Mountain Trails: Crossing The Lake District in UK

Aug 7 to Aug 10, 2024

Mountain Trails: Crossing The Lake District in UK
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From the southern Lakeland town of Coniston to mountain passes, lush woodlands, fell tops, and shoreline running, this adventure will let you experience Cumbrian culture and nature at its finest.

Join us on this spectacular trail running journey as we cross the Lake District National Park - taking in some of the finest trails and landscapes the UK has to offer.

Trip adventure grade: B2
Approx. 24km per day
12 Runners

About the experience

Our journey begins as we pick up flowy mountain trails, heading into hidden valleys and over the mountainous ‘Stake Pass’. Along our way we’ll pass waterfalls, have the chance to go wild swimming in crystal clear streams, and travel over Lakeland fells - jaw-dropping views are guaranteed!

This fully-guided and fully-supported adventure takes in a distance of 72km which is split over three days. We’ll aim to cover an average distance of 15 miles per day, staying in cozy hotels just off the trail which makes for a perfect base to relax at the end of each day.


Crossing the Lake District National Park as we run 72km of some of the finest trails the UK has to offer.

Experience a fully-supported trail adventure travelling only with light-packs.

Cross the mountainous ‘Stake Pass’ as we travel from the Langdale valley into breathtaking Borrowdale.

Go wild swimming and tick off mountain summits along the way.

The route

Total distance: 72 Kilometers

Total running days: 3 Days

Lowest elevation: 51m

Highest elevation: 639m

Elevation gain: + 1686m

*The daily distances and itinerary may change according to local weather conditions and the groups condition.

Group management

Being a group of max. 12 runners with a mixture of ages and running abilities we may decide to split into flexible groups, all of which will be supported by our running guides who will travel with us on the trip.

By splitting the group will allow us all to move more fluidly, allowing all team members to run at their own comfortable pace, without feeling pressured.

Trail running

The terrain is undulating and includes some steep hill sections which we walk, as well as some steep downhill sections at times.

We’ll be running through valleys, over mountain passes, through quaint villages, alongside lakes and streams. Underfoot conditions consist of a mixture of hard-packed, as well as boulder sections when we travel deeper in the mountains.


We run the trails in spring when the countryside is lush and green. We can expect daily temperatures to sit on an average of 20 degrees C, however, being Britain there is every chance of a hot spell (25 degrees C) or a colder spell (sub-18 degrees C).

This also being the Lake District you should prepare for the high chance of rain and wind, as well as bright sunshine. In the mountains, it is not unusual to experience four seasons in one day.

About The Host

This retreat has been forged together from love and desire to explore magnificent places whilst keeping fit and achieving something special along the way.

The whole team behind this retreat has many years of experience in trail running and the adventure travel industry. We’ve run and explored everything from 5km to 100-mile endurance feats.

We’ve been incredibly lucky to explore the lengths and breadths of the world through our work, but our combined experience puts us in the best stead to share our running adventures with you, whatever your running ability.


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