National Three Peaks Challenge

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The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales, often within 24 hours.

The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft).The total driving distance is 462 miles.

A popular misconception is that the three mountains that form the challenge are the three tallest on the British mainland. Rather, they are the tallest mountains within each representative country: Scafell Pike is the tallest in England; Snowdon, the tallest in Wales and Ben Nevis the tallest in Scotland — over one hundred peaks in Scotland are higher than Scafell Pike, and 56 higher than Snowdon.

Natalie completed the Three Peaks Challenge in 2019 with her friend Kirstin and would encourage anyone to do the same...

"What an unbelievable experience the National Three Peaks Challenge was! My friend and I took on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike (in the night) and then Snowdon in absolutely scorching heat. Not only did we ‘take this on’ we absolutely smashed the 24-hour target, completing it in 21.5 hours off very little sleep with blistered feet and a body fuelled on only things such as M&M's and protein bars! Both Kirstin and I can relate to mental health challenges in different ways. Climbing mountains is something that has helped us massively with our mindset and general attitude towards life. Completing the National Three Peaks Challenge has proved that with the correct mindset anything is achievable – being outside and exercising is so powerful for your brain. I’m extremely proud of us both and we’ll continue to work hard to raise mental health awareness and help others!"

The three mountains are:

This trek has no minimum sponsorship but we recommend you set a target of raising at least £300.


  • Saturday 15th May 2021
  • Saturday 22nd May 2021
  • Saturday 5th June 2021
  • Tuesday 8th June 2021
  • Saturday 22nd June 2021
  • Tuesday 29th June 2021
  • Saturday 3rd July 2021
  • Tuesday 6th July 2021
  • Saturday 24th July 2021
  • Tuesday 27th July 2021
  • Saturday 7th August 2021
  • Tuesday 10th August 2021
  • Saturday 21st August 2021
  • Tuesday 24th August 2021
  • Saturday 4th September 2021
  • Tuesday 7th September 2021
  • Saturday 25th September 2021

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To find out more about trekking the National 3 Peak Challenge for the Mental Health Foundation, you can get in touch with us by emailing [email protected] or by giving our Events Team a call on 020 7803 1123.