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Scrambling/Hiking weekend in The Lake District
The weekend will involve hiking the lesser travelled areas of The Lake District. The specific location will be communicated when you have signed up, but we will be taking grade 1 scrambling routes up some very well known peaks in the region. Small group!! (Maximum 9-people) Travel, Food, Accommodation and Guided hiking all included in the cost - Just turn up at the pre-determined point in London and enjoy! This trip is suitable for everyone and no prior experience is necessary and 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. --------------------------------------------------------- Weekend Itinerary Please note that exact timings and order of activities are subject to change, based on the local conditions at the time Friday - Meet outside Euston train station at 6pm for a relaxing train journey north. Upon arrival, we will check in to our accommodation for the evening and enjoy a last orders pint and trip briefing in a remote local pub Day 1 – Saturday We will head out in to the mountains for a day of scrambling fun :) Specific routes and area to be communicated after joining the trip. We will then return to our accommodation in the heart of The Lake District and enjoy dinner in a remote, rural pub. Day 2 – Sunday A hike & scramble ascent of another local peak before heading back to the train station for a departure back to London. --------------------------------------------------------- Accommodation: Hostel accommodation - Depending on availability (the sooner you sign up, the better the availability of great accommodation!) Your minimum kit list should be: - Small rucksack, suitable for day hikes - Hiking boots - Thick socks - Hiking trousers (ideally waterproof) Non-cotton T-shirt - Fleece - Warm jacket - Waterproof jacket - Headtorch (and batteries) - Warm hat - Thick Gloves - Sun glasses - Water bottle - Personal medication --------------------------------------------------------- Cost: £285 for the entire weekend Included in the price: - Return train travel from London - All transport in The Lake District - 2-nights Hostel accommodation - Breakfasts and Lunches - 2-days guided hiking/Scrambling by experienced and qualified Mountain Leader Not included in the price: - Personal Snacks - Pub dinner and drinks on Saturday night - Personal kit (I do have some spare kit if you did not want to buy it) --------------------------------------------------------- All City Mountaineering trips are compliant with the 1992 Package Travel regulations (including financial protection)

Euston Railway Station

Euston Road NW1 2RT · London


What we're about

Reading's most exciting mountaineering group.

This is a group for anyone interested in walking, hiking, rock climbing, camping and anyone with a sense of adventure to experience the wonders of the British mountain environment in a relaxed, fun and safe manner.

Our purpose is simple: To provide access to the British mountain environment for all. Irrelevant of social, economic and cultural background and irrelevant of your mountain/hiking experience: All skill levels are welcome.

This group was started to offer more adventurous trips, with small groups, from Reading to all areas of the UK.

Summary of what to expect on City Mountaineering trips:

• All trips are lead by passionate, qualified and highly experienced mountaineers (Qualified Mountain Leaders and Climbing Instructors)

• All trips, unless otherwise stated, are fully inclusive of return travel, food, accommodation and guided hiking (all you have to do is turn up at Maidenhead station and enjoy!)

• Small group sizes (maximum 8 people per trip), this enables:

• Best quality support

• Trip flexibility (to provide a true wilderness experience)

• Get to know your fellow mountaineers better than in larger groups

• Allow you to realise potential that you may never have thought possible

• Reduce the human impact on the natural environment

I have taken drastic steps in my personal living arrangements to ensure the price of trips as affordable as possible and a proportion of all money received for every trip is donated to (a) Wilderness conservation groups and (b) Mountain rescue teams. Formed almost entirely with volunteers, both groups rely on public donations to maintain their service, allowing us to enjoy this wonderful environment*

We look forward to exploring and sharing the Great British mountain environment with you!

* Money from each trip will be set aside until 31st December each year. The cash will then be distributed to the various groups as a lump sum cheque. The allocation will be based on the time spent in each managed area (e.g. If we have 10% of our mountain days in Glen Coe, Scotland; Glen Coe Mountain Rescue Team will receive 10% of the mountain rescue donation pot)

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