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The Lake District Ultra Challenge

This is a multi-activity journey starting at the village of Coniston and finishing in Pooley Bridge by Ullswater. Forget so called 'Commando' Challenges and get stuck into a real physical challenge travelling through the Lake District pushing your physical and mental abilities whilst undertaking 5 different outdoor disciplines.

During the evening prior to the event we give all challenge participants a presentation about the event including the route, activities and weather etc. at our Watermillock headquarters.

The Challenge

  • Distance: 53km
  • Duration: 12-15 hours
  • Dates: April to September
  • Group size: 7-20
  • Price: £150+vat per person plus bike hire

The Route

  1. Ascend the Old Man of Coniston on foot - 8.5km
  2. Bike from Coniston to Hodge Close - 7km
  3. Undertake a stunning 120ft abseil down into a spectacular slate quarry at Hodge Close
  4. Bike from Hodge Close to Glenridding via the mountain pass at Kirkstone - 26km
  5. Paddle the length of Ullswater from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge  - 11.5km
  6. As part of the paddle on Ullswater take a brief stop to jump from cliffs on the waters edge into the lake

Technical equipment (exc. bikes) and clothing, full event logistical support plus all food, snacks and drinks are provided throughout the event.

This amazing challenge event is ideal for those who have participated in previous challenge events such as mountain walking challenges like the National 3 Peaks or similar and looking to undertake something very different. The benefits of this event is that it is organised and run by a company who have 18 years of experience in running high quality challenge events so you are guaranteed a high degree of experience and delivery at the highest quality level.

For further details please contact us on: 017684 86465.

Luxury Lakeland Lodge Accommodation now available as part of an event package.  Call our office for more details.

mountain biking in the coniston area of the Lake District
abseiling at Hodge Close in the Lake District
the summit of Old Man of Coniston in the Lake District