Lake District Challenge 2021

Lake District Challenge

Lake District Challenge 2021

September 2021

As the pandemic sadly meant our Transylvania Trek was cancelled earlier this year, our amazing Lake District Challenge 2021 will now be held on 16th-21st September 2021.

GOOD LUCK to all our fantastic participants who will be taking on this spectacular challenge through the Lake District. Our founder Hugh McCaw and Fundraising Manager Liz Oakes will be lacing up their walking boots to take on this and you can support them by making a donation via

Description: A 6-day charity trek through the stunning Lake District ending with a challenging climb of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike guided by mountaineer Simon Yates of ‘Touching the Void’ fame – to raise funds for Children Today.

When: 16th-21st September, 2021 

Where: Cumbria

Deposit: £100

Minimum sponsorship: £1,650*

*Sponsorship raised covers guides and accommodation

The itinerary at a glance:

Day 1 Thursday, 16 September, Arrive Keswick, in the English Lake District
Day 2 Friday, 17 September, Walk around Derwentwater 17.3 km / 10.7 miles, 4-5
Day 3 Saturday, 18 September, The Newlands Horseshoe 18 km / 11.1 miles 6-7 hours
Day 4 Sunday, 19 September, Castlerigg Stone Circle and St. John’s in the Vale, 21.6km
/13.4 miles, 5-6 hours
Day 5 Monday, 20 September, Ascent of Scafell Pike with Simon Yates, 16km / 10 miles
6-7 hours
Day 6 Tuesday, 21 September, Arrangements end after breakfast

*Please note itinerary may change according to weather conditions etc.  

5 nights in a comfortable Keswick B&B or Guesthouse
5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
Experienced leader
Simon Yates joining on Scafell Pike
Public bus to Seathwaite

Items not included

Travel to the start and from the end point of the tour
Personal expenses & drinks
Bus, taxi and boat transport that may be used in conjunction with the walks
Travel insurance   


Downloadable documents

Children Today Lake District Challenge  – Trip notes and itinerary

Children Today Lake District Challenge – Pre-departure information

Children Today Lake District Challenge – COVID guidance


For more information or to register for the event call 01244 335622 or email