This itinerary completes the Bob Graham over a slightly more 'restful' 6 days, splitting the toughest third leg of the 'Bob' into two. This does mean extra miles and extra ascent as it is necessary to descend into Langdale and then re-ascend the following morning, but overall this makes for an easier round.
Arrive in Keswick.
Day 1: Keswick to Threlkeld
Leg 1 of the Bob Graham Round begins at the Moot Hall in Keswick and ends in Threlkeld. This leg includes the Northern Fells of Skiddaw, Great Calva and Blencathra. Total 12.5 miles - 2570 feet of ascent.
Day 2: Threlkeld to Dunmail
A long day of ridge walking. Starting at Threlkeld this leg takes in the superb ridges of the Dodds and Helvellyn range finishing at Dunmail Raise. The fells covered in this leg are Clough Head, Great Dodd, Watson Dodd, Stybarrow Dodd, raise, Whiteside, Lowman, Helvellyn, Nethermost Pike, Dollywagon Pike, Fairfield and Seat Sandal. Overnight in Grasmere. Total 15 miles and 6154 feet of ascent.
Day 3: Dunmail to Wasdale
We split the toughest leg of the Bob Graham over two days. Today we tackle the summits of Steel Fell, Calf Crag, High Raise, Sergeant Man, Thunacar Knott, and the Langdale Pikes of Harrison Stickle and Pike O' Stickle, before making our descent to the pretty Langdale Valley. Total 11 miles and 3235 feet of ascent.
Day 4: Langdale to Wasdale
Part 2 of Leg 3. We start with an easy stroll along Mickleden before climbing first to Rossett Crag, then its Bowfell, Esk Pike, Great End, Ill Crag, Broad Crag, Scafell Pike and Scafell. Finally we descend to Wasdale where a comfortable bed awaits. Total 11 miles - 5060 feet of ascent.
Day 5: Wasdale to Honister
Another magnificent day from Wasdale on Leg 4. Today's famous names are Yewbarrow, Red Pike, Steeple, Pillar, Kirk Fell, Great Gable, Green Gable, Brandreth, and Grey Knotts giving some of the finest mountain walking in the district. This leg of the Bob Graham ends at Honister Pass for a night in one of the YHA's more remote hostels close to the summit of the pass. Total distance 12 miles - 6,500 feet of ascent.
Day 6: Honister to Keswick
The final leg of the Bob Graham. Starting at Honister the traverse of the final three peaks of Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson, leads to the downhill (well mostly) leg all the way back to the Moot Hall in Keswick. Extra nights can be arranged for those who need to stay tonight in Keswick. Total 10.5 miles - 2425 feet of ascent.