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National 3 Peaks in 3 Days

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Hike the highest peak in England, Scotland and Wales over 3 days

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet the Team

You'll be collected from the train station, or one of the other pickup points en route to Fort William before heading to your hotel in Fort William. In the evening you'll enjoy a briefing from the guide who will inform you of the plan for the challenge and answer any final questions you might have.

Pick up locations include:

Leave a car in Warrington - 10:00am

Warrington Central or Bank Quay Stations - 10:30am

Glasgow Central Station - 15:00pm

Glasgow International Airport - 15:30pm

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Day 2: Hike Ben Nevis and Transfer to England

After a hearty breakfast, you'll be transferred to the bottom of Ben Nevis where you'll start your climb. You'll spend the morning ascending the highest mountain in the UK and if you're lucky you'll be treated to views across all of the Highlands. After a snack and pictures you'll descend the mountain and begin the the transfer towards the Lake District. On arrival at the accommodation for the night we'll check in and you'll have time to rest and relax before you scale England's highest peak the following day. Accommodation will be en route to Scafell Pike

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Day 3: Hike Scafell Pike and Transfer to Wales

After breakfast we'll load the bus and finish off the journey to the foot of England's highest mountain. Scafell Pike might be the smallest of the 3 peaks but it is still a big day out. Ascending from Wasdale you'll head into the moon like Hollow Stones and on to Lingmell Col, where the views of the surrounding fells improve with every step. The final push onto the summit plateau will bring 360 degree views of the entire Lake District and across to the Isle of Man if you're lucky. After pictures, a snack and a few moments to take in your surroundings you'll descend via the same path back to Wasdale. Once sorted you'll board the bus and transfer to North Wales for the night.

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Day 4: Hike Snowdon and Transfer to drop off

After breakfast we'll transfer to Pen y Pass for the ascent of Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain. We'll ascend via the PYG track and descend via the Llanberis path to give you a full taste of what this mountain has to offer. The ascent via the rocky PYG track rises in stages until reaching the summit ridge where you'll meet the famous old victorian railway which runs to the summit cafe. You're just 15 minutes away from reaching your final summit of the trip and what a great place it is. The 360 degree views from it's pointy summit span across Wales, Anglesey and out to the Irish Sea. If it's open you can grab a quick brew and souvenir from the summit cafe before heading down. The gentle descent of the Llanberis path is the perfect end to the trip where you can take in the epic views, reflect on the last few days and start to think about your next trip.

Once back at the bus you'll be transferred to your agreed drop off point where you will begin your onward journey.

Drop off's are normally Chester and/or Warrington stations.

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What's Included

Included
  • Qualified UK Mountain Leaders
  • Transport throughout the challenge
  • Pickup/drop off from agreed locations
  • 3 Nights twin room accommodation (minimum 3* B&B) in Fort William, Cumbria and North Wales (single supplement is available subject to availability).
Not Included
  • Travel costs to/from agreed pickup location.
  • Bottled and boiled water.
  • Food and meals other than breakfast in the B&B's.
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Rated 4.5

3 verified reviews

Steven
Steven

(May 2024)

A great trip. 10/10. Excellent value for money and Simon our Mountaineer leader was superb. Entertaining from start to finish, he gave us great advice on navigating the 3 peaks. Also kudos to Darren for his superb driving skills getting us to and from each location safely and in good time. Overall a really enjoyable trip - with a great group of like minded people - good banter and great hiking. All 3 peaks were very different experiences and challenging in different ways. Well recommended.

Favey
Favey

(Jul 2022)

Pushed me to the limit. Simon and Darren were very professional and fun to work with. The team was great and I would want to do it again next year. Thank you

Claire
Claire

(Jul 2022)

Fab trip and great knowledgable guide. Brilliant few days!

FAQs

Before you go

The National Three Peaks Challenge includes climbing the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 3 days, so it is reasonably challenging. However, If you are in reasonable shape or have past experience trekking, you should be fine. You don’t require any mountaineering experience for the 3 peaks challenge. We will set off at a pace which the guide feels is appropriate to hopefully suit the group.

