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National Three Peaks Challenge

The National Three Peaks is one of the UK’s most iconic trekking events and a popular method of fundraising. This year is no different! You can take on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon whilst raising money to support those living with life-limiting illnesses and those close to them.

What is the Three Peaks Challenge?

It is a popular event in which participants attempt to climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales within 24 hours. The challenge is often used for fundraising and this year is no different!

When is the challenge?

The challenge spans two days on the 23 and 25 June 2023. However, because we need to secure your place with the event organisers the deadline for registration is 23 June.

How can I get involved?

We have several spaces available for keen trekkers to take part in the challenge to raise vital funds for Barnsley Hospice. If you’d like to take on the Three Peaks Challenge on behalf of Barnsley Hospice, register your interest using the form below and a member of our fundraising team will be in touch. To confirm your space, we do ask that all participants pay a £50 deposit.

This event will be run by a third-party organiser, Adventurous Ewe. For more information about what is included in the event, details about transportation, and the full challenge itinerary, please visit the Adventurous Ewe website.

If you’d like to find out more about the challenge or speak to our fundraising team directly, please call 01226 244244, or email

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do I need to raise?

In addition to the £50 deposit to secure your place, we ask all participants to raise a minimum of £400 for the hospice.

Do I need to pay for my place?

No, the cost of your place will be covered by the sponsorship you raise.

How do I pay the deposit?

Your deposit can be made via our Make a Donation page. Please make sure you list the reason for the donation as ‘National Three Peaks Challenge’ and include your name so we know what it’s for. As we are also running a Yorkshire Peaks challenge this year, please make sure to clarify if your deposit is for the National or Yorkshire challenge.

Can I do it in a team?

You can take on the challenge with friends and family. We do ask that if you are taking on the challenge as a group, you still register your interest individually and pay your deposits separately so we can confirm numbers and ensure you all have a place.

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 it in person. Alternatively, our team can help you set up a JustGiving page connected to the hospice which can be shared via text and social media.

How do I give my sponsorship money to the hospice?

We would recommend creating a JustGiving page using our link so that all money raised is given straight to the hospice which is more convenient for you. If you collect any cash donations for your Tough Mudding efforts, this can be brought into the hospice.

What do I need to take?

All the necessary clothing and equipment will be included on a kit list provided once your space is confirmed. You can find more information about what is included in the event on the Adventurous Ewe website.

Do I need to train for the challenge?

The National Three Peaks Challenge is graded as ‘Tough’, and a strong level of fitness, strength and endurance is needed to take on the challenge. It is strongly recommended by the organisers that you have some previous mountain trekking experience. You will be provided with a training programme to help you prepare, as well as some top tips for the trip