Wild Camping adventure weekends Lake District & Scotland
Head to the hills for our fantastic guided Wild Camping trips. Spend 2 or 3 days back-packing across the mountains, with a wild camp beside a small lake or mountain summit, and watch the sunset and sunrise across the surrounding mountains.
NB: We will head to a Bothy on the November trip so we have somewhere warm to sit and eat during the long evening.
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE
- Watch the sunset and sunrise across the mountains
- Improve your mountain skills, navigation and confidence
- Experience the freedom of the mountains
- Get away from it all and re-connect with nature
- Self reliance, personal development & achievement
- Peace, quiet and solitude with time to think
- Explore the mountains in confidence with Mark Reid
- Mark has over 45 nights wild camping experience.
- A group of friends – a trip away to remember
- Relaxing time away from the stresses of life
- Quality time away with your son or daughter in the Great Outdoors
- Gaining mountain knowledge & experience
- Improving fitness for an upcoming trek or challenge walk
- Quality Mountain Days for trainee Mountain Leaders
VIEW PHOTOS FROM SOME PREVIOUS TRIPS
August 2019, Scottish Highlands – HERE
June 2019, Keswick to Ambleside – HERE
June 2018, Galloway Hills, Scotland – HERE
July 2017, Cairngorms, Scotland – HERE
Aug 2016, Cairngorms, Scotland – HERE (video)
May 2016, Lake District – HERE (video)
October 2015, Howgill Fells – HERE (video)
June 2015, Lake District – HERE (video)
June 2014, Lake District – HERE
August 2013, Snowdonia – HERE
August 2012, Lake District – HERE
April 2012, Lake District – HERE
11am – Set off on our walk up onto the mountains, taking in classic routes and breath-taking summits, with plenty of rest stops as well as environmental and navigation coaching.
6pm – Set up camp, eat dinner, watch the sunset
9pm – Retire to your tent!
9am – Continue walk across the mountains.
3pm – Finish back at a pub for a drink, then head home (2 day trip)
3 day trip
5pm – Set up camp, eat dinner, watch the sunset
9pm – Retire to your tent
9am – Continue walk across the mountains.
3pm – Finish back at a pub or cafe for a drink, then head home.
All timings and distances are approximate.
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; he also has a BA (Hons) Geography degree from the University of Lancaster. Mark Reid has walked over 20,000 miles of footpaths over the 20 years, and has taken over 10,000 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.
FITNESS, INFORMATION & LEGALITIES
- Multi-day mountain expeditions, backpacking and wild camping takes you into remote and mountainous areas, with the potential for adverse weather conditions. The walks will include uneven ground, rough and mountainous terrain, stream crossings as well as a number of steep ascents and descents. We will also be camping overnight in a tent in the mountains!
- A good level of fitness is required as you will be walking across mountainous terrain carrying a rucksack with your overnight gear, equipment and food (approx. 12 – 15kg). You can reduce the weight of your rucksack by sharing a tent and some kit.
- Choice of 1-person or 2-person tents, so you don’t have to share.
- We will walk about 10 – 13 km (6 – 8 miles) per day, although this will vary with each expedition according to conditions.
- There will be rest stops throughout the day, as well as 30-minutes for lunch.
- Mark Reid is an experienced Mountain Leader. Mark has walked over 20,000 miles of footpaths throughout the North of England over the last decade and knows the British mountains well. Since 2007, we have taken over 10,000 people walking in the hills.
- Wild Camping: In England and Wales, all land is privately owned and landowner permission is required to camp on private land. Wild camping is permitted on certain areas of common land on Dartmoor, and it is also permitted in Scotland as long as you follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. In reality, wild camping high amongst the mountains of Snowdonia and Cumbria is a tolerated tradition as long as it is undertaken responsibly.
- Do’s and Don’ts: obtain permission if possible; camp high amongst the mountains away from paths and popular areas; arrive late, leave early; leave no trace; no fires; take ALL rubbish out with you; small group sizes; respect and protect the environment.
- 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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