LLM: 22-25 AUG - LAKE DISTRICT, LATE SUMMER BANK HOLIDAY

  • August 22, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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You want to see mountains? Lets go to The Lake District.

We'll climb the two highest mountains in England.

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PROGRAMME

FRIDAY: ARRIVAL IN HELVELLYN

Leave London by car. Arrive in Lakes between 9pm and midnight.

SATURDAY: HELVELLYN 

Helvellyn is the 2nd highest peak in the Lake District. It is reached from Striding Edge, a spectacular ridge (see photo).



NB Routes may change, depending on weather conditions and the overall fitness level of the group.

SUNDAY: SCAFELL PIKE 

The highest mountain in England, for those who still have some gas in the tank after Saturday.

It may not look huge in the picture above, but it is likely to take about 4 hours for us to summit. We will probably approach from the Seathwaite Farm side, the north.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is at foot of Helvellyn. This is in shared dormitories of 4 to 8 people.

Cost: £120

Cost includes: Accommodation, Guided Walks, 3 Breakfasts, 2 Packed Lunches, 1 Evening Meal

Cost excludes: Monday Lunch, Friday Evening Meal, Sunday Evening Meal

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Contact: John[masked]

Mountain Leader and Outdoor First Aider.

London Loves Mountains has a legal obligation to comply with The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations Act 1992.

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  • Cindy

    Wow, what else can I say - the hikes couldn't have been set in a more picturesque backdrop, the weather couldn't have been any more obedient (save the couple of isolated instances when the heavens opened up in order to cool down some perspiring hikers), the views from the mountain tops, fells, ridges just couldn't have been any more jaw-dropping and most importantly the company and banter amongst the group couldn't have been more varied and entertaining. All of the above, being the constituents of the perfect Bank Holiday weekend. :-)

    4 · August 26

  • Nitin M.

    An awesome trip, thanks to everyone for inspiring and motivating me in order to do things which I had never thought of
    Feeling wonderful & getting positive pull to do things out of comfort zone
    Special thanks to John for arranging a life time memorable trip and look forward to meet you all

    2 · August 26

  • Nitin M.

    We have just created what's app group to stay in touch and share photos, future events and many more exciting stuff - if you will like to join us then send me private message on[masked] and I will add you to the group. Look forward to stay connected

    August 26

  • Vino

    An extraordinary feeling of achievement made possible with nice people, weather and expert navigation! :)

    2 · August 26

  • Praful

    A wonderful weekend, with lovely people - and lots of laughter! Getting to the tops of Helvellyn, Fairfield and Scafell Pike on sunny days was a bonus :-) Thanks John for everything you put in so that we could all enjoy ourselves so much!

    4 · August 26

  • Maris O.

    What a fantastic weekend! Five peaks in two days and awesome mountain biking. :-)

    4 · August 26

  • Em

    Another great trip organised by John and great people with whom you wish you could have extended the weekend for the week.

    7 · August 26

  • Sarah-Jane M.

    Hello, I had an amazing weekend ! Met so many lovely interesting people. Thanks to our organiser and group leader John for all his hard work in making the trip a success. Looking forward to the next time round (once the burning in my legs has gone) :-)

    4 · August 26

  • Ash

    Best Meet Up weekend trip yet!

    3 · August 26

  • Jonny E.

    Shirley fantastic photos! I will try to find a few of my best and upload those too. Cheers!

    3 · August 25

  • LXN

    Hello, just joined the group. Does anybody have a free space in any cars?Thanks

    August 20

  • Shivani B.

    Hi John im keen to join with a friend pls advise where will the tour depart from, what'smode of transport; total cost, acaccommodation provided thanks

    August 16

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Shivana! I siggest you read the event description carefully. Then the comments here are for arranging transport.

      August 20

  • Hugues

    Hi All,
    I've signed up for this trip on 2bOutdoors (I am one of John's +9).
    I'll be driving and can pick-up 3 passengers from Purley station or Uxbridge tube station pm on Fri (precise time tbc...) and drive them back to the same point on Mon.
    Cost: £30 each.
    Please make yourself known asap if interested.
    Cheers, H.

    August 18

    • Sinu

      Hughes, any seats in your car?

      August 19

    • Hugues

      Yes, leaving at 4:00 from Uxbridge. Please confirm asap. Cheers, H

      August 19

  • Cindy

    Hi guys, I am selling my place on the minibus which is leaving London at 5pm on Friday. Contact me ASAP if you would like to buy it. Thanks :-)

    August 19

    • fiona 1.

      Hi Cindy, im going but not paid yet, I'll buy your space and pay at for the trip at lunch time

      August 19

  • Jonny E.

    Hi All, I've a car and am happy to drive. However, I'd rather take the day off on the Friday and get in some extra sights than leave in rush hour and drive in to the night. So if you'd be up for making the day of it, let me know! First thoughts are to leave in the morning and stop off at Lake Windermere enroute early-mid afternoon for some lunch and weather permitting, to row a boat on the lake! Cheers, Jonny

    1 · July 13

    • John

      I haven't heard from Jonny yet. Does anyone have his phone number and has been guaranteed a place?

      August 14

    • Jonny E.

      Hi John et al, apologies for the delay, I've been away and I'm currently awaiting a new phone after it swallowed too much water at the Ride 100 last Sunday. Will hopefully have it back by Weds, PM me or email [masked] in the meantime. It is[masked] for when I have it back in action. I will update this thread when that happens too. I've replied on my original thread to the 4 who got in touch about the Friday morning drive up, and the offer still stands, so we might well see you up there. Hopefully we can all confirm ASAP. Looking forward to it! Cheers,

      August 17

  • Jonny E.

