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  • May 24, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Accommodation in a lovely private hostel.

Number of beds - 60. Number of nights - 3. Cost - £149.



Join us for 3 nights over the bank holiday weekend in England's most scenic National Park - the Lake District! smile

We have been lucky enough to secure an exclusive, whole hostel booking over the bank holiday weekend in the heart of this amazing National Park. Ambleside is considered to be the finest of all the fabulous lakeside towns and we will be surrounded by stunning scenery and lake views at this cosy, character filled hostel.

There are superb hikes all around Ambleside or plenty of interesting places to visit and relax around the lakes. We also plan to do activities like rock climbing, kayaking and ghyll scrambling.




Price includes:

3 nights hostel accommodation.
3 breakfasts and 2 dinners.
Packed lunches.
A choice of guided hikes by trained Mountain Leaders (MLTE) and qualified first aiders.
Financial protection in accordance with the Package Travel Law 1992.

Price does NOT include:

Transport expenses.
Optional activities.

1 dinner when we will eat out in Ambleside.



To confirm your place on this trip please use internet banking. The account details are:


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IMPORTANT NOTE: We consider safety to be our number one priority and while we never take unnecessary risks, we do recognise that any outdoor activity involves a danger of personal injury or death. Remember that you should be aware of and accept these risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.

We recommend that everyone participating in outdoor activities obtain appropriate insurance. The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at very competitive rates:

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  • Jim D.

    Thank you Geoff and Etienette ( and everybody else ! ) for a fabulous weekend.
    Here is a 30 second video of some highlights.

    4 · June 13, 2013

    • Geoff

      Wow - really cool! :-)

      June 18, 2013

  • Ning

    Awesome weekend, really enjoyed the scambling and activities. Many thanks to Eti and Geoff for organising the weekend, and Kieron for leading the scrambling day. And thanks all for your great company.

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Steve

    Awesome...few more photo's up

    May 31, 2013

  • Peter

    Great trip with excellent hikes! Good to see everyone and thanks to Eti and Geoff for organising.

    May 31, 2013

  • amber

    Etiennette and Geoff....a wonderful weekend :) and thank you to all of you for your great company ...

    May 30, 2013

  • Natalie F

    As echoed by all, thank you Geoff & Ettienette for another fab weekend. Really enjoyed the location, hikes, climbing & awesome company! xx

    May 29, 2013

  • Delfim

    What a great weekend - the sun shone, the hospitality was excellent and the hiking and partying company superb. Thanks all for helping me mark the passage of time and feel another year younger!

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • Etiennette

    Hi Guys, it was great seeing you all in the Lake District. If you've enjoyed the weekend think about joining us on the next bank holiday trip we have planned in August - fun & hopefully sun on the Pembrokeshire coast! There will also be optional activities like rock climbing and coasteering for the adventurous. Take a look:

    A number of you also asked about the week long trip to the Jura: It is one of the most charming parts of France and I can really recommend it! ;D

    May 29, 2013

  • Brian D.

    Thanks Geoff & Etienette for an outstanding weekend & also Lofty for getting us home safely! See you all at the summer camp :)

    May 29, 2013

  • Susana

    Geoff, Etinette, hiking and partying buddies, thank you all for a fantastic weekend. More adventures to come :) x

    May 29, 2013

  • Chris

    Had a great weekend - weather, walks and company all fantastic.

    May 28, 2013

  • Claire L

    I had a great time - thanks to all...I'm about to upload some pics xx

    May 28, 2013

  • ASH

    Awesssooooommmmeee and my respect to all those who partied hard with us ..

    3 · May 28, 2013

  • Etiennette

    Incredible weather and even better crowd. It really was a great weekend and it's good to see that people were up for the various challenges on offer. You guys rock!!

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Christina

    I had such a fun time on my first Backabush trip! The Lake District was beautiful. I've had the pleasure of meeting a great, supportive bunch of people - good times! Geoff and Etiennette did a great job organising it all and I'd definitely go on another Backabush trip.

    May 28, 2013

  • Patrycja

    Hi, I had an amazing weekend! And really enjoyed my first hiking experience. Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you again soon :-)

    May 28, 2013

  • Geoff

    Check out Steve's photos from the weekend:

    May 28, 2013

  • Geoff

    Fabulous weather and challenging mountain hikes with amazing people. Such a great weekend! :-)

    1 · May 28, 2013

  • Marina

    Fantastic as ever! Thank you x

    May 28, 2013

  • Debbie

    Thanks Geoff and Etiennette, I'm so glad to have met you both. You run a smooth operation! I had a fantastic weekend. Look forward to joining your group again soon.

    May 27, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Hi does anyone need a ride to the Lake District. I have a space in my car and I am leaving from Islington North London around 3pm. Contact me Jennifer on[masked]

    May 18, 2013

  • Susana

    Is anyone leaving London after 2pm? I don't want to take a full day off work...Those of you with space available in their cars, could you please email me from where and at what time you're thinking of leaving? [masked]. Many thanks! Susana

    May 15, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Hi Susan. I have a space. Contact me on 0725760275. Jennifer.

      May 16, 2013

  • Natalie F

    Hi all, I've just found out I have a spare place in my car for this trip - leaving around 1pm Friday from Clapham.

    May 8, 2013

  • Liam

    Hi All - I will be driving and can offer a lift if anyone needs it. I will probably leave around lunch time on the Friday. I'm driving from Essex but can come in and pick-up people near east London (Newbury Park on central line). Mail me if interested. Thanks.

    February 20, 2013

    • Liam

      Hi Vidya, Yes I still have one space left in my car.

      March 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Fab, able to meet u Newbury Park way or on that line. Happy to arrange off line when you're ready. Much much thks :)

      March 25, 2013

  • Geoff

    Please use this comment section ONLY for messages that need to be sent to everyone. For any messages or questions for the organiser please feel free to email: [masked]

    October 31, 2012

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