[Hiking] Lake district trip
chrislaidler at hotmail.co.uk
Sat Jun 3 10:26:45 BST 2006
The following is about the lake district summer trip and contains important
information about equipment you will need and times for departing /
returning. If youre not going to the Lakes you may ignore this.
11/6/06,. Leave uni at 11am. Please arrive at least 15 minutes earlier to
give time to load up the bus. During the journey we will make a lunch stop
at a service station and probably a dinner stop later on, you can either
bring packed lunch / dinner or buy it from a service station. If you dont
mind eating a little later you can cook your own evening meal at the barn.
We aim to arrive around 7- 8 ish in the evening. Our barn is at Cockermouth
which is just off the NW corner of the Lake District.
12/06/06. Our first days walking will be a B grade walk; the location has
not yet been planned. It will probably involve reaching some peak but not a
13/06/06. On this day we will do a grade C walk which will probably be up
one of the larger mountains. (Helvellyn or similar). We will probably eat in
a pub this evening, possibly at one where we finish our walk.
14/06/06. Our last days hiking will take us on a B grade walk but we are
planning to do a fairly flat-ish walk around one of the lakes. Then we will
return to the barn for a BBQ!! We might actually have our BBQ sat round one
of the lakes, or as our barn is not that far from the coast we may do this
on the beach. (we havent decided yet!)
15/06/06. Packing up our stuff we leave at 9.30. We head to one of the
Lake district towns for a last minute shopping trip (Probably Keswick as its
not too far from our barn and there are quite a few good shops). Leaving
Keswick at around 12 noon we drive down through the lakes and head home to
Swansea, arriving around 8- 9pm.
Equipment required and notes regarding food.
You will need :
Usual walking equipment including boots and waterproofs (I know its summer
but it still might rain!!) and clothes for 5 days.
Some warm clothing, it could get cold especially in the evening, as it is
summer the club has not paid an extra fee to have a heater in the barn.
Sleeping bag, there are mattresses so you wont need a roll mat.
Food for 5 days, remember we are having a pub meal one night and a BBQ
another, however if the weather is very poor we may not do the BBQ so bring
some extra food in case.
IMPORTANT NOTICE, the camping barn does not have a fridge so do not bring
meat of any form!! Butter and cheese will be fine if kept in a cool area;
milk will be ok for a few days too provided it is not too hot, but UHT milk
maybe a good idea. Also there isnt a toaster. The committee has made
arrangements for 4 hobs, but as we are a very large group it would greatly
help if anyone with a camping stove brought it along. (Please email me if
you have one you can bring)
Cutlery and a plate/ bowl / mug.
Money for the pub etc.
Showers are coin operated and require 50p piece. Electric sockets within the
barn are in short supply (there are none in the kitchen), and so the
sockets that are there, will be used for essential use only. Please charge
phones /walkmans/digital cameras at home.
If you have any other questions please email me or the committee.
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