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 26th June 2021 - Thank You!


  • LONGTOWN MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAM - for marshalling all the mountain top checkpoints.

  • All the 128 Walkers who took part in this year's Three Peaks Trial.

  • FABIAN4/RACETEK who provided Registration support and on-the-day etag system.

  • COUNCILLOR NICK TATUM of Abergavenny Town Council who helped in a number of roles throughout the day.

  • The charities and fundraisers who supported the event:

The event organisers, Cardiff Outdoor Group, would like to thank all participants for adhering to the additional requirements put in place to ensure the event was as Covid-safe as possible.

Event Top Achievements:
Probably the achievement of the event goes to the Wilton Family. In addition to the Gold challenge Jon Wilton (47) and daughters Lowri (10) and Rosie (9) were the first to also finish the 3PT Great Challenge of climbing three UK peaks - Cader Idris (Wales); Helvellyn (England) and Ben Lomond (Scotland) and complete the Three Peaks Trial Iron Route.

The first walkers back on each route were:

Gold Route
A couple, Hallam and Alexis Giradet (both 54) from Abergavenny completed in a time of 5 hours 41 minutes.

Silver Route
Gabrielle Yates, 43, from Cwmbran returned in a time of 4 hours 50 minutes.

Bronze Route
Johanne Morgan-Rolfe, 25, from Hereford completed in a time of 5 hours 15 minutes.


If you have any photos to share please either put them on our Facebook Facebook page or email to threepeakstrial@gmail.com. Also many thanks to those who have already sent in photos and we'll upload them in the next few days.

Lost Property

Do you recognize the sunglasses? They were left behind at the event. If they're yours then email threepeakstrial@gmail.com and we'll return it.

Walkers Photos

The following walkers have kindly sent in the photos below:

Thomas Jones

Craig Radford
“Thanks for organising another great event again.”

Howard Davies “My thanks to all the volunteers who did such a brilliant job of organising Saturday and keeping us going through the day. My first official Three Peaks and so was special. My many thanks to the great Three Peaks team. ”

Dai Prosser “Had a great day see you next year! ”

Walkers Comments:

Barbara Avery
Just to say a big thank you to all you great volunteers on the event yesterday. A thoroughly enjoyable day, all made possible by you. I shall return to do the Gold route next time!

Mark Ketteringham
Just to say a really big thank you to you and your team, for organising another very enjoyable Three Peaks Trial, which my son, Stephen and I took part in yesterday. Slightly achy today, due to not putting in enough preparation, but we had a great time, and hope that we'll be able to join you again next year.

Kate & Huw Williams
We just wanted to thank you all for all your hard work in organising the Three Peaks. This was our fourth time but friends joined us for their first time and we all had a brilliant day. The event was so well organised and the COVID safety measures in place were excellent. All team members and volunteerS were happy, helpful and encouraging. Huge thanks to all. See you in 2022!

Howard Davies
My thanks to all the volunteers who did such a brilliant job of organising Saturday and keeping us going through the day. My first official Three Peaks and so was special. My many thanks to the great Three Peaks team.

Terry Williams
Really enjoyed the day and would just like to say thank you very much for organising etc. Appreciate all you do [hopefully tea and cake next year:)….]

About the Three Peaks Trial:

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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