Lake Windemere Kayaking & Scafell Pike Hiking

England's Longest & Highest Extreme

Take on England's longest lake and highest mountain in one day, and link them by a cycling through the beautiful Langdale valleys.  This is our Longest and Highest Extreme which takes you to some of the Lake Districts most iconic areas while pushing you physically to the edge.

Pass through some of the most stunning Lakeland scenery while paddling the length of Windermere, hiking to the top of Scafell Pike and cycling in between.  By adding a cycle section it elevates this popular challenge into our Endurance category.   If you feel you aren't quite ready for this level of challenge but are still keen to test yourself our original Longest and Highest event is a fantastic alternative.  For more information on our original Longest and Highest go to the Next Level section of our challenge events homepage.


  • Duration:   12.5-16 Hours
  • Distance:   49.5 Km
    • Kayaking - 16km
    • Biking - 15km
    • Hiking - 18.5km
  1. Start at the southern end of Windermere and paddle the full length of the lake in our fabulous tandem sea kayaks - 16km
  2. Cycle from Ambleside through scenic back roads and valleys towards Great Langdale via Little Langdale - 15km
  3. Ascend Scafell Pike via Angle Tarn/Esk Hause and then back to complete the challenge - 18.5km


  • Evening briefing prior to event
  • Qualified and highly experienced guides & instructors
  • Technical equipment and clothing*
  • Full vehicle support with staff
  • All catering and refreshments during challenge
  • Photo memoir of your event
  • 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor

*Excludes bikes as we invite people to bring their own for personal comfort, however we can arrange bike hire at an additional cost.


Due to the lengthy duration of the event we advise people to stay in the local area the night before and after, and for those looking for a self-catering option we have our own lodge available for private hire.  Our Lakeland Lodge provides basic but comfortable communal accommodation for up to 12 people.  For groups interested in alternative accommodation we can source a variety of options.

For more information and availability on our Longest and Highest Challenge and all of our Lake District Events contact our office on: 017684 86465

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At A Glance

Price Per Person: £150+vat

Activity Level: 5B
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Dates: April-September

Group Size: 7-30

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