Local 3 Peaks Hiking Challenge

Local 3 Peaks Hiking Challenge

Get your family outdoors with this hiking challenge to bag 3 summits in your area.

About this Challenge

Unfortunately, the National 3 Peaks Challenge is out of reach of most of us, let alone doing it with the family.

It’s not just the effort of the 3 mountains to climb, but it’s also the logistics of driving up, down, and across the country within 24 hours.

within reach of most of us… a Local 3 Peaks Challenge
However, there is a similar challenge that is within reach of most of us: doing a Local 3 Peaks Challenge.

Just like the official Three Peaks Challenge, you have 24 hours to climb three peaks. However, as the name implies, these are 3 peaks that are local to you.

Depending on where you live, this may be more or less of a challenge.

Some parts of the country are quite flat, so you might not be climbing high, but at the same time, the route to the peak could be long.

you have 24 hours to climb three peaks… local to you
Nevertheless, it’s a good challenge to get the family out hiking.

We gave it a go on our local three highest summits in Shropshire. We took it on in Winter and the weather conditions added to the challenge 🙂

We’ve got a number of suggested local 3 Peaks Summits across the country listed below. And remember, when it’s done, you can come back here to log your miles and completion of the challenge.

How to complete your challenge

  1. Find a set of local three peaks near to you. Click the button underneath each photo to view the summit on a map. Plan your route to each summit, making sure it is a summit that is suitable for your family.
  2. Try and do all three summits within 24hrs… or a weekend 😉
    Track how many miles you walk in doing this challenge.
  3. Get as close to each summit as is safe and legal to do so, then take a group selfie.
  4. Come back to this website and record your 3 Peaks Hiking Challenge result, uploading your three photos and recording your mileage. You’ll be added to the hall of fame for that challenge and awarded more Active Family Points, and your mileage might have earned your family a new hiking badge.

Ready for your family challenge?

View the Local 3 Peaks Hiking Challenges Below

Find Your Local 3 Summits to Hike

Click on a link below to view the highest suggested 3 peaks in your area.

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Bedfordshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Berkshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Buckinghamshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Cambridgeshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Cheshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Cumbria

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Derbyshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Devon

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Dorset

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Durham

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around East Riding

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Essex

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Gloucestershire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Greater London

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Greater Manchester

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Hampshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Herefordshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Hertfordshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around the Isle of Wight

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Kent

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Lancashire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Leicestershire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Lincolnshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Merseyside

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Norfolk

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around North Yorkshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Northamptonshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Northumberland

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Nottinghamshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Oxfordshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Rutland

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Shropshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Somerset

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around South Yorkshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Staffordshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Suffolk

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Surrey

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Tyne and Wear

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Warwickshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around West Midlands

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around West Sussex

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around West Yorkshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Wiltshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Worcestershire

+ England

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Bedfordshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Berkshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Buckinghamshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Cambridgeshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Cheshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Cumbria

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Derbyshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Devon

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Dorset

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Durham

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around East Riding

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Essex

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Gloucestershire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Greater London

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Greater Manchester

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Hampshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Herefordshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Hertfordshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around the Isle of Wight

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Kent

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Lancashire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Leicestershire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Lincolnshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Merseyside

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Norfolk

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around North Yorkshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Northamptonshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Northumberland

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Nottinghamshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Oxfordshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Rutland

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Shropshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Somerset

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around South Yorkshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Staffordshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Suffolk

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Surrey

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Tyne and Wear

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Warwickshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around West Midlands

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around West Sussex

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around West Yorkshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Wiltshire

3 Peak Hiking Challenges around Worcestershire

+ Ireland
+ Isle of Man
+ Scotland
+ The Channel Islands
+ Wales

How to Find Your Way

Note

The summits on this page are suggestions for your own organised activity and not part of the official Three Peaks Challenges.

Some challenges are easier than others. Some challenges have serious peaks, such as the Munros, and should only be undertaken with the appropriate skills and experience. Remember to only take on the challenges appropriate for your family. The button to view the map for each peak can help you with that planning.

If these challenges have inspired you to take on the official Three Peaks Challenge be sure to visit the official website, where you can also join in on an organised Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge or the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge.

Special Thanks

Getting all these hiking challenges together has taken a LOT of work. However, it would not have been possible without the great work that’s already been done by people who go out and survey all the summits across the countries.

We would like to give special thanks to the team behind The Database of British and Irish Hills, who provided most of the information in order to create these sets of challenges, and make it available under the Creative Commins 3.0 License.

We would also like to thank Geograph.org.uk for their project to capture a photo of every square kilometre of Britain and Ireland, and making those photos also available under a Creative Commons license.

Local 3 Peaks Hiking Challenge February 18, 2017