The Hardcore Two Day Challenge: 21st-22nd of June 2024.
The Academy One Day Challenge: 21st of June 2024.

Registrations for 2024 will be open at 6pm on the 20th January.

The X-Lakes is a “Not for Profit” hike and fly, vol-biv challenge run by pilots for pilots.

The event is a charity fundraiser event and is run in conjunction with the Lakes Charity Classic competition


The X-Lakes Challenge is delighted to be supported by the following sponsors


PacMan v Wainwrights

Here’s an entertaining video by one of our competitors, Peter Lake, showing his X-Lakes success in tagging numerous Wainwrights throughout the weekend.

X-Lakes 2023 Registration

Dear Hike & Fly Pilots. Welcome to 2023 and an exciting year of H&F racing in the UK.  We’re very happy to announce that the X-Lakes will run again this year, on Friday/Saturday, the 16-17th Read more…

X-Lakes 2022 Registration

Hi All. Happy New Year!! The 2022 X-Lakes will be held on 17th & 18th June and based in Grasmere in conjunction with the Lakes Charity Classic paragliding competition organised by Cumbria Soaring Club. This Read more…

X-Lakes 2021 – Event Agenda

Registration  Any time after arrival you should present yourself to the organisers who will direct you to registration.  This process involves checking that we have full, accurate and current records of key information that helps Read more…