24 Peaks Challenge (Circular Route)
We offer two versions of the 24 Peaks Challenge: the Linear Route and the Circular Route. This page provides information about the Circular Route. Click here for the alternative Linear Route.
The 24 Peaks Challenge (Circular Route) is increasingly popular, as it offers the opportunity to take on a serious mountain challenge without the complicated logistics associated with the Linear Route.
Like the Linear Route, the Circular Route is spread over two days and covers 29.5 miles with 11,640ft of ascent (47.5km and approximately 3,548m of ascent) in just 24 hours of walking time. It is a long and arduous challenge!
Day 1 of the 24 Peak Challenge Circular Route starts and ends in Great Langdale. We take in the following 10 summits in one 14.5 mile long push (23.3km) with approximately 5,479ft (1,670m) of uphill:
- Leg 1: Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale – Rossett Pike
- Leg 2: Rossett Pike – Allen Crags
- Leg 3: Allen Crags – Lingmell
- Leg 4: Lingmell – Scafell Pike
- Leg 5: Scafell Pike – Broad Crag
- Leg 6: Broad Crag – Ill Crag
- Leg 7: Ill Crag – Great End
- Leg 8: Great End – Esk Pike
- Leg 9: Esk Pike – Bowfell North Top
- Leg 10: Bowfell North Top – Bowfell
- Leg 11: Bowfell – Old Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale
Day 2 starts and ends in Glenridding. We take in another 14 peaks over the following stages. The route covers approximately 15 miles (24.1km) of walking with around 6,161ft (1,878m) of uphill:
- Leg 12: Glenridding – Birks
- Leg 13: Birks – St. Sunday Crag
- Leg 14: St. Sunday Crag – Cofa Pike
- Leg 15: Cofa Pike – Fairfield
- Leg 16: Fairfield – Dollywaggon Pike
- Leg 17: Dollywaggon Pike – Nethermost Pike
- Leg 18: Nethermost Pike – High Crag
- Leg 19: High Crag – Helvellyn
- Leg 20: Helvellyn – Lower Man
- Leg 21: Lower Man – Whiteside
- Leg 22: Whiteside – Raise
- Leg 23: Raise – Stybarrow Dodd
- Leg 24: Stybarrow Dodd – Sheffield Pike
- Leg 25: Sheffield Pike – Glenridding Dodd
- Leg 26: Glenridding Dodd – Glenridding
Prices & Dates: The price for the 24 Peaks Challenge (Circular Route) is £700 for 2 days of guiding, and each guide can accommodate up to 8 people. This means that the total cost will be shared by the entire group. If you have more than 8 people in your group, you will need to hire an additional guide.
We run private events, which means we can arrange a date to suit your diary. We do not operate ‘open’ events for solo challengers to join an existing group.
To make a booking or find out more, click here. You can also contact us by telephone on 07702 942980.
|Group size||Total price shared by whole group|
|1 - 8||£700|
Ages and Abilities: The 24 Peaks Challenge is an extremely arduous and difficult two-day trek that requires participants to be hill fit and accustomed to walking long distances in mountainous terrain. This challenge is significantly more demanding than the National 3 Peak Challenge and is only suitable for adult groups.
Group Sizes and Ratios: We offer private, bespoke guiding services exclusively for you and your party. We prioritise your safety, and therefore, the maximum guide-to-client ratio we adhere to is 1:8. If your party exceeds eight people, we will provide more than one guide.
Accommodation: We recommend booking accommodation in the Ambleside/Windermere area as it is centrally located to the start and finish locations of the challenge.
Kit: Once you book, we will provide you with a kit list. You will need mountain walking boots and warm, waterproof outdoor clothing.
Times: This is a challenging, two-day trek. Day 1 begins at approximately 7am and concludes at around 7pm. Day 2 starts at around 7.30am and finishes at approximately 5pm.
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