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Lake District 24 Peaks in 24 Hours

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Highlights

  • 2 boots. 24 peaks. 24 hours. 2 days of trekking. Tick!
  • Conquer the Lake District 24 Peaks over 2 epic 12 hour days
  • Ascend 4262 metres, higher than Mt Toubkal (4167m), the highest peak in North Africa
  • Ultimate way to explore England’s largest national park   
  • Immerse yourself in postcard panoramas of craggy hilltops, mountain tarns and glittering lakes
  • Stand on the summit of Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain at 978m
  • Ascend over 13,986 feet of mountainous terrain.

Overview

The Lake District is one of the most stunning mountainous areas in the UK. With breath taking mountains and valleys – it is the perfect backdrop to this epic challenge. This two day trekking adventure is a tough one involving 12 hours days in order to conquer all Lake District 24 peaks. The rewards of conquering so many peaks over a weekend will fill you with a huge sense of achievement. The trek is fully supported with certified Mountain Leaders plus your accommodation and meals are included.

Trekking with Adventurous Ewe means you not only will you experience these iconic mountains with locally based Mountain Leaders, your summit achievements will be in support of Cool Earth. A big win-win and a big thank ewe.

If the dates listed do not suit you and you have a group of over 10 people, please get in touch as we’d be happy to set up a new date between May – September. Or if you have any questions about our new operations and continued level of care for your safety and well-being, simply email: info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

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Evening 1

Make your way to the hostel to meet your fellow team-mates and Adventurous Ewe crew. Here you will have a trek briefing in the early evening in preparation for your Lakes 24 Peaks Challenge. 

If you are arriving by train, a transfer can be arranged for you to the hostel if pre-booked one month prior to the event start date. Simply contact us at info@adventurousewe.co.uk

Please note, dinner is not included allowing you the flexibility to have what you wish.

Day 2

Following breakfast and a short transfer, the start of your Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge begins at Honister Pass. Today’s route will see you crossing the Central fells including, Green Gable, Great Gable and the highest point in England, Scafell Pike, before descending Rosset Gill finishing your day in the stunning Great Langdale Valley. It’s an epic day in the mountains tackling 10 of your 24 peaks challnge.

Trekking time: approx. 12 hours

1. Grey Knotts – 697m 
2. Brandreth – 715m
3. Green Gable – 801m
4. Great Gable – 899m
5. Lingmell Fell – 800m
6. Scafell Pike – 978m (the highest mountain in England)
7. Broad Crag – 935m
8. Ill Crag – 935m
9. Great End – 910m
10. Allen Crags – 785m

Day 3

Following breakfast and a short transfer, today’s challenge takes you across the Eastern fells. Starting from Kirkstone pass you will be rewarded with stunning views of the sunrise as you ascend Red Screes before heading Northwest towards Fairfield, Dollywagon Pike and Helvellyn. This is another epic day in the mountains with taking on 14 peaks though the views are well worth the effort. On successful completion of your challenge you will finish in the beautiful Therlmere Valley filled with a huge sense of achievement. You will be transferred back to the hostel for your return journey home. For those you plan to drive home, given that you have completed two big days in the mountains, we recommend you rest prior to driving or even book an extra night at the hostel. For those who are travelling by train, please book an open ended return ticket. A return transfer to the train station on completion of the challenge can be provided.

11. Red Screes 776m 
12. Middle Dodd
13. Little Hart Crag 637m
14. Dove 792m
15. Hart Crag 822m
16. Fairfield 873m
17. Seat Sandal 736m
18. Dollywagon Pike 858m
19. High Crag 884m
20. Nethermost Pike 891m
21. Helvellyn 950m
22. Lower Man 925m
23. Whiteside Bank 863m
24. Raise 883m

Please note, Adventurous Ewe reserves the right to change the route or itinerary for safety reasons should local conditions dictate.

Why go

Homegrown trekking adventure

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on local communities and livelihoods, we’re keen to promote adventures on home ground particularly to help support the local tourism industry here whilst also giving you the chance to get out and explore our incredible Lake District landscapes in a safe and fun manner.

This trek has been designed to deliver an amazing experience and showcase the some of the most stunning landscapes across The Lake District whilst also giving you the chance to step out of your comfort zone and gain a greater understanding of the mountains, local environment and local communities. 

