WOMEN’S INTRODUCTION TO WILD CAMPING
at nature’s pace
Have you always wanted to try a wild camping adventure but lack the confidence, know-how and navigation skills? The thought of wild camping can be daunting, so this fabulous small-group, women-only, 2 day trip is packed with fun, experiential learning in a safe and supportive environment led by qualified instructors.
In this hectic world, the need to find space, time and solitude combined with the incredible healing power of being at one with nature is more vital than ever.
Kickstart your journey to getting out exploring the great outdoors, immersing yourself in the stunning Lake District landscapes and discovering the fundamentals of navigation, backpacking and leave-no-trace wild camping.
This weekend is designed for women who think they can’t. We’re here to help you learn that you can!
Women’s Introduction to Wild Camping is delivered in partnership with my friend Claire Wickham of Walks for Wellbeing.
Max group no: 6
Date: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April 2024
Location: Eskdale, Lake District
Grade: Moderate. Easy paced walking with plenty of stopping for learning. A reasonable level of fitness is required as we will be carrying kit/equipment and walking on uneven ground, and rough terrain. Please don’t be put off by thinking you are not fit enough. If you have any concerns, please do get in touch with us to talk things through.
What this trip will cover
2 days of moderate, easy paced walk carrying kit.
1 night wild camp next to a tarn under the stars.
Basic navigation skills and route planning.
Wild Camping skills.
Leave No Trace rules.
Use of cooking equipment (gas and alcohol)
Toileting in the wild.
Meet and introductions.
Expectations for the weekend.
Discuss and check kit.
Set off on hike learning basic map-reading and navigation as we go.
Overnight Wild Camp
Wild camping skills.
Set up camp.
Eat and watch the sun set!
Possible opportunity for a wild swim.
Breakfast and watch the sun rise.
Hike and map reading/navigation consolidation.
Round-up and depart.
2 days and 1 night of instruction, training and guiding from qualified leaders.
Detailed Kit List.
Use of 2 person tent. (You may be sharing with one other)
Rucksack if you don’t have one.
Wild Camping E-booklet on what you have learned for you to keep.
What’s not included:
Personal walking clothes and equipment.
Water bottles, mug, spoon/fork.
Evening ready-to-eat meals. We will advise on the purchase of these for you.