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

24th March 2018
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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.

Below are links to charities to which people are raising sponsorship for other causes in the 2018 event:

Last year a group of midwives, 'The Delivery Girls' did a charity cake stall and they're kindly returning this year. They serve tea, coffee, hot chocolate and soup, filled rolls and homemade cakes. All proceeds go to the Breast, Cervical and Ovarian Cancer charities.You'll find them on the Gold and Silver Routes just before Checkpoint 2 in Glangrwyney, at Lower Common about halfway along Glangrwyney road between The Corn Exchange and Glangrwyney Bridge.More information on the event Blog :

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

For the Brecon Beacons Met Office forecast go to www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/mountain-forecasts/brecon-beacons