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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  841m

Dist:  40km

Min age:  18

Duration:  1

Lakeland 1 Day Adventurathlon

Trek Adventure

Get set for an amazing excitement filled day, which will push you to your limits, and test your skills and endurance to the maximum.

Described by Wainwright as “the most beautiful and rewarding' area in Lakeland and by Wordsworth as “the happiest combination of beauty and grandeur", your multi activity challenge will be based predominently out of Glenridding overlooking Lake Ullswater. The day involves a steep cycle ride up and over the famous Kirkstone Pass between Ambleside and Glenridding - historic, scenic, but mainly punishing work for us! Once over the top it all seems worth it with spectacular views overlooking lake Windermere and the final descent. You will also embark upon a gruelling but nonetheless exhilerating row/canoe on the Lake District's most beautiful Ullswater Lake. Make sure you find all the orienteering markers for the 6km course around the aray of small islands in the Lake. To finish off you will take on a timed up and down ascent of St Sunday Crag with 670m ascent, setting off in your teams achieve the fastest time together. 



08:00-08.30 Meet in Ambleside for event briefing and preparation.
08:30-09.10: Transfer to Glenridding. 
09:10-09.30: Teams commence hill walk in waves 5 minutes apart.
12:10-12.30: Teams arrive back into Glenridding.
12.20-13.05: Lunch
13:30: Commence row/canoe
14.50-15.00: Arrive back into Glenridding
15:30: Commence cycle ride to Ambleside
16:50-17.10: Arrive into Ambleside


Route Map

What is a Level 3.5 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - but of course - the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and to do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however, you will need to be more resilient - due to simple living conditions - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.


How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise - but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs.) - these other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level.


Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.


Special Notes

For smaller groups an alternative schedule will be taken beginning with a transfer from Ambleside to Glenridding, an ascent of St Sunday Crag followed by row/canoe on Ullswater and finishing with a cycle ride to Ambleside.


Included In Trip

Mountain Leaders, paddlesport leaders and cycle leaders (First Aid qualified).

Transfers between Ambleside & Glenridding

Event Maps and Compasses.

Rowing boat hire (depending on availability) or canoes & safety equipment.

Support Vehicle & driver.

Waymarked cycle course.


Teas/coffees upon arrival (am)


3 course evening meal. (private dining)


Excluded From Trip


Transport to and from the event.


Equipment Required

Personal Medikit
Suncream, Blister Repair Kit, Plasters
Painkillers, Sunbloc

Multi Activity Items
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Bladder System - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle
Walking Poles (for additional knee support if required)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed)
Additional preferred top up snack items - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Multi Activity Clothing
Lightweight Fleece
Trekking shorts or trousers
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
2 x Trainers (bring an old pair to get wet or wet shoes)
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Mobile Phone

Road Bike / Hybrid Bike / Mountain Bike (with Touring Tyres) - please call us for guidance on a trip by trip basis
Water Bottles (bladder system/cycle water bottles)
Under Saddle Pouch (recommended - can be used to carry asterik* items)
Puncture Repair Kit*
2 x Inner Tubes*
Multi-Tool (with allen keys)*
Pump (suitable for your valve type)
Helmet (compulsory)



Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.



As you know the weather in England is unpredictable, so it’s best to prepare for hot or cold conditions. Bear in mind you will be on the water and it is likely you will get wet, so please bring suitable clothing for this. Equally during the summer, you could find hot and sunny conditions, so please be prepared with plenty of fluids, and sun protection.


Optional Extras

A venue can be provided upon request for teas/coffees/snacks in between challenge components.

Event medals/certificates.

Bike Hire at £20 per person



Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event

To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events



Guide price

£Price on application



This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information

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