The Lake District Triple Challenge

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  • Date:

    8th July 2023

  • Price:

    £45

  • Location:

    Lake District National Park

  • Summary:

    Tackle all terrains as you bike, hike and kayak in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Take on this incredible challenge and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  • The Lake District Triple Challenge...


    The Myton Hospices - The Lake District Triple Challenge -

     

    Bike it. Hike it. Paddle it...


    A limited number of places available on this exclusive trip (bikes and kayaks are provided)

    Tackle all terrains as you bike, hike and kayak in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Take on this incredible challenge and enjoy the beautiful scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

     

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    Overview...



    • Duration: One day

    • Trip grading: Medium/Tough

    • Active time: approx. 8 hours

    • Bike: approx. 10 miles

    • Hike: approx. 5 miles

    • Kayak: approx. 2 miles

    • Ascent: Old Man of Coniston at 802m

    • Registration Fee: £45

    • Date: Saturday July 8th

    • Fundraising Target: £260 (75% raised 2 weeks before the event)


     

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    If you have any question please get in touch by sending an email to ChallengeEvents@mytonhospice.org or calling 01926 838 825

  • Stage 1 -


    After a short safety briefing you will be kitted out with your bike to tackle the first leg of The Lake District Triple Challenge.

    With the Old Man of Coniston rugged peak looming behind you in the distance you will follow the shores of Coniston Water winding into the impressive Grizedale Forest.

    With tackling a step climb you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Old Man of Coniston and the lake which eagerly await.

    You will then have a sweeping descent before following the scenic route skirting the shores of Coniston Lake and back to base.

     

    Stage 2 -


    Arriving back at base, you’ll swap your bikes for boots and begin the ascent of The Old Man of Coniston at 803m.

    Your climb will start on the quiet country lane which climbs steeply for the first half mile.

    Following another steady climb, you’ll come to Low Water Lake, a great place to stop and take in your surroundings. The path continues up the hillside, zigzagging as it ascends where you’ll notice the remains of old copper workings as the lakeside village of Coniston was originally established to support the local mining industry.

    The final section will see you trekking a few steep steps before reaching the summit!!

    From the peak your view will take in the surrounding lakes and mountains and, weather permitting, some of the most extensive views in the Lake District. Following your obligatory photo snap, your descent takes you down the same path before arriving back at base.

     

    Stage 3 -


    Your final activity awaits at the shores of Coniston Water – a 2 mile kayak.

    You’ll be kitted out for the water element of your challenge and following a briefing you’ll have the chance for a practice before venturing out onto the lake.

    This is the perfect well-earned rest for those legs after your bike and mountain climb. Coniston Water is a magnificent glacially formed lake nestled amidst some of the Lake District most spectacular scenery.

    Weather permitting, you may catch a glimpse of the summit of the Old Man of Coniston and Grizedale Forest which gives an incredible sense of achievement. On returning to the shores you can celebrate the completion of this epic Lake District Triple Challenge with your fellow team mates.

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    If you have any question please get in touch by sending an email to ChallengeEvents@mytonhospice.org or calling 01926 838 825

  • Before your challenge?



    • Exclusive discount code for equipment & kit from Joe Brown and The Climber’s Shop. Online code provided after booking

    • Multi Activity Training Programme

    • Public liability insurance

    • Risk assessment and emergency management planning.


     

    During your challenge?




    • Cycle & Mountain Leaders and Kayak Instructors



    • Hire bikes and helmets

    • Kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids

    • Kayak briefing, instruction & support on the lake

    • Full back-up support including first-aid qualified staff and first-aid supplies

    • Entrance permission to national park & lake

    • Snacks, hand sanitiser, water and packed lunch during your challenge

    • Celebratory fizz on completion of your challenge

    • All logistical management, hire and transport of kit and equipment.


     

    What's not included? 



    • Clothing and equipment listed on your Kit List

    • Getting to the start and finish of the event

    • Accommodation & dinner the night before the event. This can be organised at an additional cost

    • Any additional snacks & electrolytes

    • Any expenses incurred with leaving the event early; ie. change of rail tickets, etc.

    • Personal spending money.


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    If you have any question please get in touch by sending an email to ChallengeEvents@mytonhospice.org or calling 01926 838 825