BORROWDALE AND THE NORTH LAKE DISTRICT WITH SCAFELL PIKE OPTION DAY
JULY 29th - AUG 2nd 2024
(4 nights, 4.5 walking days).
Grade 3 or 5 (option*)
Join us in the beautiful and dramatic Borrowdale Valley for some of the UK's best hiking. Our walking is mostly at Moderate level, when on each full walking day we will cover around 8-12 miles on routes that include some steady ascent.
*Towards the end of the week we will walk in two smaller groups, each with a qualified MLTE Mountain Leader. This is to provide the option to reach the summit of Scafell Pike via the easiest route from Borrowdale.
The cost for this holiday in full board, single, en-suite accommodation is £825
What's Included: 4 nights single occupancy full board (4 x dinner, bed, breakfast and packed lunch), and the services of our walk leaders for this holiday.
Photo - Andrew Locking
DAY 1: If you can, join us on the arrival day by 2 pm for a half day local walk to get to know your fellow travellers and the environment close by. For those who are unable to arrive by then, join us for dinner at 6.30 pm, after which we will talk through our planned programme. (3 hours)
DAY 2: Hike through the 'Jaws of Borrowdale' and via Catbells summit to Keswick. Catbells is renowned for its spectacular panoramas of Derwent Water and the Borrowdale Valley. (6 hours)
DAY 3: Our route takes us via Dock Tarn to the quiet village of Watendlath,. From there we head for Derwentwater Lake shore, and the picturesque hamlet of Grange. The River Derwent then leads us back through rich woodland, along the valley floor to our hotel. (5 hours)
DAY 4: Option 1: Hike up to Sty Head and Sprinkling Tarn, beautiful miniature lakes set high in the hills at around 2000 ft altitude. On route we pass by Taylor Gill Force, an impressive waterfall where Styhead Gill drops 140 ft into the Seathwaite Valley. (5 hours)
Option 2: Ascend Scafell Pike via Esk Hause. This is a full mountain day but one that brings the reward of reaching the highest peak in England. (7-8 hours)
DAY 5: A 4-hour walk to Langstrath Valley, home of wild and beautiful locations including a long chain of idyllic dipping pools. We aim to finish our programme by 2 pm. (4 hours)
Please note that the above itinerary is subject to weather conditions being favourable. Our aim, above all, is to make the right choice each day so that we enjoy the most appropriate route for the conditions.
For our north Lake District walking holiday we will be based at the Glaramara Hotel near Rosthwaite in Borrowdale. Its location is second to none, set deep in the heart of the most spectacular Lakeland valley. It also offers great food, a comfortable bar, and an extensive garden where you can relax after a day of fresh air and exercise.
Hotel postcode: CA12 5XQ
To reach Glaramara by public transport, take the train to Penrith, from where buses to Keswick and then to Seatoller take you almost to the front door of our hotel.
To reach Glaramara by car, leave the M6 at Jn 40. Then take the A66 to Keswick and the B5289 to Seatoller.
HOW TO BOOK
Just send your booking request using the Booking Enquiry Form on this page and we will be in touch very soon to confirm your place.
You can then secure your place with a low deposit payment of £150.
If you have any questions or if you need more information, don't hesitate to get in touch using the contact details below.
We'd love you to join us!