Reap the epic rewards of the Lakes 24 Peaks Challenge!

The 24 Peaks Challenge in the Lake District is one of the most demanding mountain walking challenges in the UK – which makes completing it all the more rewarding! In 24 hours, you’ll scale a whopping 24 peaks, all of them over 2,400 feet (700m). 

You'll be walking 30 miles (50km) across Cumbria, one of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, plus you’ll ascend Scafell Pike, England’s highest peak. A high level of fitness, as well as strong determination and self-belief, is needed to get to the finish line!

We specialise in running our mountain challenges as small group events to ensure a strong camaraderie within the challenge team. Our small instructor to client ratios guarantee you a highly personal experience – our expert guides will know you by name and support you on every step of the journey!

This ambitious mountain adventure is not to be underestimated, but the sense of achievement and satisfaction you’ll gain completing this challenge is incredible.

Lakes 24 Peaks CHallenge Stats

  • Total Distance: 50km (30 miles)
  • Ascent: 4263m (13,986ft)
  • Estimated Time: 20-24hours
  • Difficulty Level: 4/5 – a strenuous challenge

What's Included?

  • Experienced and qualified Mountain Leaders
  • Low Instructor to client ratio (1:12)
  • Transport from various locations in the South East 
  • Bunkhouse accommodation
  • Catering throughout the challenge
  • Pre-challenge information pack (includes 12-week fitness plan and equipment guidance)
  • An eco-friendly adventure (we're a carbon neutral company)
  • Certificate of achievement

If you're up for a challenge but fancy something a bit less demanding, why not try the UK 3 Peaks Challenge or Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge?



April to October (the Lakes 24 Challenge is not a single event that runs on one particular date – you can complete it whenever you decide to take the plunge!)


3 day trip, 24 hour challenge

Group Size

8-12 (for larger group bookings, visit the ‘Groups’ section below)


Minimum age: 18 Fitness level: A high level of fitness is required to complete this challenge

hatt adventures team

Mountain Leaders – You’ll be guided by an expert instructor who holds a Mountain Leader qualification and has experience of the Lakes 24 Peaks or other endurance mountain challenges. All Hatt Adventures group leaders are wilderness first aid trained and maintain radio communication with the support team during the challenge.

Support Team – Our support team's job is to transport you from peak to peak, as well as provide moral support (not to be underestimated!) and back up mountain safety to the Mountain Leader(s) if required.

Training for the 24 Peaks Challenge

We provide a full training package to ensure you are well-prepared for your challenge. This includes a fitness training program put together by our fitness endurance specialists, plus important information on walking boots, clothing, equipment, and the best places to buy them from.

We also run regular Mountain Training Days in various beautiful locations across the UK, which will give you the opportunity to try out your equipment, break in your boots and test your fitness.

Fundraising for Charity

If you are completing the Lakes 24 Challenge to raise money for charity, you’ll need to book your space and pay the standard event fee. With all challenge logistics – including transport from the South East – included, you’ll have more time to focus on raising money for your worthy cause!

Organising a Lakes 24 Challenge fundraising event for a larger group? Check out the ‘Groups’ section below for extra info!

Conservation and the Lakes 24

Every year, thousands of people attempt this challenge in small unsupported groups or as large organised events. At Hatt Adventures we are very aware of the environmental impact this is having, which is why we run our challenges in a responsible way. We plan our timings to ensure that we are not disturbing the local residents at unsocial hours of the night and we ensure that all our clients are fully briefed on the environmental impact the events can have on the mountains and how to minimise them. We also only run small events, thus reducing our impact on the mountain trails.


Group Price

£5,600 for up to 12 people

We can cater for larger private groups and can arrange various, transport, catering and accommodation options.

Challenge Teams

Depending on the size of the event, we may transport your group in multiple minibuses. If this is the case, we will divide you into smaller groups for the duration of the challenge. You will be able to choose your group (depending on your fitness level and mountain walking experience) on the first evening but once in your group, you will not be able to change as the minibuses won’t always be together.

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Day 1

We will travel to the Lake District from Brighton via London, collecting participants as we go. This will take most of the day but it's a great chance to get to know the people you'll be completing the challenge with. The evening consists of a mountain safety briefing and then an early night and plenty of rest for the challenge to come!

Day 2

We'll get up early and make our way to the foot of Red Pike (755m) to start our challenge. On the first day of walking, we will tick off 10 mountains. Finally, after Bow Fell (902m) we descend to the valley and drive back to the accommodation and eat dinner. Estimated time: 14hrs.

1. Red Pike (755m)
2. High Stile (807m)
3. High Crag (744m)
4. Green Gable (801m)
5. Great Gable (899m)
6. Lingmell (807m)
7. Scafell Pike (978m)
8. Great End (910m)
9. Esk Pike (885m)
10. Bow Fell (902m)

Day 3

A very early start on Day 3 to allow us enough time to complete the challenge and drive home. Luckily, this is a slightly shorter day of 10hrs but we will be ticking off 14 of the highest peaks in the Lakes! After which, we will all journey home, tired but with an amazing sense of achievement for what we all just conquered!

11. Great Dodd (857m)
12. Watson's Dodd (789m)
13. Stybarrow Dodd (843)
14. Raise (883m)
15. Whiteside (863m)
16. Lower Man (925m)
17. Helvellyn (949m)
18. Nethermost Pike (891m)
19. Dollywagon Pike (858m)
20. Seat Sandal (736m)
21. Fairfield (873m)
22. Hart Crag (822m)
23. Dove Crag (792m)
24. Red Screes (776m)


Lake District


Equipment supplied

All mountain safety equipment supplied.

Equipment needed

Walking boots / approach shoes, small rucksack (25 litres), waterproof top and trousers, fleece or warm top, hat and gloves, whistle, head torch, water bottles (min of 1.5lts) and a sleeping bag. We will provide you with a full kit list upon booking.

Equipment shop

Take a look at our online shop for any equipment you might want for your outdoor adventures. We stock a variety of equipment and can give expert advice if you have any queries. Choose to collect your order on a course (free of charge) and your instructor will have it ready and waiting for you when you arrive.


Day 1

Pick up points: Brighton (Train Station), London (Heathrow Airport Terminal 5), Birmingham and Manchester.

Day 2

Minibus support throughout challenge.

Day 3

Drop off points: Manchester, Birmingham, London (Heathrow Airport Terminal 5) and Brighton (Train Station).


Day 1

1 night bunkhouse accommodation.

Day 2

1 night bunkhouse accommodation.

Day 3

Accommodation not required.


Day 1

Lunch - (Self catered) at the services as we drive North.
Dinner - (Included) we usually stop at a pub en route or near the accommodation.

Day 2

Breakfast - (Included) buffet-style breakfast.
Lunch - (Included) packed lunch.
Dinner - (Included) at the accommodation or a local pub.

Day 3

Breakfast - (Included) buffet-style breakfast.
Lunch - (Self catered) at the services as we drive South.