Lakeland Mountain Adventure Weekend Coniston, Lake District
With Mark Reid FRGS – author of ‘The Inn Way’ guidebooks & Mountain Leader
NB: we are currently unable to provide any outdoor clothing or kit. The evening social events will be subject to any Covid restrictions at the time of the event.
Spend an sociable, enjoyable and adventurous weekend hiking some of Lakeland’s most iconic mountains, guided by experienced Mountain Leaders.
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 mountains and fells that surround Coniston including the famous Old Man of Coniston, one of Lakeland’s finest mountain summits.
Relax in the evening with your fellow mountain walkers at the Black Bull Inn, a classic Lakeland pub with its own brewery.
- Choice of guided mountain walks with fully qualified Mountain Leaders
- 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
- Small group sizes – maximum 8 people per Mountain Leader.
PHOTOS FROM LAKELAND MOUNTAIN WEEKEND 2019
CONISTON, SOUTHERN LAKE DISTRICT
The weekend will be based at the Black Bull Inn at Coniston, in the southern Lake District. Coniston offers a range of accommodation including several pubs, hotels, B&Bs, Youth Hostel and campsite.
OUTLINE OF THE WEEKEND
– Black Bull Inn
9pm onwards: Meet your instructors and fellow walkers to chat about the weekend over a pint in the Black Bull Inn, a lovely Lakeland pub with its own brewery.
If you can’t make Friday evening, we’ll meet at 9am on Saturday morning.
Swirl How & Wetherlam range
9am: Meet at Coniston for a chat about the day
9:15am – 5pm: Choice of guided mountain walks
8pm: Meet at the Black Bull Inn, Coniston to recount our day’s adventures over a meal and drink (optional)
– Dow Crag & Coniston Old Man range
9:30am: Meet at Coniston for a chat about the day
9:45am – 5pm: Choice of guided mountain walks
Please note: The precise routes and mountains will be decided each day, given weather conditions and group needs. All walks will include mountainous terrain, steep ground and mountain summits; we may experience adverse weather conditions. Some walks may include Grade 1 scrambles.
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 Reid has walked over 22,500 miles of footpaths over the past 23 years, and has taken over 12,000 people out walking in the countryside. 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.
EXPERIENCE, FITNESS & INFORMATION
- No experience is required as full guidance will be given.
- A reasonable level of fitness is required as the walks will be demanding and will include steep and mountainous terrain.
- All walks will include uneven ground, rough, rocky and mountainous terrain, stream crossings, wet/boggy ground, sustained ascents and descent, steep and exposed ground, possibly some Grade 1 scrambling (hands on rock / rock steps) and mountain summits; we may also experience adverse weather conditions.
- We can provide full outdoor walking gear, including waterproof jackets, trousers, fleeces, rucksacks, gloves and hats.
- We are fully insured (public, civil & professional indemnity insurance)
- All of our instructors are fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders
- So far, we have taken over 12,000 people out walking in the hills, and have a wealth of experience dealing with all ages and abilities.
- 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.
- Terms and Conditions