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 weekend of the 26th, 27th of June.

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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X-Lakes Neck Buffs arrive!

We have now taken first delivery of the official X-Lakes Neck Buffs from Epic Orange. All competitors will receive one as a part of their entry fee and keepsake for taking part!

Entries now closed!

Thanks to everyone who showed an interest in the X-Lakes Challenge! It’s shaping up to be an epic year in the mountains. Unfortunately we have now closed entries for both events in 2021. However, please Read more…

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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