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Feel the glory of summiting the highest three peaks in England, Scotland, and Wales all in 24 hours

Just turn up for a hassle-free adventure - let us handle the planning, logistics, and driving

Great option for fundraising / charity challenge


2 days total but 24hr challenge

10 per group


3* B&B (one night)



HASSLE FREE, fully guided


£ 70.00 GBP (Deposit)
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It's time for a challenge!

The National Three Peaks challenge just has to be the best known mountain challenge in the UK. Climb Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon – the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales – all in under 24hrs. Taking in 23 miles of total walking distance and a total ascent of 3,064m, you'll see the best of the Scottish Highlands, the Lake District and Snowdonia National Park and make memories to last a lifetime.

There’ll be two members of staff on this trip: A driver and a guide. This will allow the driver to rest whilst you're climbing the peaks, so you’ll be as safe on the drive as you will be on the mountains.

The National Three Peaks in 24 Hours Challenge

Day 1

You’ll be picked up at Glasgow (we can do airport pick up as needed) or Warrington train station in the afternoon where you'll be driven to the start point of Fort William (feel free to meet your group there too if it works better for you) where you'll stay the night in a B&B and get to know you fellow hikers and guide. There'll be a Q&A session and briefing before getting a good night’s sleep for the challenge ahead.

Day 2

The challenge begins!

We'll fuel up on a hearty breakfast and head for the hills with our new adventure pals. We'll be guided up to the summit of Ben Nevis, the UK's highest point, passing streams, waterfalls, lakes and possibly walking through snow before summiting one of the most beautiful plateaus in Scotland, with unrivalled views (literally) for miles. That is, on a clear day... which doesn't often happen in Scotland but we can make a silent prayer to the weather gods!

Once you've descended from your first peak, high on life and ready for a nap, you'll return to the minibus to be shuttled off to Scafell Pike in the Lake District. Use this time to stock up on sandwiches or pasta - good, dense food -followed by a good nap. Top tip: don't eat all your sandwiches 5 minutes before getting off the bus, that'll lead to some serious indigestion and no one needs that.

Arriving in the evening, we'll head up to summit Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, via the Wasdale Head route, a steep but short trail that'll rocket us up to the top by around midnight. Let's hope there's a full moon! The tiredness will start to kick in at this point so we'll keep morale high as we descend with plenty of snacks and good chat. We'll likely fall straight asleep in the bus on the way to Wales, ready for our final peak of Snowdon.

National 3 Peaks Snowdon Sunrise

Day 3

A crack of dawn summit will have us on top of Wales' highest mountain -Snowdon - and down in time for brekkie. You'll be a bit sleep deprived at this point so watch your footing and try to enjoy it as you're so nearly there. Once you reach that trig point on top of Snowdon and take your summit selfie, give yourself a whopper pat on the back - you did it! National Three Peaks Challenge- tick. Time to get down to a huge mug of coffee or a beer - your choice.

The whole National 3 Peaks Challenge, including the driving, should be completed within 24 hours. With about 10 hours driving, you've only got 14 left to complete all three mountains - no easy feat and a worthy challenge.

After your last summit, you'll be transferred to your nearest train station to make your way back home; weary-limbed, ready for a hot bath but with a huge glow of achievement!

National 3 Peaks Summit


What Adventurers are Saying

Had an amazing experience with the 24 hours 3peaks challenge. Don't underestimate this it is a challenge. Rob our guide was just the best, you could not be in safer hands & Dave our drive was a super star. Getting us safely to the start of each mountain.

Trudie K, National Three Peaks

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A great way to get out of London, get some fresh air, see a new place and have a little adventure! Our guide is well organised and a pleasure to go with.. he accommodates all levels, I highly recommend a trip!

Theresa, National 3 Peaks

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Not only did our guide show absolute professionalism, but he shows the highest degree of care and ultimately you’ll only feel that you’re on a wonderful day out with a good friend. Would highly recommend

Steph, National 3 Peaks

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A really well organised trip. Would use Call to Adventure again, they have a great ethos.

