Postponed - Yorkshire Dales Camping Weekend 2020
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This event has been postponed due to the new 'rule of 6'. When we have a new date confirmed with the campsite we will modify the event to reflect this.
For those foolhardy enough to go camping in October, join OutdoorLads for a weekend in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park.
We will be camping at the foot of Great Whernside. Our location provides stunning views across the valley and opportunity for varied activities, including walking, mountain biking and road cycling. The main event on the Saturday will be a hike up Great Whernside, which peaks at about 700m, and provides wonderful views across the landscape. There will also be an easier low-level walk (subject to leader availability).
If interested in mountain biking or road cycling, please get in touch with the leader who will attempt to arrange a leader and separate event page. On the Sunday there will most likely be a shorter walk on offer.
Our campsite is close to Kettlewell Village which has a range of facilities including three great pubs and an award-winning tearoom. There's even a traditional village store and an outdoor shop in case you forget that essential item. The campsite itself will be for the exclusive use of OutdoorLads, and has its own dedicated facilities, including free high quality hot showers, picnic benches and fire pit. The campsite allows BBQ'S but campfires that are ground based are not permitted. Fires raised off the floor and with protection for the grass underneath are permitted. There are a limited number of electric-hookups available which will be allocated on a first-come first served basis, if you want one of these then message the leader following event registration.
This is a compact site and we would encourage you to bring a smaller rather than a big party tent! You will not be able to park your car immediately next to your tent, but there should be room on site if people try to car share as far as possible.
Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome provided they are kept on a lead at all times on the site and cleaned up after.
Caravans, Campervans, Motorhomes: This site is not suitable for these vehicles. Very small campervans that no larger than a car, are allowed.
COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:
- Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
- All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
- Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share food, sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
- Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed.
- On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch.
- Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
- Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
- Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!
COVID-19: Events Participation Statement
OutdoorLads draws your attention to the fact that travelling and being away from home increases the risk of receiving and transmitting Coronavirus, whilst it is present in the UK. You are likely to choose not to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst there is a risk of Coronavirus transmission. However, should you choose to participate in OutdoorLads events whilst the risk is present, you must be aware of and follow the law and government guidelines, both when travelling to and from events as well as when participating in events.
Please note that every person participating should be aware of (and accept) that those members perceived as ‘in charge’ or leading the event are not experts, do not need to be experts, and are not regarded by OutdoorLads, or themselves as experts, but are amateurs with some experience in the event type and who are happy to impart their knowledge. Any advice given should be considered with this in mind by the recipient.
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Photos: All photos taken by J Austin and W Allaway and full permission given to OutdoorLads for use.
What to bring
In addition to your usual walking equipment you will need to bring your own camping equipment, here is a useful list of suggested items.
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.
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
Food & drink
Please bring your own food and drink for the weekend - breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Alternatively there are three pubs, a tea room and a bistro in the village. There is also a traditional local shop for groceries.