Ambleside Winter Walking Weekend (DIY)

2017-12-08 17:00:00 2017-12-08 :00 Europe/London Ambleside Winter Walking Weekend (DIY)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

This is a DIY weekend which means you book your own accommodation.

Most of us will be staying at the nice Ambleside YHA.

Ambleside YHA is set on the Windermere shore line, with breath-taking panoramic  views of the lake and mountains in winter. With easy access to several Wainwright peaks and pubs afterwards.

Saturday and Sunday’s walks are to be decided depending on the winter weather and the group’s ability. Expect hard-ish Wainwright mountain routes on icy steep rocky paths, but nothing too severe, great fun and well within most people’s ability.

Beginners are welcome, we want you to come and you will be supported but try do a few long winter Yorkshire Dale practice walks first to test your ability and equipment.

What you all get out of the weekend will depend very much on what preparation beginners put in and what support experienced walkers give.

It is essential that everyone has a waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, warm layers, thick gloves, spare gloves because it will be freezing on the summits. Walking boot ice spikes and walking poles are highly recommended for harsh conditions.

All walks will start from 9:00am from Ambleside YHA.

It will be freezing cold stood waiting and the sun sets at 3:46pm so we will leave people who are still faffing about with sandwiches, walking boots and queuing for the toilet.

If you snooze you lose!

If you wish to attend please email: mikeramplin[at]hotmail.co.uk replacing [at] with @

54.4190742,-2.9616614000000254 Mike Ramplin
date
Friday 8 December, 2017
starts
17:00
description

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

This is a DIY weekend which means you book your own accommodation.

Most of us will be staying at the nice Ambleside YHA.

Ambleside YHA is set on the Windermere shore line, with breath-taking panoramic  views of the lake and mountains in winter. With easy access to several Wainwright peaks and pubs afterwards.

Saturday and Sunday’s walks are to be decided depending on the winter weather and the group’s ability. Expect hard-ish Wainwright mountain routes on icy steep rocky paths, but nothing too severe, great fun and well within most people’s ability.

Beginners are welcome, we want you to come and you will be supported but try do a few long winter Yorkshire Dale practice walks first to test your ability and equipment.

What you all get out of the weekend will depend very much on what preparation beginners put in and what support experienced walkers give.

It is essential that everyone has a waterproof jacket, waterproof trousers, warm layers, thick gloves, spare gloves because it will be freezing on the summits. Walking boot ice spikes and walking poles are highly recommended for harsh conditions.

All walks will start from 9:00am from Ambleside YHA.

It will be freezing cold stood waiting and the sun sets at 3:46pm so we will leave people who are still faffing about with sandwiches, walking boots and queuing for the toilet.

If you snooze you lose!

If you wish to attend please email: mikeramplin[at]hotmail.co.uk replacing [at] with @

address

YHA Ambleside
Waterhead,
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 0EU

Location

Ambleside Winter Walking Weekend (DIY)

YHA Ambleside
Waterhead,
Ambleside
Cumbria
LA22 0EU

contacts
name
Mike Ramplin
group
Take a Hike
telephone 1
07765191367
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