A HEREFORDSHIRE business is celebrating a great achievement.

Workers at Dale steel fabricators in Leominster have completed the national Three Peaks challenge.

12 walkers, with the assistance of two drivers, climbed Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in consecutive order on September 9 and 10.

The total walking distance was 23 miles, with a total ascent of 3,064 metres, taking 770,000 steps between them. The total driving distance was 462 miles.


The challenge was in support of Westfield school, a Special school in Leominster for more than 60 students with severe or complex learning difficulties between the ages of 2 and 19.

They have already raised over £5,000 for the cause and their gofundme page is still open for donations at www.gofundme.com/f/three-peaks-challenge-for-westfield-school

A spokesperson for Frank H. Dale LTD said: “We did it!”

“Thank you to all who sponsored us and supported us and a special thanks to our 3 main supplier sponsors Hempel, Strumis LTD and Metsec.”

“There is still time to donate. We need all the support we can get.”

The company was established in 1932 in Leominster by Frank Dale who started out producing poultry houses in his father’s barn, before moving on to produce Dutch barns and other larger agricultural buildings.

 In 1990 Dale moved away from purely agricultural work and ventured into other steel building markets.

 Today the company operates out of a 525,000 square foot site in Mill Street and a facility in Owen Way has been equipped with automated technology.