Penrith to Windermere Multiday Expedition

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Wild Camping
Aug 02

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This is a long walk each day (25+ km Saturday), with mountain ascent (1000m), sometimes over rough terrain, carrying a full expedition pack.

A 2.5 day hike carrying all your gear from Penrith centre, over High Street in the east Lakes, and down into Windermere to finish. Two nights camping out, the first at a basic farm campsite (no showers, no shop), the second up in the wilds. Much of the route will follow the old Roman Road between the two forts of Penrith and Ambleside.


You can find out more about Wild Camping in the booklet accessible from here ...

You’ll need:

  • to be an experienced mountain walker;
  • have the full range of outdoor wild camping kit - this can take a lot of research and shopping time if you don’t already have it;
  • a high level of fitness to carry your food, water, sleeping bag, sleeping mat and small tent for 2.5 days.

 This event is not suitable to dogs  

Note, there’s no water to be found enroute during the day. We will need a short walk Saturday eve to find a stream in flow.

Most of the time we’ll be on defined trails, however some of the time we may be on difficult terrain with no trail. Saturday’s route can be quite boggy underfoot, and the trip can be quite exposed to wind even in July. I’ve had snow here in June!

I expect that we’ll walk about 6km along roads on Friday evening, 20-25+ km on Saturday inc 1000m of ascent, and 15-20+ km on Sunday - it’ll all depend on the prevailing wind and where we camp.

If you’re unsure if this event is for you, or you need equipment support, then contact the leader by private message. 

Images courtesy of Andy Hewlett, Mark Westcombe, Bryan Cosgrove and Johnny Williams and used with permission. 

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Man in a tent wild camping
2 tents wild camping
Backpacker on the hills
Walkers on Kentmere horseshoe
Tarn viewed from High Street
Man in a tent wild camping
2 tents wild camping
Backpacker on the hills
Walkers on Kentmere horseshoe
Tarn viewed from High Street