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Old Man, New Skills. 2 Day Hiking Adventure

  • Location Lake District
  • Price from £120.00
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Multi-activity
  • Learn new skills


An epic mini adventure in just a weekend! We will climb mountains, explore underground tunnels, explore stunning rivers and learn new survival and expedition skills to prepare you for your own adventures. A fantastic way to summit the 'Old Man of Coniston', enjoy beautiful views and get back to nature for a few days!

Day 1

The Old Man, we head up into the mountains, we will summit the Old Man of Coniston via a river and broad ridge offering us some stunning views (typical British weather pending). Depending on the group's confidence there will be an opportunity for scrambling and exploring the old mine works, ruins and tunnels, creating a great days adventure.

Day 2

New Skills, we take to the trees and will be guiding you through an introduction to basic survival and expedition skills. You will learn some essential outdoors skills that will stand you in good stead for your own mini adventures and give you a taste of what we can offer on our longer survival courses... At the end of the two days, you'll feel refreshed, challenged and inspired for your next adventures.

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

  • Corporates

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Not-provided Accommodation

No accommodation is included with this event, however there is lots of stunning accommodation within Coniston, personally we recommend camping either wild or on one of the stunning lakeside campsites. We will be camping at Coniston Hall as it is as close to the lake as we can get. Join us here with your own tents or choose one of the local glamping options such as heated tipis, yurts or pods

    What's included

  • Drink We will provide coffee / tea and hot chocolate during the day
  • Equipment Any additional safety equipment
  • Other Laminated maps of your route

    What you'll need

  • Other Clothing:
    • Suitable clothing for a day out on the mountains in variable weather - including lightweight drying material, sufficient insulation and layers (no cotton base layers, tshirts or hoodies)
    • Waterproofs (jackets and trousers)
    • Gloves and a hat
    Carried in a small daypack:
    • Waterproof bag (can use bin liner but dry bags are best to protect items from heavy rain).
    • Spare clothing (A spare warm layer for use in emergency or when we stop. Also 1x spare socks, gloves and a warm hat)
    • Headtorch
    • Water for the day, food and snacks.


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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