National Three Peaks Route

Each of the three mountains allows walkers to follow various routes - see our Ben Nevis, Snowdon, and Scafell Pike pages for more information.

National Three Peaks Maps

The National Three Peaks Challenge driving route is 462 miles long, and takes around ten hours in total, in good traffic - the first section from Fort William to Wasdale Head is five-and-a-half hours, and the second section from Wasdale Head to Llanberis takes around four-and-a-half hours.

We advise taking a road map and marking the route in advance, rather than relying on satnav. The same applies to navigation while walking. Everyone in the group should have a copy of the walking maps, and know how to use the maps with a compass.

The OS National Three Peaks Challenge Map in the Three Peaks Shop includes detailed mapping of all three mountains, and a road map, all in one folding map.

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Three Peaks Challenge postcodes

Postcodes for the popular start locations for each mountain are:

  • Ben Nevis (Glen Nevis Visitor centre) — PH33 6ST
  • Scafell Pike (Wasdale Head) — CA20 1EX
  • Snowdon (Pen-y-Pass) — LL55 4NY

Route Maps

OS Explorer Three Peaks Challenge Maps

OS Explorer Three Peaks Challenge Scafell Pike Cover

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