Monday 10 July to Saturday 15 July 2023
A wonderful opportunity to join a small group for 6 days, guided by a qualified mountain guide. The Bob Graham Round is a classic Lake District round, often completed by runners in under 24 hours. There are 42 fells, 74 miles and over 29000 feet of ascent. We can enjoy it all in 6 days of glorious walking!
In order to enjoy our journey, we have broken the route into 6 manageable days of walking, staying in villages or hamlets with opportunities to book accommodation at different price levels and budgets. (See note below on accommodation)
Meet at the Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick. Our journey traverses the fells of Skiddaw and Blencathra, finishing the day at Threlkeld.
Distance: Approx 14miles/ 22km with 5350ft/1630m of ascent. There is a variety of accommodation available in Keswick and Threlkeld has pubs and Bed and Breakfast facilities.
From Threlkeld, we traverse the Helvellyn range including the Dodd's, Dolywaggon Pike and Fairfield, finishing the day at Grasmere.
Distance: Approx 14miles/ 22km with 5800ft/1767m of ascent. There is a variety of accommodation available in Grasmere including a YHA with a variety of pubs and Bed and Breakfast.
From Grasmere, we have an easier day taking in the lovely Langdale Pikes and other fells including High Raise and Sergeant man. Langdale has a hostel and hotel accommodation.
Distance: Approx 10miles/ km with 3117ft/m of ascent. There is a variety of accommodation available in Grasmere including a YHA and a variety of pubs and Bed and Breakfast.
From Grasmere we have a wonderful day crossing the Southern fells including the Scafell range, Bowfell and Great End. Wasdale Head is our overnight stay. Here accommodation is more limited, but there is an amazing inn to stay the night and also provides an evening meal etc
Distance: Approx 13.5miles/ 22km with 5960ft/m of ascent.
From Wasdale head, we traverse over the Pillar range of fells and include the famous Great Gable and lesser-known fells such as Green Gable and Brandreth. Tonight's stop s in the quaint hamlet of Rosthwaite with a good variety of accommodation including a YHA and hotel.
Distance: Approx 14.5 miles/23.5km with 6234ft/1900m of ascent. There is a variety of accommodation available in Grasmere including a YHA and a variety of pubs and Bed and Breakfast.
We return to Keswick via Dale head, Hindscope and Robinson followed by the long descent to Keswick and our journeys end!
Distance: Approx 12miles/ 19.5km with 3445ft/1050m of ascent.
To complete this walk it is essential that you have a good degree of mountain fitness. There are steep climbs and big ascents to complete each day. You will also be carrying all your equipment for 5 days; therefore, your pack will be heavier, food and packed lunches etc can be obtained each day. All days involve terrain that is rough, craggy, and very steep in places. It may be boggy in other places. Only very easy scrambling will be encountered. Previous mountain experience or experience walking with us in the Peak District is essential.
Should weather conditions be unsuitable to be up in the mountains, an alternative lower-level walk will be used to reach each day's destination.
The cost to join this guided 6-day walk is £180 per person. Please book and pay below.
You will need to book your own accommodation. Here is the current accommodation the guide and some clients are using
Night before: Denton house - Budget hostel - www.dentonhouse-keswick.co.uk
Day 1: The White Horse inn bunkhouse, Threlkeld - www.thewhitehorse-blencathra.co.uk
Day 2: Grasmere - YHA in Ambleside
Day 3: Langdale hostel - www.greatlangdalebunkhouse.co.uk
Day 4: Wasdale Head Inn - www.wastwater.co.uk (Limited accommodation need to book early)
Day 5: Borrowdale YHA
Day 6: Return to Keswick
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss accommodation options. Contact Us
Sorry this trip is now fully booked, contact us if you would like to be put on a waiting list.