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Classic 5in5 Challenge

Saturday 21st June 2025

Back by popular demand! – The return of the Classic 5in5 – 5 peaks in 5 hours from Buttermere.

Perhaps you want a harder challenge than the Family 5in5 but don’t want to do the 10in10?

  • 5in5 – 18 km / 11.3 miles (half of the Annual 10in10 route)
  • £35 per person entry fee

[Please note – the information below is for the Classic 5in5 – please click here for the Family 5in5]

You will start the challenge in Buttermere and walk over High Snockrigg, Robinson, Dale Head, High Spy and Maiden Moor before returning to The Swinside Inn.

You will register between 10am and 10.30am in Buttermere (above the church), here you’ll be given a number and a waterproof map.

Once your team is ready, you can make your way to the start and we’ll let you know when to begin your challenge. We stagger the start of the event to make it enjoyable for all Classic 5in5 participants.

You can download the GPX of the route here. It’s best to right click and save as to download it. If you are having issues trying to download the GPX file, try using this ZIP version instead it’s a zipped up version of that file.

5in5 Challenge Route

5in5


We want you to get the most out of the event, so here’s a few things you will need to know to help your day run smoother. Please take special note of the essential kit list and come fully prepared for all weather possibilities!

Enter the Classic 5in5 Challenge now!

Enter

All challenges are open to anyone over the age of 16. (Please note that 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult).

Entry Fee

Your entry fee is a booking and administration charge.

  • 10in10 £38 - includes a Berghaus Performance 10in10 t-shirt.
  • 5in5 £38 - includes a Berghaus Performance 10in10 t-shirt. It is really important that you let us know what size t-shirt you want. Ladies - size 10, 12, 14, 16, 18. Men - size small, medium or large, XL, XXL
  • Everyday 10in10 - £25 - includes a 10in10 Buff
  • No Cure Always Hope Ultra Run - £30 - includes a 10in10 Buff

All registration fees, from 10in10, 5in5 and our other related events, are committed to our administration and organisation costs. All funds raised by participants are passed directly to the MS Society and other partner charities, that we may choose to work with. For more information or fundraising tips, please contact Yvonne Booth.

Please check out our FAQ section to help you along your way :)

10in10 T-shirts

Berghaus will be providing exclusive 10in10 branded baselayers for all entrants. (not the colours shown)

Ladies – size 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Men – size S, M, L, XL, XXL

Parking
Please try to share cars to avoid too much congestion. The 10in10 crew will be visible as you approach the Swinside Inn, to direct you to your FREE parking on the day.
Registration and Start

Registration AND Start is in Buttermere. Registration is open from 10.00 - 10.30 am in Buttermere village (above the little church on the initial ascent of Newlands Pass). Look for the 10in10 marquees.

Refreshment - There will be drinks available at the Buttermere feed station (10in10 only).

Kit List

This is the ESSENTIAL kit list for both events; every member taking part in either event must carry their own full and complete kit.

Please come fully prepared for all weather possibilities!

Essential Equipment:

  • Walking boots/shoes - broken in and ready to use
  • Suitable walking socks
  • Waterproof jacket (tape seam sealed)
  • Waterproof trousers (tape seam sealed)
  • Warm jacket
  • Small rucsack - to carry your lunch and spare clothing
  • Gloves and warm hat
  • Water bottle (1L minimum)
  • Sun lotion/hat

The leader of each group (who must have experience of navigating in thick cloud on mountains and who can use a map and compass) must have:

  • 1:25,000 scale map Outdoor Leisure North West OL 4 (the detailed route plan given relates to this map)
  • Compass - Whistle - Mobile phone - First aid kit
  • Survival bag (plastic six foot by two foot bag, available cheaply in outdoor shops)

In addition, one other member of each group must have the same map, a compass and a mobile phone. Ideally every participant should be wearing a watch.

Suggested items:

  • Trekking poles
  • Sunglasses
Safety
Please note: the 10in10 or 5in5 route may change at the last minute if the weather conditions are extreme. If it is dangerously windy, we will re-route to avoid some of the higher peaks.
Pat on the Back

We will see all participants at the end in the Swinside Inn for the after event party!  We have booked the fantastic Graham Bell and the lovely Georia and Molly,  to play music from 4 pm onwards.

There will be superb food to buy from http://www.stonehousesmokery.co.uk/

Please aim to do the challenge in no more than 10 hours, otherwise you could miss the fun at the party!  We also must consider the length of time that the marshals are on the fells. Many thanks.

Booking Terms
  1. You must be physically fit enough to undertake the challenge.
  2. You must not take part if you have any physical illness which might result in you, or others, being put in danger. If in doubt ask your GP.
  3. Each participant must pay a £38.00 non-refundable booking fee. Booking fees will only be refunded if your application is not accepted. The event organisers can change to a lower level route at short notice due to extreme weather.
  4. You are responsible for collecting all sponsorship monies and passing them on to the event organisers promptly.
  5. Each team must have an experienced leader who has experience of navigating using map and compass.
  6. All teams must follow instructions from the event organisers and marshals and follow the designated route except where to do so may result in danger.
  7. If walkers wish to drop out en route they should inform a marshal and follow the escape routes on their map if necessary.
  8. Every participant has to sign out of the event, whether they finish or not.
  9. 10in10 event only: There will be a strict cut-off point at Buttermere village at 13:00 hrs (1pm). Any teams or individuals who do not make this time will be instructed to leave the event at this point (you will be required to 'sign out' of the event at Buttermere if you do not make the time).
  10. Please be considerate of other walkers and members of the public not taking part in the challenge and follow the country code.
  11. Each participant must have the appropriate equipment for a challenge of this nature
  12. Entrants must be 16 and over. Each participant under the age of 18 years old must have parental consent to take part in this challenge.

The 10in10 Challenge is for experienced fell-walkers who are also competent navigators. We will provide the necessary map/route guide/gpx file for guidance, but ultimately the responsibility for safely negotiating these walks lies with you. If you are unsure of your abilities to navigate safely on the fells, please consider going with a guide.

Who We Are

Who We Are

The annual 10in10 challenge was designed and created by Yvonne Booth in 2011. It was her response to her husband Duncan's diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 2010 at the age of 39. As a wife and mother of three sons, she wanted to do something positive and help raise money for research into this cruel illness. find out more →

I took part in 10in10 in 2013 and felt welcomed from the start. A lovely reception on a warm rainy June morning and we were away. The hike is tough, but the sponsors were generous so it was all worthwhile. Simon