Saturday 12th September 2020
**This product is for 1 place on the HALF route of the Buttermere Horseshoe Challenge**
Join a fully guided challenge of the epic Buttermere Horseshoe, all in aid of Hospice at Home West Cumbria!
Enjoy a walk over no less than 4 peaks, totalling 875m ascent and 6.5 miles walked. On this route you will complete what is traditionally known as the ‘Buttermere Skyline’.
The hardest part of this challenge is the first ascent on to Red Pike. As we leave Buttermere we will enjoy the seclusion of the lakeshore in the early morning but then the up gets going and you’ll enjoy a series of staircases, rising trails, and finally scree to reach the top of Red Pike. Once up on this loftysummit the next two peaks of High Stile and High Crag come comparatively easily!
We walk smaller undulations along this ridge, and should the weather beclear, we will enjoy some amazing views. The descent from High Crag is steep and loose, but careful and cautious walking means you can get down without any issue.
Now at Scarth Gap, the pass that links the Buttermere valley to Ennerdale, we have one more ascent onto the final peak of this challenge, Haystacks. Haystacks is a classic, but it doesn’t come easily. Expect some easy scrambling and at least one false summit too many, but know that when you reach the summit you’ve got all 4 peaks in the bag. All that is left now is to traverse the back of Haystacks and descend to your finish line at Honister Pass.You will then be transported back to your vehicles at Buttermere.
By participating in this event it is expected that you should do some additional fundraising for Hospice at Home West Cumbria. Upon booking you will receive a download link, in which there is a pack which will give tips on how to fundraise. You can check out the fab work that the charity does by visiting their website: https://hospiceathomewestcumbria.org.uk/
Please note there is no minimum sponsorship amount but £250+ is encouraged as a target.
Buttermere Horseshoe Challenge (HALF ROUTE INDIVIDUAL ENTRY)
The Buttermere Horseshoe Challenge (HALF) is a tough day out and requires a rmoderate level of hill walking fitness. Expect to walk on rugged paths including scree. There are some steep slopes but not any huge amounts of exposure.