Summer Hiking in a Remote Lakeland Vale

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Aug 20

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Hostel weekend but with plenty of hills to climb!

St Johns in the Vale is a small, delightful valley in the Northern Lake District. Though only a few miles outside Keswick, the area is tranquil and the hostel has unspoilt views of Blencathra, Skiddaw and the Helvellyn range

This is a beautiful, remote and rugged location but Keswick is only four miles away and Penrith (M6 and direct trains to London) just a 20 minute drive.

The centre where we will be staying is ideally located for days out on Helvellyn, Skiddaw, or Blencathra, or simply bimling about some of the the lower hills around Thirlmere, exploring the old church, or Castlerigg stone circle. 

We will be staying in an old School House, now converted to a youth centre, which has a decent kitchen and common room. You must bring you own sleeping bag, pillowcase and towel etc. 

Also, a mini Orienteering course has been set up in the vicinity of the Centre, suitable for all ages and can be used as a daytime or evening activity #mapreadinggains!!

Dogs: There are two dog places available on this event. Both have now been taken. 

Photos: All photos are taken by OutdoorLads member Peter Walter and used with full permission. 

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