Leicestershire Three Peaks Challenge

September 24, 2023

Charity Link’s Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge is a 16 mile walk (or run!) around beautiful Charnwood countryside taking place each September. Challengers tackle Bardon Hill (Leicestershire’s highest point), Old John in Bradgate and Beacon Hill to raise funds.


The challenge raises vital funds to buy items such as food, clothing, beds and cookers.

Our award-winning* Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge is now open for registration!

Will you join us on Sunday 24th September to walk (or run if you prefer!) 16 miles and take on the peaks of Bardon Hill (Leicestershire’s highest point), Old John in Bradgate Park and Beacon Hill – all to raise funds to support people in hardship?

Last year 120 amazing Challengers took on our unique 16 mile route, helping to raise £15,000 to ensure local people in need are warm, safe and fed. Help to make a massive difference this year by signing up to our award-winning event! This year’s event is set to be even bigger and better than ever.

The Challenge will start and finish at our Proud Business Supporter Club members Bawdon Lodge Farm in the heart of the beautiful Charnwood Forest and we are very grateful for the Farm’s support. We are also indebted to our event supporters, including HCB Solicitors (see more about our event supporters below).

Before registering please read our 2023 event pack to ensure you (and any team members) know what the Challenge entails. This also contains details of all this year’s registration options You can then pay for the the appropriate registration option in our online shop. Please also read our important information on parking.

Complete your registration form: When you receive your acknowledgement email after paying for your registration, on the bottom of the email you will find a link to our online registration and disclaimer form. Every person taking part in the Challenge must complete this form prior to Challenge day (but asap after registration please to help with our planning please!) You won’t be able to take part if this form is not completed. If you have paid for a team place / are team captain, please ensure all team members are given the link and that each member completes a registration form, as this includes important information (such as emergency contact details) which are retained by our support team on the day.

We will then confirm your registration and keep in touch with all the details you need as Challenge day approaches.

Registrations will close on Monday 18th September (or before if places are full) – so don’t miss out! We do hope to welcome you to the team taking on this fantastic Leicestershire charity challenge soon!

Volunteers wanted – help on the day!

Along with Challengers to take part, we are are also looking for volunteers who would like to help out on the day. This could be helping with morning registration, hosting a ‘cheering post’ or refreshment point along the route or helping at the finish-line. If you would like to get involved or have any questions, please email rachel.markham@charity-link.org

We would like to thank the local businesses who are supporting this year’s event – helping to make sure our Challengers have a wonderful experience and that together we raise as much as possible to help people in need. They include:

HCB SolicitorsOur headline supporter

Faye Williamson, Legal Executive at HCB says:

“HCB are proud to sponsor the Leicestershire 3 Peaks Challenge. The event raised £15,000.00 last year to ensure the most vulnerable of our community could access basic essentials. We want to make sure this year’s event is an even bigger success and raises more funds for those in need.

We are full of admiration for those who undertake the challenge of the 16 mile walk and wish everyone the best of luck. We are sure it will be as much fun as it is a challenge.”

Steven Mather Solicitor – Our finish-line supporter

And our event supporters:

Bright Owl Copywriting

Round About Magazines

The Awards People

Westcotes Wills

Your Business Matters


ABP Drone Solutions – providing drone filming at the finish-line – so be sure to look up and wave if taking part!

Aggregate Industries – who are once again supporting us by providing a refreshment point for challengers after Bardon Hill

Astral Fitness Sports Massage – for providing training information for Challengers and a warm up on the day

Bawdon Lodge Farm – for inviting us to start and finish our event in their lovely grounds

Doggie Daycare at the Willows – for supporting the finish-line goodie bags for our four-legged friends!

Full Square Printing – Claire will once again be offering refreshment and an encouraging smile en-route!

Homeshare Leicestershire – for providing a refreshment point

Matt Glover Photography – Matt will be giving his time to capture the day for us again this year

Total Industrial Engraving – For providing our eco-friendly medals

Thank you for supporting our special event!


You can also read more about the history of the event on our event information sheet.


"It’s fantastic to see all the ways the community comes together to improve the lives of people in need. From undertaking challenges, to dress-up days, quizzes, raffles and cake-bakes, to donating, setting up a regular gift, volunteering or spreading the word, it all helps to ensure people living in hardship are warm, safe and fed and have the basics in life that we all deserve."

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