Nick J, National Three Peaks

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It was well organised, a great challenge and fun! The info was clear and comprehensive and I fully knew what to expect

Pauline, J National 3 Peaks

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An amazing experience, tough but really good fun. The event is well run, the staff are very professional and supportive, they made us feel at ease

Natercia H, National 3 Peaks

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We've done the 3 peaks challenge which was very well organised. The guide and drivers were fantastic, we were well looked after and everything ran smoothly, and I felt very safe on both the mountains and during the long transfers in between. Would recommend to anyone wanting to give it a go.

Ms Cain, National 3 Peaks

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Had a fantastic time. The group had mixed abilities and our guide handled the dynamic very well and balanced time across each individual. His leading really added to the experience.

Matthew, National 3 Peaks

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I have really enjoyed my trips with them - they're very well organised, with an excellent choice of routes and a very friendly group of people. Highly recommended!

Jessica, National 3 Peaks

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The trip and experience with Call to Adventure was great, very easy to plan and arrange even for 10 people. Couldn't have asked for a better guide Jonathan was amazing, friendly, supportive and welcoming. Would 100% recommend

Henry P, National Three Peaks

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  • Qualified and First Aid trained UK Mountain Leaders
  • Professional transport with drivers from the following areas: Warrington, Manchester, Chester, Glasgow to Fort William and throughout the challenge
  • Drop-off at Chester or Warrington railway station after the challenge
  • 1 night twin room accommodation (minimum 3* B&B) in Fort William (single rooms available at a supplement subject to availability)
  • Certificates for all participants
  • Ongoing support from the Call to Adventure team from point of enquiry right through to the challenge


  • Travel costs to agreed pickup location
  • Travel costs from agreed drop off point
  • Personal hiking equipment
  • Alcoholic and energy drinks
  • Bottled and boiled water
  • Personal snacks


Recommended Kit List

  • Walking trousers
  • T shirt/ base layer - preferably not cotton
  • Fleece/ jumper
  • Walking socks
  • Hat and gloves
  • Walking boots - waterproof with ankle support
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Head torch with fresh batteries
  • Rucksack (25L max)
  • Food/ snacks
  • Water - at least 1.5L per mountain


  • Gaiters
  • Walking poles
  • Camera

To be left in the vehicle

  • Food - to be eaten in between mountains
  • Snacks - for the mountains
  • Clothes - non-walking clothes
  • Ear plugs/ eye mask - for sleeping in the vehicle
  • Pillow
  • Water - 3 X 1.5L
  • Other drinks for the journey


The minibus picks up from the following locations;

  • Warrington - 10am Birchwood, Warrington if leaving a car - 10:30am for Warrington Bank Quay Station
  • Glasgow - 3pm

The minibus drops off at the following locations after the challenge

  • Warrington
  • Chester

Other drop-off points may be arranged. Drop-off times are usually between 11am and 2pm depending on the traffic but we can't guarantee a time. We recommend buying an open ticket for the return journey.


Just how tough is the National Three Challenge?

The challenge involves climbing the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales in under 24 hours. That's twenty three miles of walking and 3,064m of ascent. We won't lie, it's quite a toughie but well within the capabilities of anyone who's willing to put the training in. Thousands successfully complete it each year so as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness with some hill walking experience under your belt you'll be fine.

It's a hiking challenge so you don't need any technical skills.

What size will the group be?

We operate group sizes of up to 10. This works well for lots of our guests who often book on with larger groups. It also allows our guide to keep a close eye on all the team.

We can also provide custom packages for groups of 6 people or more. The smaller the group, the greater the cost per person but some prefer to do it like that. Get in touch if you'd like a quote.

If we book as a group, will it be just us on the minibus?

We run our trips with a maximum of 10 per group but can run multiple groups on each date. If you have a group of say 18, you might therefore have up to 2 other adventurers joining one of your groups. However if you'd like exclusivity so it's just you, you can pay for the additional places. So for a group of 18, you would pay for 20 spaces and split the cost between 18 of you. Having others in your group though can be a great way to meet like-minded adventurers but we totally get it either way.

