Lake District Ultra

This is the ultimate multi-activity challenge event and a true adventure journey through the heart of the Lake District.  

This fantastic challenge makes the most of what the Lake District has to offer by traversing the National Park by boat, foot and bike, with an abseil and cliff jump mixed in.  See some of the most stunning locations whilst challenging yourselves in a rewarding and exciting event. So, forget so called 'Commando' Challenges and get stuck into a real physical challenge, as you journey through the Lake District pushing your physical and mental abilities whilst undertaking a host of adventurous outdoor activities.

The Lake District Ultra route:

The Lake District Ultra challenge event starts at Coniston in the South West of the Lake District and finishes by the village of Pooley Bridge at the North Western corner of the National Park.  The minimum group size for a Lake District Ultra is 12.  For groups smaller than this please take a look at our Ullswater Ultra.

  • Total Distance - 53km
  • Duration - 12-15hrs
  1. Ascend the Old Man of Coniston on foot - 8.5km
  2. Bike from Coniston to Hodge Close - 7km
  3. Undertake a stunning 100ft 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    

The route can be reversed for groups wishing to stay in Coniston and therefore finish close by.

We provide:

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

Want to see the challenge in action?

Click on the video link to the right to help you get a better feel for the Lake District Ultra Challenge and the distances involved.

Lakeland Lodge accommodation:

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 further details on our Lake District challenge events please contact our office on 017684 86465.

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At A Glance

Price Per Person: From £130+vat

Activity Level: 4B
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Dates: April - September

Group Size: Up to 20

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