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Lake District – hiking weekend adventure

Date: 11-13.08.2017

Start time: 6:30pm

For sheer scenic splendour, there are few places in England that can measure up to the outlandishly beautiful Lake District, where Wordsworth, Coleridge and their Romantic compatriots famously sought their poetic muse in the 19th century. The landscape of the Lakes is as breathtaking as any you’ll find in Switzerland or the French Alps – a sweeping panorama of humpbacked mountains, razorblade crags and scree-covered hillsides, strewn with mountainous tarns and some of the largest natural lakes in England.

What’s included:

2 nights hostel accommodation (quad mixed rooms),

2 x  buffet style breakfast,

2 x packed lunches,

2x intensive/difficult hikes guided by experienced hike leader

admin fee

Clear
Start

2017-08-11 6:30pm

End

2017-08-13 9:30pm

Distance

18.6 miles

Description

For sheer scenic splendour, there are few places in England that can measure up to the outlandishly beautiful Lake District, where Wordsworth, Coleridge and their Romantic compatriots famously sought their poetic muse in the 19th century. The landscape of the Lakes is as breathtaking as any you’ll find in Switzerland or the French Alps – a sweeping panorama of humpbacked mountains, razorblade crags and scree-covered hillsides, strewn with mountainous tarns and some of the largest natural lakes in England.

With such a wealth of natural riches, it’s hardly surprising that the Lake District is one of the country’s favourite places for savouring the great outdoors, but there’s much more to this region than fine views – it’s also packed with history and culture, from the abandoned slate mines around Honister and the ruined abbey of Furness to the literary landmarks of Dove Cottage and Rydal Mount, both former homes of one William Wordsworth.

Price structure:

Please pay the deposit of £75 + PayPal fees to confirm your place and the reminder of the money at your convenience, but no later than 3 weeks before the trip.

Our mountain leader-Dean

I am a Lancashire lad, hailing from the once Victorian mill town of Blackburn. I was lucky enough as a child to be immersed in nature and the countryside, thanks to my rural dwelling relatives. My other passion as a youngster was bicycles and motorbikes, so no surprise that I became an Engineer upon leaving school. Eventually, this career took me to Italy for three years, where I learnt many things, most of all how to live and not just work!
I now earn a living as on outdoor pursuits instructor and guide, with my speciality being Mountain Biking. I am based during the summer months in Cumbria, located conveniently between the two National Parks of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. In the winter I like to go on holiday, funnily enough, in the mountains!

Recommended trains*

11 August London Euston 18:30-Windermere 21:32

13 August 18:02 Windermere-London Euston 21:22

*As we have minimum and maximum numbers for each trip and we are taking bookings through various platforms, please email us on once you pay your deposit, to find out if your place has been confirmed and whether you can book the trains before purchasing them.

Food: Please note that while we can cater for vegetarians we are unable to cater for any complicated diets, so if your requirements are unusual or if you have sever allergies you will need to make sure you bring your own food.

Level of the hikes: suitable for experiences hikers, strenous.

Plan of the trip (subject of change)

Day 1 (Friday)

Transfer to Lake District (not included)

The train leaves London Euston at 18:30. You will need to change once (at Oxenholme Lake District) and you should arrive in Windermere at 21:32. From there you can share cabs to the hostel (cabs not inclued, but should be around £2-3 per person). We will be meeting you at the hostel.

After checking in we may have a quick drink but we will try to go to sleep early to make sure we are ready for the hike on Saturday.

Day 2 (Saturday)

Light breakfast at the hostel included.

You will be able to collect packed lunches after breakfast.

Helvellyn -Nethermost Pike – Dollywagoon Pike

Distance: 15km

Highest point: 946m

Ascent: 969m

Strenousness:9

Time: 4 hours 30 minutes without stops

Terrain: Difficult

Here we have a small detour not for the faint hearted.

Swirral Edge and Striding Edge detour:

Distance: 4km

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes. 

In the evening if we have time we can take boats out for a spin on the lake (not included) or just go to check out the local bars/restaurants, depending on how much energy we have left.

Dinner and drinks at the evening (not included)

Day 3 ( Sunday)

Light breakfast at the hostel included.

You will be able to collect packed lunches after breakfast.

Scandale Horseshoe

The route leaves Ambleside near the University and heads North towards Sweden Crag before hitting the summit of the day Low Pike at 508 meters above sea level. It is then on to High Pike at 656 metres above sea level before turning above Thack Bottom Edge and over Scandale Head.

Passing Bakestones Moss and Scandale Tarn the route drops to cross Scandale Pass and then climbs to the main summit of the day Red Screes at 776 meters above sea level. The return descent then begins above Raven Crag, over Snarker Moss and Snaker Pike before meeting Kirkstone Road.

Distance: 17km

Highest point: 792m

Ascent: 1223m

Time: 5 hours 30 minutes without stops

Terrain: Difficult

Return to London

Coming back: 18:02  train from Windermere and arrive in Euston Station at 21:22 ( one change in Oxenholme Lake District)

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Cancellations:

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