Winter Camp 2020: Tents
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As famous as our biggest BIG events, Winter Camp is our annual pilgrimage back to the "birthplace" of OutdoorLads. It was here, at Great Langdale Campsite that the first informal event took place in February 2006. Every year we return to enjoy this wonderful part of the country in the Langdale Fells nestled between mountains, tarns, forests and of course, great pubs!
Now the name should give it away but this is camping and this is winter so it is not for the faint hearted, but equally it is not out of reach of anyone. You can be a glamper and enjoy Winter Camp all the same as a seasoned mountaineer so if you want to join us on this really important annual event for mountains, roaring fires, great pubs and hopefully some stunning winter weather then don't miss out.
Join us at Great Langdale where we enjoy great onsite facilities including a cafe serving early morning breakfast snacks and some truly great onsite showers which are free to use and heated by the onsite Biomass boiler! Truly environmentally friendly!
THIS PAGE IS TO RESERVE AND PAY FOR A CAMPING PLACE. IF YOU PREFER THE IDEA OF A LUXURY CAMPING POD (LUXURY IN THAT IT IS INDOORS!!) THEN PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THAT PAGE - SPACES ARE SUPER LIMITED SO BE QUICK.
Campervans/Motorhomes: These are welcome on the event, but you will have to pay an extra charge for the difference as we have only booked for tents. Limited electric hookup is available if you need that, also at additional cost. If you don't require hookup you may be able to join us on the main field. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to take a cravan, campervan, etc.
Dogs: These are welcome on the site, set at a maximum of two per tent/unit and an extra charge may apply from the campsite. Please ensure you keep your dogs under control at all times as not everyone is a dog fan and it goes without saying regarding cleaning up the mess!
Photos: All event page photos were taken by the event leader, Danny McKeown-Henshall, permission for OutdoorLads to use them is duly granted.
What to bring
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. A 3 season tent is the minimum recommended level of protection.
Sleeping bag: one that provides adequate warmth, designed to go below the temperature that you expect. Ideally a minimum of a 3 season sleeping bag should be used in conjunction with additional blankets. A 4 season sleeping bag would be wiser. You can bring bedding instead but bring plenty if so, believe me!
Sleeping mat: will keep you warmer and dryer and insulate from the ground - plenty of cold comes from there.
Waterproof bags: for spare, dry clothing
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: a head torch would be best. Please check batteries.
Food & drink
If you wish to cook on site, then please ensure you bring your camping stove, gas and cooking utensils/implements.
You will need your own lunch bits for Saturday walking - though there aren't fridges on site, the outside temperature should be around that of a domestic fridge so food will keep fine if that is the case.
There is a small shop on site serving basic goods and hot food but its opening times are limited.
Located nearby are three pubs; The Old Dungeon Ghyll, The New Dungeon Ghyll and The Stickle Barn, all within a half to just under 1 mile walk on tarmac road. All serve food and a great selection of ales, wines and spirits. We will confirm our planned pub for meeting each night in so that everyone knows where we will be.
On Saturday night, we normally book into one of the pubs for a meal together, this isn't mandatory but if you want to join, then let the leader know when asked, closer to the time.