Event information

Event date:20th - 23rd September 2024
Booking closing date:31st July 2024
Registration fee:£199

Experience the ultimate trekking challenge in the Lake District. 

Get ready to push your limits and summit an incredible 24 peaks in two days.  We'll hike 29.2 miles with over 3,299 meters of ascent, testing both your physical endurance and mental resilience. 

But with every step you take, you'll be making a difference to the lives of local seriously-ill children.


  • Two-day trekking challenge in the heart of the Lake District
  • Conquer all 24 peaks in 24 hours
  • Ascend Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain
  • Experience the beauty of the Lake District National Park
  • Fully supported challenge with First Aid Trained Mountain Leaders
  • All coach transfers, accommodation, hiking leaders, and meals included
  • You'll have time to explore Ambleside, on the shores of Lake Windermere.
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Whether you're an experienced hiker or taking on your first challenge, this is your chance to be part of something truly extraordinary. 

But it's not just about reaching the summits – it's about the journey itself. Along the way, you'll be surrounded by awe-inspiring landscapes, with panoramic views stretching as far as the eye can see. 

You'll forge new friendships, share unforgettable moments, and create memories that will last a lifetime, all with only two days out of the office.

Event Information
Day 1: Friday 20th September 2024

Depart from Corfe Mullen, Dorset at 9:30 am and Devizes, Wiltshire at 11:15 am to arrive at YHA Ambleside in the late afternoon. 

Upon arrival, you will receive a warm welcome and an introduction, followed by a briefing about the full weekend's events.

Evening meal included.

Day 2: Saturday 21st September 2024

The Langdale Loop: 16 miles and 1,866m of ascent 

A short transfer will take us to the starting point at the famous Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel. The adventure begins with the ascent of Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain, marking the biggest peak of the day. After summiting Scafell Pike, we'll head back towards Langdale, ticking off the peaks along the way, before descending back into the valley for a transfer back to YHA Ambleside for a well-deserved meal.

This leg of the trek is the toughest of the two days, featuring greater distance, ascent, and rougher terrain. However, the stunning vistas make the effort worth it.

The Twelve Peaks of Day One:

1. Rossett Pike 
2. Tongue Head 
3. Allan Crags 
4. Great End 
5. Ill Crag 
6. Scafell Pike 
7. Esk Pike 
8. Bowfell 
9. Crinkle Crags
10. Long Top 
11. Cold Pike 
12. Pike O'Blisco

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

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Day 3: Sunday 22nd September 2024

The Fairfield Route: 13 miles and 1,433m of ascent

Starting from Ambleside, our route begins with an ascent to the summit of Red Screes, then heads westward, ticking off peaks along the way. We'll conclude the day on the summit of Fairfield before descending directly down to Grasmere to celebrate our achievements with a celebratory BBQ Feast!

This is a long day filled with the most incredible views, and featuring some of the most famous mountains in the Lake District, all directly overlooking Lake Windermere.

The Twelve Peaks for Day Two:

1. Snarker Pike
2. Raven Crag
3. Red Screes
4. Middle Dodd
5. Little Hart Crag
6. Dove Crag
7. Hart Crag
8. Scrubby Crag
9. Fairfield
10. Great Rigg
11. Heron Pike
12. Stone Arthur

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 

Day 4: Monday 23rd September 2024

The coach will depart from YHA Ambleside at 10:30 am for our return journey back to Dorset via Wiltshire.

Breakfast included.

Travel Options

Please note: Coach transfers are optional. You are also welcome to make your own way up to Ambleside, meeting us at the YHA for approximately 4 pm.

This itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unforeseen circumstances. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that might occur. In all such circumstances, your expedition leader will have the final say. 


Fees and Fundraising

The registration fee is £199, and then…

Option A: Pledge to raise or donate £950

Option B: Pay £434 to cover the cost of your trip and then fundraise as much as possible. We would love you to try and raise at least £700

This trek is exclusive to Julia’s House fundraisers and offers a great opportunity to explore some of the most famous peaks in this stunning UNESCO world heritage site, whilst raising much needed funds for our families. 

If you choose to sign up to this challenge, it’s really important that you are committed to fundraising or would like to provide a personal donation. 

Trip costs are based on a minimum of 15 participants. 

What's included:
  • Coach transfers departing from Corfe Mullen, Dorset and Devizes, Wiltshire (exact locations TBC)
  • All transfers in the Lake District
  • 3 nights accommodation at the YHA Ambleside, in single-sex dorms (3-6 people per dorm)
  • All meals listed in the itinerary, including a celebratory BBQ on the Sunday evening
  • Full support including first-aid qualified Mountain Leaders, provided by our event partners Adventure Element
  • Julia's House moisture wicking technical t-shirt
  • A dedicated contact at Julia’s House, who will join you on the trek and give you one-to-one support all the way
  • An invitation to the hospice where you can meet fellow trekkers and see how the money you raise will make a difference to our families
  • Fundraising support, ideas and tips
  • Regular communications to keep you up to date       
  • Huge cheers and support throughout the trek!     

This event is operated by Adventure Element and Julia's House are acting as an agent on their behalf. 

What's excluded:
  • Drinks
  • Personal spending money
  • Clothing and equipment

Have questions? Come to an Information Evening...

Sign up to one of our information evenings where you can meet the team, find out more about the challenge and have your questions answered.

Dorset Information Evening: Tuesday 23rd April, 6pm at our hospice in Corfe Mullen
Wiltshire Information Evening: Tuesday 30th April, 6pm at our hospice in Devizes

Alternatively, we can arrange a call to discuss this challenge further with you. 

Sign up to an Information Evening

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Have the experience of a lifetime and give families like James' a lifeline...

“Julia’s House is a happy place. It’s a home. You don’t really think of it as a hospice. Sometimes you become aware that they are supporting another family with their child’s end-of-life at the hospice, and that really brings it home to you that one day that could be you. But it’s a place that helps you make the most of life, and helps you appreciate everything you have.”

Sandra, mum to James


James playing drums

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