Date 22/03/2022 - 31/12/2023
Time @ 00.05am - 11.59pm
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Throughout February 2023 you can save 25% on your registration fee

Bike it. Hike it. Paddle it.

The Lake District’s postcard panorama of craggy hilltops, mountain tarns and glittering lakes paints the perfect landscape for this multi activity adventure! Trek to the summit of one of the Lake District’s most iconic peaks, the Old Man of Coniston, tackle the off -road mountain bike trails of Grizedale forest and kayak across the picturesque Coniston water. You don’t have to be a pro at biking or kayaking, just have a great sense of adventure and some gritty determination to conquer 10 miles of biking, 5 miles of hiking and 2 miles of kayaking.

  • Distance: Approx 17 miles
  • Duration: Approx 7 – 8 hours
  • Level of difficulty: 3/5
  • Dates: Various

There are two options to choose from when doing the Lake District Challenge for Rainbows.

Charity sponsorship

  1. You pay a £45 deposit required when booking.
  2. You fundraise £300 (excluding gift aid) and Rainbows will cover the remaining cost of your challenge.*
    *You must have raised 80% of your fundraising total no later than 4 weeks prior to the challenge start date in order for Rainbows to pay the remaining balance.

Self funded

  1. You pay a £45 deposit required when booking.
  2. You pay the remaining balance of £120 no later than 4 weeks prior to the challenge start date. You fundraise whatever you want, with no set target, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

What’s included?

  • Personalised fundraising support from Rainbows
  • Rainbows technical tshirt or vest
  • Personalised trip support in the lead up from Adventurous Ewe
  • Discount on personal kit from Joe Brown, The Climber’s Shop and ashmei athletic apparel both in shop and online
  • Public liability insurance
  • 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 parks & lake
  • Snacks, water and packed lunch supplier by an independent local caterer who uses local produce
  • Luggage and bike transfer from cycling & trekking transition point
  • Complimentary celebratory fizz on completion of the challenge

Thoughtful and responsible treks

Our partners Adventurous Ewe are committed to delivering events in a responsible and ethical manner with sustainability at its core. They respect and aim to operate treks which benefit and protect the local people, their economy and the environment!
Some of the sustainable features embedded in the Lake District Multi Activity Challenge are:

  • Use of local crew who are qualified Leaders and who are all extremely knowledgeable and experienced
  • Minimising plastic waste wherever possible refilling water bottles and flasks
  • We recommend locally owned accommodation wherever possible
  • Encourage our suppliers to adopt more sustainable practices and also choose suppliers who already have greener practices in place
  • Small group travel to minimise the impact on the environment, to maximise your safety and well-being and to make your experience more authentic and personable
  • No route markers on the trek which are often made from plastic based products and non-biodegradable
  • Operate on a ‘Leave no trace ethos’ – Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but boot-prints, keep nothing but memories.

If you are interested in booking either a large group or a bespoke challenge please get in contact with us by email and we can discuss your requirements.

Our Adventurous Ewe Challenges are open to Adventurers aged 16+. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

Interested in a different challenge? Visit Adventurous Ewe for more ideas.