Sunday 9 June to Saturday 15 June 2024
The Bob Graham Round is a classic Lake District round, often completed by fell runners in under 24 hours! There are 42 fells, 74 miles and over 29000 feet of ascent - it's a magnificent tour of the Lake District's finest fells.
To make the most of this mountain adventure, we have broken the route into seven manageable days of walking, staying in villages or hamlets along the way. (You can either book your own accommodation and meals or we can book them for you - see notes below on accommodation and meals).
About The Route
Day 1 (Sunday)
We meet at the Moot Hall in the centre of Keswick. Our journey traverses the fells of Skiddaw and Blencathra, finishing the day at Threlkeld. There is a variety of accommodation available in Keswick. Threlkeld has pubs and Bed and Breakfast facilities. Distance: Approx 14miles/ 22km with 5350ft/1630m of ascent.
Day 2 (Monday)
From Threlkeld, we traverse the Helvellyn range including the Dodds, Dolywaggon Pike and Fairfield, finishing the day at Grasmere. There is a variety of accommodation available in Grasmere including a YHA hostel, pubs and Bed and Breakfast.
Distance: Approx 14miles/22km with 5800ft/1767m of ascent.
Day 3 (Tuesday)
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 10 miles/16km with 3117ft/950m of ascent.
Day 4 (Wednesday)
From Langdale, we have a wonderful day crossing the Southern Fells, including the Scafell Range, Bowfell and Great End. Wasdale Head is our overnight stay. Accommodation can be found at Wasdale Head inn, or the Wasdale Hall YHA Hostel is four miles away. Distance: Approx 13.5miles/22km with 5960ft/1817m of ascent.
Day 5 (Thursday)
From Wasdale Head, we traverse over the Pillar range of fells via Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Haycock and Steeple, before returning to Wasdale Head for our second evening. Distance: Approx 11 miles/18km with 5661ft/1725m of ascent.
Day 6 (Friday)
The very popular Great Gable and lesser-known fells such as Green Gable and Brandreth are traversed today. We then descend from Grey Knotts to Honister Pass and on to the hamlet of Rosthwaite. There is a variety of accommodation available in Rosthwaite including an excellent YHA hostel, pub and Bed and Breakfast. Distance: Approx 8 miles/13km with 3231ft/985m of ascent.
Day 7 (Saturday)
We return to Keswick via Dale head, Hindscope and Robinson followed by the long descent to Keswick and our journey's end! Distance: Approx 12miles/19.5km with 3445ft/1050m of ascent.
Fitness and Weather
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. 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 or other UK upland areas 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.
To help you travel light, we'll transport your spare baggage between each overnight accommodation venue along the route.
Accommodation and Meals
We will be using dormitory style accommodation in nearby Youth hostels and Private hostels.
Evening meals and breakfasts are available at the hostels. We can also provide a daily packed lunch for you on request.
Contact Us if you would like to join us in the hostels or would like a packed lunch.
The cost to join this guided seven-day walk is £500 per person and this includes:
If we book your accommodation, meals and picnic, we will arrange this with you and charge you separately.
You can either:
Please book and pay below.