Experiences and Events in the Lake District

Do you want an introduction to mountain walking, would you like to join a mountain walk with a difference or enjoy a new mountain experience then perhaps one of the experiences and events listed below is for you.

  • Introduction to Mountain Walking
  • Sunrise and Sunset Mountain Walks
  • Afternoon Tea on a Mountain Summit
  • Wild Camping
  • Mountain Walks and Festival Fun
  • Remembrance Sunday Walk
  • Mountain Walks, Ghost Stories and Tales of the Unexplained

All of our short-break experiences and events are led by a qualified Mountain Leader who will ensure you stay on the right path, have fun, answer any questions and provide you with a memorable experience.

Our guided walks take place predominantly in the Lake District but we are well positioned to explore the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Forest of Bowland, North Pennines and parts of the Yorkshire Dales. Please contact us to discuss your thoughts and ideas. We look forward to hearing from you.

Introduction to Mountain Walking

Do you want an introduction to fell walking or an opportunity to develop your hill walking skills? Then this course which introduces the equipment, skills and techniques required to walk safely in the Lake District fells is for you. Led by a qualified Mountain Leader this course will examine:

  • Route planning
  • Weather reports and mountain weather
  • Boots and clothing
  • Equipment and what to carry in your rucksack
  • Introduction to the map and compass
  • Basic Navigation
  • Mountain hazards
  • Emergency Procedures

After a clear introduction to each topic you will have time to ask your questions and with two days’ fell walking plenty of time to practice your navigation and ask questions. Our 3 night/4 day experiences and events course will run as follows:

  • Day 1 – Arrive, evening meal, course introduction and talk
  • Day 2 – Introduction to skills, mountain walk and navigation
  • Day 3 – Introduction to skills, mountain walk and navigation practice
  • Day 4 – Final questions, what next and leave

Introduction to Fell Walking Costs: £366 per person (based on two people sharing a double or twin room).

A single person supplement of £45.00 per night is payable – providing you with a private introduction to mountain walking.

Please e-mail your preferred dates to book your day(s) and arrange payment.

Young people under the age of 18 are welcome to join this experiences and events activity but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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Sunrise and Sunset Mountain Walks

The Lake District provides some of the world’s best mountain scenery. Photographers know that the light makes all the difference to the mountain-view and call the time just before sunrise and just after sunset the ‘Golden Hour’. Now you can enjoy the sunrise or the sunset and soak in the world’s best scenery during the peace and quiet of the ‘Golden Hours’ during our Sunset and Sunrise Mountain Walks. Join our qualified Mountain Leader and climb Scafell Pike, England’s (highest mountain), Helvellyn or another summit of your choice.

Sunrise or Sunset Mountain Walk: one-to-one £190.  Small Groups: 2 persons £1oopp, 3 persons £70pp, 4-6 persons £55pp

Sunrise or Sunset in the mountains with overnight accommodation. 

If you would like to include accommodation with your Sunset or Sunrise Mountain Walk please see our Guided Walking Holidays in the Lake District webpage. The cost of a Sunrise or Sunset Mountain Walk with accommodation will be the same as Guided Walking Holiday price. Accommodation can be booked for up to two people in a twin/double room.

Please e-mail your preferred dates to book your  experience and events day(s) and arrange payment.

Young people under the age of 18 are welcome to join our experiences and events but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

 

 

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Wild Camping Experience

Our wild camping experience opens up a whole new world of mountain adventure. If you’ve dreamt of spending the night under the stars, watching the sunset or sunrise from a mountain peak, experiencing the solitude of a high mountain camp or developing the skills to access the more remote parts of our wild and beautiful land then this mountain experience will help you fulfil those dreams.

  • Day 1 – Arrive, evening meal, course introduction, bed.
  • Day 2 – Breakfast, pack rucksack and prepare for walk, mountain walk and wild camp
  • Day 3 – Break camp and walk out of mountains, return to bed and breakfast, light lunch, finish

During this overnight adventure we will wild camp in the mountains and consider a whole range of related topics and skills. Including:

  • Equipment: Choosing the right tent, sleeping bags, sleeping mats and stoves
  • The rucksack: What to carry and how to pack
  • Nutrition:  Food, energy and dehydrated meals
  • Water: Water Safety and Purification
  • Hygiene: Going to the toilet and environmental issues
  • Choosing a campsite: Where to pitch
  • Mountain Weather: Mountain forecasts and weather map interpretation

There will also be ample opportunity to ask questions about:

  • Navigation: Map reading, understanding contours, use of compass, legal access and route planning
  • Mountain Safety: Mountain Rescue and emergency procedures

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You don’t need any previous wild camping experience, however some hill walking experience is desirable. You do need to be walking fit and able to carry a rucksack containing your camping gear, food and personal kit – this will probably weigh between 14-16kg. The routes we follow are entirely non-technical but there may be some steep ground.

