Hi, I am thinking about organising a 4 day residential trip (3 nights) to the Lake District for around £30 including accomodation and travel around the area, depending on whoever wants to go (excluding food).
Whilst there, I am considering that we could do the Lake District 3000, which is climbing the four largest mountains in the lake district over a 3 day period (2 of them are literally 20 minutes walk from each other)
However, it would only be this cheap if I can find three other people who are interested. This is a great cheap way to fulfil the residential section for anyone doing the their Duke of Edinburgh Gold, and for anyone else who would like a 4 day holiday where you could get to meet new people. Would anybody be interested?
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4-day D of E Residential- Lake District? watch
- Thread Starter
- 14-04-2013 19:41
- Thread Starter
- 14-04-2013 19:43
Btw, this would probably be in late June, early August
- Community Assistant
- 14-04-2013 20:00
I'd have said it's a bit more than 20 minutes between Scafell and Scafell Pike. It's not far in a straight line, but the pass between them is damned steep.
Also if you're going to do all of the 3000ft+ you should know there's more than 4. The usual scafell, scafell pike, helvellyn and skiddaw are added to by broad crag, ill crag and lower man. They're not wainwrights of their own merit, however they are mentioned as additional peaks in the books. As it happens you can do ill crag and broad crag at the same time as scafell pike (it's about a half hour to detour for each one if you walk fast). And I think you can also do lower man at the same time as helvellyn, depending on the route.
Not for me, personally - planning on various other expeditions over the summer.
I would suggest you try not to do it over the summer if possible, the heat is mad between about june and august. October is probably best, next best would be around now.
I remember seeing what I think were DoE people a couple of years ago...completely lost and asked where they were on the map
Hopefully you're a bit more experienced than they were!