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Good walking and ghoulish goings-on in the gorgeous Lake District...

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  • Duration

    2 Nights
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  • Food

    Some provided. Details below
  • Difficulty Levels

    Multiple options available
    1 - 3

This is no trick, rather it’s a treat: spending Halloween weekend in the delightful surroundings of Patterdale in the Lake District, combining great walking with a spooktacular party on the Saturday.

For this jaunt we’ve hired the YHA near Glenridding, a lovely location for a spot of autumnal walking – whether it’s sauntering along a shore-side trail looking across at the mist swirling over Ullswater; tramping through leaves in ancient woodland or yomping up one of the higher peaks.

Add in the prospect of a full moon coinciding with 2020 Halloween and we thought why not celebrate with a bit of a knees-up on the Saturday evening; after all why should the kids have all the fun.

Please feel welcome to transform yourself into a zombie, ghoul, witch or other spooky creation as prizes will be doled out for the best-dressed on the evening!

All this and you can even take time out from the norm by doing something a little bit different – whether it’s walking with alpacas or visiting a gin distillery.

A packed weekend indeed!

Halloween Party Dates:

  • Friday 30th October – Sunday 1st November 2020

Halloween Weekend with Large Outdoors

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YHA Patterdale is like a rural retreat, set in its own grounds with cracking views out to the fells and yet it is only a few minutes’ walk from the nearest hostelry if you want to enjoy a pint of the local brew.

You are welcome to arrive anytime from 5pm onwards where our host will show you around. Cups of tea will be on the go and no doubt many of the group will sidle into the comfy sofas in the living room to relax into the weekend.

We serve dinner later that evening and go through the plans for the next couple of days including the walking options and other pre-booked excursions (everything from visiting a gin distillery to strolling along with alpacas – full list will be available later next year).

Lake District


Feel like a good leg stretcher of a walk up one of the nearby peaks such as Dollywaggon Pike or Helvellyn?  Or do you fancy an easier, lower level walk along the shores of Ullswater?

Either are possible as we’ll offer a variety of walk options both today and tomorrow, each in the company of an experienced mountain guide.

Whichever option you choose, we’ll make sure the routes pack in plenty of Lake District loveliness.  By mid to late afternoon we’ll return to the hostel, leaving plenty of time to re-energise and get ready for the Halloween party.

We’re expecting plenty of creativity when it comes to the evening’s attire. In fact the more spooktacular the better so let your imaginations run wild and we’ll reward the best with a memorable prize after we’ve served our Halloween-themed menu and the party has got underway.

Halloween Weekend with Large Outdoors


Ok there might be some sore heads this morning, but the beauty of the Lakes is that the fresh air really does work wonders on those hangovers.

So with that in mind we’re up and out after a good breakfast to soak up that pure air with a good old yomp before enjoying one final lunch together (invariably in a pub or café) and then heading home.

Halloween Weekend with Large Outdoors

Good to know:

Venue address:

YHA Patterdale
CA11 0NW

Free collection from Penrith Station:

We will be running a free collection service from Penrith Station at 5pm and 7pm on the Friday night. Tickets for this will be released later.

What’s Included:

  • 2 nights hostel accommodation, please note bedding is supplied but you will need a towel
  • 2 days of guided day walks – please note any excursions or other extra activities will incur an additional charge.
  • Welcome meal on the Friday plus evening meal on Saturday. Breakfasts and packed lunch for Saturday.
  • As well as meals, we also provide a variety of complimentary soft drinks and beverages – tea & coffee which includes herbal, fruit and decaffeinated options and fruit squashes.

The Basics:

Age Limit:  You must be over 18 to attend this trip, there is no upper age limit.

Dogs:  I am afraid dogs are not allowed on this trip, unless they are registered assistance dogs.

Arrival Time:  You are welcome to arrive any time from 5pm onwards and settle in before we serve an evening meal at about 8pm. Please let us know if you intend arriving after 10pm.

Solo Travellers:  This trip is perfect for solo travellers and although couples and small groups of friends are always welcome the majority of people do attend on their own.

Alcoholic Drinks: We do not supply any alcohol for this trip but you are welcome to bring your own drinks to enjoy over the weekend.

Useful Links:

Kit lists – You can view our kit lists here…

FAQ’s – For important information on what’s included with our standard trips, such as what food we supply, arrival times and answer to our most commonly asked questions please visit out our FAQ’s page

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  • Dietary Needs;

    Vegetarian or Vegan: 

    We will always supply a vegetarian or vegan meal, however due to the remote locations of our venues these must be booked at least 7 days in advance.


    Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for a wide variety of diets. Therefore, if you follow a particular diet and wish to know what we will be serving please contact the office the week before your trip. If you don’t feel the menu is suitable then you are of course welcome to bring your own meals.

    Allergies, Intolerances & Gluten Free.

    Please ensure you list any allergies and intolerances clearly during the booking process, with notice we are able to offer gluten free meals and can accommodate most allergies. However, please note that due to the shared nature of the kitchens we cannot eliminate the possibility of cross contamination. If you have any questions, then please contact the office.

    Halal or Kosher:

    We are unable to offer Halal or Kosher meals but will be happy to supply a vegetarian alternative, please ensure you request this when booking.

    Simply complete the dietary section during the booking process or if your dietary needs have changed email the office and we will update your records.

  • Ticket & Room Types:

    Shared Room: This is our standard ticket ideal for solo travellers, individuals and small groups of friends, we will place you in a suitable same sex room, sharing with others. This will vary on the venue and can be twin rooms up to dorm style rooms on our hostel-based trips.

    If you make one booking for a group of people, we will do our best to accommodate you all in one room. However, if you and your friends have made a series of separate bookings but wish to be together, simply email us with a group list.

    Private Rooms: Whenever possible we will always offer any single or twin / double rooms as available. Please note single rooms are very popular and sell out quickly. Private twin rooms will have two single beds / bunk and a double room will have a double bed.

    Early Bird: On some trips we offer discounted early bird tickets, these tickets are based in our standard shared rooms and include the same meals, walks etc as our standard tickets. You can view our full list of Early Bird Tickets here…

    Deposits: You can secure your place on this trip with a 50% deposit, the balance is due no less than 12 weeks before you travel. Failure to pay your balance on time could result in you losing your deposit and place on this trip. If the trip is within the next 12 weeks you will need to pay in full to secure your place.

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YHA Patterdale
CA11 0NW
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What our members have to say...

  • Well, for a non-walker it was certainly challenging but my word was it exhilarating! The feeling of achievement after every day, was just fabulous. The group we went with were all strangers on day one, but firm friends by the end of the week. The comradery on some of the tougher walks, helped me to the top…..and wow what views. Anyone thinking of doing it - don’t worry….just go for it!
    Member Since 2016
  • “I didn’t really know what to expect on my first ever walking holiday and wasn’t very prepared if truth be known – lesson to all read the essential kit list especially waterproofs! It was great fun and what a lovely group of supportive and encouraging people, especially Gareth who did a great job looking after us all. I must admit at times I found it a bit challenging but what a great sense of achievement when we reached the top of the mountains (hills) I will definitely do this again.
    Member Since 2016
  • My first Large Outdoors and (Ulster & the Giant's Causeway Walking Weekend) Irish experience was absolutely fantastic. Everything was organised perfectly and Gareth is a joy to be around. I loved every minute and will definitely book myself onto another trip. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocome
    Member Since 2018
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