A full list will be sent out in the triop notes howevere here are ome of the items you will need. Footwear Walking Boots (with ankle support) Hiking Socks Rucksacks & Bags Backpack (20-40 Litres) Small bag with spare clothes that can be left on the bus during treks. Recommended Clothing Waterproof jacket Waterproof trousers (hiking trousers) Warm outer layer Change of clothes Hat and gloves Trekking Equipment Head Torch Water container (min. 2 Litres) Trekking snacks (cereal bars, dried fruit, nuts etc) Dry bags (for keeping clothes dry) Mobile Phone Sunglasses (Optional) Walking Poles (Optional) Camera (Optional) Small first aid kit with pain killers, plasters, antiseptic wipes and any required medication

Please see the inclusions section above.

Pick Up Options are: Warrington - Leave your car 10:15am Warrington Bank Quay Station - 10:30am Glasgow Central Station - 15:00pm Glasgow International Airport - 15:30pm (flights should land to allow time to get to arrivals for 15:30pm) Fort William - 18:00pm Drop-off: The guides can drop you off at Chester or Warrington train stations on day 3 of your itinerary. Although we aim to complete the challenge on time between 08:30-09:30am times can vary depending on the speed of the group. **We strongly advise if getting a train you either pay on the day or book an anytime ticket as we cannot guarantee drop off times** Drop Off Options: Chester Station Warrington Central Station Warrington Bank Quay Station Warrington - Return to your car Please choose your preferred pick-up location on your trip form after booking (it's on your dashboard).

On your trip

The walking pace for the National 3 Peaks in 3 days will be set by the guide. Although we are not on a strict deadline and can take things a little more leisurely we do need to keep to the schedule to a certain extent. This pace will be a moderate walk however breaks can be taken to take catch your breath, take pictures and enjoy the surroundings.

Typically groups are no more than 10 people plus the guide

The aim of the National 3 Peaks Challenge is to climb the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft). Ben Nevis is the highest point reached at 1,344m. Here are the approx distances and elevations: Ben Nevis - Up and down the Tourist/Pony Track Ascent - 1300m approx Distance - 16km approx round trip Scfell Pike - Up and down the same route from Wasdale Ascent - 950m approx Distance - 10km approx round trip Snowdon - Up the PYG track and down the Llanberis path Ascent - 800m approx Distance - 11km approx round trip

National 3 Peaks in 3 Days Challenge Itinerary Day 1 10:00 Pick up from Warrington 15:00 Pick up from Glasgow (Station and/or Airport) 18:30 Arrive at hotel + Briefing and Q&A session with guide Day 2 07:00 Breakfast 08:00 Transfer to Ben Nevis start point 08:15 Final preparation 08:30 Start challenge (Begin Ben Nevis) 12:00 Summit Ben Nevis 15:30 Transfer to Lake District (transfer includes a45 minute maximum driver rest stop. This is a VOSA legal requirement) 19:30 Arrive at Hotel Day 3 08:00 Transfer to Wasdale Head 09:30 Begin Scafell Pike ascent 12:00 Summit Scafell Pike 14:00 Transfer to North Wales 19:00 Arrive at Hotel Day 4 08:00 Transfer to Pen y pass 08:30 Begin Snowdon ascent 11:30 Summit Snowdon 14:00 Complete challenge at Pen y pass 14:15 Transfer to drop off point (Chester & Warrington Stations)

The challenge also includes the driving distance of around 450 miles and takes an average of 10 hours to drive. This distance will however be done over teh course of the 3 days and will be split up into sections.

Other FAQs

The National 3 Peaks Challenge includes 3 nights overnigt accommodation in Fort William, Cumbria and North Wales in twin rooms. A single supplemement is available if preferred subject to availability.

18, or 14 if accompanied by an adult.

After you have made your booking the team fro. mountaineerin Ltd will contact you to start the porces of gathering any further information needed for your trip and also give you an opportunity to ask any further questions. In addition a full itinereray will be provided.

Correspondance is normally from simon@mountaineerin.com ***PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOR EMAILS***

Your head guide is Simon

All trips on Skyhook are run by small, hand-picked local guiding companies. For this trip your guides run Mountaineerin Ltd, based in Warrington.

By booking through Skyhook you'll be joining a small-group trip. This can make it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!

Simon