Trip format

The Lake District 24 Peaks in 24 Hours Challenge will be held over 2 consecutive days of approximately 12 hours of trekking per day. The peaks you will conquer per day are:

Day 1
1) Grey Knotts 697m 
2) Brandreth 715m
3) Green Gable 801m
4) Great Gable 899m
5) Lingmell Fell 800m
6) Scafell Pike 978m
7) Broad Crag 935m
8) Ill Crag 935m
9) Great End 910m
10) Allen Crags 785m

Day 2
11) Red Screes 776m 
12) Middle Dodd
13) Little Hart Crag 637m
14) Dove 792m
15) Hart Crag 822m
16) Fairfield 873m
17) Seat Sandal 736m
18) Dollywagon Pike 858m
19) High Crag 884m
20) Nethermost Pike 891m
21) Helvellyn 950m
22) Lower Man 925m
23) Whiteside Bank 863m
24) Raise 883m

Pre-trek info

On booking onto the Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge, you will receive all the exciting trek info via our mobile travel app. 

You’ll have access to your itinerary, trip countdown, live updates, contact info, weather forecasts, know before you go trip info, kit lists and much more at the touch of a button 24 hours a day via your mobile phone. No more unnecessary use of reams of paper to benefit the environment and the need of carrying around documents with you. A’ppy days.

Pre-trek support

With being a small family business we pride ourselves with providing personal, professional and friendly service for your Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge. We appreciate that everyone has different levels of experience and reasons for wishing to embark on this event and therefore require varying levels of support and guidance. We’re here to help you every step of the way from the moment you join the flock all the way through to completing the challenge and beyond. Jim and Sue’s knowledge and expertise stems from dozens of years of travelling and exploring the UK in order to fully support you in the lead up to your adventure.

Safety and Well-being

Adventurous Ewe puts the safety and well-being of you, our leaders & crew and the communities we visit at the centre of all our operations, always. Your safety and well-being is our top priority. The Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge is intentionally challenging and requires adequate preparation as the trek is designed to take you out of their every-day comfort zones and achieve something great. Rest assured we have a thorough Safety Management System, indepth risk assessments and risk management systems in place. Your safety and well-being is our top priority at all times.

For more info, please visit our Safety and Well-being page. 

Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew

You will be accompanied by certified Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew during your Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge. Our Leaders are first aid qualified and have extensive experience in leading expeditions throughout the UK. They will be ultimately responsible for the running of the itinerary and the safety of your group. Leaders and Crew will carrying full safety equipment and mountain first aid kits with them at all times. Please note, these kits are for emergencies only so please come prepared with your own personal first aid items. The Leaders and Crew will also be in constant radio communication with the vehicle drivers and base throughout your trek.

Group size

We pride ourselves in small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety and wellbeing and to make your experience more authentic.

The minimum group size to run this trek is 10 people and the maximum group size is 40 people.

You are most welcome to join the Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge as a group of family, friends or colleagues or as a solo trekker. If you have a group of over 8 people, we would be more than happy to run a private trek for your team, your charity, your private bubble or your company. You are also welcome to use this trek as a fundraiser for the charity of your choice.

For any further info or to chat about running a bespoke Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge, we’d love to hear from you at info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.  

Group management

The Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge is a team challenge and is not designed to be an individual competitive race. You will be taking part in teams of up to 10 people with a dedicated Leader. We encourage team spirit and support of each other to ensure everyone has the best opportunity to complete the challenge and enjoy the journey along the way too. This trek is a fantastic way to meet like-minded people and share an incredible adventure in the stunning Lake District whilst being accompanied and supported by friendly and experienced Adventurous Ewe Leaders and Crew.

Level of difficulty

The Lake District 24 Peaks in 24hrs Challenge is graded as ‘Tough’ and preparation is key to help you get the most enjoyment and reward from this trek. A good level of fitness and endurance is required in order to complete 2 full days in the mountains of around 12 hour each each day. A training programme will be provided and it is strongly recommend that you have previous mountain trekking experience.

The majority of this trek takes place over mountain paths within the Lake District, which, although uneven underfoot, are fairly well maintained and regularly used. However, there are a couple of small sections where you will be climbing over rocks and using your hands to help you up and down. These sections are very few and far between, but may be termed a slight ‘scramble’. 

Training

A bespoke training programme will be provided when join the team for this adventure to help you with your preparations.

We also have exclusive offers with our Training Partners and Communities – Her Spirit and the Bath Kettlebell Society. For more info, please visit our Training and Preparation page.

The more you are prepared, the more you will enjoy the challenge.

Our motto is: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey!

Kit

A full kit list will be provided when you sign up The Lake District 24 Peaks in 24hrs Challenge. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic event and an uncomfortable one. Well-worn in waterproof hiking boots are essential together with a good quality waterproof jacket AND trousers. 

Exclusive kit discount offers

To help you get the very best from your Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in independent Joe Brown / The Climbers Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use while climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe and they pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and your trekking challenge.

