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Hike and understand the Lakeland fells

guided hike

Hike and understand the Lakeland fells

8 reviews
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
8.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
guided hike

Hike and understand the Lakeland fells

guided hike

Hike and understand the Lakeland fells

8 reviews
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
8.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Join an insider's hike in the Lake District that will be safely tuned to conditions on the day and the abilities of the group. This trek, in reasonable weather a classic ridge walk, will reward you with a sense of achievement & world-beating views over lakes & mountains: the inspiration for poets like William Wordsworth. It's a special place & the distance between you & heaven here is a lot less! We will go through route planning, map reading, gear & basic mountain safety. You do need to be fit enough to walk in hilly terrain, have a head for heights & curiosity about your natural landscape. This was once a land of ancient volcanoes and deep glaciers and we'll discover how they have left their mark. Today it’s a place of rocky crags, deep lakes & green valleys. I want to give small groups of people the opportunity to see the terrain through the eyes of someone who is a local but also a professional geologist. You’ll acquire basic skills that will help you begin to satisfy your curiosity about landscapes all around us. We will walk and talk with a purpose! Pick ups from Carlisle, Penrith & Keswick possible. Try another northern England classic hike: Explore Hadrian's landscape

Your host

Learn more about Ian

Ian

I’m a local, raised in Cumbria, did my degree in Newcastle. I’ve been hiking, running & biking across the north of England for more than 50 years. So I know the hills & valleys of the Lakeland fells intimately but I also understand why they are as they are - their geology. I worked for the British Geological Survey for 38 years, including Cumbria; I retired as a director. I was a science consultant to the BBC for 6 landscape documentaries. I'm a National Trust guide & first aid trained. I am a trustee of 3 northern environmental charities & guide hikes in Northumbrerland & the Lake District

What's included

Transport
Pick up from Carlisle, Penrith or Keswick is possible
Equipment
Hill & mountain kit list, route planning and safety information. Topographic & geological maps.

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Where you'll be

This trek is in the Lake District, a National Park & World Heritage Site. Our goal will be a ridge walk linking the high fells in the north & centre of the Park. It's a landscape that attracts people of all backgrounds, whether for physical or spiritual motives. We will explore its geological & historical evolution thru sights which most people fail to appreciate but I suspect the emotion you will retain long after is its power to inspire you

This experience is available starting April 06, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until Friday 3 April due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 14 and up can attend. These hikes are designed to give you a very special and safe experience. They will also help you build confidence in planning, equipping and navigating your own walks in the hills. You don’t need to have…

More tips

You need to be fit enough to hike in hilly terrain and be comfortable with heights. Weather in England is notoriously changeable, so hiking gear is essential. Your safety is the bottom line

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Ian
Hike and understand the Lakeland fells
8 reviews
From £50/person
8 reviews
From £50/person