WILD CAMPING

FOR BEGINNERS

Overview

Discover the freedom of camping, connect with nature and unlock a whole new world of adventure.

We believe camping is the key to living more adventurously. If you're new to the outdoors and can only do one adventure with us this year, we think this should be it! By the end of this weekend you’ll be all kitted out with brand new gear for you to keep. You'll be confident using it and you’ll have made some new camping-keen friends to plan your own adventures with. The world will be your camping-oyster; you just need to decide where you want to go next!

What's included? 

  • A bundle of brand new camping gear specifically selected to be good quality gear suited to new campers. The bundle is for you to keep and includes a Vango tent, a Berghaus sleeping bag, a Vango sleeping mat, a Petzl headtorch, a stove, gas, a cookset, and a few small-but-mighty extras for a great camping experience.

  • Two nights' wild camping in different locations so you get to practice making and breaking camp.

  • Handy hints and tips as well as answer your questions along the way. 

  • Beautiful camping spots in the Lake District. 

  • New friends; you'll meet like-minded newbie campers that you can plan future trips with. 

When is it?

Choice of Bank Holiday Weekends:

AVAILABLE: Saturday 29th May 2021 at midday until 2pm on Monday 31st May 2021 (Bank Holiday Monday).

Where is it? 

We'll start and finish the weekend at the Haweswater Hotel, in the Lake District, North West England.

The postcode is CA10 2RP, it's 20 minutes from Junction 39 on the M6 motorway.

Join the adventure

Tickets are £295 per person.

Payment options

1). Buy a ticket here; or

2). Fund your Adventure with monthly payments of £29.50 each (10x £29.50 = £295).

You can also save money with the Adventure Breaks Club if you would like to join us for regular adventures. 

Further information 

Please scroll down for further information.

WILD CAMPING

FOR BEGINNERS

Includes brand new camping gear for you to use and keep!

 

Itinerary

Day One

After an incredible lake-side drive, you'll arrive at the beautifully located Haweswater Hotel for lunch together as a group. After lunch, we'll show you how to pack your rucksack efficiently with brand new camping gear that you'll receive as part of the event. We'll take a relatively gentle walk (1.5 - 2 hours) into the hills to a lakeside spot - a great place for a demonstration on how to use your new camping equipment.

You'll get to practice setting up your own tent and camp, with help and guidance along the way. We'll also show you how to use your new stove for a satisfying evening meal. After an evening sharing stories, watching the sunset and star-gazing, you can use your new headtorch to find your way into your cosy sleeping bag - all included as part of your camping bundle.

Day Two
Congratulations on your first night wild camping! You should wake up feeling refreshed and revitalised after all that clean air! After breakfast we'll break camp (pack up!) and enjoy a beautiful walk through the spectacular Lake District scenery.
We'll explain some of the basic 'Leave no Trace' principles and give you hints and tips for a better camping experience over the course of the weekend. There will be an option to learn and practice some basic map reading and navigation skills and to relax with a refreshing dip or simply chill out with your new camp-mates. We'll let you select your particular camping spot based on the hints and tips you've picked up so far - by now you'll be getting very familiar and comfortable with your new gear and how to use it. This will be our second night 'under canvas' and we should be in for another enjoyable evening before heading for home the next day.
 

Day Three

After breaking camp again (and an optional swim!) we'll head back to the pub to freshen-up and for some more delicious food overlooking the lake. The weekend ends after lunch, giving you plenty of time to travel home after a satisfying weekend in the countryside for a well earned pizza and movie at home on the sofa!


Transport/Getting there
We will meet at the Haweswater Hotel. Driving – If you are driving, the postcode is CA10 2RP.

Train - If you are travelling by train, we may be able to give a lift from Oxenholme Lake District Station which is 2.5 hours from London Euston (direct), 2 hours from Birmingham (direct), 2 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh (direct) and 1 hour from Manchester (direct). Please contact us if you would like a lift from Oxenholme Station as this will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 


Food and Drink

You will need to bring some basic food with you. We will give you more information on suggestions for good camp food suggestions nearer the time but they are broadly; fruit, snacks, sandwiches and evening meals of rice or pasta. 

Frequently Asked Questions
Solo-friendly - The majority of our guests attend by themselves and we will make you feel welcome. We start the weekend with a meal together at the pub and the weekend is a great way to make new friends. An Adventure Breaks host will meet you when you arrive, introduce you to other guests and ensuring that everyone is enjoying themselves throughout the event.

Equipment - you will be provided with all the essential camping equipment required for this trip for you to keep. You will need to bring sensible outdoor clothing - we can give you more information on this but broadly it includes some sturdy footwear such as hiking boots, a waterproof jacket and a rucksack to put your kit in (around 60-70 litre pack size is ideal - you can currently purchase these online for under £20 here)

Experience - you do not need prior camping experience; that's what this event is all about. It would be an advantage to do one or two day trips in the weeks prior to the event such as going out for a local walk for the day. 


Discounts for friends
If you have any friends that you think would enjoy this trip also, please do see if they’d like to come along – the more the merrier. If you buy two or more tickets in one transaction please use code 'Friends10' at check-out to receive 10% off each ticket.

Join the adventure

Tickets are £295 per person.

NB: There are a limited number of tickets left for this adventure.

Payment options

1). Buy a ticket here; or

2). Fund your Adventure with monthly payments of £29.50 each (10x £29.50 = £295).

You can also save money with the Adventure Breaks Club if you would like to join us for regular adventures. 

Wild Camping for Beginners (29th-31st May 2021)
May 29, 2021, 12:00 PM
Haweswater Hotel,
Lakeside Road, Bampton, Penrith CA10 2RP, UK

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