Weather

The weather in The Lake District, particularly in the mountains, can change rapidly so it is essential that you are prepared for all conditions including rain, wind and heat. In the week leading up to your trip we recommend checking the Mountain Weather Information Service. You will also receive weather updates via our mobile travel app.

Please note, the Leader/s reserve the right to change the itinerary at any time should the conditions require it as your safety and well-being is our top priority at all times.  In these circumstances we will make the best alternative arrangements possible that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

Accommodation

Two nights hostel accommodation is included in your Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge. You will be allocated single sex dorm rooms. 

If you would prefer a single room please let us know asap and we will make the arrangements for you dependent on availability at the hostel. There will be an additional cost for this room dependent on the hostel, therefore please get in touch with us for further info at info@adventurousewe.co.uk.

Getting there

You will need to make your own way to the hostel either by car or train for the start of your Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge. The closest train station is Windermere and trains are available from London Euston to Windermere. A transfer can be provided from Windermere train station to your accommodation if pre-booked with us one month in advance of the trek. Further information will be provided one month prior to your trek.

Food & drinks

Two breakfasts, two packed lunches of local produce and one dinner are included as part of your Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know one month prior to your event start date. Please note, dinner is not provided on the night of your arrival.

Please bring your own water bottles or camelbaks/platypus (or similar) and flasks (if you wish to take a hot drink during your trek) and refill in the hostel to avoid the need of purchasing plastic water bottles.

Adventurous Ewe Water-To-Go Bottles

The impact of single use plastic is having on our landscape, wildlife and oceans, it is now more important than ever that we all make changes in order to help our planet. We may not be a huge global company but we’re passionate about playing our part and trying to make a huge difference collectively. Together we can dramatically reduce our consumption of single use plastics and support our responsible travel ethos of ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.’

You can make a difference too with taking part in the Lake District 24 Peaks Challenge and purchasing one of these environmentally friendly reusable alternative bottles compared to single-use plastic water bottles. Grab a Water-to-Go bottle through Adventurous Ewe and receive a 15% discount. Even better, Water-to-Go will donate a further 15% to our charity partner, Cool Earth. For more info please visit https://www.adventurousewe.co.uk/water-to-go-bottle-partner-sheep/ or email us at susan@adventurousewe.co.uk to buy your Water-To-Go bottle.

Loos

Naturally there are bathroom facilities at the hostel however during your 24 Peaks Challenge the facilities will be limited to the great outdoors. If nature calls during this time, please be prepared with biodegradable waste bags (dog poop bags are ideal) and biodegradable loo paper and leave no trace of your paper items.

Payment info

Deposit: £75 per person is required on booking. 

Remaining balance: £320 per person is due for payment no later than 4 weeks prior to the event start date.

Monthly payment plan
A monthly payment plan can be arranged for this trip. Please contact us for more information or to set up your plan. Simply email
info@adventurousewe.co.uk or call 01492 588 069.

Free date changes
You can change your departure to a later date. We’ve added extra 2021 and 2022 dates to choose from, or you can request a new date that works for you or organise your own 
private bubble trip.

Flexible deposit
You can transfer your deposit to another available trip or hold your deposit on file indefinitely.

Convert it to credit
Save it for later. This, along with all payments, is 100% financially protected.

Get a refund
Being a small family business, we pride ourselves on personalised customer service and offer full

Cancelled trips
If you book on a trip that we are forced to cancel due to the pandemic, you will have the option to join another trip at a later departure with no admin costs or receive a full refund or credit note (excluding flights or insurance payments as these have their own booking conditions directly with the supplier).and prompt refunds.

If you choose to cancel your trip within 30 days of departure despite no official advice against travel
We respect your decision if you no longer wish to travel regardless of the destination or official advice. If you choose to cancel your trip, we will happily make those arrangements for you though please note, if there is no F&CO advice against travel, our standard cancellation terms will apply.

Fundraising
You are welcome to fundraise for a charity of your choice if you wish to do so. All sponsorship monies are to be sent directly to your chosen charity.

Book and travel with Confidence

As well as carefully crafting amazing and meaningful adventures across the planet, we’ve made booking them as flexible, safe and as simple as possible. With the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we’ve made a number of updates to our safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures. For more info, please our Book and Travel with Confidence page. 

Booking security
Adventurous Ewe Financial Guarantee

Any monies paid to Adventurous Ewe for a trip are immediately placed into a Trust account and not used for the day-to-day operations of the company. So, in the unlikely event of our insolvency, money paid in respect of future travel will be refunded, in full. This pledge has been honoured since the foundation of Adventurous Ewe in 2007. No client has suffered financial loss outside our T&C’s whilst travelling with us.

