Blencathra - Lake District - Optional Accommodation
8 people attending
4 places left
This will require a short drive from the YHA to Threlkeld.
Blencathra is one of the Lake District’s most famous and dramatic mountains standing at 845 metres tall. Wainwright described Blencathra as ‘one of the grandest objects in Lakeland’. We'll be taking the 'easy' way up via Blease Fell and depending on the weather either returning the same way or down towards Scales Fell.
Saturday Walk - https://tinyurl.com/SkiddawODL
I'll be staying in the YHA Keswick on the Friday & Saturday night so feel free to join or go luxury in a hotel in the Village, we'll meet in the bar area at 7pm each evening with more info nearer the time. I would also imagine we'll have other routes going both days from this hostel. Use the code Jan-019 to get 25% off!
Please only attend this walk if you have done other similar mountain walks in varying weather and conditions. Please ensure you have the correct kit with you, if your unsure please drop myself a message.
What to bring
It will probably be cold, make sure you have warm clothes
Recommended Kit List
• Rucksack (with a plastic liner bag or cover)
• Waterproof jacket and trousers
• Walking boots and socks
• Thermal base layer (synthetic fibres rather than cotton)
• Fleece mid layer
• Walking trousers
• Hat and gloves
• Lunch and drink
• Small torch
• Spare food
• Spare warm layer
• Sunglasses and sun cream (if that time of year!)
• Extra thermal leggings and top (synthetic fibres rather than cotton)
• Thermos flask
• Trekking poles
• Personal first aid and medication
• Money for a pub stop at the end of the day!
Food & drink
You’ll need to bring lunch with you and snacks to keep the energy up. Don't forget to eat breakfast!! :)
Make sure you have plenty of water & fluids. A flask of something hot is always good on a cold day.
Good Mountain Foods
• Chocolate of course!
• Sunflower seas
• Nuts & dried fruit
• Energy bars (especially the ones with oats)
At the end of the day if people are up for it we’ll have a drink if everyone’s up for it!