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At A Glance

Distance: 12 - 16 miles
Ascent: Up to 1,687 metres
Duration: 8-10 hours
Group Ratio: 1:8
Price: £35.00 per person


  • The Great Langdale Challenge is a unique walking adventure and a great way to tackle a long, multi-peak adventure alongside a professional guide
  • Join other like-minded walkers and experience this challenge as a small group
  • Discover this beautiful area of the Lake District
  • Each group will be led by experienced and knowledgeable Mountain Leaders
  • Fantastic challenge for small groups, couples, friends, individuals, and families


  • All walks are led and accompanied by fully qualified, experienced and knowledgeable Mountain Leaders
  • We specialise in organising guided group walks and courses. These mountains are our passion and we love nothing more than sharing it with you
  • We make sure that everything from booking your walk to reaching the summit is as stress free as possible
  • Our job is to make sure you leave with some amazing memories and an experience you will never forget

Book The Great Langdale Challenge

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Event Description

The Great Langdale Challenge takes you on a high-level journey across the Great Langdale Valley summiting 6-8 peaks including the iconic Langdale Pikes.  A tough 12-16 mile route across a truly beautiful area of the Lake District offering fantastic walking and breathtaking views. This challenge will test your physical endurance and mental strength as we climb these spectacular mountains and traverse the valley end- to-end. This is a walking adventure you will always remember.


The challenge will start and finish in Elterwater which is a couple of miles from Ambleside. Full challenge information including kit list, timings and location will be emailed to you in the next couple of weeks.


Dates for 2018:


  • Friday 11th May 2018
  • Sunday 10th June 2018
  • Friday 3rd August
  • Saturday 8th September 2018


Solo or teams:


This event is open to solo walkers and small teams. All groups will be led by an experienced mountain leader who will be with you every step of the way giving you advice, encouragement, lots of local knowledge and ensuring you are safe throughout the challenge.


The peaks include:


Silver How 395m, Blea Rigg 541m, Sergeant Man* 736m, Pavey Arc 700m, Harrison Stickle 736m, Loft Crag 680m, Pike of Stickle 709m and Rossett Pike* 651m.

*Sergeant Man and Rossett Pike are optional depending on group speed, ability and weather.


Walk pre-requisites


The Great Langdale Challenge requires a good level of fitness and you will need to be able to walk for up to 10 hours and tackle the 1,687m+ of ascent. We highly recommend training for this challenge and ensuring you are physically and mentally ready. There are a few easy scrambling sections too, nothing difficult or dangerous, and your guide is there to assist you if needed. You will need quality hillwalking clothing that is suitable for this level of walking. A full kit list will be sent after booking.


Booking information

Spaces on this walk are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We require a 35% deposit to reserve a place and the remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to the walk. All the walk information will be emailed to you once your place has been confirmed. This will include all the details you need, including start and finish times, location details, parking information, and what you need to prepare and bring with you.


To book a place, select your chosen date on the calendar above and click ‘book now’.


More information 


If you are unable to join any of the above dates, or we are fully booked and want to join the reserve list, or just need more information including future dates then please add your details below.




    Would highly recommend Snowdon Walks, great experience from start to finish. So easy to book with ample information provide upon booking and thereafter leading up to the event. Great experience, thoroughly enjoyed the challenge, so much that I am now looking at the next. Great communication, great event and friendly guides. Thank you.

    Stacey Hodgetts

    Wasn’t initially sure about how I would feel about group walking but I loved the experience and can’t wait to book my next. The group atmosphere and the group leaders were fantastic. A great experience and motivation to challenge myself to new experiences.

    Alicia Howitt

    Another fantastic walk with Snowdon Walks. The group was lovely, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guide, great pace, incredible scenery in a place I would never have dared go alone. Just an all-round brilliant day! Totally recommend.

    Zoe Dixon

    Snowdon Walks provided a first-class experience. There was no set pace. The group leaders were quick to work out the level of everyone and made sure no-one felt left behind or frustrated at a slower pace. Everyone enjoyed the whole experience. Highly recommend this company for their client service. Great weekend!

    Caroline North
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