A Challenge Walk -
Designed To Test Endurance And Map Reading Skills

24th March 2018
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Three Peaks Trial 25th March 2017 - Thank You!


  • LONGTOWN MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM - for marshalling all the mountain top checkpoints.
  • All the 797 Walkers who took part in this year's Three Peaks Trial.
  • Councillor Nick Tatam of Abergavenny Town Council who helped in a number of roles throughout the day.
  • The fundraising team of midwives, 'The Delivery Girls', for Breast Cancer Care, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action who had a charity cake stall for walkers just before Checkpoint 2 in Glangrwyney.
  • The charities and fundraisers who supported the event:

The first walkers back on each route were:

Platinum Route
Richard O'Shea, 59, from Abergavenny returned in 3 hours 34 minutes

Gold Route
William Fox, 55, from Chepstow got back in 4 hours 7 minutes

Silver Route
David Brunsdon from Cwmbran returned at 11:26

Bronze Route
Philip George, 58 from Gloucester returned in 2 hours 2 minutes


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Walkers Photos

The following walkers have kindly sent in the photos below:

Alison Rawlings “Photo of the lovely view from top of Blorenge”

Simon Foster “A couple of images from our walk on the Platinum route.”

Steve Tranter “Colin Gifford and Steve on Skirrid with Sugar Loaf in the background on the Gold Route.”

Lynne Price “We had a lovely day on Saturday It was brilliant...........hope to do it again next year.”

Angela Price

Nick Williams “It was a great day and great weather!”

Emma-Lee Norman “I’d just like to say what a wonderfully organised event, and a brilliant day! Myself and 9 of my colleagues (from OCG) took part in the Silver Route, please see attached pic of us at the top of the Blorenge. Looking forward to signing up again next year and maybe even taking on the Gold Route!”

About The Event

The Three Peaks Trial is an organised challenge walk arranged each year in March by the Cardiff Outdoor Group. Since 2010 Longtown Mountain Rescue Team provide support with marshalls on all the mountain top checkpoints.

The Walk was first held in March 1963 and was designed for less experienced walkers who wanted to test their powers of endurance and skill at map reading. It is now the oldest challenge walk in the UK.

Over the years the event has been modified so in 2017 there is a choice of four other routes. The current four routes are:

The money raised in the 2016 Three Peaks Trial will be split between the Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, the National Trust, owners of Sugar Loaf and Skirrid Fawr, for footpath maintenance and at least one other charity (charity decided November 2016).

A leaflet for the event is available,Click Here For a webcam (updated every 15 minutes) showing Blorenge Click Here

Please note that we are unable to take any entries on the day.

Raising Money for Other Causes

People are welcome to raise sponsorship for other registered charities. Please confirm with the Organizers beforehand which charity you wish to raise funds for.

Cardiff Outdoor Group (COG) organise a wide range of day walks and weekends away throughout the year in South Wales and beyond to suit all abilities: perfect training for the 3 Peaks Trial. Click Here for details. Also as a special offer for Three Peaks Trialers you are welcome to join COG at the reduced annual rate of just £7. Click Here to join COG.

PHOTOS OF THE THREE PEAKS can be found on the website of CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY WALES - Click Here. For participants in the Three Peaks Trial there's a 20 per cent discount on photo purchases!

Weather Forecast for Abergavenny

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