The Lakeland 10 Peaks Challenge with Professional Mountain Leaders


You have probably heard about the Lakeland 24 Peaks Challenge, well this is day one of that challenge, the harder day too! Come along and enjoy this epic traverse from Buttermere to Langdale, taking in Lakeland greats such as Great Gable, Scafell Pike and Bowfell along the way!

This challenge will push your physical and mental fitness to it's limit. Expect an long day containing big ascents, shortly followed by morale crushing descents. Do you have what it takes to complete this challenge?

The Lakeland 10 Peaks Challenge is best suited to experienced walkers with a good level of fitness. Mountain experience is key to the success of this challenge. The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge or the Borrowdale10 Challenge are good events to have completed before this event. It is a good training event for the Lakeland 24 Peaks Challenge, Welsh 3000's and the Lakeland 3000's in 24 Hours

Terrain: Rough & Rocky    Duration: Approx. 12-14 Hours     

Route Stats: Miles - 17  Ascent - 2520m.      Start Location: The Old Dungeon Ghyll / Buttermere. 

This epic day starts in the village of Buttermere, however as it is a linear journey it is best to meet at the end point (The Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale) and get transported to the start point. The challenge starts steeply up the slopes of Red Pike. A tough 90 minutes or so of walking brings you to the top of the ridge line where two more peaks come easily. The first big descent comes as you make your way down Gamlin End on High Crag. The route heads over Haystacks (bagged but not included) and then across to Green and Great Gable. A huge height loss is again suffered from the summit of Great Gable but soon you're back on the up as you join the Corridor Route and make your way in to the Scafell Massif. Lingmell, Scafell Pike, and Great End all come fairly swiftly, leaving just Esk Pike and Bowfell. From the summit of Bowfell you descend down 'The Band' and in to Langdale, where there is a conveniently placed pub to round off the day!

Highlights Of This Walk Include:

  • The Butteremere ridgeline

  • Great Gable

  • The summit of the Highest Mountain in England

  • Sensational views from Bowfell

  • Bagging 10 Peaks

  • A very tough day out which will be sure to test you.

  • Finish the day at a walkers pub

  • 10% off vouchers for Cotswold Outdoor for any kit purchases 


This challenge can either be done in the traditional way as a walk, or as a run.

To do it as a run you must have previous experience as a runner

and  a good level of fitness.

 Bespoke Group Prices start at £300. 


Why Us?

There are literally dozens of companies who provide guided mountain event challenges so it makes life very hard when coming to pick who to trust with your challenge. Over the years we have been given the opportunity to host mountain challenges for groups of all sizes, abilities and backgrounds and each and every group has been happy with our service. We have the experience to ensure it goes smoothly and everyone has a great time doing it. 

We have an excellent safety record, and many glowing testimonials which can be viewed here