BOB GRAHAM ROUND
The historic Lake District 66-mile route, completed by Bob Graham in 1932, is now a hugely popular challenge. One that you can now complete with INTO THE OUTSIDE.
Taken on by the world best endurance athletes in 24 hours, The Bob Graham Round, takes in 42 Lakeland Fells and 26,900 feet (8,200m) of ascent. Along with the Paddy Buckley Round, the Bob Graham Round is one of the classic big three mountain endurance challenges in the UK.
You will be please to know that you can now complete the Bob Graham Round with INTO THE OUTSIDE in a multi day expedition, over 3 or 4 days, wild camping along the way. It is a truly great way to complete the challenge, adding a new dimension to multi day trekking and self sufficiency in the mountains.
You begin and end at the iconic clock tower in the old market town of Keswick and first climb Skiddaw (931m), Great Calva and Blencathra in the first stage.
Passing through Threlkeld you then move into the second phase climbing Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson's Dood, Raise, Whiteside, Helvellyn (950m), Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Fairfield and Seat Sandal.
Stage 3 crosses Dunmail raise and into 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.
You then 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 climbsDale Head, Hindscarth, Robinson and down into the Newlands Valley back to Keswick.
After each days walking we will find a beautiful place to wild camp, cook up dinner, rest our feet and watch the stars above our heads. Totally wild and alone in the mountains.
An epic challenge that will test only the most determined trekker. With sublime views, valleys, waterfalls, tarns, lakes and crags this is the ultimate way to get to know the Lake District.
The Bob Graham Round is a great way to raise money for charity, have fund with friends or just get away from the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in the mountains.
The Bob Graham Round is a great challenge and a serious undertaking. It will test you mentally and physically and I recommend coming out on one or both the Lakes 3000s or the Yorkshire 3 Peaks as a warm up. You want to give yourself the best possible chance for success!
Dates can be arranged but preferably over the summer months as this gives you the best advantage with day time hours.