Challenges at Skiddaw House

We are inviting walkers and runners to try our two challenges. The Cloven Stone Challenge and the Skiddaw Skyline Challenge.

We’ve been inspired by how many of our guests have been completing personal challenges during their stay; running or walking the Bob Graham route over a few days, running over the Wainwrights or the Cumbria Way, or devising their own hostel to hostel route around the Lakes.

So we have devised our own Challenges which can be taken at any time during the season.    Skiddaw Skyline Challenge   Participants can choose their own route and complete it at any time, but must start and finish at the hostel and reach the following summits; Great Calva, Blencathra, Blease Fell, Lonscale Fell, Little Man, Skiddaw and Bakestall. A sub 7 hour time will be rewarded with a free drink from the bar at Skiddaw House and the fastest times will be recorded on our leaders’ board. Incidentally, we have added Balvenie to our whisky selection.  Cloven Stone Challenge  A 2.6 mile dash from the hostel to the cloven stone and back; 500ft of ascent. Put in a good time for this challenge and appear on our leaders’ board. There will be a prize for the fastest male and female runner at the end of the season (October 31st).

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