Where are the pick up and drop off points for the challenge?

Pick ups are:

  • Birchwood (WA3 7PU) - 10:15am - a car can be left here if needed
  • Warrington Bank Quay - 10:30am
  • Glasgow Central - 15:00pm
  • Glasgow Intl Airport - 15:30pm

Drop offs are:

  • Chester Station
  • Warrington Bank Quay
  • Birchwood (WA3 7PU) - a car can be left here if needed

We'll only stop if needed.

How fit do I need to be for the National Three Peaks Challenge?

You'll need a good level of fitness for the National Three Peaks Challenge. You should be willing and able to walk the distances set out in the itinerary. You don't need to be a super experienced hiker, but some training in the months leading up to the challenge will go a long way. Check out our National Three Peaks Challenge training guide for some advice. This will be the biggest hike ever attempted for many on the trip. We'll be there to support you every step of the way.

How do I train for the National Three Peaks?

The better prepared you are the more likely you'll be to enjoy it! We'll give you some pointers once you've booked but hill walking, cycling and even swimming are all great activities to boost fitness and endurance.

Check out our National Three Peaks training guide.

Can I still do the National Three Peaks with a medical condition?

Sure thing! We'll send you a health questionnaire before the trip so e can check how we can support you through the challenge.

Just give us a call if you'd like to discuss any extra support you feel you might need.

How fast will I need to walk?

Due to the nature of this challenge, this isn't a leisurely walk. The pace will be set by our guide and in order to beat the challenge within the time limit. this will need to be a fairly brisk 4km per hour.

Breaks on the mountain will be short, and will mainly be to grab a quick drink or snack, or to catch our breath. If you're struggling the guide may need to discuss options with you.

Will I need to scramble or rock climb?

Some of the paths are rocky in places and the summit of Scafell Pike is a bit of a boulder fest, but there's no actual climbing or scrambling needed.

What will I need to bring on the National Three Peaks Challenge?

We'll send out a full kit list on the day but well-worn in hiking boots, a decent rucksack with a rain cover, good waterproofs, basic first aid kit, lots of layers, water and snacks (energy bars, fruit etc) are a good starting point.

Can I bring my dog?

Unfortunately we can't accommodate dogs as much as we'd love to say we could due to the nature of the challenge.

Can dietary needs be accommodated?

The hotel can provide breakfast for a wide range of dietary needs and preferences - just let us know your needs and we'll make sure they can accommodate. Bring snacks with you for the mountains and the drive in between. You should find plenty of options at service stations too.

Will I get my own room the night before the challenge?

We use twin rooms on a shared basis. If you want your own room single rooms are available for a supplement of £75 per person, this is subject to availability though so it's best to let us know as early as possible.

Can we leave things on the bus while we're hiking?

Yes - you'll be able to leave your clothes etc on the minibus while you're hiking so all you'll need to carry on the peaks is a day sack with the things you'll need for that climb.

What is the age range?

It always differs but the average is somewhere between 25 - 55 with a few either side. But remember age is just a number so this shouldn't be too much of a focus for you.

What's the best peak, Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike or Snowdon?

You tell us! When you're done, we'd love to hear what you thought of each one. Each present their own personal challenge. and with challenge comes reward! Ben Nevis is probably the most technical and gnarly of all three mountains, whereas Scafell Pike is trickier underfoot and has spectacular views of the rest of the Lake District (unless it's dark!). Snowdon is simply iconic and a lovely walk from start to finish.

Which route will we be taking up each mountain?

For Ben Nevis, we use the pony (tourist) zig zag path from the Visitor's Centre

For Scafell Pike, we use the path from Wasdale Head

For Snowdon we use the PYG track for the ascent (the minibus drops us at Pen y Pass car park) and the Llanberis path for the descent, finishing in Llanberis

Which mountain is the most difficult?

Again, this is a matter of opinion. Ben Nevis is first up and is a straightforward but lengthy climb.

