Langdale Late Summer Camping Weekend
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Great Langdale is celebrated globally for its outstanding scenery. But, most importantly it’s hailed as being the location for the first ever ODL event (otherwise known as Winter Camp).
Langdale is situated in the heart of the Lake District surrounded by stunning landscapes and on the doorstep of some of the most iconic walks the country has to offer, and all within the vicinity our campsite. The Langdale Pikes and Crinkle Crags, to name just a few, are perfectly visible from opening your tent door.
The campsite itself is run by the National Trust, so as you would expect it has great, clean and plentiful facilities (inc some of the best campsite showers we have experienced!) whilst retaining a remote and rustic feel.
There are also number of good pubs within a mile’s walk of the campsite, so if you don't fancy cooking or just prefer an evening pint looking up at the stars then you won't be disappointed. I can highly recommend the cheesy chips at the Old Dungeon Ghyll.
Walks will be organised by one of our OutdoorLads leaders on both Saturday & Sunday.
Dogs: Are welcome, for an additional fee of £3 per dog for the weekend, but MUST be booked first with the OutdoorLads Office on 0161 420 0001 or email@example.com
Caravans: This site does not accept caravans.
Campervans, Motorhomes: Space may be available but we will need to liaise with the campsite. Please make enquires with the OutdoorLads office. There will be an additional charge, the price of which is variable. Please enquire with the OutdoorLads office before booking a place.
Photos credits: ODL image library and my own.
What to bring
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
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
Please note that no food or drink is included in the event price.
As with most of our camping events, food and drink is not included in the event cost. You are welcome to cate for yourself on site, alternatively there are a couple of good pubs within walking distance. The on site shop also sells hot drinks and bacon sandwiches.
For the walks, please ensure you have a packed lunch, snacks and enough water (recommend 2 Ltrs per event).