Lakeland 10 Peaks Challenge

Take on 10 peaks in a day including England’s highest, Scafell Pike. 1 day. 0 days off work.

1 Day
United Kingdom
June, July

Traverse over steep climbs and rocky descents as you challenge yourself to conquer 10 of the Lake District’s peaks. Starting in the valley of Buttermere, you’ll head for Bowfell via Great Gable, High Crag and Scafell Pike to name a few.

Your hassle-free adventure includes:

  • 1-day hiking
  • Local, certified guide
  • Local transfers

Perfect for:
Keen hikers looking to conquer multiple peaks in a day via a challenging 27km trail.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Transport to Langdale
  • Food and drink
  • Accommodation before/after the challenge
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

This trip will run with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 14.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

The Lakeland 10 Peaks is a very demanding day out. A high level of fitness and previous hillwalking experience is essential.

The Borrowdale 10 Peaks Challenge and Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge are slightly less demanding.

The weather can be very changeable even in the summer months. It is all down to luck as to whether the day is dry with blue skies and sunshine or wet with sideways rain.

No food will be included on this trip.

No kit will be provided for this trip.

  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof clothing (jacket and trousers)
  • Suitable walking clothes (no jeans)
  • Warm tops
  • Food and drink
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sun hat
  • Head torch (plus spare batteries)
  • Survival bag and whistle

Other recommendations are: - Walking poles - Camera - Mobile phone (please register your phone with ‘999’ to enable SMS messaging to the emergency services) - Personal medicine if required (please inform your guide in case of emergency)


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In 2017 the Lake District was made into a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area provides some of the most recognisable landscapes in the UK, drawing in millions of walkers, photographers, bird watchers, and break-seekers every year. Borrowdale lies within the historic boundaries of Cumberland. Now part of the National Park, the valley was once a hive of industrial activity with iron smelting, charcoal burning, and copper mining. Today farming struggles to make a living and visitors play an important role in sustaining the local community.

What to Expect

Day 1: The Lakeland 10 Challenge

You’ll meet at 06:00 in Langdale and be transferred to the village of Buttermere where you’ll begin the challenge.

You’ll start by climbing the steep staircase of Red Pike (755m) and scramble the scree to the top. With the first peak bagged, there’s some easier walking on the ridge to the next two, High Stile (807m) and High Crag (744m), before a short but steep descent to Scarth Gap pass.

Walking further afield, Green Gable (801m) and Great Gable (899m) are now in your sights. Tackle the biggest descent down to Styhead Tarn before climbing to Corridor Route and up towards Scafell Pike (978m), bagging Lingmell on the way (807m).

The next summit, Great End (910m), is an easy one by comparison; then you’re on the home straight with the last two peaks, Esk Pike (885m) and Bowfell (902m), achieved in quick concession.

You’ll walk The Band to the finish line where your challenge is accomplished and you’ll be transferred back to Langdale.

12-14 hours hiking, 27km, 2500m ascent

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, and weather conditions and forecasts.


While there is no accommodation included in this trip, you may wish to stay the night before at Great Langdale National Trust Campsite, in preparation for your early start.

Great Langdale National Trust Campsite is a popular camping site with pitches for tents, caravans, and motorhomes; pods and glamping options are also available.There is toilet, hot shower, washing up, and drinking water facilities on site and dogs are welcome. Booking in advance is recommended.

Start point?
You will meet in Langdale at 06:00.

Finish point?
Your challenge will end in Langdale between 18:00 – 20:00.

Getting there and away?
Langdale is easily accessible by road via major motorway routes.

Intercity trains (3hrs 20 min from London Euston) stop at Oxenholme (Kendal) with regular connections to Windermere Station.

Langdale is a 15-minute taxi ride.

We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

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