National Three Peaks Challenge

Walkers on high hillside with lake views
  • Date: Friday 30 August – Sunday 1 September 2024
  • Meeting point: Chester Train Station
  • Registration and sponsorship: Registration fee is £50 and minimum sponsorship is £935

Could you take on the three highest mountains in the UK back-to-back? How about completing them all in less than 24 hours?

The National Three Peaks is one of the most popular UK hiking challenges which will see you summiting Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. That’s around 26 miles of trekking (the same length as a marathon) and climbing a total height of nearly 3,000m!

This is not a challenge to be taken lightly and requires all those taking part to have good levels of fitness, determination and desire to make a difference. The sponsorship you raise from this challenge will go towards supporting the services we’re able to offer to the people of Barnsley. This includes people like Mark, who has attended our support and wellbeing service for over four years. Read Mark’s full story here.

I tell my friends and family that I look forward to coming to the hospice, and some don’t understand it, but when I’m here, I feel more relaxed than I have ever been.


Mark, The Orangery Support & Wellbeing Service User

The 2024 National Three Peaks Challenge will take place from Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September.

What’s included in the challenge?

Your registration fee and part of the sponsorship raised will cover:

  • Travel to and from the challenge start/finish point (you must make your own way to and from Chester Station)
  • Three meals a day (unless otherwise stated in the itinerary)
  • Full backup support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Accommodation during the challenge
  • Help from our fundraising team to raise your sponsorship total and more!
  • An orange hospice t-shirt to wear during the challenge
  • A Hospice Hero medal upon completion!

This challenge is led by a third-party organiser, Charity Challenge. You can find the full challenge itinerary, kit list and trip notes on their website.

Mike from our Fundraising team will be your contact for the event and is on hand to answer any questions about the challenge in the lead-up to the big day.

Hello, I’m Mike. I’ll be the lead fundraiser for this year’s National Three Peaks Challenge. I love trail running, spending time in the mountains and helping our supporters to fundraise and prepare for our adventurous events. I’ll be on hand to answer any questions and share advice ahead of your event. If you have any queries leading up to the big day, get in touch with me or the fundraising team and we’ll be happy to help.

Important Information

Please note that the event organisers, Charity Challenge, have graded this challenge ‘tough’, making it the perfect challenge for those who have undertaken a similar challenge previously and are looking for the next step. 

 A good level of fitness is required and you must be prepared to undertake the necessary training beforehand. 

If you have a pre-existing medical condition which could affect you during the challenge, please consider the difficulty and seek medical advice before registering. If you have any further questions about the challenge, please get in touch with our fundraising team before signing up. 

The minimum age to take part in the National Three Peaks Challenge is 18. Find out more about the challenge and requirements on the Charity Challenge website.

How can I get involved?

If you think you could complete Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in support of the hospice, sign up and pay your registration fee on the form below!

We would recommend signing up for the challenge as soon as possible as this will maximise your time for raising sponsorship and training for the trek.

This challenge can also be completed by corporate groups. If your business would like to take on the National Three Peaks Challenge but can’t do our planned date, we can help organise a new event for your team. Please note, you will need a minimum of 10 participants for us to arrange a new date. Get in touch with our team to find out more.

The deadline for signing up is 28 June 2024, however, this could be brought forward if we receive a high amount of interest.

Challenge yourself for Barnsley Hospice!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do I need to raise?

In addition to the £50 registration fee to secure your place, all trekkers must raise a minimum of £935 sponsorship which includes costs such as food, accommodation and travel during the challenge.

Remember, our fundraising team is here to help you every step of the way. They’ll be able to offer advice to meet – and hopefully exceed – the minimum sponsorship.

Can I do it with a team?

The more the merrier! You can take on the challenge alongside friends, family or even colleagues. Even if you’re doing it alone, you’ll be joined by other hospice fundraisers and making a difference to Barnsley Hospice together.

Is travel for the challenge provided?

The challenge starts at Chester train station where the group will meet. Transportation between the three peaks will then be provided via minibus and you will be dropped back off at Chester once the challenge is over. Travel to and from Chester will need to be arranged by participants, along with any accommodation required before or after the trek.

How do I raise the sponsorship?

This part is up to you! You can download one of our sponsorship forms if you’d like to collect donations in person. Alternatively, you can set up a JustGiving page connected to the hospice which can be shared on your social media.

If you have any questions or need some advice on raising sponsorship, you can get in touch with Mike in our Fundraising team by emailing

What do I need to take?

All the necessary clothing and equipment can be found in a kit list on the Charity Challenge website.

This event will be run by a third-party organiser, Charity Challenge. For the challenge itinerary, kit list, essential info and more, please visit their website.

For any questions about the challenge, please get in touch with Mike in our fundraising team by emailing

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