Since we are finally into Spring we decided to take a look at some of the upcoming events and cool challenges you can participate in this season.
British National 3 Peaks Challenge
The National Three Peaks Challenge is a famous British walking challenge which involves climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales in a set time with road time in between. The walk is between 26-29 miles per set depending on the route you take, with around 10,00 feet of climbing. It is possible to do all 3 peaks in one day if you’re wanting to challenge yourself and are willing to walk through the night BUT be warned this is a 480 mile drive altogether! The best time to do this challenge is from May – September and there are numerous charity events relating to this activity which you can join in with!
Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a circular walk in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and it involves walking the county’s 3 highest peaks. It is a 24-mile walk starting at Horton-in -Ribblesdale with Pen-y-ghent being your first peak going in an anti-clockwise direction. The challenge has a 5,200 feet ascent and the normal challenge is to complete the walk within 12 hours. The best time to attempt this challenge is from April – September and there are various charity events that do this challenge.
Land’s End to John O’Groats Cycle
This is an open challenge meaning you can do it for your own purposes or for charity and costs £299.99 to participate, which you can gain from fundraising. This is a 13-day road cycling challenge starting on June 13th and covers almost 1000 miles in 12 days, passing through the countryside in the British Isles. This is a tough challenge but a great way to see the country. The event includes accommodation, most meals, experienced leaders and, drivers and mechanics.
Channel Row Challenge
The Channel Row Challenge is for charity purposes solely and costs £75 to participate. For this, you row from Dover Harbour to the International separation buoy, Corbart Nord across the shipping lanes and the finish line is back at Dover Harbour. This challenge is 23 miles and is said to be suitable for beginners as long as you are 18 and over. All you need is a team of 7 then all the equipment is included! This runs on various dates in June and July.
Lake District Triathlon Weekend
To participate in this 3-day triathlon you must pay £75, which again can be self-funded or through sponsorship. For this you set off on the 5th of May by canoe, then cycle, and trek, before getting back to the bike. Once completed you will have done 1-2 miles canoeing, 23 miles of cycling and around 600m of trekking up a steep climb all whilst getting to enjoy the beauty of the Lake District. This event is commencing on the 5th May so get signed up!
The Longest & Fastest Zipline in Europe
This is an open challenge costing £60 and consists of 2 hours of zip lining! The Zip World site is located in the mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales. For this, you will be traveling 500ft above the mountain and lake making speeds of up to 100mph! You start the tour by taking the “little zipper” down to the bottom of the quarry. You will then pick up your specialised vehicle for a tour around the quarry before zip lining back down the “big zipper” for a mile. You have to be 7 years and older to participate, with loads of dates to choose from so this could make a perfect family day out!
UK Bungee Club
You can sign up for this for just £30 which will get you one day’s bungee jump. This is operated by the UK market leaders for bungee jumping with over 20 years experience. There are a variety of locations and dates you can choose to jump at so make sure to check out their website for more info.
Henshaw Parachute Jump
This is held at the Black Knights Parachute centre in Lancashire and is £50 to sign up! For this, you must be doing the jump for charity purposes to gain fundraising. This challenge takes place on the 7th May, you must be over 16 and the jump has limited spaces so get signed up! The package includes 11,000 ft tandem skydive with experienced professionals, views over the countryside, Henshaws welcome pack and a free t-shirt.
West Devon Triangle
This challenge is for charity and you must pay £100 to sign up! The walk starts on the 27th April and consists of a trek along 3 long distance footpaths and is around the Dartmoor area. This 5-day trek will mean you have walked between 70-75 miles, however, there are options for those who would rather do fewer days.
We hope this helps you find the perfect challenge. Let us know how you get on via social media!