New Years Eve - Mountain Walk - Optional Accommodation
41 people attending
4 places left
Depending on the group, and the weather we will be doing a mountain walk(s) either walking from the hostel or a short drive but starting from the hostel. There are plenty of choices around including the Fairfield Horseshoe, Langdale peaks, Helvellyn area. Depending on the attendee's we might also do an easier walk. Some of these might require a short drive.
I'll be staying in the YHA the nights of the 30/31/1st so feel free to join or go luxury in a hotel in the Village, 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.
Please only attend this walk 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
It will probably be cold, make sure you have warm 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
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!