Patterdale - Bank Holiday Special - 3 Nights!
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We've found a great new hostel in the Southern Patterdale Valley and couldn't wait to share it with you. We've managed to book it for a full 3 nights on the first May Bank Holiday weekend of 2024, Friday to Monday morning and at an austerity busting low price too.
The main activity planned for the weekend will be hill walking and we have hills galore. So many on our doorstep, without driving, that they're difficult to count and we'll do our best to explore as many interesting routes as possible.
This would be an excellent opportunity for us to explore some of the less trodden hills of the Eastern Lakes, breaking new ground for all and keeping it interesting.
If you just want to come and chill then that's fine too, there are loads of leisure walking opportunities in the neighbourhood and an excellent pub just a short walk away.
Whatever you choose to do you will be assured of a warm welcome.
Our Accommodation: We'll be staying in a roomy 2 storey 200 year old stone built building recently and comfortably refurbished. We have our own access to a private field and a small area of woodland (feel free to fly kites or play frisbee). Rooms are a mix of dorms and twins, first come first served. Note: Bedding is not provided, see What to Bring.
Parking: Parking is extremely limited so car sharing is strongly recommended. Once the small car park is full visitors will need to park in Hartsop village car park, a short walk away, for a small fee.
Dogs: Sorry, this event is not suitable for dogs.
Photos: Provided by Langton Adventure Centre and ODL member david252, used with permission.
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What to bring
Bedding: None Provided. A pillow and sleeping bag will do but adding a bottom sheet makes for a nicer sleep. A single duvet will add further, taste of home, luxury.
Towels: As usual, bring your own.
Earplugs: Essential! To aid undisturbed sleep.
Please pack according to the weather. Routes may be muddy in places, hiking boots, waterproofs, warm clothing, a small rucksack, food and drink are recommended.
Boots: Hiking boots are arguably the most essential piece of kit when hiking just about anywhere. Walkers should make sure that their boots are both waterproof and breathable, and provide good ankle support. Boots should also be in good condition.
Socks: A good comfy pair of walking socks is essential; they keep your feet warm and drier than normal socks.
Gaiters: Gaiters attach to the bottom of walking boots and extend to just under the knee. They provide waterproofing for the bottom half of the leg. They are not essential to have but you will feel the difference if you have them when walking through muddy or boggy ground - which is almost guaranteed in Scotland.
Walking Trousers: You should have a suitable pair of trousers for walking in, jeans are not suitable as they take on water when wet and will make you cold. The same goes for jogging pants/tracksuit clothing.
Waterproof Trousers: Waterproof trousers are essential in case of wet weather. They are also good to be worn as a second layer as they can act as a windproof barrier, keeping the legs warm.
Base Layer: A breathable base layer should be chosen in order to let sweat escape from the body. This could be a cheaper sports top or you could go top of the range with a merino wool top. Avoid cotton T-Shirts as these will become damp and uncomfortable when climbing a mountain.
Other Layers: On top of your base layer, you can have a variety of options such as a micro fleece, a fleece jacket or a rugby/sports top can sometimes be good. Having one or two additional layers gives you flexibility when the weather is changeable – the more layers, the more flexible you can be in adapting to the weather.
Waterproof Jacket: A good waterproof jacket is one of the most important pieces of kit you will require when hiking. Walkers should look for a jacket that is both waterproof and breathable in order for them to be protected from sweat. Materials such as Gore-tex are often the best choices but they can be expensive unless you shop sensibly, don’t forget your OutdoorLads discount for Full Members at Cotswold outlets.
Hat: As most heat is lost through the head a good hat is essential. Consider carrying a second one in case your first blows away (it happens).
Gloves: Gloves are essential at any time of year, windproof or better still waterproof gloves are the best choice. Consider carrying a second pair in case your first ones get wet or blow away.
Rucksack: A good Rucksack that is comfortable to wear is essential, and required to carry both food and equipment. Day sacks should have a capacity of around 30 litres. As an option you could store your items in waterproof bags inside just in-case or ensure the bag has a waterproof bag to pull over the top.
Emergency Equipment: The leader of the group will normally carry some emergency items, but you are welcome to bring your own such as spare energy food, survival bag, personal first aid kit, head torch and a whistle. It is not essential that you bring all or any of these items but it will do no harm if you do bring.
Map & Compass: If you want to learn to be a leader or you just like to know where you are, then you can bring a map that covers the area. If you are not sure which map to bring, just message the leader. It is best to bring your map either in a map case or purchase maps which are waterproof.
Mobile Phone: If you choose to bring your phone, then you are well advised to buy a waterproof bag or if that is not possible a simple food/freezer bag will suffice.
Anything else: Bring a smile, we intend to have fun!
Food & drink
Please ensure your dietary requirements are up to date on your profile.
Buffet: Please bring a buffet item for Friday night. The intention is to have a predominantly cold buffet as it keeps things relaxed and easy to serve. If however you have a homemade speciality dish (perhaps mama's authenic Italian lasagne<?>) that just has be served hot then we'll do our best to accommodate. Please, no pizzas!
Breakfasts: Provided on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Evening Meals: Hearty meals will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Lunches: You'll need to bring your own lunches, including your own bread if you wish to make sandwiches.
Tea and coffee: Will be available throughout the weekend.
Bring along any other drinks you want for the weekend.
Please note there are no shops of any consequence near by.