Ennerdale Easter Camp - Lake District
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This should be a great weekend in a pretty special campsite, surrounded by famous mountains, in which to spend the long Easter weekend! 🐰🐥🏕
Depending on who attends we will have various options for walks over the weekend, both on the Saturday and Sunday. These could include: Haystacks, Buttermere, Great Gable, Pillar, Steeple, to name just a few famous names!
The campsite isn't open to the public but is a Scout Association campsite, so it will be "back to basics" with getting to make our own camp fires for the evening, but it still has some luxurys like showers! :)
One great walk would be to pay homage to Alfred Wainwright – whose ashes were scattered over the waters of Innominate Tarn on the summit of his beloved Haystacks, some 250 metres above you. At just under 600 metres in height, it’s one of the Lake District’s more modest mountains and the final haul up to the summit requires a bit of scrambling, but the views from the summit are truly breathtaking.
There is one small pub which is around 1.5miles away, so in terms of food & drink I'd possibly advise people to bring their own for evenings/breakfast etc. It isn't a very touristy area so there aren't really any pubs/shops on the walks so stock up on treats and supplies!
What to bring
On top of your usual walking kit list as below you’ll obviously need camping gear
Camping Kit List
- Tent (poles, pegs)
- Sleeping Mat – Essential for warmth not to sleep directly on the floor
- Extra blanket, pillow – Think comfort and warmth
- Cooking equipment
- Towel & wash kit
- Drink – Water / Tipple
- Warm evening 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
There is one small pub which is around 1.5miles away in really any pub stops/cafe's so just make sure your stocked up with treats.
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 seeds
• 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!