Family 5in5 Challenge
NEW FOR 2018!
We are very excited about our NEW Family 5in5 Fell walking challenge. It is for kids, teenagers, grandparents, everybody!
- The 5in5 Challenge will be held on Saturday 29th September 2018
- Ages: 8 years to 88 years
- £10 per person entry fee (Fundraising target per family – £100.00)
- Distance: 12.9 kilometres / 8 miles
Over the years, we have listened to people saying they’d like a new challenge which the whole family can take on and we think we’ve found the perfect route! We are so excited to launch the Family 5in5, it’s a celebration of family fellwalking. Over the years, living with MS, we have learnt the imortance of perservance and resilience as a family. This challenge will certainly help develop these skills for all members of the family.
The Family 5in5 starts and finishes at the Swinside Inn, near Keswick. The route is approx. eight miles long and takes in five peaks – Causey Pike (637m), Scar Crags (672m), Outerside (568m), Stile End (447m) and Barrow (455m). It is an achievable challenge for an active family. However, please do not underestimate the terrain and nature of this route and the potential for changeable weather. We do not expect children to complete the Challenge in 5 hours. We want it to be an enjoyable experience for all involved. If you decide to bring your well behaved dog, again, please bear in mind the terrain of Causey Pike and be considerate of other walkers. Dogs should be kept on a lead at the Swinside Inn and on the fells. There will be lots of sheep!
As a family, we know that getting children out on the fells and keeping them going can be a challenge, so we’re providing cake on every peak as well as a feed station en route.
Afer registering in the morning at the Swinside Inn, you will be given your number, route details and a waterproof map. There will be friendly marshals on every peak, sweet treats along the way and hidden treasures!
Similar to the 10in10, Keswick outdoor retailer George Fisher, is supporting our event by providing medals for everyone who completes the challenge.
The adults need to be comfortable in a mountainous environment, be able to use a map and compass and ideally have fell-walking experience. The adults in each group have to take sole responsibility for the health and safety of their group.
We recommend a maximum of 3 children (under 18) per adult and will require parental consent for each child taking part under the age of 18. When you sign in on the day, we will have a (kids) ages box, and a will ask for a signature confirming parental consent for any member of your group/family under the age of 18. We can not take any responsibility for the welfare of dogs.
Please look at this page for essential kit.
You can download the GPX of the route here. It’s best to right click and save to download it. If you are having issues trying to download the GPX file, try using this instead – it’s a zipped up version of the file.