacks whilst on the hill with something more substantial left in the minibus to eat whilst travelling. 

We don't have a required list of foods to bring as everyone has their own preference. However, bananas, little oranges, mini pork pies, dried fruit, chocolate bars, wine gums & jelly babies and other similar snack foods all work well as trekking snacks.

We also recommend you carry 2 litres of water to drink whilst walking and have something else to drink in the minibus.

At Endeavours Adventures we place safety at the heart of what we do. Whilst an element of risk always exists within each challenge, we have worked with our partners in country and implemented our own procedures to minimise risk whilst still ensuring you have an incredible challenge experience! 

All our challenges are risked assessed in line with BS8848 British Standards of Trekking.

Tap water in the UK is safe. However, if you need water whilst trekking, please make sure to ask your guide whether it is safe to drink the water available.

Bringing re-usable 1L or 2L water bottles on your challenge is compulsory, as you need to have enough water to keep hydrated and well throughout your trek.

You do not need vaccinations for this challenge.

If you are concerned, however, please feel free to contact your GP about the challenge and see if there you need any vaccinations.

Your local guide will have an emergency first aid kit with them at all times. However, we strongly recommend getting a personal first aid kit for the challenge, that includes things such as plasters and paracetamol. 

If you struggle with travel sickness, it may also be worth looking into bring medication for this, as you will be driving to and from each mountain for prolonged periods.

If you have any medication for any personal health issues, then we recommend you do bring it. 

It is extremely unlikely that you will get altitude sickness from this challenge. If this is something that is concerning you though, please see your GP to discuss it.

Many people who take on the National Three Peaks Challenge have never done anything like it before, so you don't need to be a mountain runner to take part!

However, we strongly recommend that you practice some form of hiking and start training around 16-18 weeks before the challenge date. If this is not possible for you to do, we would recommend going on regular walks with different types of ground, steepness, and even practice walking with the bag you will wear on the challenge, as well as your walking boots. All of this will help prepare your body for the day. 

A typical trek at this level will include trekking for 4 to 6 hours per day over consecutive days possibly at high altitude, so it is important to get your body adjusted to this level of activity.

There are no specific exercise routines that you must follow, as everyone is different. However, doing squats regularly as well as step-up exercises, such as the stair master at the gym, is recommended.

The team at Endeavours Adventures do not offer training sessions. However, this may be something that your challenge leader or team could organise throughout the year with you. 

Yes! If you scroll down to the bottom of this page, you will be able to see our training plan guide for you. 

Please be aware that this is just a recommendation - this is for inspiration rather than a requirement.

You will need to provide your own transport to and from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station.

Your main baggage should be your 20-35L backpack that you will use on the challenge. However, you are allowed to bring another smaller backpack that can be left in the van whilst you are trekking each mountain.

Please ensure to keep the weight of your baggage low.

You can find the kit list to this challenge here!

You can arrange your own travel insurance suitable for the challenge. This is not mandatory for UK challenges; however, you may feel more comfortable taking out a policy, especially if you are an international student.

The 23-24 fundraising target for our National Three Peaks Challenge is £695. 

With a variety of options available, you can choose to pay our standard registration and fundraising target, or alter the total amount paid at sign up in order to receive a proportionate change of the total amount you will have to fundraise. No matter the registration fee chosen, each can be split across different payment plans. 

2023/24 options available for the National Three Peaks Challenge:

  • STANDARD - Standard Registration Fee (£75) and Fundraising Target (£695)
  • FLEXI 1 - Lower Registration Fee (£50) and Higher Fundraising Target (£750)
  • FLEXI 2 - Max Registration Fee (£150) and Low Fundraising Target (£550)

Yes! In signing up and paying the registration fee for this challenge, you must also reach your fundraising target to guarantee your place. 

But fear not! We have an expert team of fundraising guides and support available to help you alongside the incredible support you shall receive directly from the charity.

In most cases, you are able to change your fundraising option for your challenge, provided that it is before your final fundraising deadline. 

Your charity representative must approve this change, and you must email your charity rep AND a member of the Endeavours Adventures' team about this before this can be confirmed. 

A change in your fundraising option will incur a £25 administration fee.

NOTE: If you are fundraising for Dig Deep, you CANNOT request to lower your fundraising target.

You will have an immense amount of support through every step of your challenge experience. The team at Endeavours Adventures all have an extensive background in student fundraising and have tip and tricks to give to you. 

You will also have a challenge leader who will be your main point of call to voice any fundraising concerns or worries. 

Most challenges will have a charity representative, who will lead on supporting your fundraising progress, and will offer different resources and events to help boost your donations. If a challenge does not have a charity representative, the team at Endeavours will lead on fundraising support.

Endeavours Adventures have a lot to offer you in terms of fundraising support! Once you sign up to your challenge, you will receive a welcome email which will include the different ways the team will support you. 

This support will include a monthly fundraising newsletter, monthly fundraising support sessions, an online fundraising resources pack, and regular communication with the Endeavours Adventures’ team.

Charity challenges are usually split 50:50, where 50% of your fundraising goes straight to the charity, and the remaining 50% goes towards the costs of running the challenge. At Endeavours Adventures, we want to go above and beyond and ensure that we are giving as much to the charity as possible. 

For our National Three Peaks Challenge, the split is 51% to the charity, and 49% to the costs of the challenge. 

On top of this, 100% of the money that you raise above your fundraising target goes directly to the charity to support the incredible work they do.

Your fundraising deadline will usually be between 6-8 weeks before your challenge start date, which is dependent on the charity you are fundraising for. 

This would be an extremely rare scenario to happen as the driver will never stray too far from the mini-bus. However, you are responsible for taking care of your own personal belongings. If something is too valuable for you to lose, it might not be worth bringing it at all.

Endeavours Adventures is not liable for any lost or stolen goods during the challenge.

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