Lake District Via Ferrata and Catbells - Weekend Trip
Time & Location
About the Event
FULLY REFUNDABLE IF WE HAVE TO CANCEL FOR ANY REASON INCLUDING GOV RESTRICTIONS
Let's go see another side of the Lake District this autumn by walking the original and best Via Ferrata in the UK! Via Ferrata Xtreme was introduced at Honister in 2012 to bring a much more challenging (and some say scary) Via Ferrata experience. You do need to be reasonably fit and healthy for the Xtreme.
Much more mountain edge exposure, vertical climbs, cliff edge ladders, plus a Burma Bridge & Cargo Net crossing.
Scramble up the huge Cargo net to reach one of the finest views the Lake District has to offer. Buttermere, Crummock and Loweswater, perfectly framed by Alfred Wainwright`s favourite Fells, Haystacks roll’s out before your very eyes. (Weather dependent) If you are not so sure about doing the Xtreme version, you can opt for the classic version which is a lot easier. We will also hike the beautiful Catbells with breathtaking views of Keswick and beyond.
Meet at 8 am and drive straight in our minibus to the Lake District for a relaxing free day at Grasmere or meet us at Grasmere in your own car.
What will you do with your time? Go for a swim in the lake, a walk around the village, kick back with a good book to the sound of birds? If you are camping this is a good time to set up your tent.
One of the top hikes in the Lakes as it is easy enough for anyone to hike up, but it can be made more challenging by extending the hike. You will have amazing views of Derwent Water and Keswick. This walk will be about taking many pictures and enjoying nature in good company
Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 2600 feet
Time to complete: 6 hours as we take a lot of breaks and pictures
Via Ferrata at 9 am for 3 hours
Optionally join us for a walk at Honister Pass
Drive back to London straight after
Hostel bed £218
2 nights accommodation in a hostel bed or camping
Expert guide at Via Ferrata who will tell you a bit about the mines and the mountain
Climbing equipment hire
Travel - please purchase a BUST TICKET at checkout
Via Ferrata tickets - please get your ticket at checkout
Meals (there is a self-catering kitchen where you can prepare your own meals)
Anything else not included above
Self drive or join our minibus
YHA Grasmere Butharlyp Howe
WHAT TO BRING:
The Via Ferrata is on a mountain and the weather is highly unpredictable.
You MUST have adequate hiking gear to attend this trip.
- Hiking waterproof jacket
- Gloves (optional but recommended)
- Hiking trousers or hiking leggings
- Waterproof overtrousers (optional on a warm day)
- Hiking boots or strong trainers
- Backpack with a waist strap
- At least 1.5 litres water bottle or water bladder
1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check emails sent to you, including your spam box, before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip. On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.
2 - As with any road trips, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions. We will make a full refund if the trip is cancelled. No refunds will be made if only part of the trip was skipped, but we will give a discount on future events.
3 - This is a mountain hike. You must ensure you are fit and have adequate insurance to cover you in case of an accident. The guide or anyone else involved in organising this trips does not accept responsibilities for injuries, loss or death during this trip.
- Shared room£218+£5.45 Service fee£218+£5.45 Service fee0£0
- Camping£185+£4.63 Service fee£185+£4.63 Service fee0£0
- BUS TICKET£58+£1.45 Service fee£58+£1.45 Service fee0£0
- Via Ferrata£55+£1.38 Service fee£55+£1.38 Service fee0£0