Three Peaks

I completed the three peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon at the end of Septemeber 2011. This was done over a long weekend rather than in 24 hours, giving the group some time to enjoy the walks and also enjoy some of the local culture, and spend some money in the local economies. If you insist of doing it in 24 hours, you should really have a designated driver. If you don’t have one then you could join an organised group who will do the driving for you!

You can plan your driving route/times using Google maps. The motorways around Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow experience congestion during peak hours.

Equipment Checklist

This is the list of equipment that I take on trips in to the hills

First Aid & Emergency

  • Torch
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit
  • Torch
  • Whistle
  • Emergency blanket
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Knife/multi tool
  • “Emergency” Snacks and Water
  • Hat/gloves
  • Small dry-sack for emergency equipment

Navigation (on the hills)

  • 1:25,000 Landranger Map of the area you are walking in.
  • Waterproof map case
  • Compass
  • Pen & Paper pad
  • Knowledge and experience of using a map and compass in mountainous/poor weather environment


  • Walking Boots (make sure they are worn in)
  • Walking Socks
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof Trousers
  • Fleece/warm jumper
  • Waterproof back pack

Food & Drink

  • Water
  • Packed lunch
  • Snack bars
  • Fruit
  • Bag to take all your litter home


  • GPS
  • Small camera
  • Spare batteries

Useful Resources

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