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Only The Brave - Tarp Camp

  • Location Lake District
  • Price from £50.00
  • Camping
  • Microadventure
  • Learn new skills


Learn to appreciate the comforts in your life by ditching them for a night! This adventure will have you surviving the night in the wilds of the Lake District under a tarp, in Winter! You'll get out of your comfort zone and spend the night at Scales Tarn on Blencathra. Camping in whatever the weather may bring; Rain, wind, hail, snow, you name it, it's all a possibility! You'll learn how to survive winter conditions under a tarp, deal with the fear of darkness and solitude, wild camping techniques, and you'll cover the best kit to use for wild camping. You'll meet at Honister Slate Mine and will make the journey up to Scales Tarn on Blencathra. This Lake District favourite will not disappoint and will give you plenty of memories! This adventure is perfect for beginner campers, but you must have some hiking experience.


You'll meet up, get introduced to each other and dump the cars! We'll split up the team kit and head off up Blencathra. After arriving at the Tarn, we'll spend the night braving the elements, don't worry, you'll be warm in a good sleeping bag! (Get in touch with your Guide, Chris, beforehand to chat about the best kit/bag to bring) After the night we'll head back down, soak up the beautiful scenery of the Lakes and make our way back to the RV.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates

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No-frills Accommodation

Please contact the provider for further details.

    What's included

  • Food Basic but nutritious rations and snacks.
  • Drink We'll be treating our own water in the wild
  • Equipment All camping equipment can be supplied but you'll need a ruck sack/bergen to put it in

    What you'll need

  • Other Please bring the best sleeping bag you can, it's cold out there. Please bring all kit necessary for spending a night in the wilds, your guide can supply kit if you don't have it but get in touch beforehand to arrange this!
    • Waterproofs
    • Good walking boots
    • Warm kit
    • Spare clothing for afterward
    • Sleeping bag
    • A rucksack/Bergen is essential


Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.


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Wildfire Expeditions is the experience provider for Only The Brave - Tarp Camp

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