The Lake District 8 Peak Challenge
Thu 12 - Sun 15 Oct 2023 Keswick, Cumbria, UK

The Lake District 8 Peak Challenge

Conquer 8 peaks, all above 3,000 feet, over 2 days! Offering breathtaking views wrapped up in a serious adventure, this charity challenge promises an unforgettable weekend.

  • Thu 12 - Sun 15 Oct 2023
  • Entries closed
Denton House, Keswick

The Lake District 8 Peak Challenge



Age 18 & over

  • 20 miles hiking


Over two consecutive days you'll summit eight mighty Lake District peaks including England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike.

Undoubtedly one of the UK's toughest challenges, your strength, endurance and determination will be put to the test as you scale the series of demanding mountains.

You'll be an important part of Team Meningitis Now, embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to help the fight against meningitis accompanied by your fellow hikers and guides.

With a low registration fee and the summer to train, you can look forward to a fully-supported challenge weekend with accommodation, leaders, transport, meals, reward and achievement.


  • An epic charity challenge hiking weekend in the Lake District
  • Features Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain
  • A hearty adventure to round-off an active summer of training 
  • Ideal for individuals, pairs or groups of friends, family or colleagues
  • Fully-organised weekend leaving you to focus on your goals
  • Raise sponsorship to help fight the devastating disease, meningitis

  • Newcomers
  • Teams

Fitness levels

Whilst this challenge is not designed with specialist trekkers in mind and participants will vary in fitness levels, it is a real physical challenge and will require energy, commitment, a positive attitude and dedication to training.

  • Accommodation
  • Bag storage
  • Changing facilities
  • Free parking
  • Mountains
  • Rural
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Denton House
Penrith Road
CA12 4JW

  • First aid
  • Hilly
  • Mountainous
  • Out and back
  • Return transport

Taking on this challenge will see you summit Skiddaw, Helvellyn, Hellvellyn Lower Man, Scafell, Symonds Knott, Scafell Pike, Broad Crag and Ill Crag.


  • 17:00 | Arrival and welcome
  • 18:30 | Safety team brief
  • 19:00 | Dinner and meet the team


  • 06:30 | Breakfast
  • 07:30 | Leave hostel and travel to Underskiddaw
  • 08:00 | Begin walk, including Skiddaw (3,054ft) Helvellyn (3,117ft) Helvellyn Lower Man (3,035ft)
  • 17:00 | End walk
  • 19:30 | Dinner
Denton House Hostel is based in the attractive town of Keswick in the northern Lake District and Skiddaw is the very first mountain you'll bag.


  • 05:30 | Breakfast
  • 06:30 | Leave hostel and travel to Wasdale
  • 08:00 | Begin walk, including Scafell (3,163ft) Symonds Knott (3,146ft) Scafell Pike (3,209ft) Broad Crag (3,064ft) Ill Crag (3,068ft)
  • 17:00 | End walk
  • 19:30 | Dinner and presentation
SCAFELL PIKE (3,209ft)
England's highest mountain has the nation's highest war memorial at the summit and is the sixth peak you'll climb on this challenge.


  • 08:00 | Breakfast
  • 09:00 | Final team photos
  • 09:45 | Depart Denton House with tired legs, new friends and a huge sense of accomplishment!


  • Bring your own cup
  • Lift sharing scheme
  • Plastic bottle free
  • Public transport links
  • Recycling
  • Reusable cups
  • Sustainability policy

  • Cake
  • Certificate
  • Eco medal
  • Medal
  • Post-race meal
  • Training plan
  • T-shirt


  • Hostel accommodation - simple, clean, comfortable rooms and dormitories
  • All meals - breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals
  • Qualified Mountain Leaders
  • Experienced safety team
  • Transport during the challenge 
  • Invitation to a training day prior to the event
  • Fundraising support and materials
  • Your very own online fundraising page or joint team fundraising page
  • Facebook page for you and your teammates
  • Training tips, dietary advice and kit list
  • Personalisable t-shirt

  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Meningitis Now

Supporting those affected by meningitis to stop the disease from devastating lives.

In the 30 years since Meningitis Now was founded, they have funded research, provided support and worked to raise the public's awareness of the disease.

By signing up to this challenge you can support their vision of a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.

  • Age 18 & over
  • Entries closed
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required

Entry fees

Entry fee


Valid to 31/05/2023

Minimum sponsorship


It was superb! A completely fabulous adventure full of fabulous people, and all for a wonderful cause. The organisers and safety team are second to none. It was a tiring two days hiking but I am already looking for where I can sign up for next year. An all-round hoot!  Thank you for everything, was one of the best weekends! Rachael Stone, Lake District Challenger

Spectacular scenery, great company, fantastic support team, thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. Highly recommend you sign up. Shirley Waterhouse, Lake District Challenger

We've had a fab weekend. We've had an amazing time. It was great fun along the way. Really rewarding, great achievement, great safety team.. They were fantastic.. The scenery was fantastic, breathtaking! We all said we'd do it again and the last night's party was definitely worth it.. All in all a great experience, really good, thank you. Team of Lake District Challengers