Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to questions our users ask.


The three routes are Peak, Tough and Tougher and can be found here

This year's live tracker is now closed.

Friday 12:00 Campsite Opens

Friday 16:00 Online Registration opens

Friday 18:00 - Close Dinner is served

Friday 19:00 Sunbelt Sponsor Briefing

Friday 19:30 FDM Sponsor Briefing

Friday 19:30 BAE Sponsor Briefing

Friday 20:00 Welcome speeches

Friday 20:45 Gasway Sponsor Briefing

Friday 20:45 DXC Sponsor Briefing

Friday 21:30 Registration closes

Friday 22:30 Bar Closes

Friday 23:00 Site closes

Saturday 06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast is served

Saturday 06:15-07:00 Emergency registrations

Saturday 07:00 Safety briefing for Tougher route

Saturday 07:15 Tougher route race start

Saturday 07:30 Safety briefing for Tough route

Saturday 07:45 Tough route race start

Saturday 08:00 Safety briefing for Peak route

Saturday 08:15 Peak route race start

Saturday 16:00-close Dinner is served

Saturday 19:00 Cutoff finish time for all teams

Saturday 20:00 Closing speeches & trophies

Saturday 22:30 Bar Closes

Saturday 23:00 Site closes

Sunday 11:00 All participants must be off site

To book camping:

You can book camping in the registration process.

Alternatively, you can book camping by clicking this link.

It is £25 per person for the weekend (Fri & Sat night inclusive). The same applies for camper vans which are welcome. 

No cars are allowed in the camping area itself for obvious safety reasons but campervans can park very close to it. 

All team members of each team must attend registration and be issued with their electronic tracker.

Teams sign in and receive their race numbers, maps of the route, and free WWTW tech t-shirts to wear.

Yes. Everyone needs to register so we can keep people tracked and safe on the hills. We recognise that things happen, so if you have an emergency that means you can’t make it on Friday night please email to let us know so we can have your packs ready on Saturday morning so you don’t miss the start.

No. The event is for teams of 3 or 4. This means that if one of your teammates gets hurt, one person can stay with them and one person can go for help. If you have more than four people wanting to enter then please try and recruit another team of 3. This will be more sociable for you and bring in more fundraising for the cause. Win win. If you are short of teammates then do contact the office as we always have other teams who have had people pull out, or sometimes WWTW staff help make up numbers. Please note the fundraising target and team entry fee are the same for teams of 3 or 4. You can change your team members or add a fourth team member any time until two weeks before the event.


Your personal and team fundraising page are created automatically in the sign up process and will appear on the leaderboards on the homepage so you can see what others are doing to generate donations. The team captain will 'own' the team page which will show each member of the team, will link to their individual page and show your combined total.

A personal touch will make a difference and if your friends and colleagues can see where you need to get to it is another prompter to them to give generously. As an example of the difference a personal touch can make, in 2023:

  • Participants who had a profile picture raised £420, vs £210 for those who didn’t
  • Participants who wrote a blog covering their training and fundraising and the challenge itself raised £532, vs £377 for those who didn’t
  • Participants who shared their page raised £473, vs £292 for those who didn’t

Teams are challenged to raise £2,200 with at least £1,000 in before the event to be able to take part. If you have any concerns or worries then call us for ideas and ways you can easily work together to achieve this.

Figures to aim for:

  • On average it costs £50 for an emergency food shop for a Veteran
  • On average it costs £104 to put a Veteran through a mental health therapy session
  • On average it costs £1,500 across our programmes to put a veterans life back on track

Please download our fundraising pack. Sell donuts in your office, hold a ‘come dine with me’ evening, a quiz, a sweepstake, a raffle, ask your work about matched funding.

Yes. If you have any worries please email the team - and we will be pleased to help.

CASH - If you are given cash (or a cheque payable to you) you can pay this in direct to your Cumbrian Challenge page. Visit the home page, login, click the 'My Donations' tab and then click on 'Add offline donation'. You will be invited to input the amount and pay the amount in using your credit/debit card.

