The Lakeland Four Passes is a 19 mile circular route with over 5300ft of ascent which starts and finishes at Rosthwaite Village Hall in Borrowdale, at the southern end of Derwent Water.
The 1st pass takes you to Sty Head Tarn between the Scafell Massif and Great Gable before dropping to the beautiful but always dramatic Wasdale with Cumbria's deepest lake. Onto the 2nd which is the often underestimated Black Sail Pass & the 3rd Scarth Gap, which happens to be the easiest ascent of the day & gives views of Haystacks, Wainwrights resting place to the right. The 4th is an old miners path and is probably the hardest of the day taking you to the top of Honisters Pass before returning down to the village hall.
Registration will be open from 7.30am, walkers set off at 8.30am & runners an hour later at 9.30am, you have until 17.30pm to finish to avoid being out in the dark.
Our desire is to put on tough events that are fun, friendly & good value so included in race entry fee is a comprehensive route description, timing, fully stocked check points with a variety of provisions (including cake, lots of cake), a hot meal at the end & a bespoke medal for all finishers. Both runners and walkers are not only catered for but welcome on all our events.
Please note we will have a mandatory kit list of: full body waterproof cover, emergency food, minimum 500ml of water, portable cup for drinks, survival blanket, whistle, map & compass (and know how to use them) as this a self navigated route.