Ullswater Challenger

Take on an adventure challenge in the stunning Ullswater valley where you get to choose the activities and difficulty.

We have designed this multi activity event so that groups can choose from a variety of outdoor activities and combine them in a way that creates the right level of challenge for you.  The route is based on circumnavigating Ullswater lake by bike and on foot but with the options of including kayaking, an abseil, cliff jump and a bit of competition on the archery range all as part of one circular journey.

Route Options:

To link the four sections of the route choose from either a or b in section 1, 3 & 4 to create your own Ullswater Challenger:

  • Distance 34 - 42km
  • Duration 8 - 12hrs
Section Journey Distance Ascent
1 a: Road bike from Distant Horizons to Sandwick 14.5km 140m
b: Road and off road route from Distant Horizons to Sandwick via Askham Fell 21km 430m
2 a: Hike from Sandwick to Patterdale/Glenridding via the lake shore path 8.5km 300m
b: Hike from Sandwick to Patterdale/Glenridding via Place Fell 9.5km 560m
3 Archery competition at Patterdale n/a n/a
4 a: Cycle from Patterdale to Distant Horizons starting with an optional 20m abseil 11.5km 70m
b: Kayak from Glenridding to Pooley Bridge with optional cliff jump 11km  n/a



  • Evening briefing prior to event
  • Qualified and highly experienced guides
  • Technical equipment and clothing 
  • Vehicle support with technician
  • Catering and refreshments throughout your challenge event
  • Photo memoir of your event
  • 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor

We invite people to bring their own bikes for personal comfort however we can arrange hybrid 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 further details on our Ullswater and Lake District challenge events please contact our office on 017684 86465

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At A Glance

Price: £110 - £150+vat pp

Activity Level: 1-3A
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Dates: April - October

Group Size: 7+

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