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National Three Peaks Challenge

You can help change the lives of vulnerable children by tackling the highest mountains in the UK…

If this sounds like your cup of tea, then the Three Peaks Challenge for Barnardo’s might just be the challenge for you.

This trek covers 40kms, and includes 2,984m of ascent and descent. You’ll begin with a pick-up in Manchester, taking you to one of Scotland’s most scenic places, Glen Nevis Valley. From there you’ll climb Ben Nevis, the largest UK mountain, showcasing spectacular views as you will start trekking just after sunrise.

Upon desending Ben Nevis, you’ll be driven to the Lake District, where you’ll stay the night before conquering Scafell Pike. As you ascend through sunrise you can enjoy fantastic scenery looking down over the hills and lakes of the region. Your final peak is Snowdon in Wales, which has a unique bio-diversity of plants and wildlife…



11/05/18, 25/05/18

08/06/18, 22/06/18

06/07/18, 20/07/18

03/08/18, 17/08/18, 31/08/18

14/09/18, 12/10/18, 26/10/18


Day 1 - Friday

Meet at designated pick up points and transfer to Fort William. Check in to your accommodation, evening briefing, route planning and equipment check with your guide. Time to unwind.

Day 2 - Saturday

Early breakfast then depart for Ben Nevis at approximately 7am. Ben Nevis should be a round trip of around 5.5 hours. Afternoon transfer to the Lake District and evening ascent of Scafell Pike, which should be a 4.5 hour round trip.

Day 3 -Sunday

Night time transfer to Snowdon and early morning ascent. This is a round trip of approximately 4 hours. Drop offs at designated points en route to Manchester.


•Professional event organisation

•Qualified mountain leaders

•Transport between Manchester and Ben Nevis with pick ups en route

•Transport between the 3 peaks

•Drop offs between Snowdon and Manchester after the challenge has finished.

•One nights' twin room accommodation with breakfast. (Single rooms are available at a supplement of £45 per person)

•Group first aid kit with qualified first aider.


•Travel to and from designated pick up and drop off points

•Evening meals, lunches and beverages

•Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)

•Personal equipment (e.g. walking boots, rucksack, waterproof jacket and trousers, torch, hat and gloves)

Want to take part? We’d love to welcome you to #TeamBarnardos for the Three Peaks Challenge.

There are two ways you can choose to fund this once in a lifetime adventure:

Self Funder

The cost of this trip is £425 per person.

With the self-funding option 100% of monies raised goes towards supporting vulnerable children and young people.

Minimum Sponsorship

You will need to pay a deposit of  - £99

Raise at least £655 the minimum fundraising target and your charity will fund your trip cost. All fundraising monies will need to be passed to Barnardo's 10 weeks prior to the event date.

For more information and to sign up go to our event partner's website!

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