Ullswater Ultra

Hike, mountain scramble, paddle, abseil, cliff jump, swim all within the Lake District's Ullswater valley and all in one day.  This compact Lake District challenge event certainly packs a punch when it comes to variety, and it is a real test of endurance as you are on the go throughout with only brief stops between each discipline.


Total Distance: 26.5 km    Duration: 9-11 Hours

  • Starting at Patterdale hike up Helvellyn, one of England's highest peaks, ascending via the stunning ridge line scramble on Striding Edge, and descending by the equally stunning and airy Swirral Edge.  Ascent - 823m, distance - 13.5km
  • Just before finishing the hike test your head for heights as you abseil down a mountain side crag
  • Swap your walking boots for a seat in a sea kayak or canoe and start out on a 13km multi-adventure journey on Ullswater
  • Towards the end of the lake journey stop on the Ullswater shore line to do a cliff jump and then swim back to your boat before completing the journey to the finish point

Looking for a similar but tougher challenge? Take a look at our Lake District Ultra.



Although our events tend to be arranged for bespoke groups if you would like to do the Ullswater Ultra as an individual or with a friend please contact us as we may be able to combine you with a similar group on one of our Open Events.

Open Event Dates: July 13th & Aug 11th, 2019. Contact us for more information and to book.


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

From: £85+vat per person

Activity Level: 2A
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Dates: April - October

Group Size: 4+

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