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About the walk

With two different routes on offer, you can tailor your weekend to suit your ability. Choose our skyline trek if you want to test yourself on the dizzying heights of the Lake District. Or for a simpler (but by no means flat!) option, take on the Borrowdale Circuit, following a variety of paths and tracks conquering some of the lower Lakeland Fells. 

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Event details and schedule

The route

The Lake District Skyline Challenge

The Lake District Challenge is based in the heart of the Lake District in the Borrowdale Valley.  The 2 day, 20-mile challenge is to complete the skyline circuit of the Borrowdale Valley. The Challenge makes its way through the Lakeland fells to and explores some remote areas. It follows some rough hill paths and a good level of fitness is required.

Day One: Saturday

Derwent Bank, Cat Bells, Maiden Moor and High Spy to Rosthwaite

We will make our way along the lake shore to warm up before we tackle the first peak of Cat Bells. We’ll continue onto Maiden Moor and then on to High Spy. Then, our path begins to descend into the valley below, where we conclude the day along the banks of the River Derwent, to the Lakeland hamlet Rosthwaite. 

Distance: 10 miles (15.5km)

Ascent: 2350ft (750m)

Day Two: Sunday

Rosthwaite, Jopplety Howe, Watendlath Walla Crag and Keswick

Continuing on from yesterdays end point in Rosthwaite, we start with a steady climb to Jopplety Howe. We then walk on to Watendlath and the spectacular surprise views of of Ashness Bridge. Onwards we climb Walla Crag – another excellent view point. After that, it’s pretty much down hill to Friars Crag and the shores of Derwent Water. The final section of the walk takes us through the market town of Keswick before we follow the majestic waters of the River Derwent back to Portinscale and the Derwentbank.

Distance: 10 miles (15.5km)

Ascent: 2150ft (700m) 

The Lake District Borrowdale Circuit

If the Skyline challenge sounds like too much climbing, then the Borrowdale Circuit may be the one for you.  This lovely challenge circumnavigates the stunning Borrowdale Valley in the heart of the Lake District.  It is by no means flat but it does reach the dizzy heights of the Skyline Challenge. Instead it follows a variety of paths and tracks and conquers some of the lower Lakeland Fells. 

Day One: Saturday

Derwent Bank, Derwent Water, Grange, Castle Crag to Rosthwaite

We begin the day following the grounds down to the shores of Derwentwater with some lovley views across the lake.  At the head of the lake we make our way to the small hamlet of Grange before we beign our ascent of Castle Crag.  Onwards, we follow the Cumbria Way up to the hamlet of Seatoller before concluding the day in the lovley village of Rosthwaite.

Distance: 10 miles (16km)

Ascent: 1250ft (400m) 

Day Two: Sunday

Rosthwaite, Watendlath, Surprise View, Walla Crag and Keswick

Continuing on from yesterdays end point in Rosthwaite we start with a steady climb up over the Lakeland Pass to the village of Watendlath. Onwards and we coninue our route passing under the towering cliffs of Falcon Crag before we join the lakeshore path at Friars Crag.  The final section of the walk takes us through the market town of Keswick before we follow the majestic waters of the River Derwent back to Portinscale and the Derwentbank.  

Distance: 10 miles (15.5km) 

Ascent: 1250ft (400m) 

Organised by

WalkWise Uk Ltd

30 Greenways Drive, Endmoor, Kendal

Phone: 01539560911

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