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

26th June 2021

Please note that, for 2021 only, the date of the event has been moved from March to June. This is due to the ongoing pandemic and the event will return to March in 2022.

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Three Peaks Trial 2021 - Covid Update

Entries to the 2021 event are now open

Best wishes for your health and well-being in these difficult times.

Three Peaks Trial Organising Committee
Cardiff Outdoor Group

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!!!!!River Bridge Still Closed!!!!!
We are currently trying to find out if the road will be open to pedestrians for the 2021 event.

2020 Event Road Closure Information: A long stretch of Glangrwyney Road has partially collapsed caused by the flooding which occurred during Storm Dennis. This road is the approach road to the only river bridge for miles. Walkers must use the diversion, Click Here For Details and Click Here For Diversion Route

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 2020 there is a choice of four other routes. The current four routes are:

The money raised in the 2021 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 2019).

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.

Below are links to charities which people are raising sponsorship for in the 2021 event:

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 Three 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 £12. 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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