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Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge

The Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge is a two day challenge over a walking distance of 31 miles which will push your mental and physical strength to the limit.

The 24 Peaks is designed to involve fairly strenuous exercise and for your own safety you must be aware of this and consider carefully whether your general level of fitness, or any particular illness or ailment prevents you from participation.

This is a tough challenge that will test your endurance and strength. Set in the stunningly beautiful Lake District you will climb 24 peaks within 24 hours, encountering difficult terrain, lengthy ascents and steep descents along the way.

Why not challenge yourself and a team of colleagues with this exciting event and raise money for your favourite charity or for our own adopted Charity - The British Heart Foundation.



  Descending to Stool End Farm via The Band

Day 1: As per Lake District 10 Peaks Challenge

10 Peaks / Up to 14 hours walking

Day 2: Kirkstone Pass to Grovebeck Fold

14 Peaks / Up to 10 hours walking

  • Leg 11: Kirkstone Pass - Red Screes  800m / 75 mins
  • Leg 12: Red Screes - Dove Crag 3.3km / 84 mins
  • Leg 13: Dove Crag - Hart Crag 1km / 25 mins
  • Leg 14: Hart Crag - Fairfield 1.3km / 35 mins
  • Leg 15: Fairfield - Seat Sandal 1.5km / 70 mins
  • Leg 16: Seat Sandal - Dollywagon Pike 1.6km / 60 mins
  • Leg 17: Dollywagon Pike - Nethermost Pike 1.3km / 30m
  • Leg 17: Nethermost Pike - Helvellyn 1.1km / 28 mins
  • Leg 18: Helvellyn - Lower Man 0.7km / 17 mins
  • Leg 19: Lower Man - Whiteside 1.2km / 31 mins
  • Leg 20: Whiteside - Raise 1km / 22 mins
  • Leg 21: Raise - Stybarrow Dodd 1.8km / 40 mins
  • Leg 22: Stybarrow Dodd - Watson Dodd 1.1km / 28 mins
  • Leg 23: Watson Dodd - Great Dodd 1.3km / 33 mins
  • Leg 24: Great Dodd - Grovebeck Fold 3.9km / 78 mins

Total estimated time: 11 hours 56 mins / Target time: 10 hour


Challenge Information

This event is a demanding challenge and it should not be underestimated. It requires a high level of fitness and thorough preparation training especially for those individuals without prior experience of high level mountain walks.

  • Minimum / Maximum team size: 4 / 8
  • Maximum Event size: Up to 2 x 24: 48
  • Qualified outdoor Instructor ratio: 1:8
  • Includes: 2 / 3 nights accommodation Friday / Saturday
  • Optional Celebration night - Lake District Hotel (Sunday)
  • Transport: All in course transport included from Keswick
  • Food: Includes dinner bed and breakfast
  • In course food and drinks: Includes water and food
  • Event dates: Usually weekends - Saturday to Sunday
  • Photography: Includes highlights of the event on CD

Fitness and Safety

We can provide help and guidance on the fitness side providing detailed information on fitness programmes and we also offer Preparation Training weekends in the Lake District and Snowdonia; which provide valuable experience for those contemplating mountain challenge events.

The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy your Challenge, and you will never have a better excuse to start exercising!

We have training programmes designed for people who don’t usually train, ensuring you get a good level of fitness prior to the event. Success is achievable without previous experience!

We can organize this challenge as a private corporate event for medium to large companies on specified dates and we also run several open challenges between April and September.

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