Tops, Tipis and Tarns. 2 Day Hike & Wild Camp

  • Location Lake District
  • Duration 2 days
  • Price £149.00 per person
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • microadventure

Adventure Highlights

Join us in one of the most stunning and wild areas of the Lake District for a 2 day adventure away from civilisation. We will take in some of the most beautiful mountains and terrain the lakes has to offer, Crinkle Crags, Bowfell, Esk Pike and up onto England’s highest mountain Scafell Pike. 2 full days wild camping overnight by a river and your accommodation is included in the cost... a 6 man Tipi! You will be guided by experienced mountain leaders and there will be an opportunity along the route to try some scrambling, wild swimming and learn some basic navigation using a map and compass and GPS.

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Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 09:00

We will meet in the Langdale valley and leave civilisation behind. We will work our way up towards Crinkle Crags and Summit Bowfell (one of Alfred Wainright's 6 favourite fells). Along the way we will have the opportunity to look at some navigation skills and for those with a head for heights some scrambling. We will then drop down to the Esk River and set up camp for the night. Your accommodation will be carried as a group - a lightweight 6 man tipi! We will cook, enjoy the peace and quiet, tell stories and possibly go for a wander by torchlight. No camping experience necessary as you will be looked after by your experienced expedition guides.

Day 2

Day 2 we head up to Esk Pike and also take in Great End, Broad and Ill Crag and top out on the highest mountain in England Scafell Pike. We will then return to our start point but on the return if the weather suits we will have an opportunity for a wild swim in Angle Tarn before making our way down a waterfall and back to our start point.

End time 16:00

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


No-frills Accommodation

Tipi tent is provided within the cost

What's included

  • Guide Fully guided
  • Drink We will supply hot drinks during the day and in the morning (normally coffee and hot chocolate)
  • Equipment We will supply camping stoves and cook pots for group use
  • Other Laminated maps of your route for you to keep

What you'll need to bring

  • Other Clothing:
    • Suitable clothing for 2 days out in the mountains in variable weather (including lightweight quick drying material with sufficient insulation and layers for the conditions - no cotton T shirts/baselayers or hoodies)
    • Waterproof jacket and trousers
    • Gloves and a hat
    Carried in your pack:
    • Waterproof bag (can use a bin liner but dry bags are the best to protect your items from heavy rain)
    • Spare clothing: Spare warm hat and pair of gloves, spare socks, underwear, spare base layer to sleep in and one spare warm layer for emergencies or to put on over other layers when we stop.
    • Food and water for 2 days (ask us for advice if not sure what to bring)
    • Headtorch
    • Sleeping bag & sleeping pad / mat


Moderate - Cancel up to 2 weeks before your adventure and receive a full refund

Cancelling less than 2 weeks before your adventure results in no refund.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Starting point:

Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel, Ambleside, UK


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