Helvellyn summit in December
Helvellyn summit Trig Point in winter with cloud inversion amidst the surrounding Lakeland mountains

Spectacular cloud inversion - Helvellyn summit plateau on a sunny winter's day

Scafell summit - Lake District 3000 Footers

Lake District Challenges

Lake District Challenges provide a range of team building and charity fundraising events based in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District National Park.

We offer a comprehensive planning service for private and corporate groups producing customized events in accordance with the specific requirements of our customers.

In contrast to the National Three Peaks Challenge which involves a 10/14 hours split for road transport/walking over a 24 hour period; our Lake District events provide a serious alternative where you can have a break away in the Lakes and still do your challenge.

Our Lake District Challenges offer an environmentally sensible option for those groups who have either done the National 3 Peaks Challenge or who are sensitive to the environmental impact on local communities and the adverse media coverage of this increasingly popular event and resultant high volume of traffic on these mountains. We believe that the best way to tackle the environmental issue is by adopting a small group policy and limiting group size on all of our mountain challenge events.

We are geared towards the smaller to intermediate group size and our average group is typically around 8-24 participants. However, we can also accommodate larger numbers with split teams and alternative routing solutions to avoid the environmental issues.


The Lake District is easily accessible and is especially suited to groups who are randomly distributed as well as single location groups with excellent rail links to both Oxenholme and Penrith which is only 25 minutes drive from our base in Keswick in the Northern Lakes. We offer our customers a highly personal service and a high success rate providing quality all-inclusive packages for all of our team building and charity fundraising events.

Choice Challenges

  • Lake District 3000 Footers: 1 day / 12-16 hrs / Hard-Moderate
  • Lake District 3000 Footers: 2 days / Beginner
  • Lake District 6 Peaks: 1 day / Hard
  • Lake District 10 Peaks: 1 day / Difficult
  • Lake District 24 Peaks: 2 days / Strenuous
  • Lake District 24 Peaks in 24 hours: 1 day / Our toughest challenge!
  • Ennerdale Skyline Challenge: 1 day / Strenuous
  • Combined 6/10 Peaks: 1 day / Hard/Strenous
  • Sea to Summit: 1 day: Hard
  • Roman Road March: 1 day / Difficult
  • Race the Sun: 1 day / Moderate
  • Coniston Adventure Loop: 1 day / Hard
  • Lakeland Adventure Challenge: 1 day / Moderate


We have recently launched a new website including 24 challenges and 17 brand new events. For information abouth this exciting new project please visit Eco Challenge

Although the National 3 Peaks Challenge is increasingly popular; unfortunately, the Lake District does not derive any tangible financial benefit from this event. There is also an increasing body of opinion that the 3 Peaks has a detrimental effect in Wasdale Valley especially during the peak summer months.

So why not come to the Lake District National Park and enjoy a great weekend - at the same time putting something back into the local community - guest houses, pubs, restaurants and food suppliers all benefit and your business is most welcome...!

For information call 017687 - 75337 or 07796 - 263309

Advance bookings

Advance bookings are now being taken for all of our Lakes challenge events including the increasingly popular Lake District 6 Peaks, Lake District 10 Peaks, Lake District 24 Peaks and Lake District 3000 Footers events on both mid-week and weekend dates.

Our Lake District Challenge events are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to the National 3 Peaks Challenge and gives groups the option of doing a mountain challenge without the need for a 10 hour plus road journey between peaks. Groups can also travel by train to the Lake District thus avoiding the stress and strain of road transport, and enjoy a 2 night stay in the Lakes whilst doing a challenge!

For all of our Lake District Challenge events, accommodation must be booked well in advance especially during peak season, therefore we recommend that you book early especially if you wish to do an event on specific dates in the summer.


  • The above dates are available for any of our Lake District Challenge events, but if you wish to do a challenge on an alternative date or mid-week we will do our best to offer an unscheduled date in accordance with your requirements. All dates will be allocated to clients on a 'first come first served' basis.
  • Our challenges are designed for pre-formed private and corporate teams with a minimum group size of 8 persons. Alternatively, we can run events with 6 persons at additional cost - please confirm group size and we will price accordingly.

The Wasdale Challenge - 'Put something back into Wasdale'

The Wasdale Challenge has been purpose-designed by the Activus Outdoors team; who are sensitive to the environmental issues surrounding the National 3 Peaks event. This challenge offers a demanding mountaineering excursion structured over two days based in arguably the most stunning valley in the Lake District. Best done in the warmer summer months with maximum daylight hours this exciting event is ideally suited for small groups of a similar high level of fitness. For further information please click here.


We have designed some exciting challenge events:-

  • The Lakeland Triathlon - a tough 12 hour event biking, walking and canoe rafts
  • The Lakes and Mountain Challenge - 16 hours over 2 days walking and canoeing
  • The Race the Sun Challenge - 12 hours biking, walking and canoeing
  • The Hadrian's C2C - a 24 hour event covering 100 miles on bikes and by foot
  • Lakeland 8 - 5 peaks + 3 passes on foot + bike
  • Classic Summits and Cycling Challenge

Contact us for further information and prices for any of the above events.

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