Hike The Bob Graham Round - 31 Jul

Hike The Bob Graham Round - 31 Jul


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.


Excluded from the price:

- Personal hiking kit (incl. 65 litre rucksack)

- Food when away from the mountain (e.g. pub dinners)


Small group!! (Maximum 6-people)


Breakfasts & Lunches when hiking,

Dinner when wild camping,

Accommodation and Guided hiking all included in the cost


- Just turn up at the pre-determined point in London and enjoy!


This trip is tough with excellent fitness and experience of multi-day hiking being essential.


The small group size will enable us to enjoy the tranquility of the area whilst enabling a flexible itinerary to explore the hidden gems that The Lake District has to offer.


All City Mountaineering trips are compliant with the 1992 Package Travel regulations (including financial protection)

Week Itinerary

Please note that exact timings and order of activities are subject to change, based on the local conditions at the time - The beauty of of this trip is that the plans can be loose to allow for uncontrollable factors such as the weather

Day 0 – Saturday (from 6pm)

Meet outside Eustion 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.

Day 1 - 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)

Day 2 – Monday

After breakfast, you will head out and begin the jounrey 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.

Day 3 - 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.

Day 4 - 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!

Day 5 - 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!)

Day 6 - Friday

The fianl 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.

Day 8 - 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)

Day 7 - Sunday

The mornig 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)





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