The famous Lakes sportive - 180km (3500m ascent)

Statistics

1

day +

3,240

m

3,240

m

6

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Extreme

Description

Starts from Grasmere sports ground before heading over the most of the famous Lakeland passes.

Up and over Kirkstone Pass (not the Struggle), down through Glenridding, over Matterdale Head then down to Keswick.

From Keswick up Borrowdale to Honnister Pass, back via Newlands Pass, then over Whinlatter Pass.

From there a long hilly route culminating in Hardknott Pass (max 33%) and Wrynose Pass and Blea Tarn before ending back in Grasmere.

An epic day out and one for the trophy cabinet.