Myths and legends, history, poetry and wildlife are all here to be found in England’s Lake District
FoodSome provided. Details below
Difficulty LevelsMultiple options available
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Want to get away for a relaxing weekend where we take you on a set of sociable easy walks to see the hidden side of the Lake District? Then this weekend is for you. Alongside a knowledgable leader, we’ll head out to find out about the secret history of the local area, from old ways of life and woodland crafts, to the surprising creatures that call the Lakes home.
The beauty of this weekend is that it’s different every time; we run it from all over the Lake District, and have so many walk options to choose from you’ll never see the same place twice even if you came on every trip! Our leaders will consider the time of year, and what’s going on in the area to give you a unique experience. We could be hearing about ancient life in Langdale, walking in Wordsworth’s footsteps around Ullswater, or searching out elusive wildlife.
Our aim on this weekend is easy walks, suitable for everyone, heading out for the day to sample the area’s excellent pubs and cafés as welcome breaks from all the fresh air. With a friendly group and the world-famous Lake District scenery, you’re bound to feel refreshed and rejuvenated by the land.
In a nutshell:
- Head out on two day walks to discover the Lake District.
- Enjoy a sociable weekend away with a friendly group all keen to get some fresh air in one of England’s most beautiful walking destinations.
- Look out for wildlife, find secret waterfalls and secluded valleys, and hear about the Lakes’ history.
- Experience the hospitality of some great local pubs and cafes.
Hidden Lake District Dates:
- Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd September
Arrivals can start from 5pm, when you’ll meet your Large Outdoors host and leader, and start to settle into the accommodation. There are always host drinks available, and we’ll be serving dinner at around 8pm. Please let us know if you plan on arriving after this time.
After a leisurely sit-down breakfast and the chance to make packed lunches we’ll head out on our day walk. There’ll be plenty of time for rests, photos and café visits alongside the walking, and . we guarantee there’ll be plenty to look at! We’ll aim to be back at the accommodation for mid-afternoon so you can enjoy our location more and perhaps enjoy an afternoon drink before dinner.
After breakfast it’s time to pack up and check out of the accommodation. Today we’ll head out for a morning walk, a little further afield from Saturday, finishing for around 1pm somewhere we can have lunch before heading off.
Extra’s to book for Sunday
Alpaca Walking (Sunday). £29
Spend Sunday morning (start time 11am near Keswick) on the most relaxing walk imaginable, talking an Alpaca for a walk around the Lingholm Estate on the shores of Derwent Water. We’ll spend an hour and a half walking the alpacas, and meet the herd. Alpacas are known for their gentle nature and world-famous softness of their wool. This is a must for anyone who wants a special experience they won’t get in more stunning surroundings!
Good to Know:
Free Train Station Collection:
We will have a limited number of free collections from Penrith Train Station at 3pm. These must be booked and are available on a first come first served basis.
- 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’s Walk.
- 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.
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.
Vegetarian or Vegan: We will always supply a vegetarian of vegan meal, however due to the remote locations of our venues these must be booked in advance. 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.
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.
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.
Kit lists – You can view our kit lists here…
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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What our members have to say...
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. #toldallmyfriendstheyhavetocomeVanessaMember Since 2018
“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.ElizabethMember Since 2016
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!ClaireMember Since 2016