UNICEF Lake District 3 Peaks Charity Fundraiser - Registration now open

UNICEF Lake District 3 Peaks Charity Fundraiser - Registration now open

Minimum of 7 and maximum 25 participants – are you up for it?

Over 1.6 million people have fled from the horrific violence in Syria, half of them children. Children have been displaced, lost homes and schools, struggled to get clean water, food and warmth. Some children have been victims of violence; beaten, shot at and physically and sexually abused. UNICEF is working on the ground in Syria and neighboring countries to provide clean water, clothing and medical care for children and urgently need more donations to do the work. This 3 Peaks Challenge is about raising funds for UNICEF to help the children in Syria.


The 3 Peaks Challenge is an attempt to climb the 3 highest peaks in the Lake District in ONE day! It includes the Skiddaw, the Scafell Pike (also the highest peak in England) and the Helvellyn. Total walking distance: 31Km, height gain: 2224m and we aim to do it in 12 hours (including transport).  The Lake District is one of the most stunning surroundings in England with beautiful hilltops, misty mountains and glittering lakes…


FRIDAY the 6th of September:
We will leave London as a group around 1pm by bus (National Express). Participants have to pay for the Journey (from London to Penrith and return). Penrith is around 5 hours from London.  Pick up from Penrith bus station at approximately 8pm followed by transport to our accommodation. We will stay 2 nights’ on the ‘Distant Horizon’s Campsite, Lodge or Barn (according to the participant’s preference). Details of the campsite can be found on the link- In the evening we will have a briefing session and kit check with our guides.

SATURDAY the 7th of September:
Event starts early in the morning. We will meet at a pre arranged location at 7am to travel together to our challenge starting point. Rest periods and catering will be available between each peak (full lunch with snacks and drinks throughout). We aim to finish at 7.30pm. We will camp on the camp site, relax, BBQ and enjoy the night.

SUNDAY the 8th of September:
We will enjoy breakfast together and will leave for London in the morning.


The registration fee of £200 per person will include the following:

  • Distant Horizons will be our guiding company and will provide: All technical equipment including waterproof clothing, day sacks and maps. All refreshments and food during the challenge. Professional guides assisting with navigation, first aid and logistical support. Dedicated support staff providing transport and full assistance where required. Photo memoir of the event
  • Accommodation for 2 nights: For those camping we will provide tents, roll mats and all Camping Equipment (except sleeping bags and pillows)
  • The lodge facilities include: Hot water and electricity, Under floor heating, 2 toilets, 2 showers, Fully fitted kitchen including dishwasher, Patio with glass roof canopy, Alpine bunk room for 6 (including mattresses but not bedding), Main social room with 6 drop down bunks (including mattresses but not bedding), Table tennis, Internet connection, BBQ, Fire pit, Wood (£5 per bag)
  • For those wishing to visit a pub in the evenings there is one a 10 minute walk away.

What is NOT included?

  • Travel to or from designated pick up and drop off points
  • Beverages, Personal bills and Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency
  • Evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects

Please make sure you have appropriate shoes for mountain walking


  • To do this challenge there is a non-refundable registration fee of £200 per person, payable to Distant Horizons at the time of booking.
  • Registration deadline: 5th of August
  • YOU CAN REGISTER HERE: Registration can be done with Distant Horizon over the phone, telephone number- 01768486465 or by BACS(Account Number: 61861603, Sort Code: 40-16-22) referencing  ‘Invoice 722’
  • To do this trip you need to have a reasonable level of fitness. This is a tiring challenge and even though no previous mountaineering experience is required you will have to climb three high mountains with little rest in between. We recommend that you follow a fitness plan in preparation for your challenge, please let us know if you need any help our recommendations
  • Join our 3 Peaks Challenge Facebook event to keep up to date with the latest details!
  • Fundraising page: Create your own Unicef fundraising page here-


We encourage you to raise as much money as you can for UNICEF! Ask your friends, family, colleagues, fellow students, anyone to sponsor you! As a guideline aim to raise at least £250, - or more if you can! Please create your own fundraising page as mentioned above and you can put the link on Facebook or email it to your supporters!

We wish you all the best of luck in your preparation!

You will receive more detailed information 2 weeks in advance but in case you have any questions send an email to

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