Mountain tents, stoves and mountain food are provided – although you are welcome to bring your own. A personal kit list will be provided after booking.

A privately guided wild camp experience is £349 per person (based on two people sharing a double/twin room/tent).

A single person supplement of £45.00 per night is payable – providing you with a private wild camping experience.

The costs are fully inclusive of accommodation, food and camping equipment. A wild camping experience can be booked on a date to suit you. To book your experience, discuss your preferred dates or register your interest please contact us using the link below.

Young people under the age of 18 are welcome to join this experiences and events activity but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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Mountain Walks and Festival Fun

Kendal is vibrant town and hosts a number of popular international festivals (Kendal Culture PDF):

  • October – Lakes International Comic Festival
  • November – Kendal Mountain Film Festival and Kendal Mountain Literature Festival

It also hosts a number of established regional festivals throughout the year:

  • June – County Fest
  • August – Lake District Summer Music Festival
  • September – Westmorland County Show
  • September – Kendal Torchlight Carnival
  • October – Kendal Wool Gathering

So why not combine your mountain walking with time at one of these popular and fun events? We are happy to offer packages that combine a day(s) of guided or self-guided mountain walking, accommodation, meals (breakfast, packed lunch, dinner) and transport to and from the Kendal festival of your choice. We leave the event tickets to you so you can select the programmes you want to see.

A typical programme might look like:

  • Day 1 Arrive
  • Day 2 Guided/Self-guided Walk (during the day) + Festival Visit (evening)
  • Day 3 Guided Walk/Self-guided Walk/Festival Visit (during the day) + Festival Visit (evening)
  • Day 4 Leave

We are happy to provide more or less days to give you the holiday you desire.

To see the cost for your selected number of days and what is included in the price please visit our Guided Walking and Self-guided holiday and short break webpages.

Young people under the age of 18 are welcome to join this experiences and events activities but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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Remembrance Sunday Walk

Opposite Scafell Pike, England’s highest summit, and towering above the Wasdale Valley is the iconic and much loved mountain Great Gable. A bronze memorial commemorating members of the Fell & Rock Climbing Club (FRCC) who died in the Great War (World War 1) is set on its stony summit. Each year on Remembrance Sunday several hundred walkers and climbers ascend this mountain, stand by the Fell and Rock Club commemoration stone and, after a short address by the current FRCC President, observe an atmospheric and moving two minute silence.

In the past the crowds have enjoyed everything from clear blue skies to thick cloud and heavy rain. But whatever the weather you can now join this unique and emotional tradition with our Remembrance Sunday Walk.

IN GLORIOUS & HAPPY MEMORY OF THOSE

WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED BELOW –

MEMBERS OF THE CLUB

WHO DIED FOR

THEIR COUNTRY IN THE EUROPEAN WAR

1914 – 1918. THESE FELLS WERE ACQUIRED

BY THEIR FELLOW-MEMBERS & BY THEM

VESTED IN THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR

THE USE & ENJOYMENT OF THE PEOPLE

OF OUR LAND FOR ALL TIME.

 

Our all inclusive package provides:

  • Saturday – Arrive, Bed and Breakfast, Evening Meal
  • Sunday – Drive to Borrowdale, Guided ascent of Great Gable, Evening meal
  • Monday – Breakfast, pack and leave

The cost is £309 per person based upon two people sharing a twin/double room.

A single person supplement of £45.00 per night is payable – providing you with a privately guided experience.

For details of what is included in this experience and events activity please see our Guided Walking webpage.

Young people under the age of 18 are welcome to join our experiences and events but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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Mountain Walks, Ghost Stories and Tales of the Unexplained

The Lake District with its deep, dark waters, brooding mountains, coffin routes and isolated dwellings is reportedly home to many strange creatures, sinister stories and unexplained tales. So why not join us on a series of selected walks and hear more about Souter Fell’s ghost army, the Crier of Claife, Windermere’s unusual creatures and many more strange happenings.

This introduction to the tales, legends and unexplained is not just for Hallowe’en but can be booked throughout the year.

Guided walk: one-to-one guided walk £190.  Small Groups: 2 persons £1oopp, 3 persons £70pp, 4-6 persons £55pp

Guided walk with overnight accommodation. 

If you would like to include accommodation with your Ghost Stories and Tales of the Unexplained guided walk please see our Guided Walking Holidays in the Lake District webpage. The cost of a Sunrise or Sunset Mountain Walk with accommodation will be the same as Guided Walking Holiday price. Accommodation can be booked for up to two people in a twin/double room.

Please e-mail your preferred dates to book your experience and events day(s) and arrange payment.

Young people under the age of 18 are welcome to join this experiences and events activity but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

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Note:

If you would like to book a guided walking holiday for a longer period of time or different number of days than described above please contact us using the links below. We look forward to hearing from you.