Winter Camp 2024: Tents

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Feb 02

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Winter weather likely, but we will aim to offer a range of walks.

Our annual Winter Camp is OutdoorLads' birthday event in February each year, and in 2024 we're back at the campsite where it all started in 2006, in the heart of the Lake District.

With the towering Langdale Pikes looming above it, our campsite is a particularly dramatic spot to pitch up for an adventure in the outdoors. The award-winning site offers a wide selection of grassy pitches suitable for families and friends, as well as a collection of wooden camping pods. It boasts two newly upgraded toilet and shower blocks, washing-up areas, a laundry and drying room. 

This page is for 'traditional' camping in a tent. Fancy staying in a pod instead? Sign up on this event page. 

The name should give it away, but this is camping in the winter and so it will be cold! While it's not for the faint hearted, equally it's not out of reach of anyone. It goes without saying that you'll need to make good preparations to keep warm and dry all weekend, but having done that, you'll find that winter camping can be a great experience. Think mountain view, cold, and if you're lucky some snow, but also think roaring fires in great pubs with hearty food, good conversation with new and old friends, all making a memorable weekend.

On the Saturday there'll be two or three walk options of varying difficulties. They will vary depending on the conditions at the time, but in this part of the country, every walk is a stunner and there are lots of options - very likely there will be a harder mountain walk and something a bit easier, but there will still be lots of ascent involved - this is the Lake District after all.

On the Sunday we hope you'll stay around for another, shorter walk. We aim to be finished around mid-afternoon.

Depending on the conditions, there may also be the opportunity to learn/improve your winter walking skills as we have three great winter walking leaders on hand to share their knowledge and experience.

Our campsite has great onsite facilities including a cafe serving early morning breakfast snacks and some truly great showers which are free to use, heated by the onsite Biomass boiler. Truly environmentally friendly! As with most of our camping events, no catering is provided. While you are welcome to cook for yourselves on site, there is a pub nearby and we have a group booking for the Saturday night for those who wish to join us.

Your camping and winter walking leaders, Andy, Bryan and Simon, are looking forward to hosting you for the weekend.

Campervans/Motorhomes: Subject to site availability, can be accommodated on this event for an additional £20. EHU may also be available at an additional £10. Please contact if you wish to take a small motorhome or campervan. Sorry, no caravans. 
These additional charges from the venue are non-refundable.

Dogs: Well behaved dogs are welcome, must remain on a lead on site and owners will need to clean up after them. 

Photos: Taken by event leaders and used by OutdoorLads with permission.

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