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Longest and Highest Challenges

Highest and Longest Challenges

Our Highest and Longest Challenges incorporate two outdoor activity disciplines, one being walking or running to the summit of the highest hill or mountain in the region, and the other paddling, usually kayaks or canoes, the length of the longest lake in the region, for example, Scafell Pike and Windermere in the Lake Distrct. They can also be run the other way round instead.


As there is often a considerable distance between the highest mountain and the longest lake, a third in-between discipline may be included such as biking, hiking, running or the distance covered in vehicles.


Some of our highest and longest challenges are run as non-stop events though most involve an overnight camp or bivouac or occasionally more luxurious accommodation. The choice is yours.


Our mini highest and longest events might include a smaller hill and shorter water, but they'll probably be the longest in that location and these mini-chllenges make superb one-day leisure events without the harsh challengign conditions of the adventure-race style major highest and longest challenges.


The big daddy of these challenges in the UK is the Scottish Highest and Longest including Ben Nevis and Loch Awe, adding up to a phenomenal non-stop challenge or a more relaxed wilderness journey.


Locations of our Highest and Longest Challenges

The Lake District Highest and Longest usually starts on the water and includes Windermere and Scafell Pike with a bike ride in between and is usually run as a long one-day event, though an overnight camp or hostel option works well.


The Scottish Longest and Highest can be done either way round and includes Ben Nevis and Loch Awe, with the start usually in Glen Nevis or at the southern end of Loch Awe. This is a more strenuous challenge than the Lakeland events often run as a one-day event, though a wild camp makes it a more robust wilderness experience.


Lakeland Mini Challenges includes Ulswater/Helvellyn and Consiton Water/Old Man and both can be completed in under 6 hours.


You may also be interested in:

Adventure journeys, adventure challenges, kayak and hike journeys, wilderness journeys.



Call 07721 906030 to find out more about our Highest and Longest Adventure Challenges.

Highest and Longest Lake District UK Challenge


Highest and Longest Ullswater and Helvellyn Challenge