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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. 


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

  • 15% off vouchers for Cotswold Outdoor and Snow & Rock for any kit purchases

The Borrowdale 10 Challenge

  • If you are looking to book your challenge event that occurs within the next 72 hours please email us on or call us on 07557022362. 

    It is very rare that we are unable to provide a leader for an event, but as I'm sure you can appreciate the winter months can provide some harsh weather conditions and we will only take a booking if we deem it safe to head out. 

  • If you have a large group please contact us to discuss options for this challenge. We have experience in hosting this challenge event for large corporate and charity groups so you will be in great hands. 

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