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What is the best time to take on the National 3 Peaks?

Updated: Oct 17, 2019

In the final part of our National 3 Peaks series, we take a look at the timings involved to help you plan your challenge. For more on required fitness levels and a kit list, see our earlier posts.

Time of year

The 3 Peaks is always best undertaken during the spring or summer as there are longer days and (hopefully) better weather! Any time between June and September is typical.

However, we would recommend avoiding and school or bank holidays as not only do the roads get busy, the parking around Fort William could get very congested. (Every little helps in sneaking under that 24 hours!)