31 Jul-08 Aug 2021
The week will involve hiking on and off track, over 42 summits of The Lake District - with a total ascent of 8,800m!! - Are you tough enough!?
The 120km route will see you hike a huge circuit around The Lake District National Park!
Lead by a highly qualified and experienced Mountain Leader, you will be completely self-sufficient and will overnight at campsites, hostels and bunkhouses (with one/two nights wild camping)
This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime trip and all on the shores of our little island. This is a simply breathtaking hike, however an excellent level of fitness is a must!You will be hiking for 6-days in a row, on and off track, up and down mountains, with a heavy rucksack.
Tents, sleeping bags & mats and cooking equipment will be provided - but you are welcome to bring your own if you have them.
This trip is tough with excellent fitness and experience of multi-day hiking being essential.
All City Mountaineering trips are compliant with the 1992 Package Travel regulations (including financial protection)
Please note that exact timings and order of activities are subject to change, based on the local conditions at the time - The beauty of this trip is that the plans can be loose to allow for uncontrollable factors such as the weather
Saturday (from 6pm) - Meet outside Euston train station and board the train for a relaxing journey north. You will be met at Penrith train station and transported to your hostel accommodation, in Keswick, for the night for a full trip briefing, kit check and readying yourself for the days ahead.
Sunday - Departing the accommodation, you will head straight out to the hills, heading north to the first peak - Skiddaw! Continuing on to Great Calva and Blencathra, before heading down to the valley bottom and a night in a bunkhouse (pub dinner)
Monday - After breakfast, you will head out and begin the journey south, towards the plateau of Helvellyn. Summiting many peaks en route, you will reach a lake at the end of the day where you will pitch tents for a rest and wild camp under the stars.
Tuesday - After packing away the tents, you will now head towards the centre of The Lake District. The day will start with a short, steep ascent then most height will be maintained as you meander on towards Bow Fell, at the head of The Langdale valley. The hike will end with a summit wild camp (weather depending) as you watch the sun set for another day.
Wednesday - Today will see you reach the highest point in England as you summit Scafell Pike, then on to the scramble to the summit of Sca Fell and down to Langdale Head for a night in the campsite and well earned pub food!
Thursday - This is a tough day! - It starts by heading straight up the side of the mountain behind the pub (it is steep!) - then along the ridges, cols and peaks of the neighbouring mountains. After reaching the summit of Great Gable, with some of the best views in The Lake District, you will begin to head north again, to Honister and a night in a hostel (with a shower!)
Friday - The final day of the adventure will see you return to Keswick, via a few more summits, of course and the comfort of our hostel, before celebratory drinks in town.
Saturday (Contingency Day) - this will be used as a rest day or to split some other stage in case of bad weather (or anyone in the group understandably needs a break)
Sunday - The morning is free fro you to explore Keswick before you are transported to the train station in the early afternoon for a return back home (expect to back at Euston train station around 5pm)