Hillwalking Lake District Weekend, for Adult Scout Members

Between: 24th November 2023 - 26th November 2023 Location: Glenridding, Lake District National Park Sections: Scout Network, Adult Volunteer

This trip is to Lake District National Park over the weekend of 24th to 26th November 2023

The hill walking weekends are friendly and social, run by experienced and qualified Scouters, including members of the GLMW Duke of Edinburgh (DoE) scheme team.

New to hillwalking or looking to gain a permit, this weekend is designed to cater for all comers with a basic level of fitness.

The Lakes is a fabulous place to go walking.

Is this for me?

Absolutely!  All you need is a basic level of fitness and hiking boots.  Unsure of your fitness? Contact us using the form further down the page.

The Lake District can be a little more challenging than some other areas we visit but don’t let this put you off.  If you are unsure of your fitness level, please contact us via the form below, email or contact one of the team directly if you already have our details.

This trip is ideal for those who may want a skills refresher, to learn something new, are a seasoned pro, or just want to experience a nice weekend with good company in the British hills.

For those who are keen to gain or practice map, compass and other skills. We offer skills coaching from basic to advanced to enable you to gain the skills required for the UK hills, used locally to your Scout hut and should you wish, help you to prepare for assessment to gain a hillwalking Terrain 1 or 2 permit.  The weekend can also be used for testing your current skills, enabling you to build an experience of quality mountain days for your logbook.

Attendees from new leaders, young leaders (18+), the more experienced or committee members are all very welcome!

Key details are as follows:

  • Date: 24th to 26th November 2023
  • Location: Glenridding, Lake District National Park
  • Cost: £55 – Payment details will be sent to you once booked.
    This covers accommodation, most of the weekend’s food and other items specifically supplied by the hill walking team but not transport costs.
    Click here for more information on the hill walking weekends.
  • Open to Adults (18 and over):
    • Involved in any Scouting role in GLMW
      (outside of GLMW, contact us using the form down page first before booking please)
    • That are members of the Scout Network
  • Accommodation: Bunkhouse, Gill Side Caravan and Camping Site
  • Transport: Car sharing is the standard option, helping to reduce the overall cost and environmental impact.  We liaise with people who have signed up to organise this. But should you wish to arrange another mode of transport for yourself, that is fine too!
  • Food: Communal catering on Saturday & Sunday, self-catering on Friday.
  • OS Map:
    Paper: TBC
    Laminated: TBC

What do I need to bring?

  • Details will be provided once you have booked your place.
    An example kit list can be found here.

How do I book a place?

Scroll down to the bottom of the page.

  1. Click ‘Book now’.
  2. Check the details then scroll down and click ‘Proceed to checkout’.
  3. Complete the information form.
  4. Click the ‘Place order’ button – you will receive a confirmation email to the address input on the form.

Once booked, further details including payment details and a kit list will be emailed to you once your booking has been processed by the team.

Not a GLMW Scout County Member?
Depending on resources and the number of GLMW members planning to attend.  We are happy to accept a limited number of fellow Adult Scouters outside the county.  If you would like to join us, please first contact us using the ‘contact us’ form below for confirmation of non-GLMW member availability.

Once booked, further details including payment details and a kit list will be emailed to you once your booking has been processed by the team.

Contact us using the form below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Hill Walking Contact

Glenridding, Lake District National Park

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