Lake District 3,000s

(44 miles, 1 day)

General Overview

This is NOT the Bob Graham Round but a simplified version which takes in all four of the 3,000 foot peaks (the Munros if you like) of the Lake District and by default England. Whereas the Bob Graham round is a fell race covering 72 miles, 27,000 foot (pretty much the height of Everest) and 42 Wainwright peaks the walking challenge is a mere 43 miles, over 8,000 foot and 4 peaks. Theoretically both have to be completed within 24 hours.

I have not done the Lake District 3,000s yet but it is certainly achievable for the fit fell walker. Support will be needed at certain points, particularly at Dunmail Raise and Seatoller. The start point is the Moot Hall in Keswick and my thoughts would be to do Skiddaw first and get it out of the way early, possibly in the dark before heading down Borrowdale for the central section and the Scafells. Styhead Tarn, the Corridor Route and Scafell next before returning over Scafell Pike (route depends on the confidence to take on Broad Stand) and along the high bouldery shoulder to Esk Hause. From then I would pick a route over or round High Raise before falling down to Dunmail Raise. From then the route is straightforward over Helvellyn via Grisedale Tarn before deopping off the shoulder to the White Horse and back to Keswick. Easy!

Skiddaw 3054ft/951ms

Scafell 3164ft/964ms

Scafell Pike 3208ft/978ms

Helvellyn 3112 ft/950ms

Map

Lake District 3,000s

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Places to Stay

Coming soon…

Useful Links

http://www.bobgrahamclub.org.uk/ A read just because it is mind blowing how fit these runners are

http://www.mountain-adventures.co.uk/lake-district-3000-footers.html This company has a detailed explanation of the route and will organize it for you if you do not want to sort it out yourself

Personal Journey

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Comments

  1. Paul Wilton says:

    Hi. I’m part of Eastbourne Round Table and we are looking for a challenging walk to do as our major fundraising event this year. In past years we have done The 3 Peaks Challenge, cycled the Southdowns Way and the Beachy Head Marathon. The Lake District 3,000’s or something similar would be a great challenge and so would be very grateful if we could discuss a walking challenge.Look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards, Paul

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