Lake District - Hiking Bank Holiday Adventure
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About the event
For sheer scenic splendour, few places in England 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 anywhere 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.
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3 nights hostel accommodation (dorms-YHA Ambleside)
3 x cooked breakfast
3 x packed lunches
Guided hike every day
Early Bird: £245 applies if paid in full by the end of January
Sleepy Bird: £265 applies if paid in full by April 10th
Lazy Bird: £285 applies if paid in full after April 10th
* (this means both parts, the deposit and the second payment)
Please pay the deposit of £100 + paypal fees to confirm your place and the reminder of the money at your convenience, but no later than a month before the trip.
If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Our bank details are:
Kat`s Adventures Limited
account number: 41764527
sort code: 40-09-25
Price doesn't include transport, dinners and drinks
HIKING LEVEL-moderate to challenging.
TRANSPORTATION-the best and the cheapest way of getting to YHA Cheddar is driving and you can take advantage of our comments section to organise the car shares.
Day 1 (Friday)
Transfer to Lake District (not included).
The best and the cheapest way of getting to YHA Ambleside is driving and you can take advantage of our comments section to organise car shares. However, the train is also a possibility and you can still travel together please feel free to use the comments section to organize meeting up at the station to take the train.
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 21:38. From there you can share cabs to the hostel (cabs not included, but should be around £2-3 per person). We will meet you at the hostel.
Day 2 (Saturday)
Breakfast at the hostel.
Helvellyn -Nethermost Pike - Dollywagoon Pike, 13km
This walk in the Eastern Fells of the English Lake District is a challenging route over proper fells, seven of them! Starting with Raise and finishing with St Sunday Crag, with Helvellyn in-between, it’s a full on Lakeand mountain outing!
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.
Day 3 ( Sunday)
Breakfast at the hostel.
Ambleside - Scandale Pass - Red Screes, 13km
This walk may for some have a slight sting in its tail: to visit Middle Dodd requires a short section of off-piste 'make it up as you go along' exploration. To most folk it should really add to the attraction, giving some stunning views, and makes an excellent change from simply following the path all the time.
Day 4 (Monday)
Breakfast at the hostel.
Scandale Horseshoe, 14km.
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 meters 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 Snake Pike before meeting Kirkstone Road.
INSURANCE: You also confirm that you will be responsible for your own insurance and make sure that it is at an appropriate level for this trip and activities you will be participating in. In addition to your own Personal Civil liability insurance you will need an individual insurance for multi-risk and multi-activity holidays (expenses of cancellation, research - help, repatriation, medical expenses, theft of luggage, etc.) appropriate for the activities to be undertaken as part of the holiday. The general travel insurance is often minimal and rarely adapted to the active holidays. Please check the details with your insurance provider.
CANCELLATIONS: Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance.
- Sold OutDeposit£103.50£103.500£0
- FULL PRICE£296£2960£0