Financial security

Rest assured, your money is safe in any and all circumstances. There has been and always will be full financial protection on your booking. If your adventure needs to be cancelled for any reason, like say a global pandemic, you won’t be left stuck and you’ll be offered plenty of alternative options thanks to our financial protection through our insurance with Towergate Travel through Zurich Insurance PLC. What’s more, in the very unlikely event of Adventurous Ewe going under, you’ll get your money back and be repatriated if you were on a trip at the time.

Stay connected

All your event information will be sent to you through our mobile travel app which is free to download. You will receive an email from Adventurous Ewe with your personalised log in code for this app.

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Emergencies

Your Adventurous Ewe Leader/s and Crew will have a mobile phones and radios communications in case of emergencies. The team are trained to deal with these situations. Please ensure you listen to your Leader during these times and refrain from putting any posts on social media during this time. Should you find yourself unable to continue with the trek, your Leader and crew will make the necessary arrangements. Depending on the situation, you will be met by the support vehicle (depending on access) and you will be transferred back to your accommodation or nearby medical facility as required.

Your Emergency Contact at Adventurous Ewe HQ is Jim Young on +44(0)7747 346 588.

Conservation partner-sheeps

Snowdonia Society
Locally, we help support the vital work of the Snowdonia Society who since 1967 continues to work tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all.

Cool Earth
We are very excited to have teamed up with leading climate change charity Cool Earth, who share our mission to protect the planet’s precious environment in a sustainable manner. The future of rainforest protection is where everyone makes a difference to climate change! We invest a % of our revenue into supporting critical conservation projects around the world through Cool Earth. You are most welcome to help make a difference too by sparing a few pennies. Please give what you can and help save the world’s rainforests today by clicking here. Just £2.50 will save 10 trees and lock up 10 tonnes of CO2. Together, we can all make a difference in helping preserve this precious and wonderful planet.

Thank-ewe.

Departure & Return Duration Availability Deposit Total Cost* (*Total cost includes the deposit)
May 28, 2021
May 30, 2021
3 Days Available £75.00 £395.00 Book Now
Jun 18, 2021
Jun 20, 2021
3 Days Available £75.00 £395.00 Book Now
Aug 20, 2021
Aug 22, 2021
3 Days Available £75.00 £395.00 Book Now
Sep 17, 2021
Sep 19, 2021
3 Days Available £75.00 £395.00 Book Now

What's Included?

Before your trek:

  • Personalised trek support from your Adventurous Ewe team
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both in shop and online
  • All trip info supplied via our free mobile travel app, Vamoos
  • Bespoke training guide and exclusive discount code for a strength & endurance kettlebell training programme
  • Public liability insurance
  • Risk assessment and emergency management planning.

During your trek:

  • Trip briefing the night prior to your mountain adventure
  • Certified Local Mountain Leaders
  • Transfers to and from your accommodation to the start and finish of the trek each day
  • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies
  • Two night’s hostel accommodation
  • Two breakfasts
  • Two packed lunches
  • One dinner
  • Risk assessments, risk and safety management
  • First aid supplies and qualified crew

What's Not Included?

  • Transport to and from the your hostel
  • Single room supplement (if available)
  • Dinner on the night of arrival
  • Personal items such as drinks, snacks, souvenirs, etc.
  • Personal expenses
  • Any expenses incurred with leaving the challenge early, ie. change of rail tickets, accommodation, etc.

Sustainable and Responsible Travel

Adventurous Ewe is committed to delivering events in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at the core. We respect and aim to operate our adventures and events to benefit local people, their economy and the environment!

Some of the sustainable features embedded in our Lakes 24 Peaks Trek are:

  • We only operate with small groups which have less impact on local communities and the environment and give you a more authentic experience
  • Using local crew who are qualified leaders and extremely experienced, passionate and knowledgeable
  • We do not use any single use plastic and refill water bottles and flasks to avoid the need to purchase bottled water
  • We stay in locally owned accommodation wherever possible
  • Our meals are taken in local restaurants to support the local community
  • Encourage our suppliers to adopt more sustainable practices and also choose suppliers who already have greener practices in place
  • We do not use any route markers which are often made from plastic based products and non-biodegradable
  • Where possible, our Leaders collect any rubbish enroute
  • We recycle and reuse wherever possible
  • We always operate by our ‘Leave no trave ethos’ – Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.
  • By taking part in this trip you are helping us support the climate change charity, Cool Earth, and local environmental charity, the Snowdonia Society.
Location
UK
Duration
2 days & 2 nights
Difficulty
Cost From
£395.00