🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ

The Lake District is England’s largest and by far the UK’s most popular national park. Every year, some 19 million people pitch up to explore the region’s mountains and countryside, and it’s not hard to see why. Its postcard panorama of craggy hilltops, mountain tarns and glittering lakes has been stirring the imaginations of visitors for centuries. Since 2017 the Lake District has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, joining the likes of the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Grand Canyon on the illustrious list and is the UK’s first national park to be given the status.

On this trip, we will hike the Lake District’s Southern and North Western Fells (or mountains). On Saturday, we will do an exciting horseshoe route along the ridge to the very popular summit of the Old Man of Coniston at 803 meters, with magical panoramic views. On Sunday, we’ll do what is possibly the most scenic walk in the North Western area of the Lake District. This classic ridge walk will take us around the beautiful pastoral Newlands Valley past the iconic peak of Cat Bells, from which we’ll be able to enjoy some of the best views in the Lake District.

On Saturday night, after the hike we’re going to enjoy a relaxing evening and delicious BBQ dinner 🍖 in a wonderfully remote mountain setting with magnificent views over some of the most rugged fells in the Lake District!

  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ
  • 🗻 Hiking the Lakes & BBQ

Note: All pictures were taken during our previous Lake District tours.

Trip Highlights:

  • Spend an enjoyable weekend in one of the UK’s most popular and most-loved national parks.
  • Climb to the top of one of the most popular peaks in the Lake District – the Old Man of Coniston (803 m), taking in the nearby peaks of Black Crag, Swirl How and Wetherlam.
  • Enjoy a scenic ridge walk along Cat Bells, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson peaks with breathtaking views over the Newlands Valley and picturesque lakes of Derwent Water, Buttermere and Crummock Water.
  • Enjoy delicious BBQ dinner with vegetables and pitta on Saturday night.
  • Stay overnight in a remote location, surrounded by the mountains in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Just half-an-hour walk from our accommodation is beautiful Coniston Water, one of the largest lakes in the Lake District at around 5 miles (8 km) long.

Itinerary:

Saturday: 07:45 meet at the Hotel Novotel London West, 1 Shortlands, W6 8DR (five minute walk from Hammersmith Station); 08:00 sharp departure; 14:00-20:00 climbing the Old Man of Coniston via Black Crag, Swirl How and Wetherlam peaks (Very Difficult, distance: 15 km, ascent: 1205 metres); 20:00 check-in at our accommodation; 20:30 free time & BBQ dinner;

Sunday: 07:30-08:00 breakfast; 08:00 departure; 09:30­-15:00 horseshoe route along Cat Bells, High Spy, Dale Head, Hindscarth and Robinson peaks (Very Difficult, distance‎: ‎15 km, ascent‎: ‎1068 metres); 15:00 departure; 21:00 London, Hammersmith.

If you do not require transport: “self-drive” option (to join our tour in your own car from any part of Britain) is available on request! Please e-mail us on info@evebus.com

Travel times may vary depending on traffic & weather conditions and the fitness level of the group.

Participation includes:

  • transport throughout the trip
  • experienced IAM/RoSPA qualified driver
  • guiding on all hiking routes by an experienced Mountain Leader
  • group first aid kit with qualified first aiders
  • walkie­-talkies in rural areas in case of bad reception
  • expert local knowledge and 24-hour emergency assistance during the trip
  • hiking expertise and experience since 2008
  • packed lunch on Sunday
  • meat BBQ on Saturday with pitta & vegetables
  • one of the options below for one-night accommodation:

Hostel, mixed dormitory room for up to 4 members of our group without breakfast (good breakfast at the hostel – extra £6.75 paid on the day)

Shared, shared twin room in a hotel with breakfast included (you will share a room with somebody from our group of the same gender)

Private, private room in a hotel with breakfast included

The price does not include:

  • personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects, personal trekking insurance)

What to bring:

  • towels for a hostel booking
  • suitable hiking shoes
  • waterproof & windproof clothes
  • nuts and energy snacks to last you during the trip
  • packed lunch for Sunday if you have any special dietary requirements
  • water bottle
  • small bag up to 10 kg
  • gloves/hat/cap
  • sunglasses/sunscreen
  • walking poles
  • head torch

That’s it, we’ll handle the rest. All you have to do is turn up and have a great long weekend of hiking 😊!

Accommodation: YHA Coniston Coppermines

Tour Manager: Max

Get the best price 10 days in advance to the tour. Make the most of this early bird offer 3 days up until the tour!

Traveling in small groups creates a friendly atmosphere. We aim to have no more than 16 walkers per group leader.

This tour, as well as any other Evebus Tours, can be arranged for private groups. Please contact us on info@evebus.com with email subject “Private tours”.

07:45 29/06/19

21:00 30/06/19

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