Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge

3 Days

Price from: £299.00

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A two day Lake District trekking challenge - not to be taken lightly...

The 24 Peaks Challenge encapsulates what the Lake District is all about and compacts it down into a fantastic two day mountain walking experience.

  • Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge image
  • Highlights
  • Beautiful location
  • Conquer the Lake District
  • Many major peaks
  • Mental and Physical challenge
Located in the heart of the Cumbrian mountains you will climb 24 peaks within 24 hours of walking during this challenge, covering a distance of over 31 miles in total. On top of this you will gain thousands of metres of ascent, often over uneven and rugged terrain and you'll have to face jarring descents before the challenge is successfully completed.

This event is very demanding and places great strain on the body, especially if it has not been properly prepared prior to the challenge. Although successfully finishing the challenge is possible for anybody with enough determination; a high level of fitness and lots of previous training are highly recommended and are absolutely vital for those without prior mountain walking experience.

Fitness and Safety
In order to help participants improve their fitness before undertaking this event we offer preparation training weekends in the Lake District and Snowdonia which will give you a sound base from which to seriously attempt this challenge.

As with all active pursuits, the fitter you are, the more enjoyment you will glean from the experience and the more you will get out of it as a whole. The sense of achievement that comes with completing a difficult challenge such as this is incomparable and we can guarantee you'll fall in love with the great outdoors!


2 night's in a Keswick guest house (bed and breakfast only)


2 night's in Keswick youth hostel (dinner, bed and breakfast)


Day 1

Arrive in the Lake District and spend a night at your accommodation in Keswick.

Day 2

Have an early breakfast at your acoomodation and then the minibus will bring you to Gatesgarth Farm for the start of the walk. You will meet your guide here and receive a briefing about the challenge ahead.

10 Peaks / Up to 14 hours walking

Leg 1:Gatesgarth Farm - Red Pike 4.5km
Leg 2: Red Pike - High Stile 1.2km
Leg 3: High Stile - High Crag 1.5km
Leg 4: High Crag - Green Gable 6km
Leg 5: Green Gable - Great Gable 0.8km
Leg 5: Great Gable - Lingmell 4.2km
Leg 6: Lingmell - Scafell Pike 1.5km
Leg 7: Scafell Pike - Great End 1.8km
Leg 8: Great End - Esk Pike 1.6km
Leg 9: Esk Pike - Bow Fell 1.6km
Leg 10: Bow Fell - Stool End Farm 3.5km

Target time: 12 hours

Upon completion of the first day's walking you will be transported back to your Keswick accommdodation for a well earned rest.

Day 3

Another early rise and breakfast before being taken to Kirkstone Pass for the second day's walking.

14 Peaks / Up to 10 hours walking

Leg 11: Kirkstone Pass - Red Screes 800m
Leg 12: Red Screes - Dove Crag 3.3km
Leg 13: Dove Crag - Hart Crag 1km
Leg 14: Hart Crag - Fairfield 1.3km
Leg 15: Fairfield - Seat Sandal 1.5km
Leg 16: Seat Sandal - Dollywagon Pike 1.6km
Leg 17: Dollywagon Pike - Nethermost Pike 1.3km
Leg 17: Nethermost Pike - Helvellyn 1.1km
Leg 18: Helvellyn - Lower Man 0.7km
Leg 19: Lower Man - Whiteside 1.2km
Leg 20: Whiteside - Raise 1km
Leg 21: Raise - Stybarrow Dodd 1.8km
Leg 22: Stybarrow Dodd - Watson Dodd 1.1km
Leg 23: Watson Dodd - Great Dodd 1.3km
Leg 24: Great Dodd - Grovebeck Fold 3.9km

Target time: 10 hours

Dates and Prices Info

Price is based on our standard package for group size 8. However, we can provide specific costings for tailor-made events on receipt of your booking request.

Discount is available for larger groups.

What's Included?

  • Full event planning/logistics + client liaison
  • Link transport at start and end of walk
  • Experienced Mountaineering Instructor - ratio 1:8 staff:client
  • Use of trekking poles
  • 2-way radio communication
  • First Aid and emergency equipment
  • 2 night's accommodation: Bed and Breakfast or Hostel
  • High energy food and drinks during the event
  • Big discount on outdoor clothing and equipment
  • Photographic highlights of your challenge on CD

Not Included

  • Transport to and from the Lake District.
  • Pick up and drop off at Penrith Rail Station can be arranged at extra cost

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