CHEQUES – Please make payable to “Walking With The Wounded” and send to Walking With The Wounded, Stody Hall Barns, Stody, Melton Constable, Norfolk NR24 2ED. On the back of the cheque please write your name, team name and ‘Cumbrian Challenge’ so we can allocate it to your fundraising effort.

FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING - If you set one of these up, please send a link to with the name of your team so we know it is intended to be part of your Cumbrian Challenge fundraising. WWTW will receive the money automatically from Facebook one month after the Facebook Fundraiser has ended.

GIFT AID - Please do encourage anyone donating to you offline (by cheque or cash) to download a Gift Aid Form, to ensure we can claim an extra 25% on their generous donation. For more information on Gift Aid visit:

We will then add any of these funds (cash paid into our bank/cheques/Facebook fundraising) to your fundraising page on the Cumbrian Challenge website.

If you have any issues please call a member of the events team on 07938 603 174.

Yes. Please address them to Walking With The Wounded. Write your name, team and Cumbrian Challenge on the back and send it to: Finance Department, WWTW, Stody Hall Barns, Stody, Melton Constable, Norfolk NR24 2ED. We will then add this amount to your Cumbrian Challenge page.

The money you so generously raise funds our programmes supporting vulnerable veterans back into independence through employment.

Event Day

Check out the kit list. The weather in the Lakes is very changeable, the temperature will drop by a degree every 100m you climb and with wind chill can be significantly colder. This year there will be a limited number of kit checks by our staff to ensure your safety and satisfy our insurers but we trust you to take appropriate clothing with you.

  • XS 35″
  • S 38″
  • M 40″
  • L 43″
  • XL 45″
  • 2XL 48″

No. There is limited amount of camping at the event ground, so, we kindly ask participants to arrange their own accommodation as unfortunately we do not have the time to help everyone with these requests.

There are men's and women's changing rooms with hot showers in the sports pavilion which are reserved exclusively for campers as well as toilet and wash facilities.

Yes. There are toilet trailers, showers, changing rooms and wash sinks. Everything else you need to bring.

For an indication of the pace you need to be able to walk at, and the routes you will be covering, have a look at our  route page.

Yes. Well behaved(!) dogs are welcome. They need to be kept on a lead in any areas with livestock and are the responsibility of the owner at HQ.

There are a host of fine pubs in Grasmere – but we hope you join us on Friday and Saturday in the event marquee to meet WWTW staff, beneficiaries and other teams. There will be food and a reasonably priced bar. For Sunday lunch any of the local pubs are excellent.

All this information is on our route page. GPX files will be available to download in advance of the challenge.

Friday and Saturday evening buffet meals. Sausage rolls for Saturday breakfast and afternoon tea and cake. Please note you need to provide your own packed lunch and emergency snacks for the hill itself.

You can park at the event ground and leave your car overnight on Friday and Saturday at your own risk. Usual common sense rules apply. Please don’t leave valuables in the car and please comply with all requests by our volunteers.

No. There’s a reasonably priced bar on the Friday and Saturday with various beers, wine and soft drinks.

The race is strictly teams of four, but friends/family are welcome at the event HQ. We just need to know numbers in advance, and they will need to purchase a hospitality place to cover their food and entertainment for the weekend.

If you can’t take part and want to volunteer, or are coming along to support a colleague or family member and want to help out then please email

Yes, there will be a small merchandise stand selling hats, tech t-shirts, waterproof jackets and fleeces or you can visit our online shop in advance.

Each year we inevitably have a few teams which need to pull out from the Cumbrian Challenge in advance, because of injury or illness. The entry fee is non-refundable or transferable. Please take care during your training to pace yourself and build up distances slowly to avoid the risk of injury.

More questions? Please email

Yes! There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad kit. Please see our kit list for compulsory and recommended kit.

If you are warm and dry, or not dehydrated and sunburnt, you will have a significantly more enjoyable experience.