Team Walking - Guided corporate walks by Mark Reid, author of The Inn Way series of walking guidebooks

winter backpacking guided mountain weekend experiences
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves

'Inn to Inn' Winter Backpacking
Great Langdale, Lake District

With Mark Reid
author of 'The Inn Way' guidebooks & Mountain Leader

winter backpacking guided mountain walking weekend experiences

A winter outdoor experience to remember!

JANUARY: Coniston to Great Langdale
NOVEMBER: Grasmere to Great Langdale

Head to the hills for our fantastic guided Inn to Inn Backpacking trips. Spend 2 days back-packing across the hills and fells and then stay overnight in either a great Lakeland inn or the National Trust's Great Langdale campsite (with great facilities).


Experience the freedom of the fells on our 2-day inn to inn backpacking trips in the Lake District

We'll meet at either Coniston or Grasmere (Lake District) on Saturday morning and then spend the day walking across dales, fells and mountains to Great Langdale, where we'll spend the evening enjoying a meal and local ales beside a roaring fire at the famous Old Dungeon Ghyll pub. You can either stay at the pub or camp at the Great Langdale campsite. The next morning we'll walk back over the hills and fells to either Coniston or Grasmere.

  • Experience the freedom of the fells
  • Improve your hill skills and navigation
  • Get away from it all and re-connect with nature
  • Explore the fells in confidence with a Mountain Leader
  • An adventurous winter weekend to remember!

backpacking lake district


£95 for the weekend - 2 day trip


  • Tea/coffee when we meet on Saturday morning
  • 2 day backpacking expedition with Mark Reid (Mountain Leader)
  • Backpacking equipment (rucksack, drybag, clothing, head-torch etc)
  • Lightweight camping kit - if required (tent, sleepmat, stove, fuel, 'brew kit' etc)
  • Waterproof clothing if required (jacket, over-trousers, fleece, gloves & hat).
  • Camping equipment taken to the campsite for you
  • Campsite fees
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme


You can choose your accommodation to suit your needs.

Included - CAMPING: for the more adventurous, we can provide all of the camping kit you need, and take this to the campsite for you (backpacking tent, sleepmat, stove and brew kit). You will need to provide your own sleeping bag.

Optional - HOTEL, INN OR B&B: we will send you details of accommodation at Great Langdale, so you can choose to stay at the inn or a local B&B.

NB: This backpacking trip does not include the cost of your hotel accommodation. Please book your hotel, inn or B&B directly with the establishment. If you are camping, then we will book a camping pitch for you.

winter camping lake district

  • Overnight accommodation (hotel, inn or B&B) if you choose not to camp
  • 3-season sleeping bag (minimum comfort rating of 0 degrees C)
  • Walking boots
  • Food - packed lunch & breakfast; evening meal (pub).
  • Personal walking clothing and equipment (base layers etc)
A detailed list of what to wear and bring will be sent to you.

backpacking lake district


10am - Meet at a cafe in Coniston or Grasmere to discuss the walks and gear check.
11am - Set off on our walk across dales and fells, taking in fascinating history, beautiful summits and wonderful landscapes.
5pm - Arrive at Great Langdale and head to the Old Dungeon Ghyll or set up camp at the village campsite (camping option)
7pm - head to the Old Dungeon Ghyll pub for a meal.


9am - Continue walk across the dales and fells, walking back to Coniston or Grasmere
4pm - Finish back at a pub or cafe for a drink and bite to eat, then head home

All timings are approximate. We can recommend places to stay before and after your expedition, if required.



  • This 2-day backpacking expedition will take you up onto remote fells and hills, with the potential for adverse weather. The walks will include uneven ground, rough and rocky terrain, stream crossings as well as a number of steep ascents & descents.
  • Camping option: We will be camping overnight at the National Trust's Great Langdale campsite, with great facilities. Some of your camping equipment will be taken to the campsite for you, so you don't have to carry it (tent, sleepmat, stove) - if you provide your own camping equipment then you will need to carry this in your rucksack. You will need to carry your own sleeping bag.
  • A good level of fitness is required as you will be walking across hills and fells carrying a rucksack with your some of your overnight gear, equipment and some food (approx. 8kg).
  • Choice of 1-person or 2-person tents, so you don't have to share.
  • We will walk about 16 km (10 miles) per day, although this will vary with each expedition according to weather condtiions.
  • There will be rest stops throughout the day, as well as 30-mins for lunch.
  • Winter weather - the walks will NOT require the use of specialist winter equipment (ice axe, crampons etc), however, we may encounter winter weather conditions whilst on the walks (cold, wind, rain etc); the precise routes will be determined on the day given the weather conditions. This trip will not take place if extreme winter weather is forecast or prevailing; if this happens then you will be transferred onto one of our summer wild camping trips. If there is snow, then we will walk below the 'snow line'.
  • Mark Reid is an experienced Mountain Leader. Mark has walked over 17,500 miles of footpaths throughout the North of England over the last decade and knows the British mountains well. Since 2007, we have taken over 8,000 people out walking in the hills
  • Part of the attraction of valley, hill and mountain walking is the challenge of tackling different terrains, landscapes and weather conditions. Every effort is made to minimize potential hazards; however, the very nature of hill and mountain walking involves a certain level of unavoidable risk of accident and/or injury. By taking part in this activity, you are aware of and accept these risks.
  • Our walks are suitable for all ages. Under 18s (minimum age 14) may attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The child must be accompanied at all times during the walk by their parent/legal guardian.
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