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Three Peaks Challenge

Start Date
28 July 2017, 6:00am
End Date
30 July 2017
Event Location
Across the UK
£20 (usually £75)
Fundraising target
£475 minimum sponsorship
Minimum age
18 years
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Join on your own or as a team on this fully organised whirlwind challenge to summit the three highest mountains in the UK: Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis, all within 36 hours (travel & walking time combined)!

Duration: 3 days

Max Altitude: 1,344m

Endurance Factor: Hard

The challenge is different to the majority of other charities and tour companies Three Peaks Challenges as we complete the mountains in reverse order starting in Wales and finishing in Scotland which makes it much more fun! By doing this you’ll build up to the tallest mountain in the UK – Ben Nevis! After completing the challenge we’ll then stay overnight in our hotel in Fort William for a celebratory meal, drinks and to swap stories of an amazing weekend.

Leading up to the challenge you will be well prepared by our experienced Challenge Events Team with regular updates, support with your training/fundraising and have the opportunity to meet other team members on our organised free Three Peaks Challenge training walks.


If you have any questions about the Three Peaks Challenge please email or call Steve 01242 548761.

If you are considering organising your own Three Peaks Challenge for WellChild please read the ‘Organising my own event‘ section below. There is important information and guidance to ensure you run your event safely and with minimal impact on the local environment.

Team benefits

1. Free kit with finishers medal and t-shirt

FREE gear including Three Peaks finishers t-shirt, medal and Vitalsox compression walking socks.

2. First class support

Training plans, fundraising tips, advice, merchandise and first class support from the WellChild Events Team.

  • Access to the Three Peaks Challenge Facebook group to chat to other team members
  • Free optional training days leading up to your challenge (February, March & June)
  • A full safety team that guides you throughout the challenge
  • Transport during the challenge (the coach has toilet and hot drinks facilities)
  • Food & hotel accommodation (except food at service station stops)
  • Pick up points based in Bristol, Cheltenham & Birmingham
  • Our coach can drop you off at any service station on the return journey Scotland – Bristol

3. Exclusive discounts

15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor stores and 50% discount on all Vitalsox range.

4. Post race celebration

Unwind and relax at the Spa hotel in Fort William with three course celebratory meal and a few drinks in the bar!


What’s included in the cost of the challenge?

  • Full safety team
  • Transport throughout the Three Peaks Challenge
  • Parking at Cheltenham, Bristol & Moseley
  • Group first aid
  • All meals (except dinner Friday night and breakfast Saturday morning where we stop at service stations)
  • One night’s twin room accommodation
  • Three Peaks Challenge finishers T-shirt and medal


0600hrs Bristol Pick up

0645hrs Cheltenham pick up

0900hrs Birmingham area pick up

1100hrs Climb Snowdon

1930hrs Dinner (Service station)

2100hrs Climb Scafell Pike

Terms & conditions


Please read the following Terms & Conditions of Entry carefully 

1. In return for a secured place on the Event you will need to pay a holding donation of £20 which will go towards the cost of your travel, accommodation, guides and food.

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Please only provide your email address and/or telephone number if you are happy for us to contact you in this way.

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Next of Kin details

Please note that we will need your Next of Kin contact details to accept your entry.


We will be keeping you informed with regular updates on the event you have signed up to.

Organising my own event

It is best to join a fully organised Three Peaks Challenge due to the nature of the logistics and ensuring your safety on the mountain. However if you do wish to organise your own challenge please read the details below so that you you stay safe, think about preserving the local environment and organise the challenge in a responsible way.

Charity outdoor events (including the Three Peaks Challenge) have to follow guidance by the Institute of Fundraising if you are doing this for charity. To see this guidance please click here.

Organising your own event

1. Plan your challenge carefully and ensure that your travel time is excluded from your walking time e.g. 24 hours walking and 10 hours travel time. This ensures your safety on the road as well as mountains. Read up about the challenge.

2. Ensure you have the correct equipment for the mountains. See the BMC New Hillwalkers Booklet for guidance. Here is a suggested kit list that WellChild organised Three Peaks Challenge participants are issued for our July events.

3. You should hire a qualified mountain guide if you are not a competent hill walker who can navigate by map and compass in the dark. Please do not rely on satnav or mobile phone maps/apps. Buy a full set of maps such as these.

4. Plan all logistics of the challenge and be prepared to cancel the event if the weather conditions are not right – keep track of the weather here. For more information about planning your logistics please click here for a useful book.

5. Register your event here with the Three Peaks Partnership. They help preserve the mountains with litter collections and path maintenance. Click here to read their guidelines regarding the Three Peaks Challenge. Also as we love our mountains please provide a donation to support the path maintenance by clicking here.


Have a safe challenge and let us know if you can fundraise for WellChild by clicking here.

Useful links

Weather updates – Mountain weather information service

Mountain guides – British Mountain Guides

Maps – Ordnance Survey Three Peaks maps

Suggested Kit list – Kit list

Training – Suggested training guide

Three Peaks Partnership – They maintain the mountain paths

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  • Registered Charity in England and Wales: 289600
  • Registered Charity in Scotland: SC045010
  • Company Number 1815689

Registered address: 16 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3DA

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  • Registered Charity in England and Wales: 289600
  • Registered Charity in Scotland: SC045010
  • Company Number 1815689

Registered address: 16 Royal Crescent, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 3DA