Date: Friday 16 September 2016 - 6:00pm

Event Overview


This is a multi discipline team challenge event that invites Guide Dogs supporters to hike up The Old Man of Coniston, cycle through Grizedale Forest, and kayak across Coniston waters.

Participants are asked to register as teams of between 4 and 6 people, and then are allocated a group, which allows us to split participants across the three disciplines.

That evening after everyone has completed the challenge, they are invited to the marquee at the school to celebrate with a meal, medal presentation and live music.


The event will take place in and around Coniston, with our base being at the John Ruskin School, Lake Road, Coniston, Cumbria LA21 8EW (OS Explorer OL6 Grid Ref 303 974).

The route for participants will take encompass-
• Coniston Lake
• Grizedale Forest
• The Old Man of Coniston

We have permission to use the school, and have contacted the local parish council, and authorities to make them aware of this event.


Participants choosing to camp on the John Ruskin School may arrive on Friday 16 September after 18:00, and will be able to register at this time.

Registration for the event will open again at 07:00 on Saturday 17 September, and the day will be finished by 23:30.

We are hoping to have 60 teams participating in the event, which will mean a maximum attendance of 360 participants, plus there will be Guide Dogs staff and marshalls.

All participants will be required to register with staff on arrival.


There will be a marquee erected on John Ruskin School, which we will be using for the catering and post event celebration. This will be onsite at the school at 09:30 on Friday 16 September.

In addition to this, participants wishing to camp on school grounds will be doing so using their own personal tents.

There will also be portaloos erected onsite for participants use on Friday 16 September.


This event is organised and managed by Guide Dogs (registered charity no. 209617) Sports & Challenge Events Team, who have been organising this event for thirteen consecutive years to date.

Guide Dogs have instructed the support of Total Adventure Ltd, who offer race support, event logistics and management. They will be supporting with route planning and marking, marshalling and support across all disciplines.

Contact Details

  • Location: John Ruskin School Lake Road Coniston