Bonfire Weekend in the Lakes

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Hostels and Bunkhouses
Nov 05
2021

20 people attending

0 places left

1 person waitlisted

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£90.00
Event booking closes on Nov 3 at 17:00:00
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This is a proper mountain environment and all walk options will be strenuous but achievable for anyone with reasonable fitness and the right kit

Come and join us for a weekend of hiking, fireworks and camaraderie by the western-most lake in the Lake District!

The place: Rising abruptly out of the coastal plain of West Cumbria, Ennerdale is one of the most remote of Cumbria valleys and has a distinctive character of its own. There is a sense of tranquillity, ruggedness, self-will, wildness, a feeling more of Scotland or Scandinavia.

The activities: The walking is epic from the door, there will a be a big challenging Saturday walk and potentially an easier (but still substantial) option.

After a rewarding day exploring the fells, we can retreat to our well-appointed cosy hostel that sits nestled in the trees. This is a real ‘away from it all’ location, one of the most remote hostels in England with its own off-grid, hydro-electric power supply.

We will aim to have fireworks on Saturday night, weather and warden permitting. Please bring a firework contribution, big, small or sparkler, it’ll all make for fun round a bonfire.

Sunday morning there will be a shorter, easier walk for those who want one.

Mobile/wi-fi: Enjoy a weekend free of digital distraction with no mobile signal or wi-fi. If you want to have access to digital maps, podcasts, etc. over the weekend, then remember to download these before leaving home.

Dogs: This venue is not suitable for dogs.

Photos: Photos of the hostel are used with the permission of the YHA. Sparklers photo belongs to OutdoorLads. Other photos are licensed through Shutterstock, provided by the leader. 

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COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
  • OutdoorLads’ Covid-19 Policy for hostel and BIG events applies to this event. On arrival, we will need to see evidence that you are fully vaccinated, or have registered a negative lateral flow test in the last 48 hours, or have Covid-19 antibodies. Evidence of this can be obtained via the NHS App in England, with equivalent schemes available in Wales and Scotland. Our full policy and more details can be found here.
Ennerdale Water on a crisp winter day
Bearded man wearing hiking clothes on a mountain
Sparklers spelling out the word "Outdoorlads"
Scree slops descending into a lake
Outside of the youth hostel amongst the trees
Inside the hostel lounge
Ennerdale Water on a crisp winter day
Bearded man wearing hiking clothes on a mountain
Sparklers spelling out the word "Outdoorlads"
Scree slops descending into a lake
Outside of the youth hostel amongst the trees
Inside the hostel lounge

Location

54.5148127, -3.3266654