Lake District 3 Peak Challenge

In 36 Hours

The Lake District 3 Peak challenge is a very popular mountain walking event involving England's highest mountains - Skiddaw, Helvellyn, and Scafell Pike all exceeding 3000 feet in height and all handily in Cumbria.  However, if you have already done a walking challenge or are a keen walker you may be looking for a challenge event which pushes you to the next level, and the Lake District 3 Peaks 36 hour challenge could be just the one.

The original Lake District 3 Peaks Challenge involves 32km of hiking up all 3 mountains in one day, from base to peak and back with transport between each mountain. The 36hr version doubles the challenge by linking all 3 under your own steam over 62km in 2 days. This challenge is a real test of stamina and one of our toughest walking challenges. During the entire challenge you are fully supported by highly qualified mountain guides who will not only take care of all route finding but also all aspects of mountain safety.  


  • Qualified and highly experienced guides for the entire route
  • Technical equipment and clothing 
  • Dedicated support staff providing full assistance where required, including a safe means to retire from the event if required
  • Catering and refreshments
  • Photo memoir of your event
  • 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor

Accommodation is not included as part of the package price, but when looking for accommodation Keswick is the best location based on the route the challenge takes. However there is flexibility with the route, so please ask if you are looking for accommodation else where and we can look to make it work for your group. 


Lake District 3 Peaks (The Original) - This is the traditional version of the Lake District 3 Peak Challenge and involves ascending the 3 mountain peaks in one day with road transportation in between each leg with a target time of your choice.  You can find more details on this option in our 'First Challenge' section.  This is an ideal option for those wishing to take it steady.  

Lake District 3 Peaks with Bikes - An alternative to the original Lake District 3 Peaks but including bikes.  Ascend each of the 3 peaks and bike in between with a target of completing the challenge within 16 hours,  a great way to add a different dimension to this popular challenge event.  More information on our biking orientated Lake District 3 Peaks can be found in our 'Next Level' challenge event section.

Lake District 3 Peaks in 24 hours - One continuous walk linking all 3 peaks within a time limit of 24 hours.  Starting at Keswick’s Moot Hall you ascend Skiddaw, then Helvellyn before traversing past the Langdale Pikes and onto Scafell Pike and Scafell.  Then descend into Borrowdale with a lovely walk along the River Derwent and the shores of Derwent Water before returning to the finish point at the Moot Hall in Keswick.  More information on this version of the Lake District 3 Peaks can be found in our 'Endurance' section of challenge events

For further details on this mountain challenge event please contact our office on 017684 86465.

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At A Glance

Price Per Person: From £200+vat

Activity Level: 4C
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Dates: April to September

Group Size: 7+

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