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Lonscale Pike (Tim Ripper 2017)

This is a mega-horseshoe of the Lakes that takes in the 29 pikes of a height of 700m or more which are named on OS maps.  It covers some 88 miles and 40,000 feet of ascent starting at Kentmere over in the eastern fells and ending at Broughton Mills north of Broughton- in-Furness.  The challenge, inspired by Beth Ripper, was devised and completed by Tim Ripper on 3 September 2017 in a time of 32 hours 28 minutes. A full report of his run was published in The Fellrunner - see the link below..



Click on the icon to view/print Tim's schedule (excel) of actual times.



This an informal 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


  • Enquiries and reports - email:

  • Pikes of the Lakes, Tim Ripper (The Fellrunner, Winter 2017) - Tim Ripper's account and schedule. Note: Tim's completion time of 33-28 should read 32-28


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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