8 Peaks Challenge - Lake District


5 September 2020


Lake District

Join us on this unique peak chasing challenge! Take on 3, 5 or 8 peaks in a single day.

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Lake District National Park you'll put yourself through the ultimate test, as you tackle some of the most demanding and rugged mountains in England.

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Take on the 8 Peaks Challenge

When: 5 September 2020

Where: Lake District

Take on 3, 5 or 8 of the Lake's most famous peaks including the highest mountain in England - Scafell Pike (978m). You'll trek through the heart of some of the most majestic scenery in the country, pushing yourself to your limits. 

This challenge is not for the faint hearted, and the terrain is extremely varied and involves some very steep ascents and descents. Our BHF event staff will be there with you, every step of the way to make sure you have an amazing experience. Your incredible efforts will be rewarded at the end of the trek with a hot meal and a drink at the famous Sticklebarn. 

Find out more about the event and what’s involved by reading the event itinerary.


Challenge cost

To secure your place, you just need to pay an entry fee, and commit to raising a minimum of £300 in fundraising.

 Date  Registration Fee Minimum Fundraising Amount
 Saturday 5th September  £50 £300* 

*80% (£240) of the fundraising target is due 6 weeks before the day of the challenge.  

We are just finalising the 2020 event and registrations will be open very soon. Please let us know if you are interested in taking part by clicking the button below. 

Register your interest

Your entry fee will include:

  • The very best Mountain Leaders who have lots of experience, knowledge and fun
  • Food throughout the challenge. A hearty breakfast before we set off in the morning. Lunchtime is freshly made sandwiches and snacks, and you will be rewarded with a delicious hot meal and a drink at the end 
  • First aid support

All 16 - 17 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the challenge.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the event, get in touch with the Challenge Events team Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 0300 222 5721 

Event registration will take place at approximately 06:30am.

Great Langdale, LA22 9JU


This challenge is strenuous and demanding due to the terrain so we advise that you start training for this event three months before.

Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our walking training zone.

Being active is an important part of reducing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Get more heart health tips.

Make sure you have the right kit

Take a look at the challenge kit list for advice on what to wear on the day and what to bring with you.

Get your family and friends involved

Invite your family and friends to take part with you, help with fundraising and cheer you along at your event.

Event itinerary

We will start the morning off with registration and a hearty breakfast, followed by a health and safety briefing before we start the trek at approximately 7.15am. We will be covering 14 miles of undulating mountainous terrain, in a remote area of the Lake District. Together we will ascend over 1600m in a single day. That’s more ascent than Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest mountain!

Summiting 8 of the highest peaks in the lake District, Rossett Pike (651m), Allen Crags (784m), Ill Crag (930m), Broad Crag (934m), Scafell Pike (978m), Great End (907m), Esk Pike (885m), and Bowfell (903m). Don't worry if you can't manage all 8 Peaks, we will have different groups depending on your fitness level. 

After completing the peaks, we will begin our descend back down to the Sticklebarn for a celebratory hot meal. This is a great time to reflect on the day, socialise with your group and take in the last bit of scenery. 

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about the event, get in touch with the Challenge Events team Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Tel: 0300 222 5721 

Email: [email protected]

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