BOB GRAHAM ROUND - Lake District England

 A seven days, six nights experience

JULY 2020

110 kilometres, 45 peaks and more than 8,500 meters of climb... Welcome to one of our most challenging and rewarding experiences in the UK: The Bob Graham Round in the Lake District.




Trekking (experienced)


Grade 8


6 Nights, 7 Days

About the Bob Graham Round

The Bob Graham round in 7 days

Your muscles ache, your feet feel the miles, and you certainly know you’ve exerted yourself to the full – but the views and the sense of achievement more than compensate as you finally relax in the comfort of your country house hotel.

This is a high grade itinerary based at Hassness on the shores of Buttermere – and probably one of the toughest and most exhilarating week’s walking available in Britain! This challenging six day programme for experienced mountain walkers includes several walks at the top end of the grade and, in less than optimal conditions, may be closer to grade 9; expect to walk 8-12 miles each day with ascents of between 700-1000m, some rock scrambling and a bit of exposure, so you’ll need to be fit from the word go and have a head for heights.

We plan to include the following walks in the week: the High Stile Ridge; from Ullswater to Striding Edge; Scarfell Pike; Bowfell and crinkle crags; Skiddaw via Ullock Pike and Carl Side; Haystacks; Brandreth and Fleetwith Pike. Due to the nature of the terrain and changes in weather conditions, the itinerary may be subject to change locally.

Adventure Highlights

Adventure Highlights: 

  • Hassness House’s legendary hospitality – completely refurbished in 2018, including some en-suite bedrooms
  • Reaching the heights and sharp places of Lakeland
  • Far and away one of the toughest walks you’ll ever experience.
  • Some of Britain’s best views and landscapes.

What's included in this Adventure

  • A week’s Hassness hospitality.
  • B&B each day plus ALL meals included.
  • Five days of spectacular high level walking.
  • All transport necessary for the walking programme.
  • Services of some of our highest qualified leaders. One experience team leader every 4 adventurers.
  • Support car at ALL TIMES in case we need assistance.
  • Our own personal photographer that will record all the adventure.
  • Top quality OIYLA technical clothing for the adventure by our partners: Salomon and Suunto.

What's NOT included in this adventure

  • Personal medical insurance.
  • Flights or other means of transportation in order to arrive at the airport meeting point, set for all the adventurers to meet.
  • Personal clothing of choice in order to perform at the adventure: Boots, technical pants, etc.
  • All additional alcohol drinks not included at the meals.

The BGR Adventure: Grade 8

  • Day 1
    Arrival of the adventurers at Manchester airport. Pick up and transfer to the town of Keswick. Hotel check-in, technical talk, material review and dinner.
  • Day 2
    First stage that begins in the town’s square and covers 20 km and 1500m of positive slope. Estimated 8 hours.
    We come down to the valley in order to sleep in Keswick.
  • Day 3
    Transfer to Threlkeld to start the longest stage of the route. 26 Kilometers and 2km vertical of positive slope to Dunmail Raise!!. We will sleep in Grasmere.
  • Day 4
    The transfer takes us back to Dunmail Raise to start the hardest day of the BGR. High mountain terrain. 11 hours route for the 24 km to Wasdale.
  • Day 5
    We leave this beautiful enclave of the valley to reach the slate mines of Honister. Transition stage with some stunning views. Estimated time: 9 hours.
  • Day 6
    Last stage! And about 100 kilometers in the legs. Less than 20 km moderate to reach Keswick! End of the route and celebration in Morells
  • Day 7
    We recover with a good English breakfast and sightseeing in Keswick. Typical food in the pub and departure to the airport after lunch. Return flight home, full of emotions and feelings of accomplishments.

Our OIYLA flavour to the Bob Graham Round

We believe that the journey is complete when the company is right, therefore, we create our adventure groups based on compatibility, support, complementary skills and common interests for the adventure.

At OIYLA we analyse each adventure as if it is the last one we will ever make, and on that note, create adventures that we believe are the best suit for each group.

Your skills level and aptitudes will be considered and we will take care of you to create your very own experience!

OIYLA - Bob Graham Round

Our Accommodation on this Adventure. The effort on the BGR meets accommodations of the same caliber to rest and recover

Below are the accommodation featured on this adventure. These are highlights of the places where we stay.

Inn on the Square Hotel  at Keswick

With 34 luxury bedrooms that urge you to unwind, staying at the Inn on the Square is all about the comfiest type of indulgence. Whether you’ve got a soft spot for snoozing or you’re seeking some pure comfort after an adventuresome day in The Lakes – at the Inn on the Square you’re guaranteed the ultimate laze-ability. Simply snooze, sleep or laze to your heart’s content in beds built by local Cumbrian craftsmen (just 20 miles away) and enjoy our crisp white sheets, fluffy robes, the finest tea and coffee with tasty chocolate biscuits plus free superfast WIFI.

The Grand Hotel at Grasmere

Situated in a quiet corner of Grasmere, this family-run country house hotel offers a modern British restaurant, Cafe Grand At Grasmere. The Grand at Grasmere overlooks the lake and is surrounded by majestic fells. It is just a 2-minute walk from the village centre. The hotel has 2 spacious guest lounges, which have panoramic views of the surrounding gardens and fells and features a fireplace. A selection of board games and magazines are provided.

The Wasdale Head Inn at Wasdale

The world-famous Wasdale Head Inn – the birthplace of climbing – dramatically surrounded by England’s tallest mountains, making it the finest base for walking and climbing. The Inn is situated at the head of remote and unspoiled Wasdale, and if you are seeking the superlative this is where you will find it. England’s highest mountain, deepest lake, smallest Church, and the original world’s biggest liar can all be found in this tranquil corner of the Lake District. The Inn is managed by Gillian Race on behalf of the owners, Nigel and Lesley Burton.

The Fish Inn at Buttermere

The Fish Inn is the ideal place to stay for your Lake District adventure or a relaxing weekend away. Within just five minutes’ walk you can reach Buttermere and Crummock water The Fish Inn is full of charm and remains traditional, respecting the historical importance as the home of the famed Mary Robinson, The Maid of Buttermere. With a lack of disruption from the modern world, you can allow yourself to indulge in the peaceful countryside and truly make the most of your stay.

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GRADE: Grade 8