Lake District Mountain (Sat) - Optional accommodation
31 people attending
4 places left
Depending on the weather & conditions at the time we'll be tackling one of the local mountains to Ambleside; some of these will probably require a drive from the hostel and could include Wansfall Pike, Helvellyn from Grassmere, Easedale Tarn & the Langdale Pikes, St Sunday Crag, Coniston Old Man etc - All depending on ground conditions.
I'll be staying in the YHA in Ambleside on the Friday & Saturday night so feel free to join, 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 depending on if other leaders join.
Due to the time of the year please only attend 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
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!