Wild Camping Experience

Our wild camping experience opens up a whole new world of mountain adventure. If you’ve dreamt of spending the night under the stars, watching the sunset or sunrise from a mountain peak, experiencing the solitude of a high mountain camp or developing the skills to access the more remote parts of our wild and beautiful land then this mountain experience will help you fulfil those dreams.

  • Day 1 – Arrive at our accommodation in Natland, evening meal, course introduction, bed
  • Day 2 – Breakfast, pack rucksack and prepare for walk, mountain walk and wild camp
  • Day 3 – Break camp and walk out of mountains, return to bed and breakfast, light lunch, finish

During this overnight adventure we will wild camp in the mountains and consider a whole range of related topics and skills. Including:

  • Equipment: Choosing the right tent, sleeping bags, sleeping mats and stoves
  • The rucksack: What to carry and how to pack
  • Nutrition:  Food, energy and dehydrated meals
  • Water: Water Safety and Purification
  • Hygiene: Going to the toilet and environmental issues
  • Choosing a campsite: Where to pitch
  • Mountain Weather: Mountain forecasts and weather map interpretation
  • Navigation: Map reading, understanding contours, use of compass, legal access and route planning
  • Mountain Safety: Mountain Rescue and emergency procedures

You don’t need any previous wild camping experience however some hill walking experience is desirable. You do need to be walking fit and able to carry a rucksack containing your camping gear, food and personal kit – this will properly weigh between 14-16kg. The routes we follow are entirely non-technical but there may be some steep ground.

Mountain tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags, stoves and mountain food are provided – although you are welcome to bring your own. A personal kit list will be provided after booking.

A privately guided wild camp experience is £349 per person (based on two people sharing a double/twin room/tent).

A single person supplement of £45.00 per night is payable – providing you with a private wild camping experience.

The costs are fully inclusive of accommodation, food and camping equipment. A wild camping experience can be booked on a date to suit you.

To book your wild camping experience please contact us with your preferred dates and the number of people and we will then confirm availability and forward payment details. If you want to stay longer than just the wild camping experience and spend a few extra days walking please let us know.

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If you are travelling by public transport we also include pick-up and drop-off at Oxenholme railway station or Kendal coach station. Oxenholme lies on the Main West Coast Railway Line providing direct links to London, Glasgow, Manchester Airport and Windermere. Just let us know what time you will arrive.

Young people under the age of 18 are welcome to join this wild camping experience but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Your guide is Lathan. Lathan has over 35 years walking experience, is a qualified Mountain Leader and holds a current mountain first aid certificate.

Covid-19 Statement

Updated 18th January 2021

We are currently working as normal, whilst doing all we can to maintain social distancing, minimise transmission risks and respect those around us. We are operating in line with government guidance and advice from the British Mountaineering Council and the Mountain Training Association.

If we need to cancel your holiday because of changes in the government Covid-19 guidelines we will provide you with a full refund or help you organise alternative dates. We hope this gives you peace of mind.

The World Health Organisation provide useful advice on how to protect yourselves and others from Covid-19.

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