The 5 & 10 Peak Challenge, Coledale, The Lake District.

Take on a 5 or 10 Peak Challenge in The Lake District to raise funds for The British Red Cross on Saturday 10th July 2021. This event will be based around the fabulous Coledale Horseshoe, a gem of a trek in the northern fells of The Lakes. The start and finish point is Braithwaite near Keswick.

The 5 Peak Challenge is still a toughie, but the even more adventurous could go for the 10 Peak Challenge! Both groups would start at the same time, taking in the same first two peaks. The 10 Peakers would then diverge to take in additional outlying peaks. As the 5 Peakers progressed around their route, the 10 Peakers would slowly catch up with both routes having Grisedale Pike as the final peak. Both routes offer some of the finest ridge walking in the Lake District.

Entry fee – £45pp

Quick information:

5 Peak Challenge:

Distance; 13.5km, 8.5m

Difficulty: 3 out of 5

10 Peak Challenge;

Distance; 21km, 13m

Difficulty; 4 out of 5


5 Peaks Challenge Route

5 Peaks Challenge takes in the following summits; Barrow (1493ft), Outerside (1535ft), Sail (2536ft), Crag Hill (2753ft), Grisedale Pike (2592ft). 8.5miles, 13.5km.

10 Peaks Challenge Route

10 Peaks Challenge; Barrow (1493ft), Outerside (1535ft), Causey Pike (2089ft), Scar Crags (2204ft), Sail (2536ft), Crag Hill (2752ft), Wandrope (2532ft), Grasmoor (852ft), Hopegill Head (2526ft), Grisedale Head (2592ft). 13 miles, 21km.

Adventure Trails Coledale Horshoe
Adventure Trails, Coledale Horseshoe, Lake District
Adventure Trails, Coledale Horseshoe, Lake District
Adventure Trails, Coledale Horseshoe, Lake District


The Event HQ is Braithwaite village near Keswick, CA12 5TF.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Professional event organisation
  • Qualified Mountain Leaders with full insurance

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Qualified Outdoor 1st aiders with group 1st aid kit

  • Knowledge & Insight on Mountain Scape & History
  • Personal walking kit (although full kit list is provided)

  • Food and drink
  • Accomodation
  • Travel to and from start

Itinerary & Kit List

Start time will be 0845. Final event details are emailed to you before the event.

Kit List

Waterproof jacket with hood & waterproof trousers/ over trousers (shell type OK)

Walking boots or shoes or other suitable footwear

Suitable clothing for hiking (not jeans) with wicking properties to keep you dry and comfortable.

Spare warm layer/ additional fleece.




Food/ snacks

Fundraising Pledge

The British Red Cross would like you to pledge to raise £200 in sponsorship to support their UK work. Your local Red Cross fundraiser will give you lots of support and advice in helping you to reach your target as well as show the impact your fundraising will make to people in crisis.

Information about the British Red Cross:

The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to a new life in the UK – we’re there when you need us. Our volunteers and staff work hard to support people in ever-changing circumstances and the pandemic has been no exception.

The British Red Cross Society is a registered charity in England and Wales (220949), Scotland (SC037738) and Isle of Man (0752)