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

The competition will take place over the Bank Holiday weekend at the start of May. (1st and 2nd)

The aim is to:

  • showcase the Lakeland fells as an amazing ‘hike and fly’ venue
  • challenge fitness, mountain tactics and flying skills in ‘bagging’ as many 1,000 foot ‘Wainwright’ peaks as possible by foot or paraglider
  • facilitate a personal hike and fly or ‘vol-biv’ style adventure in an open competition where athletes will find the best within themselves
  • raise funds for local volunteer mountain rescue teams.

The event is a charity fundraiser in support of the Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams


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The History of the X-Lakes

The X-Lakes dates back to 2008! Find out more on our Results page with photos, videos and articles from past competitors. Registration for 2021 opens on Saturday at 6pm!

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