Lake District 24 Peaks (in 24 walking hours)

The Challenge

The challenge of walking 24 of the highest peaks of the UK is one of the ultimate goals of many people. It’s a tough one but it can be done as long as you are fit.

We walk over Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England.

We meet on the Friday evening in Penrith and are taken to Ambleside Youth Hostel where we have dinner followed by a briefing of the weekend’s events.

Saturday We leave early to start our walk, ascending Bow Fell, Esk Pike, Great End, Broad Crag, I’ll Crag, Scafell Pike, Great Gable, Green Gable and Base Brown.

We descend to finish in Seathwaite before going back to the youth hostel for the evening meal and relaxation.

Sunday We go in the minibus on an early start again now to the other side of the lakes to ascend Red Screes, Dove Crag, Hart Crag, Fairfield, Seat Sandal, Dollywaggon Pike, Nethermost Pike, Helvellyn, Lower Man, Brown Cove Crags, Whiteside, Raise, Stybarrow Dodd, Watson’s Dodd, Great Dodd.

In total 24 peaks with excellent views and scenery from start to finish. Don’t forget your camera!

Come and join us on this exhilarating and unforgettable event.

There will be a presentation of certificates at the end as we celebrate your achievement!

Transport to Ambleside may be available from Sheffield depending on numbers for a small charge.

We can pick you up free of charge from Penrith Railway Station around 5.30pm Friday


Challenge Details

Duration : 3 Days. Friday 6pm we meet at Penrith to Sunday 6-8pm finish.

Grade : Tough

Challenge Date

20th to 2nd May 2016

8th to 10th July 2016

12th to 14th May 2017

14th to 16th July 2017

Other group dates can be arranged.

Challenge Prices

Self Funded :  Registration fee of £60, plus a balance of £290 (£295 for 2017 events)

Fundraising : Registration fee of £60, plus a fundraising Target of £580 (£590 for 2017 events)

What is Included

All meals and snacks

Qualified guides

Mini bus

Sheets for the beds are provided in the Youth Hostel

What is not included

Personal outdoor clothing

Day Rucksack

Spending money (suggest £20)

Challenge images

See below for a few images we have taken on previous challenge events;