This historic Lake District 66-mile route, completed by Bob Graham in 1932, is now a hugely popular challenge taken on by the world best endurance athletes in 24 hours, taking in 42 Lakeland Fells and 26,900 feet (8,200m) of ascent!
You will be pleased to know that you can now complete the Bob Graham Round with INTO THE OUTSIDE in a multi day expedition, over 4 or 5 days, being completely self-sufficient and wild camping along the way! It is a truly immersive experience, taking your time in the mountains into a new dimension!
You begin and end at the famous clock tower in the old market town of Keswick and first climb Skiddaw (931m), Great Calva and Blencathra.
Pass through Threlkeld and begin climbing Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson's Dood, Raise, Whiteside, Helvellyn (950m), Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Fairfield and Seat Sandal.
Cross Dunmail raise onto Great Lansdale where Steel Fell, Calf Crag, High Raise, Sergent Man, Thunacar Knott, Harrison Stickle, Pike Of Stickle, Rossett Pike, Bowfell, Esk Pike, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike (977m, the highest mountain in England) and Scafell lay in wait.
Dip into the beautiful Wasdale and climb Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Scoat Fell, Steeple, Pillar, Kirk Fell, Great and Green Gable, Brandreth, Grey Knotts to Honister Pass.
The final stage! Tackle Dale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson before descending into the Newlands Valley back to Keswick!
After each day's walking we will find a secluded place to wild camp, cook up dinner, rest our feet, bask in your achievements and get ours heads down for the full on days to come! Totally wild, uninterrupted and at one with the mountains.
This challenge will push even the most determined hikers. The Bob Graham Round is a serious undertaking. For that reason, many of our clients take it as an opportunity to raise money for charity. It will test you mentally and physically and we strongly recommend coming out on one or both the Lakes 3000s or the Yorkshire 3 Peaks as training days well in advance to test your fitness, kit, pace and most of all give yourself the best possible chance for success!
Contact us to arrange which dates suit you, between the end of May to mid September as this gives you the best advantage with day light and favourable temperatures.
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Myself and Dan have been doing parts of the Bob Graham over time and well this time didn’t disappoint!!! After we had completed the leg 3 we stayed near Wasdale. Then the next day we was going to start leg 4 but due to the weather conditions we stayed lower down and walking out from Wasdale to Seatoller a truly epic adventure with a truly amazing friend and owner of into the outside. Roll on the next one!
Dan was an outstanding guide, tailoring the pace and route to the group and providing fascinating local insights and great company along the way. The weather was quite overcast and although I am fairly confident with navigating there was no way I could have safely and enjoyably taken on a walk of that distance independently, so was exceptionally glad of Dan’s expertise. Also, when there were breaks in the cloud the views were fantastic!
All in all, we ended the walk pleasantly tired and absolutely buzzing! I’m sure when we come back to the Lakes next we’ll be booking more activities with Into the Outside!
We had a great trip doing the challenge with Becki and Dan. As the trip leaders they were fun and organised. They were flexible around transport arrangements and helped by providing some extra equipment (walking poles, snack bars etc) which helped us a lot. All six of us really enjoyed the challenge!