    Hi All, looking forward to the weekend! My offer is still open if anyone would like to drive up Friday morning and visit Lake Windermere or similar in the afternoon? Would be great to have a travel buddy! Cheers,

    August 8

    • Alexandra M.

      I can come too! Thanks

      August 10

    • Jonny E.

      Hi Everyone! Sorry for the delay, I've been at sea! Thanks for the replies and great to have a crew for the trip up. I'd be delighted to have all 4 of you in my car, but it will mean 3 of you will be a little snug on the back seats. The middle seat does have a seat belt, but it's never as roomy as the other 2. If you're happy to be a little snug, great! But if one of you would prefer to join the 5pm mini bus, no problem. I have a really big boot so you won't need to carry any gear. Can you private message me your post codes and we can chat separately about logistics, maybe I can swing by some of you enroute, or we can meet centrally. Thanks!

      August 17

  • fiona 1.

    Hey john, just joined the group, really looking forward to the weekend, is there room left in any cars?

    August 17

    • fiona 1.

      Also when do you pay for it

      August 17

  • Praful

    Hi John

    This sounds great. Will you be able to cater for vegans?

    Thanks

    1 · August 8

    • Praful

      What was the outcome of the vegan options? Thanks

      August 15

    • John

      Praful, the menu is coming tonight. I will send it to you tomorrow, but hostels usually can indeed cater for vegans.

      August 15

  • Shirley

    Hi john I v sign yes, so pls confirm the spot and tell me about the payment. Then I can book train tickets. And anyone also go from London? Maybe we can arrange journey together?

    1 · August 7

    • Marek K.

      Hi sandy I will be taking minibus with John

      August 15

    • Sandy

      Hi Marek I take the minibus with john as well .

      August 15

  • Anne

    I'm getting into Penrith on the train at 16:21 on Friday. Me and Louise will meet up there and get ourselves to the youth hostel somehow!

    August 11

    • John

      There is a number 108 (or 508) bus from Penrith Railway Station at 16:30, (heading towards Patterdale) arriving at Glenridding at 17:15, but then there is a 1.5 mile walk up the hill to the hostel.

      1 · August 11

    • Louise

      Thanks John - I think this will be our plan! :)

      August 14

  • Anne

    Do we need to take sleeping bags, pillow cases etc or is all bedding provided at the place? How about towels? I had a look on the website but it didn't really say.

    1 · August 10

    • John

      Anne, bedding is provided. So you don't need to bring anything. Towels you will need to bring however.

      August 11

    • Anne

      Thanks!

      August 11

  • John

    Please reserve this conversation for offers of and requests for transportation. All questions about payment, what other weekends might happen later in the year or what to bring should be sent to me directly via the messenger link on my profile. I have a place available in my car if anyone is interested. I'd like to set off about 1pm Friday from Harrow-on-the-Hill Metropolitan line tube station. Let me know. Please could all car drivers let me know how many spaces they have in their cars. Similarly, if you are travelling by bus or train, please advise once you have bought your ticket. Many thanks indeed.

    August 11

  • Kathy C.

    Hi John
    I'd really love to do this i.e. Lake District hike, but I'm not available this weekend. Will you be organizing another Lake District weekend this year some time?

    August 10

    • John

      Kathy, we will be going to the Lakes again next year.

      August 11

  • Cindy

    John - please could you email me the payment details? Is it possible to book a twin or single room, if yes I would prefer that option please. Thanks.

    August 10

  • Cindy

    Hi John,

    How do I make the payment for this please?

    Thanks
    Cindy

    August 10

    • Anne

      John sent me an email with payment details.

      August 10

    • Cindy

      Ok.

      August 10

  • Joanna

    Hi, I can see the question of how to pay has been raised before, but can't see the answer. So how do I pay?

    1 · August 9

    • Anne

      John sent me an email with payment details.

      August 10

  • Kerry

    Hi there... do you need to be uber fit for this!?

    July 30

    • John

      Hey Kerry, no you don't need to be uber fit, just normal fit! But if you want to test yourself against the group, why not come to the Peak District in 2 weekends time?! Text me on[masked] and I'll call you back for a chat about fitness levels if you need more info to decide.

      July 30

  • Louise

    I'll be travelling up by train so will see you there! :)

    July 24

  • Anne

    Um....this may be a silly question (as I haven't done a trip with you before!) but how do I pay?! :)

    July 22

  • Louise

    Hi John, is there an option to add a friend / guest to this trip if they are not already a member of the group? Thanks!

    July 5

    • Anne

      Louise obviously, not Louse (sorry Louise!!)

      1 · July 18

    • Louise

      Forgive you. :)

      July 18

  • Anne

    Hi everyone! I'll be travelling from Edinburgh by train, so I will see you there.

    July 18

  • Mike

    Hi Everyone, can't wait for this trip! Does anyone who's driving up have a spare seat? Happy to split the cost of fuel and driving. Thanks!

    1 · July 10

  • Jonny E.

    Thanks for the info John, I'll look at my diary, hopefully the dates will work!

    May 21

  • Alexandra M.

    Hi John I will join but I will pay It next month. Too much incidentals this month.

    January 26, 2014

    • John

      Great. Looking forward to seeing you there. We will have a BBQ on the Saturday night in a remote village with 5 houses in it.

      May 19

    • Alexandra M.

      it's nice! Definitely I am coming!

      May 19

  • Ines

    I would LOVE to! But not sure if I can pay for it just yet.

    March 8, 2014

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