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

Winter Backpacking weekend
Coniston - 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!

Head to the hills for our fantastic guided Winter Backpacking weekend. Spend two days back-packing across the Lakeland fells and mountains, and then stay overnight at the National Trust's Great Langdale campsite (with great facilities).

PHOTOS FROM 2018 WEEKEND HERE
PHOTOS FROM 2017 WEEKEND HERE

Experience the freedom of the fells on our 2-day winter backpacking weekend in the Lake District

We'll meet at Coniston in the 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, before camping overnight at the Great Langdale campsite. The next morning we'll walk back over the hills and fells to Grasmere.

  • Experience the freedom of the fells
  • Improve your hill skills and camp-craft
  • 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!

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PRICE PER PERSON

£95 for the weekend - 2 day trip


WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 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 (tent, sleepmat, stove, fuel, 'brew kit' etc)
  • Waterproof clothing if required (jacket, over-trousers, fleece, gloves & hat).
  • Camping equipment set up at the campsite for you
  • Campsite fees
  • TeamWalking Loyalty Reward scheme

We'll be camping at the National Trust's Great Langdale campsite

This campsite has a spectacular location at the foot of the Langdale Pikes, and has great facilities, including...

  • Campsite shop, which sells provisions including breakfast (coffee, bacon sandwiches and croissants)
  • Hot and powerful free showers
  • Drying rooms for wet kit
  • 5-minute walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll pub

Your camping kit will be set up at the Great Langdale campsite for you....

  • Backpacking tent
  • Sleep-mat
  • Stove, gas and mugs
  • Brew kit

If you wish to stay at the pub, then that is fine - camping is not compulsory!

winter backpacking camping lake district

  • 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.

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Saturday

10am - Meet at Coniston 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.

Sunday

9am - Continue walk across the dales and fells, walking back to Coniston
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.

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FITNESS, EXPERIENCE, INFORMATION ETC

  • 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: We will be camping overnight at the National Trust's Great Langdale campsite in November. Some of your camping equipment will be set up at 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 18,500 miles of footpaths throughout the North of England over the last decade and knows the British mountains well. Since 2007, we have taken over 9,000 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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