Langdale Late Summer Camping Weekend
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Well where do we begin? Great Langdale is a very popular campsite for its location with easy access to the Lakeland fells.
The Langdale Pikes and Crinkle Crags, to name just a few, are perfectly visible from opening your tent door. With water sources such as Stickle and Blea Tarn nestled in the hills, you might find an afternoon swim on a day walk would not be out of the question.
The campsite is well served by three very good pubs within a mile walk, so if you don't fancy cooking, or just prefer an evening pint looking up at the stars, then you won't be disappointed.
The campsite itself is run by the National Trust, so as you would expect it has great, clean and plentiful facilities, while retaining a remote and rustic feel.
Take a trip to the Lake District with us this (late) summer, "bag some Wainwrights" and find yourself talking about this amazing place for a long time after the event has finished.
What to bring
As we're camping, you'll need:
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
And for the walk we'll be undertaking:
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
You will need to bring/provide all your food and drink for the weekend.
Whilst it is always good to cook on site, the local pubs do serve some fantastic food and drink so we could end up going there on one or both evenings depending on what people want to do.