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! There also an option to learn and practice map reading and navigation skills here.

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 tent, sleeping bag, an inflatable sleeping mat, headtorch, stove, gas, a cook-set, and a few additional 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 sights of the Lake District; we'll camp overlooking lakes each night. 

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

When is it?

Choice of weekends:

AVAILABLE: Saturday 1st May 2021 at midday until 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday 3rd May 2021 (Click here to book).

SOLD OUT: Saturday 29th May 2021 at midday until 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021.

AVAILABLE: Friday 23rd July 2021 at midday until 2pm on Sunday 25th July 2021 (Click here to book).

Where is it? 

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

The postcode is CA11 0NN.

Join the Adventure

Tickets are available here for £395 per person.

Or Fund your Adventure with 6x monthly payments of £66 each (6x monthly payments of £66 = £396).​

Further information 

Please scroll down for further information.



Day One

Arrive at the beautifully located Patterdale Hotel for lunch together as a group. After lunch, we'll show you how to pack your rucksack efficiently with the brand new camping gear that you'll receive as part of the event. We hike for approximately 2.5 hours up into the hills to a lakeside spot - a wonderful backdrop to be shown how to use your new camping equipment. We'll show you how to pitch your tent, cook our evening meals on the new stoves, watch the sunset, check out the amazing stars (we often see the milky way) and when it's time to retire you can use your new headtorch to find your way into your cosy sleeping bag - all provided 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 and gear to keep you warm and cosy! After breakfast we'll pack up and enjoy a beautiful morning walk through the spectacular Lake District scenery to our second camp at a second stunning waterside location. You can cool off with a dip followed by an afternoon walk without the rucksacks, returning to camp for a well deserved meal. As the sun starts to set, we usually see red deer from this camp, making this location even more magical.

Day Three

We descend back into the valley for a flat walk back to a pub on the lake for some delicious food by the lake. We typically finish around 2pm, giving you plenty of time to travel home for a well-earned, shower, pizza, and movie at home on the sofa!


We practice the 'Leave no Trace' principles and give you hints and tips for a better camping experience over the course of the weekend. Throughout the weekend there is an option to practice some basic map reading and navigation skills, and for those that wish to join.

Transport/Getting there
We will meet at the Patterdale Hotel. Driving – If you are driving, the postcode is CA11 0NN.

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 details and 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 will give you more information on this before the event but broadly it includes some sturdy footwear such as hiking boots, a waterproof jacket and a backpack.

Experience - you do not need prior camping experience; that's what this event is all about. It is recommended that if you are unfit to do at least one or two walking day trips with a backpack in the weeks prior to the event.

If you're interested in this trip but not sure about your fitness and/or want to stay close to warm showers and running water, check out Campsite Camping for Beginners.

Join the Adventure

Tickets are available here for £395 per person.

Or Fund your Adventure with 6x monthly payments of £65.83 each (6x monthly payments of £65.83 = £395)

Or Fund your Adventure with 10x monthly payments of £39.50 each (10x £39.50 = £395).

*Your event must be fully paid for before the start of an event.

Wild Camping for Beginners (1st-3rd May 2021)
May 01, 12:00 PM
Patterdale Hotel,
A592, Penrith CA11 0NN, UK
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