Traverse The Lake District National Park

City Mountaineering - Expeditions
City Mountaineering - Expeditions
Public group

Euston

· London

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A perfect introduction to multi-day hiking!

The week will involve hiking on track, through valleys and over mountain passes of The Lake District, with one night camping in the wild, under the stars and away from the crowds.

The 100km route will see you hike the entire length of The Lake District National Park!

Lead by a qualified and experienced Mountain Leader, you will be completely self-sufficient and will overnight at campsites, hostels and bunkhouses (with one night wild camping)

This truly is a once-in-a-lifetime trip and all on the shores of our little island.

This is a great introduction to multi-day hiking, but a reasonable level of fitness is ideal. You will be hiking for 6-days in a row, mostly on tracks and - for the more remote sections - with a heavy rucksack on 2-days.

Tents, sleeping bags & mats and cooking equipment will be provided - but you are welcome to bring your own if you have them.
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Itinerary

Day 0 – Friday (from 6pm)
Meet at Euston Station and take a relaxing train journey to The Lake District. you will then be transported to your hostel accommodation for the night for a full trip briefing, kit check and readying yourself for the days ahead.

Day 1 - Saturday
A 15km hike to Coniston Water with light packs to ease in to the week-long adventure. The hike will end at a campsite, where your tents will be pitched and waiting for you. Dinner will be in a local pub.

Day 2 – Sunday
After breakfast, you will help pack away the camping kit and make your way north - a 15km hike to Langdale, through lush valleys and Beatrix Potters old house, thought to be the setting of many Peter Rabbit adventures. The hike will end at a campsite, where you will help pitch the tents before heading to a local pub for dinner.

Day 3 - Monday
This is the first day of hiking with a heavier pack. You will carry the tents and other camping kit with you in to the heart of the National Park for a night sleeping under the stars for a wonderful wild camp away from the crowds (maybe a summit camp to watch the sun set/rise - depending on the weather)

Day 4 - Tuesday
After a wild breakfast (and wild swim?) you will continue your journey north to a bunkhouse/hostel on the shores of Derwent Water. This 15km hike will take you through the beautiful valley of Borrowdale and on towards Keswick

Day 5 - Wednesday
Stopping in Keswick for lunch, you will continue north to the lesser trodden tracks below the mighty Skiddaw mountain. You will camp in the heart of the valley away from the crowds

Day 6 - Thursday
The final day of the adventure will see you reach the northern boundaries of The Lake District! You will then be transported back to your accommdation in Keswick for a well earned shower and celebration meal.

Day 7 - Friday
The morning is free for you to explore Keswick before you are transported to the train station in the early afternoon for a return back home
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Small group!! (Maximum 8-people)

This trip is suitable for everyone and no prior experience of multi-day hiking is necessary.

The small group size will enable us to enjoy the tranquility of the area whilst enabling a flexible itinerary to explore the hidden gems that The Lake District has to offer.
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Join this week-long adventure for just £645! - simply RSVP and pay the £100 deposit and we will be in contact with further details (balancing payment is due 2-months prior to departure)

Included:
- Return train travel from London
- 2-3 nights hostel accommodation
- 1-2 nights bunkhouse accommodation
- 3-4 nights camping (we provide tents and sleeping bags/mats, but you are welcome to bring your own)
- 6-days guided hiking by an experienced and qualified mountain leader
- All breakfasts/lunches when hiking
- Dinners when wild camping
- Bag transfer and logistical support in The Lake District

Excluded:
- Personal hiking kit
- Food when away from the mountain (e.g. pub dinners)