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The Route


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The Route


The route around the Frog Graham Round is yours to choose and the information detailed below is only intended as a guide, there are numerous alternate route options available. The only criteria is that you must visit all the numbered summits, islands and other features, including the water entry/exit points.  Please note that it goes against the spirit of the Frog Graham Round to run round the edge of the lakes instead of swimming across them!

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Leg One


Keswick to Bassenthwaite

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Leg One


Keswick to Bassenthwaite

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Leg One

DISTANCE 8.91 miles

CLIMB 2719 ft


Start - Keswick Moot Hall
1.   Skiddaw
2.  Bassenthwaite Church
Swim across Bassenthwaite Lake from Church Bay to Beck Wythop

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Leg Two


Bassenthwaite to Crummock

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Leg Two


Bassenthwaite to Crummock

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Leg Two

DISTANCE 11.56 miles

CLIMB 4070 ft

Beck Wythop
3.  Barf*
4.  Lords Seat
5.  Ullister Hill
6.  Grisedale Pike
7.  Hopegill Head
8.  Sand Hill
9.  Crag Hill
10.  Wandope
11.  Whiteless Pike
12. Rannerdale Knotts via Low Bank.

Swim across Crummock Water from the small shingle beach to the North of Hause Point to Low Ling Crag

SAFETY NOTE:  Barf is a known Mountain Rescue black spot, every year people get in trouble by ascending Barf the "difficult" way via Slape Crag.  This is not the recommended route for the FGR and a much better route is via the path alongside Beckstones Gill before turning NE for the summit.  Please recce to make sure you know the line!

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Leg Three


Crummock to Buttermere

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Leg Three


Crummock to Buttermere

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Leg Three

DISTANCE 5.15 miles

CLIMB 3072 ft

13.  Low Ling Crag
14.  Mellbreak (South summit)
15.  Red Pike
16.  High Stile
17.  Horse Close
Swim across Buttermere from Horse Close to Crag Wood

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Leg Four


Buttermere to Keswick

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Leg Four


Buttermere to Keswick

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Leg Four

DISTANCE 9.78 miles

CLIMB 3371 ft

Crag Wood
18.  Robinson
19.  Dale Head
20.  High Spy
21.  Catbells
Swim across Derwent Water from Otterbield Bay to:
22.  Otterbield Island*
23.  St Herberts Island*
24.  Rampsholme Island*
to West point of Calf Close Bay.
Finish - Keswick Moot Hall

* SAFETY NOTE: The water shoals very gradually on the approach to St Herbert’s and Rampsholme Islands, particularly on the Southern aspect.  This means that you will most likely have to breast stroke and drag yourself on to the individual islands, but please take extreme care.  It would be easy to collide with an underwater rock (with obvious consequences) and the rocks are also very slippery and covered with algae, meaning it’s quite difficult to stand up, especially when you’re tired