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The beautiful hills and valleys of the Lake District – one of the best natural adventure playgrounds in the UK – sets the scene for this demanding multi-activity challenge. The route is designed to test your skills, stamina and mental strength. Take in the fabulous scenery around Haystacks by canoe, bike and on foot, before heading back on two wheels to finish the route.

Whether you take part on your own or with friends, this long, tough day offers a great challenge – and an unforgettable sense of achievement and camaraderie at the end.

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Pictures from the Lake District Triathlon Weekend

The best way to enjoy the beautiful Lake District.

  • Canoe on beautiful Derwentwater

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  • Cycle along the lake

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  • Trek on Haystacks

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The itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in the Lake District and meet the group.

Day 2: Canoe on beautiful Derwentwater. Cycle along the lake towards Borrowdale valley up to Honister Pass, and then down the Buttermere Valley to Gatesgarth. Trek on Haystacks, Wainwright’s favourite mountain walk, and finally cycle back through the Buttmere and Newlands valleys to complete your challenge.

Approximate distances: 1-2 miles by canoe, 23 miles cycling and 6 miles trekking.

Day 3: Depart feeling tired, achey but very proud of yourself.

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We're with you every step of the way

Once you’ve signed up for a charity challenge, we’ll send you a welcome pack including a fantastic IRC T-shirt, the latest updates on our work and a guide to help you reach your fundraising targets. We’ll also give you an appropriate training plan and be in touch all the way to the finish line with support and advice.

Contact us

If you’re interested in taking part, or have any questions about ways to support the International Rescue Committee, get in touch with our dedicated team on 020 7692 2764 or email [email protected].

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