Wild camping and walking in the heart of the Lake District…
Experience the real outdoors, pitching your tent and learning how to set up a wild camp. Join us for two days of guided walking, wild camping and maybe even a wild swim.
Meet us in our cafe, Cafe Altitude at 9am for a coffee and briefing before heading off for our days walk. We will set off from Grasmere and head towards Easdale tarn with stunning views over the Langdale Pikes to the west and the Helvellyn and Fairfield fells to the east. We’ll drop our tent and supplies off on the way and head up to High Raise.
At 762m high (2500ft), from the summit of High Raise we can see all of England’s 3,000 feet mountains, including Skiddaw, Helvellyn and the Scafells and further in the distance we can see the Three Peaks in the Yorkshire Dales. From here we’ll head down towards our camp and set up for the evening. There’ll be the opportunity to go for a wild swim or just sit and relax, taking in the scenery and the beauty of the great outdoors. Enjoy dinner outdoors, watch the sunset or go for a stroll before settling down for a night under the stars.
The following morning we’ll have breakfast before packing away our tents, storing them and heading off towards Pavey Ark, for magnificent views over the Langdale Pikes and beyond. From here we’ll head around to Harrison Stickle, our high point of the day, and one of the Wainwrights (736m). We’ll stop for lunch and enjoy the views before heading back down to pick up our tents and walking back down to Grasmere.
Tents can be hired for £5. Train pick ups available from Windemere, please let us know. If you require accommodation for the night before, please let us know and we can offer advice and help you book if required.
Thermal base layers for evening
Good sturdy walking boots
Waterproof jacket and trousers
Fleece or micro fleece
A warm layer as a spare
Down jacket if you have one or fleece layers
2 pairs walking socks and a spare pair of socks
Suitable hill clothing, quick drying, ie, a base layer t-shirt or long sleeved top, thin fleece,….no jeans! Please ask us for advice if unsure.
A complete set of clean clothes to change into afterwards,
Rucksack – 25-35ltr plus extra bag for overnight kit
Sleeping bag – 2 – 3 season
Tent (if you have one, we have tents to hire if you need one, please let us know)
Walking poles if required
At least 2 litres of fluids, water or squash. We can fill up if required partway round.
Packed lunch (we can provide a packed lunch from our cafe at £5, please let us know)
This walk is graded INTERMEDIATE
All our walks are Graded so it makes it easier for you to understand the intensity and level of walking we’ll be doing. Below is a description of each:
For beginners or those that enjoy lower level and shorter walks, an average of 3-4 hours walking per day with plenty of breaks.
These walks are suitable for anyone who has done some walking in the past, or does some form of weekly exercise. Some steeper gradients may be involved but there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for a break. Average of 4 – 6 hours walking per day.
Longer walks/treks with some steep gradients and possibly some scrambling, sometimes at higher altitudes, or for more than one day (trekking in Europe or Africa). An average of 6 – 8 hour walking, no technical skill required but a good level of fitness is required.
This is a guideline only, if you are unsure whether you could complete a walk with us or would just like to clarify some information, please feel free to contact us by telephone or email.