English 3 Peaks Picture 1
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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  978m

Dist:  19 miles

Min age:  18

Duration:  3

English 3 Peaks Challenge

Trek Adventure

The English 3 Peaks challenge is an ideal challenge to take in all the highlights of the stunningly beautiful Lake District National Park. 3 incredible 3000 ft peaks and we’re planning a jaunt to reach all of them in one weekend! You really will see the highlights of the Lake District's mountain ranges by taking on this all encompassing challenge that will test your legs up these steep slopes!

These are high and mighty peaks that need some energy, commitment and positive attitude! For your challenge we’ve included: Skiddaw - 3054ft Helvellyn - 3117ft - Scafell Pike - 3209ft. The total route is around 19 miles/29km, split over two days as detailed below. The standard way to travel between the mountains is with your own vehicle however for corporate challenges please check as this may be arranged for you. 




Day 1:

20.00 Arrive for dinner, safety briefing and overnight stay at Keswick Hostel.

Day 2:

06.30 Breakfast

07.30 Drive to Seathwaite - foot of Scafell Pike

08.00 Ascent of Skafell Pike - 7.5 miles/12km (7hrs). 

15.00 Drive to foot of Skiddaw

16.00 Ascent of Skiddaw - 6.5 miles/10km (3 hrs)

20.00 Dinner & overnight stay in Keswick Hostel

Day 3:

07.30 Breakfast

08.30 Drive to foot of Helvellyn

09.00 Ascent of Helvellyn (3.5 hrs)

12.30 Challenge complete!

Drive home


Route Map


Comfortable bunkhouse accommodation is booked for you. If you would like to upgrade to B&B standard then please ask. You will need to bring towel but comfy and clean bedding is provided for you at the bunkhouse.


What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.


Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.


Included In Trip

2 x night’s accommodation with breakfasts.

2 dinners

2 lunches

Qualified, Experienced & First-Aid Trained Mountain Leader throughout the challenge.

Support Vehicle


Excluded From Trip

Transport to and from the event.


Please note this is a self drive event so you will need to car share inbetween peaks. 

We will however provide a support vehicle to pick up anyone if required. 


Equipment Required

Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc

Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)

Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s) 
Bladder system (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking poles (highly recommended)
Sun hat (wide brimmed), neck scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches, but please check this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Warm clothing
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava

Trek Clothing
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear

Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery

Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife

Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), head torch with spare batteries and bulb

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.



It can be quite cold on the tops at any time of the year, so wrap up warm, and be ready for anything! Make sure you pack according to the list. Remember that layers are the key, allowing you to adjust your level of warmth more easily. Hat and gloves are essential, as are sturdy walking boots.


Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

£Price on enquiry



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

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