Lakeland Autumn Adventure Weekend Great Langdale, Lake District
With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader
Head to the hills for our fantastic guided Lakeland Autumn Adventure Weekend. Spend a sociable, enjoyable and adventurous weekend hiking some of Lakeland’s most iconic hills, fells and mountains, based at Great Langdale in the heart of the Lake District.
Discover little-known paths, adventurous routes, ridges and summits, taking you away from crowds and into a world of majestic mountains. Our routes will take us onto the fells and mountains that surround Great Langdale including Side Pike, Lingmoor Fell, Crinkle Crags, Pike o’ Blisco, Bowfell, Esk Pike and the Langdale Pikes.
- Guided fell and mountain walks with Mark Reid (Mountain Leader)
- Experience the camaraderie of walking the Lakeland fells and mountains with like-minded walkers
- Share your sense of achievement on each summit and also at the end with your fellow walkers
- Relax in the evening with your fellow mountain walkers at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (ODG).
- Small group sizes – maximum 8 people per Mountain Leader.
- An adventurous weekend to remember!
Experience the freedom of the fells on our 2-day Lakeland Autumn Adventure Weekend at Great Langdale.
GREAT LANGDALE, LAKE DISTRICT
The weekend will be based at the Old Dungeon Ghyll, Great Langdale in the heart of the Lake District, which is encircled by an amazing array of fells and mountains.
For an adventurous weekend, then I’d recommend camping at the National Trust’s Great Langdale campsite which has great facilities including a well-stocked campsite shop, free showers, drying rooms for wet kit and it’s only a 5-minute walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel.
If you’d prefer a little more luxury, then I’d recommend staying at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, an iconic Lakeland hotel famed for its bustling Hikers Bar complete with log fires and a great range of local Cumbrian ales, which is always busy with hikers and climbers.
Please book your own accommodation.
OUTLINE OF THE WEEKEND
9pm onwards: Meet Mark and fellow walkers to chat about the weekend over a drink at the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (ODG)
If you can’t make Friday evening, we’ll meet at 9am on Saturday morning.
9am: Meet at Great Langdale for a chat about the day
9am – 4pm: Guided hill, fell or mountain walk
7pm: Meet at the ODG to recount our day’s adventures over a meal and drink (optional)
9:30am: Meet at Great Langdale for a chat about the day
9:30am – 3pm: Guided hill, fell or mountain walk
Please note: The precise routes and which hills, fells or mountains will be decided each day, given weather & ground conditions as well as group needs. All walks will include hill, fell and mountain terrain, steep and rocky ground as well as summits; we may experience adverse weather conditions. Some walks may include Grade 1 scrambles along narrow & exposed routes. NB: all timings and routes are approximate
YOUR GUIDE - MARK REID
MARK REID is the author of 17 walking guidebooks including ‘The Inn Way’ series. He is a qualified Walking Group Leader, Hill & Moorland Leader and Mountain Leader, and has an unrivalled knowledge of the history and geography of the North of England. Mark has a BA (Hons) Geography degree from the University of Lancaster and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS). Mark has walked over 28,000 miles of footpaths since 1997, and has taken over 17,000 people out walking in the countryside – he’s been an Outdoor Professional for 26 years! Mark has appeared on ITV YORKSHIRE on the TV walks series ‘A Breath of Fresh Air’ along with ITV weatherman Jon Mitchell, as well as ITV1’s The Dales.
FITNESS, EXPERIENCE, INFORMATION ETC
- This 2-day walking weekend will take you up onto remote hills, fells and mountains of the Lake District, with the potential for adverse weather. The walks will include uneven ground, rough, rocky and mountainous terrain, stream crossings, wet/boggy ground, sustained ascents and descent, steep and exposed ground, Grade 1 scrambling (hands on rock / rock steps) and mountain summits; we may also experience adverse weather conditions.
- The precise routes, including which hills, fells or mountains we will climb, will be decided each day, given weather & ground conditions as well as group needs. If strong winds or poor weather is forecast then we may stay to lower paths and valley routes.
- A good level of fitness is required as you will be walking across hills, fells and mountains for two days
- We will walk about 16 km (10 miles) per day, although this will vary with according to weather conditions and group needs.
- There will be rest stops throughout the day, as well as 30-mins for lunch.
- Autumn/Winter weather – the walks will NOT require the use of specialist winter equipment (ice axe, crampons etc), however, we may encounter autumn/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 27,000 miles of footpaths throughout the North of England over the last decade and knows the British mountains well. Since 2007, we have taken over 17,000 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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