LAKE DISTRICT ACTIVITY WEEKEND
The Lake District
The Lake District is a mountainous region in North West England. It is a popular holiday destination, famous for its lakes, forests and mountains. If you are travelling by train, Oxenholme Lake District Station is just 2.5 hours from London Euston (direct), 2 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh (direct) and 1 hour from Manchester (direct).
The activity weekend includes accommodation for two nights, all activities (abseiling, canyoning with zip line, pilates and canoeing) as well as four meals (2x breakfasts, 1x lunch, 1x evening meal).
Friday - 18th October 2019:
Arrive in the evening for a meet and greet.
Saturday - 19th October 2019:
Breakfast is provided.
Abseiling: A 120ft vertical rock face to get the adrenaline flowing. After the abseil we’ll walk to a canyon for lunch.
A packed lunch is provided.
Canyoning: A deep sided Canyon with plunge pools, high jumps, and a 100ft Zip Line. Finish at around 4.30pm and walk back to the accommodation for a shower.
BBQ: By evening you will no doubt have worked up a hunger and we will provide BBQ food and equipment for you to have a BBQ in the evening. Time to chat about the heroics of the day and relax.
Sunday - 20th October 2019:
Pilates: Wake your body up after the previous day’s activities and get ready for the day ahead.
Breakfast is provided.
Canoeing: We travel to Windermere, the largest lake in the Lake District, for our final activity; canoeing which includes some games and island hopping.
Lunch: Enjoy a tasty lunch in the town of Windermere, there are plenty of beautify pubs and cafes to choose from in this picturesque Lake District town. Lunch is not provided.
Goodbyes: You are welcome to say goodbye to your new friends or to stay and enjoy a walk around Windermere. If you have a train from Kendal or Oxenholme there are direct trains from Windermere Station which take around 15 minutes and cost around £6.
The accommodation is in a rural location and is bunkhouse style – a little bit like a youth hostel but less formal and you will be the only guests here. The main building has a kitchen, seating and ‘hang-out’ area for socializing. The detached bunkhouse has three bunkrooms; beds and mattresses are provided but please bring a sleeping bag with you (and a pillow should you desire!). There is also a toilet block with showers, please bring a towel with you.
The weekend is based at Longsleddale Outdoor Pursuits Centre/Bunkhouse which is just under 10 miles north of Kendal in the Lake District, North West England.
• Driving – if you are driving, the postcode is LA8 9BE.
• Trains - Kendal has two train stations, Kendal and Oxenholme, the latter of which is on the West Coast main line service from London Euston (2.5 hours) to Glasgow (2 hours). You can then get a taxi which we would encourage you to share with other attendees (taxi is approx £7.50 each if there are four of you and we can help you find other guests to share with).
The weekend will finish in Windermere. This is less rural than the accommodation and is therefore easier to travel home from, including regular trains from Windermere Station to both Kendal and Oxenholme for around £6.
Food and Drink
Food for four meals will be provided: Breakfast, lunch and dinner on the Saturday as well as breakfast on Sunday (lunch on Sunday will be in Windermere). Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions
Attending alone - the vast majority of people attend by themselves and so everyone is in the same boat (almost literally when we paddle to the pub!).
Clothing or equipment - any specialist equipment for activities provided. If you have walking boots and/or an outdoor jacket then please do bring them for your own comfort, but otherwise a pair of trainers and a coat will be fine. There is also an option to use some kit from the stores at the venue.
Experience - you do not need prior experience for the activities - most people won't have done the activities before and the instructors and guides will help everyone through.
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 are a group of three or more we can offer you each a 10% discount. Please contact us for details in advance.
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