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Lake District (Cumbria – Lake Windermere) – Early May Bank Holiday Walks

April 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - May 1, 2017 @ 8:30 pm


Organiser – Richie & Rick
Where – Shackleton Lodge (near Ambleside), on Lake Windermere, Cumbria, LA22 0HP
When – 28 Apr – 1 May 2017 (Fri – Mon)
Cost – £ 159.00 (includes 3 nights’ accommodation and the guided walks)


For this bank holiday weekend we will be based in the heart of the Lake District near Lake Windermere – Ambleside area, as this offers spectacular hiking in this popular hiking area.  We will depart from London on Friday early 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 bank holiday weekend we have booked sole use of Shackleton Lodge (Brathay Trust) 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

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 many Wainwrights).  Hikes will include routes based on (but not limited to) the following locations:

Striding Edge (probably the most spectacular ridge walk in the UK) and Red Tarn views from Helvellyn (950m)

Loughrigg Fell and Rydal

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

Stony Pike Cove (763m), Kirkstone Pass, Red Screes (776m), Dove Crag (792m), Hartsop above How (882m)

The Langdales (736m) and Stickle & Blea Tarns



April 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
May 1, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
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Richie & Rick


Shackleton Lodge
Brathay Hall
Ambleside, LA22 0HP United Kingdom
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