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August Bank Holiday – Lake District Hiking/Walking Weekend – (Incl Scafell Pike)

August 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - August 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm


Organiser – Richie & Rick
Where – Shackleton Lodge (near Ambleside), on Lake Windermere, Cumbria, LA22 0HP
When – 25-28 April 2017 (Fri-Mon)
Cost – £ 159.00 (includes 3 nights’ accommodation and the guided walks)


We will depart from London on Friday evening and travel to our exclusive hire accommodation (Shackleton Lodge) near Ambleside (Cumbria).

If you need a car share for this bank holiday trip we can help organise this for you, just email us once you book your ticket and we will reserve a place for you (first come first served basis).  You are welcome to make your own way to Ambleside if you prefer.

For this August bank holiday weekend we have booked sole use of Shackleton Lodge in Windermere (You will need your own sleeping bag, pillows and towels).  We are close to all the amenities in Ambleside, the location is also ideal for the places we will visit during the trip.  The lodge is not staffed so we shall be self catering meals for the duration.  There is a kitchen block and a purpose built barbecue area within the grounds.  Alternatively, Ambleside, a brisk walk away, has lots of great eateries.


Shackleton Lodge – Ambleside









Lake Windermere is a stone’s throw and the fells are on your doorstep

On Saturday and Sunday evenings we can either eat out as a group in Ambleside or self-cater (or barbecue) at the accommodation.

During the long weekend we will walk to many spectacular and classic locations (including Scafell Pike and many Wainwrights).  Hikes will include routes based on (but not limited to) the following locations:

Scafell Pike (978m) England’s highest and probably most spectacular with its views

Helvellyn and Striding Edge

Helvellyn (950m) with views of Striding Edge (possibly the most dramatic ridge in Britain) and Red Tarn

Loughrig Fell appearing above Rydal Water mist

Rydal Water and Loughrigg Fell – 335m


Stony Pike Cove – 763m; Red Screes – 776m; Dove Crag – 792m; Hartsop above How – 882m


The Langdales & Tarns – 736m; Stickle Tarn; Blea Tarn

Fairfield Horseshoe – a classic walk along the top of the following hills: Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag (792m), Hart Crag (822m), Fairfield (873m), Great Rigg (766m), Heron Pike, and Nab Scar


August 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
August 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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Richie & Rick


Shackleton Lodge
Brathay Hall
Ambleside, LA22 0HP United Kingdom
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