Saturday 4th June 2022
0645 Meet and Start
The aim of the Borrowdale10 Challenge is to complete this circuit in under 12 hours, so an early start for this challenge is required. Starting in the popular hamlet of Seathwaite the route starts by heading up the valley to Stockley Bridge. A short climb on a pitched path brings you alongside Seathwaite Fell, which is then climbed via a steep grassy gully. The climb is rewarded with the summit being nearby, but now we sit in the shadow of the mighty Great End. Our next peak is Allen Crags which is straightforward, and then a steady pull takes us up and over the 900m mark to Great End's summit. Now we have the height, Ill Crag and Broad Crag are ticked quickly. A steep pull onto Scafell Pike brings up number 6, as well as the tallest mountain in England.
A long descent drops us down to Lingmell, from which we descend even further down the Corridor route to Styhead Pass.
Considered the crux of the event, the task is to climb over 400m up the eastern flank of Great Gable. The climb will require some determination, but once at the top you have just 2 peaks remaining. The final two peaks, Green Gable and Base Brown are easy tags now, and all that is left is the steep descent back to Seathwaite.
The Borrowdale10 Challenge is a perfect step up from something like the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge and a great primer for harder challenges such as the Lakeland 10 Peaks or Lakeland 24 Peaks Challenge.
Highlights Of This Walk Include
Summit 10 peaks, 5 of which are in the top 10 highest in England!
The chance to put yourself against a tough challenge to find out how fit you are
Great views from every peak