The Lakes 25@25                                           North-west Lakes

Grasmoor Group from Burtness Comb near High Crag
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This circuit in the north-west Lakes was first completed in April 2013 by Stu Air in a time of 10-45 to celebrate his twenty fifth birthday.  Starting from Braithwaite, near Keswick, it involves climbing 25 of the best known fells in the area, traversing nearly 35 miles and ascending over 16000 feet. Although it is hoped the challenge will appeal to mainly younger runners the route can, of course, be completed by anyone of any age

In 2017 Ellyse Maddocks completed a 30@30 in 15-24  based on Stu Air's route.  It involved 30 peaks, 44 miles and 20,000 feet - see below for her account published in the Fellrunner.


Use the above route map in conjunction with OS Explorer (1:25000) map: OL4 - The English Lakes North-western area. The route starts and finishes at Braithwaite, 3 miles west of Keswick (GR 231 236) but alternative start points are permitted.


Click on the icon to view/print a pdf of Stu Air's schedule of actual times.



This is an informal mountain challenge without registrations or time limits.  Why not share your experience on facebook to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!

 Links and Further Information


Where there is a recorder please contact them to log your completion. In addition, or if there isn't a recorder, you are invited to share your experience on the gofar facebook page to encourage and inspire other runners to have a go!


All the routes on this site require proven mountain running experience. You undertake them entirely at your own risk. Please take full mountain safety precautions at all times.  Always ensure you carry sufficient clothing, food and equipment to cope with dramatic changes in the weather conditions!  Appropriate insurance cover is recommended.


The object of this website is to provide a single, ready source of information on the ultra-distance mountain challenges which have been developed over the past three or more decades. It now offers a diverse range of long and "short", old and recent, formal and informal routes from around the UK to encourage runners of all ages and abilities to have a go subject to proven mountain experience in all conditions.



Please send details and a schedule of any record-breaking runs and the like to Martin Stone who maintains records on behalf of the Fell Runners Association.  Email:


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