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The challenge

  • Stunning circular route in the heart of the Lake District
  • 95km of tough trekking over 5 days
  • Summit 3 of the Lake District's most challenging peaks (Helvellyn, Fairfield and Scafell Pike)
  • Accommodation in beautifully located local hostels each night
  • Led by experienced, qualified mountain leaders

An incredible circular route covering the most iconic fells & villages of the Lake District National Park. This challenging 5-day trek takes you right through the heart of this spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site, trekking over 90kms and with approx. 4350m of ascent. Summit Scafell Pike (978m), England’s highest mountain and enjoy the majestic views of the surrounding peaks.  
This challenging itinerary includes 3 days of walking in the mountains and 2 days through the valleys and alongside the famous lakes. You will be led by experienced mountain leaders at all times. Accommodation is provided in local youth hostels each night.

The journey

Lake District Circuit Map


Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park

Lake District National Park

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