Lake District Activity Week 2023 - camping
50 people attending
0 places left
4 people waitlisted
This is the page to make a confirmed booking for this event. Previously, we'd made a page available to register your interest. The first sixty on that event page have been notified separately that booking will be taken via this event page. However, places are not guaranteed and this page remains "first come, first served."
Booking opens on Monday 16th January at 7:00pm.
This is an amazing location surrounded by some of the most famous mountains in the Lake District great for mountaineering, climbing, & mountain biking. Several places for watersports within around a 30-minute drive.
Activities at the event will be varied and will depend on the leaders attending, their skill set & weather. Leaders will write their events on a whiteboard during the week so you'll be able to see meeting times, location and type of event that way (example in the pictures). Tried and tested and this method works; just means we can make the most of what's possible on the day. Leaders will decide from day to day and this laid back approach isn't always a match for members who like to have there week super planned out.
Climbers and mountain bikers will run events which coincide with this event and list via sign up pages due to the experience / kit needed to attend these events.
This isn't an event for the party goers but in the evening's people will go to the local pubs or sit around in the centre of the field socialising.
Please sign up to any biking events you fancy as below:-
Off-Road Bike events
- Wednesday - Whinlatter -Easy to intermediate (bike hire available )
- Thursday - Kentmere - Challenging
- Friday - Little Langdale - Easy, straight from the campsite
- Saturday - Borrowdale Bash - Challenging
- Sunday - Parkamoor - Intermediate (bike hire available )
OutdoorLads has a section of the group field on the site for tents, however we are very limited in the number of car parking spaces available (only 30) so please make efforts to car share wherever possible. There is a page on the Carpool website set up specifically to arrange list shares, so please use that if you can offer a space or are looking for a lift - or are open to either!
This page is for booking a tent space on the group field only. If you are looking to stay in a campervan, or motorhome, you will need to make a private booking with the campsite directly. They are not offering discounts on this, given the time of year, and it will be at their standard prices.
You don't have to camp with us to take part; other options including a hostel on the same road are available, and a whole host of local hotels and B and B's. Full, concession and PAYG members are welcome to join us for the daytime events, but will need to make a booking on the separate event page for insurance reasons please.
Photos: Taken by event leaders and used by OutdoorLads with permission.
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete a Participation Statement, in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.
What to bring
Recommended Kit List
In addition to what you need for the daytime activities, some reminders for what you'll need for camping:
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we are living with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe
Tent: make sure you know how to pitch it, even in bad weather or in the dark. Check you have all the poles, ropes and pegs. A 3 season tent is the minimum recommended level of protection.
Sleeping bag: one that provides adequate warmth, designed to go below the temperature that you expect
Sleeping mat: will keep you warmer and dryer
Waterproof bags: for spare, dry clothing
Food: search online for camping food that’s easy to cook and filling
Hot drinks: at least in cold weather
Cooking Equipment: check you have fuel and know how yours works
Eating equipment: mug, bowl or plate and cutlery
Washing up equipment: detergent, brush/scourer and tea towel
Wash kit: remember to include a towel, shower gel and shampoo
Torch: or easier still, a head torch
Food & drink
There are several pubs within walking distance, but it's a good idea to make sure you have emergencies supplies or are willing to drive.
There is a Co-op about a 5-10 min drive away and Ambleside is 20mins away.
The shop sells coffee and bacon butties etc as well as things to make a basic camp meal.