WILD CAMPING

FOR BEGINNERS, LAKE DISTRICT

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 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:

2020

SOLD OUT: Saturday 29th August 2020 at midday until 2pm on Monday 31st August 2020.

SOLD OUT: Friday 4th September 2020 at midday until 2pm on Sunday 6th September 2020.

AVAILABLE: Friday 18th September 2020 at midday until 2pm on Sunday 20th September 2020 (Click here to book).

SOLD OUT: Friday 25th September 2020 at midday until 2pm on Sunday 27th September 2020.

2021

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

LAST TICKET: Saturday 29th May 2021 at midday until 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday 31st May 2021 (Click here to book).

AVAILABLE: Saturday 28th August 2021 at midday until 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August 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 £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.

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, 

LAKE DISTRICT

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

 

Itinerary

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'll walk approximately 2 hours into the hills to a lakeside spot - a wonderful backdrop to be shown how to use your new camping equipment. Once your tent is up and your new home-from-home, we'll cook a satisfying evening meal on stoves, watch the sunset, star-gazing, and when it's time to retire you can use your new headtorch to find your way to 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! 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 by 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 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 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 a relatively inexpensive backpack here

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. 


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 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.

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

Wild Camping for Beginners (18th-20th September)
Sep 18, 12:00 PM
Patterdale Hotel,
A592, Penrith CA11 0NN, UK

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