Trek to conquer meningitis

7th June 2018

We’d love you to join us to take on a Lake District trek and help conquer meningitis at the same time

Lake District 8 Peak Challenge

Outdoor enthusiasts can take on next year’s challenge to climb eight peaks over 3,000 feet over two days. It’s not for the faint-hearted but it does promise spectacular views, serious adventure and a tremendous sense of achievement. 

If it is for you, every step you take will help us to fight meningitis and move us closer to our vision of a future where no one in the UK dies from the disease and everyone affected gets the support they need. 

Sadly, despite huge strides forward in vaccines and prevention, meningitis and septicaemia continue to affect thousands every year and kill more under-5s than any other infectious disease. Help us fight back on all fronts by funding research to eradicate the disease, raising awareness and supporting survivors. 

Walking time over the two days, which includes climbing Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, is about 18 hours and the route covers 20 miles. But we’ll look after you really well, leaving you free to concentrate on the trek and enjoy the breath-taking scenery – it really is a stunning route. 

It takes place between 2 and 5 May next year, giving you plenty of time to prepare, and is suitable for individuals and groups. 

Interested? Find out more on our Lake District 8 Peak Challenge page or email Events Fundraiser Michaela Ifill at

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