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Sat 09 Jun 2018

In aid of NSPCC



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Day 1, Sat 09 Jun 2018

The Challenge Day!

The adventure begins with breakfast at the John Ruskin school in Coniston. You will have the chance to meet your team and leaders and receive a full challenge safety breifing.

Then you're off! The first section of our challenge sees us take on the iconic Old Man of Coniston. Standing 803m high, this is a significant summit, and a real achievement in itself!

Returning back down to Coniston you will have bike mechanics on hand with suitably-sized mountain bikes for the trails of Grizedale forest. The ascent up to Grizedale forest is a real lung-buster, but the famous mountain biking trails in the forest are a real highlight before you descend down to the lake and return to Coniston.

The kayak challenge takes place on Coniston water. Qualified instructors will offer a full briefing for novices and enthusiasts alike. Then it’s time to complete a 1.5km circuit on the lake before finally reaching the finish line, exhausted but elated!

A celebration buffet meal will be available at the finish line, with an appropriate celebration drink to mark your achievement!


Important information

Additional Accommodation

Why not take some of the pressure off and book yourself in for a couple of nights at the local YHA hostel in Ambleside.

Alternatively, camping at the John Ruskin school will be available to those wishing to camp on Friday and Saturday night.

Please note: If you are returning home by train please make sure you have booked an open ticket, as timings will depend very much on the group’s speed and ability. You may also want to consider booking yourself another night at the hostel to avoid travelling/driving home when tired.

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ATOL protected

We hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 6546. Many of the flight-inclusive challenges on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. This ATOL protection only covers challenges that include flights booked by Charity Challenge and that originate in the UK. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:

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