The route up Scafell Pike is the shortest but is very steep with a bit of a boulder field near the summit. It's usually done at least partially in the dark.

Snowdon is long, but not particularly difficult. Remember you'll be sleep deprived and climbing it with tired muscles.

Are the numbers of people doing the National Three Peaks challenge damaging the paths?

The paths certainly get more eroded than the UK's lesser known mountains. You might be interested in knowing about the organisations that help preserve the mountain paths you'll be using. Donating to local community-led initiatives such as Fix the Fells (Lake District), Mend our Mountains (National) and the Nevis Landscape Partnership (Glen Nevis) would be a brilliant way to thank those responsible for maintaining the paths, as well as ensuring they remain intact for future generations. All challenges are also delivered within the guidelines of the 3 peaks partnership and Institute for Fundraising Guidelines.

This trip operates as a small group of no more than ten people, which leaves less of an impact and also increases your chance of completing the challenge.

Can you guarantee a drop-off time after the event?

Unfortunately we can't guarantee what time you'll be dropped off as this all depends on traffic conditions etc. We will do our best to keep to suggested times but we recommend buying an open ticket just in case.

Is there a minimum age for this trip?

Yes, all our trips are for people of 18 years of age and older.

How much time does it take to complete the challenge?

Part of the fun of the challenge for a lot of groups is to aim to complete it in 24 hours. Experts say you should leave:

  • 5 hours for Ben Nevis
  • 4 hours for Scafell Pike, from Wasdale Head
  • 4 hours for Snowdon
  • 10 hours for driving (we use a dedicated driver so neither you and your guide are knackered upon arrival at the mountains)

These obviously change based on things like speed of the group, traffic and weather

Are the National Three Peaks harder than the Yorkshire Three Peaks?

Hmm, that's a toughie! The Yorkshire Three Peaks involves climbing three of Yorkshire's highest mountains - Ingleborough, Whernside and Pen y Ghent - in under 12 hours. It involves 24 miles of walking and 1,600m of ascent and unlike the National Three Peaks it's walked in one continuous route so you're on your feet all day.

The National Three Peaks involves a similar distance but a whopping 3,064m of ascent. You do get to rest between Mountains, but the sleep deprivation has an effect. Our money's on the National Three Peaks being the tougher challenge although the Yorkshire Three Peaks is ideal for training - take a peek at our Yorkshire Three Peaks trip.

How many mountain guides will be walking with us?

There'll be one guide per group of ten. This doesn't mean everyone has to turn back if there's a problem. Most drop outs happen nearer the bottom of the mountain and are mostly due to lack of fitness so can be managed fairly easily.

Of course, injuries do happen but we haven't had to abandon a mountain due to injury.

Do I get anything for completing the National Three Peaks?

Of course! A shiny certificate of achievement will be winging its way to you after the challenge for serious bragging rights!

What insurance do I need? Is this trip insured?

Yes, our guiding partners are insured for all the activities they offer.

We'd advise you to also get some personal insurance to cover you for injury or any personal loss or damage.

Are discounts available for group bookings?

We don't offer further discounts as the price is already very competitive and great value for money.

How will we be transported between the peaks?

We use a minibus with a dedicated driver for the whole challenge so you can concentrate on the physical stuff.

The total driving distance is 450 miles so you'll be on the bus for around ten hours, but don't worry - you'll have plenty of space to get comfy.

We'll need to take a 45 minute driver rest stop on the way to Scafell Pike as a VOSA legal requirement.

I'm travelling solo, is this a good option for me?

Absolutely! We created the National 3 Peaks Challenge trip so that like-minded people could group together without having to sort the long-winded logistics of who would do all the driving. More than half of our guests book on solo, it's one of the main reasons people choose to book with Call to Adventure. We have lots of people booking in 1s, 2s, and 3s so you'll be in good company. The guides are also great at ensuring everyone feels part of the team.

This is a really great opportunity to meet other mountain lovers and who knows, after the 24 hours you might have just bonded for life!


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