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Three Peaks Week Hiking Holiday

From £1045 pp

England, Scotland, Wales

6 nights/7 days

Join a small group of 8

Three Peaks Week Hiking Holiday

What You'll Do

Get to know the stunning wild countryside by a week of walking the peaks. You'll get to walk the tallest peaks in the UK with stunning views during the days, and wonderful dinners in the base towns of Llanberis, Keswick, Fort William or Glencoe by night.

This group tour departs 5th of September 2021. You’ll get to walk the three tallest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales (  Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis  and Snowdon,) as well as some extra scenic hikes in between, with stunning views during the days, and wonderful dinners in the base towns of Llanberis, Keswick, Fort William or Glencoe by night.

The first two days will be spent in Wales; walking Snowdon on a Sunday afternoon and a longer walk over Tryfan and the Glyders the following day. You’ll then head up to the Lake District for two nights and ascents of Helvelyn and Scafell, before completing the week in Scotland for the Buachaille and Ben Nevis.

Accommodation and Meals
Your accommodation for this holiday is usually in large guest houses, although on occasion your hosts may use small hotels, depending on what is best for the group and availability. They have an excellent relationship with all the establishments used on their trips and you can be assured of fantastic facilities and a warm welcome throughout the trip. All accommodation is hand-picked and situated within the most beautiful areas.

Evening meals are included throughout the week for the whole group and are either taken at the guest house/hotel or in a local inn or restaurant. Guest houses offer a set menu, all with excellent home cooked food, restaurants will provide a wider choice of courses. Vegetarians will always be catered for and other specific dietary requirements can normally be catered for if we know in advance. Your hosts make a special effort to ensure that your evening meals are a highlight of the trip, with excellent food on offer and a relaxed and welcoming ambiance… the perfect way to end an active day outdoors. Packed lunches are not included.

This holiday is in a small group of maximum 8 people with your own guide.

If you wish to travel in a private group with family or friends ( min. 4 people) at any time of the year, please get in touch.

Experience
Highlights

Complete your bucket list 3 Peaks challenge in a week!

Cosy, hand picked accommodation in stunning areas

An amazing meal and relaxing environment each evening

Small friendly group and expert guide

Transport between base locations

Your Local Host:

Jon Haber

I am an outdoor ‘nut’ , starting when I was in the Scouts as a kid and loved doing night hikes on Cannock Chase (great for map reading), trips to the Peak District and Wales, and then my interest really took off when I was at UEA Norwich – organising Fell and Cave trips which took students to all the hilly and interesting parts Read More

Experience Itinerary

Snowdon

After a few hours drive on the motorway direct to Snowdonia, you’ll be walking to the 1085m highest point in Wales by its easier route, the Pyg Track from Pen y Pass. You’ll then descend to your base in the nearby town of Llanberis.
600m/2000ft, 4m/6km, steep path, 4 hrs.

Tryfan and the Glyders

Today you’ll get to explore Tryfan – Wales’ most beautiful peak – a proper spike of a hill just over 3000ft. The neighbouring Glyder Fach and Glyder Fawr are otherworldly moonscapes of spiky rock formations with great views back to Snowdon.
974m/3195ft, 6m/10km, good steady path, 6-7 hrs.

Helvelyn

After an early breakfast, head northwards to the English Lake District where you’ll climb Helvelyn in the afternoon before heading to your accommodation for two nights in Keswick. The actual route up the hill will depend a great deal on the group, but there is the option of trying the famous scamble up Striding Edge. Afterwards head onwards to the base for two nights in Keswick or Borrowdale for a relaxing evening.
881m/2890ft, 5 miles/8km, good to steep rocky path, 6 to 7 hours.

Scafell Pikes

Time for England’s highest point! You’ll walk in via the longer but less steep way in from beautiful, leafy Borrowdale, with the option of taking the interesting Corridor Route which traverses the steeper higher slopes. After descending back to Borrowdale, enjoy a well earned pint in the Seathwaite Inn. 16km/10 miles 950m/3000ft ascent, good tracks and some rough ground.

Buachaille Etive Mhor

The day starts with another morning transfer, from the Lakes back to Bonnie Scotland. In the afternoon you’ll have plenty of time for the short, steep ascent of the Buachaille with its inspirational view back over Rannoch Moor before the short transfer to Fort William or Glencoe and your finale two nights’ cosy accommodation.
600m/2000ft ascent, steep path, rough ground, 4/5 hours.

Ben Nevis

Your final day features an ascent of Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain. The normal ascent of ‘The Ben’ is straightforward and on good paths but is always physically challenging. Depending on weather conditions and the fitness of the group after some full-on days, you may do the more challenging Car Mhor Dearg Arrete route (which adds another 200m of ascent and some hairy scrambling to the overall day). A fitting finale to an amazing week’s walking, 1344m/4410ft, 6m/10km, good steady path, 8-9 hrs!

Return to Edinburgh

Today is the final day of your walking holiday. After your last breakfast you’ll head off back south, passing through Glen Coe and arriving back in Edinburgh at approximately 1:00 pm. If you are still feeling fit, you may go and join the Fort William Parkrun at 09.30am before heading home! Either way, you’ll feel exhilarated after this awe inspiring week.

Location Information

This week will include a gorgeous day each of walking the following peaks:

Ben Nevis
Buachaille Etive Mhor
Helvellyn
Scafell Pike
Tryfan & The Glyders
Snowdon

Depart from Manchester: 9am Sunday (Piccadilly train station)
Return to Edinburgh: 1pm Saturday (Waverley train station)

  • Transfers throughout the week
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 incredible walks
  • Breakfasts and dinners each day
  • A knowledgeable, fun guide and host

FAQs

The walking throughout this week is classed as “challenging” – suitable for people with a good level of fitness who enjoy walking (but who needn’t necessarily have any previous hillwalking experience). Most people find this trip slightly more challenging than a "moderate" grade trip but incredibly rewarding, fulfilling and enjoyable! You'll feel amazing at the end of the week. The hikes are varied throughout the tour - all days involve mountain ascents in the order of 2000-3000ft (Ben Nevis 4,400ft!).

Of course! Please let us know any dietary restrictions so your hosts can plan.

The minimum age is 18.

Yes, you will need a minimum of 4 people and you can choose any dates to request through us.