3 Peaks Mountain Challenge Lake District

3 Peaks Challenge

Join the experienced outdoor activities team at Distant Horizons for the 3 Peak Challenge. Get your fill of fresh air and fantastic views whilst pushing yourself and your team to the summit of England's three highest mountains - Skiddaw, Helvellyn and Scarfell Pike. With the three mountains grouped together in Cumbria, your mountain hiking challenge in the Lake District will be completed in around 12-14 hours.

With every step, you will have the support and knowledge of our wonderful, positive and fully trained mountain guides. Armed with experience and maps, they will take care of all aspects of the route finding and all mountain safety essentials.

Each peak that you tackle in your outdoor challenge reaches more than 3000 feet and comes with the promise of truly outstanding scenery and bountiful flora and fauna to admire. What's more, with every ascent, you are bound to feel a real sense of achievement which is shared with your fellow mountain hiking group.

There’s nothing like fresh air and stretching the legs to work up an appetite – you can rest assured that your catering and refreshments will be taken care of by the Distant Horizons team!

Why Try the 3 Peak Challenge?

There are plenty of reasons to don your walking socks and lace up those walking boots! Hiking the 3 Peaks Challenge is a not only a brilliant challenge for yourself, it is also a great opportunity for a corporate team building activity day, a planned charity hike, or a breathtaking outdoor challenge for a group of friends in the Lake District.

Whether you are striving for employee engagement, fundraising for your chosen charity, or looking for an outdoor adventure in the glorious Lake District, the 3 Peaks Challenge ticks every box – and then some.

You can learn more about the 3 Peaks Challenge below. With any questions or to make an enquiry, get in touch with the team today!


  • Distance - 32km 
  • Duration - 12-14 hours
    • Scafell Pike - 10.5 km
    • Helvellyn - 7.5km
    • Skiddaw - 14km

We provide:

Open Events

Although our events tend to be arranged for bespoke groups if you would like to do the 3 Peaks Challenge as an individual or with a friend please contact us as we may be able to combine you with a similar group on one of our Open Events.

Open Event Dates: Sep 15th, 2019. Contact us for more information and to book.


Click on the video link to the right to help you get a better feel for the 32km of hiking and 2224m ascent involved in the Lake District 3 Peaks Challenge.

Lake District 3 Peaks alternatives:

Lake District 3 Peaks with Bikes - An alternative to the original Lake District 3 Peaks described on this page, which includes 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 36 hours - This challenge is at a similar level to the Lake District 3 Peaks with bikes but is a walking only version of the challenge by summiting all 3 mountain peaks and walking in between over 2 days with one night of camping en-route.  More information on our 36 hour 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; not for the faint hearted, or legged.  More information on this version of the Lake District 3 Peaks can be found in our 'Endurance' section on our challenge events homepage.

Lakeland Lodge Accommodation:

Self-catering group accommodation on the Distant Horizons estate can be combined with our Lake District 3 Peaks Challenge, contact us for availability and prices.

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

Book Now »

At A Glance

Price Per Person: From £100+vat

Activity Level: 3A
More info

Dates: All year round

Group Size: 1+

3 Peaks Mountain Challenge Lake District 3 Peaks Mountain Challenge Lake District 3 Peaks Mountain Challenge Lake District