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Weekend Training Meets – Lake District and/or Scotland

Meets are held in Scotland from January – March and in the Lake District from May – November

Please book in advance

Our pre-expedition training weekends are designed to help you prepare fully for your expedition, allowing members to meet in order to obtain information, share ideas, train, socialise and most of all gel as teams. Whilst the meets are optional we feel you would greatly benefit from attending at least one, but you are welcome to attend as many as you like and you can bring a partner or friend.

Partners, friends & past expedition members:

We are happy for you to bring a friend to the weekend meets but please ensure they are adequately equipped and are sufficiently experienced to participate safely. The cost for clients (excluding accommodation) is £10 per weekend in the Lake District, £15 in Scotland, non-clients £25. Past expedition members can continue to attend the weekend meets provided a booking is made in advance. The final weekend meet of the year takes the form of a Christmas Party, with hill walking before and after. There is no charge for the days on the hill, please ask if you would like information and prices to attend the Party itself.

Lake District Weekend Meets (May – December)

For the Lake District meets, come for the weekend and meet us on Saturday morning at 9am or even just on Sunday as day-trippers!

Format for the Weekends

Saturday 9.00 - 16.30 Mountain Day: informal discussions about expeditions and treks as we walk
16.30 - 18.00 Free
18.00 Meet for dinner at a local restaurant or pub and informal talks about altitude, equipment and trips in general
Sunday 09.00 – 3.00 Mountain Day and/or equipment shopping, (early finish to facilitate onward travel)

 

Lake District weekend dates and costs:

Please meet at the designated place ready to leave promptly at 9.00am.
We will try to display an "Adventure Peaks" sign to locate us, to which we will attach messages regarding where we should be during the course of the weekend.
Please make your own arrangements for accommodation – some choices listed below.

Date

Accommodation choice

Approx Cost

Meet at:

May 17-18

2014

 

Rydal Hall Campsite 015394 32050

Glen Rothay Hotel Rydal  015394  34500

Various B&B’s in Ambleside contact

Tourist Information 015394 32582

www.amblesideonline.co.uk

£6 per night

£40 pppn

£28 upwards

Sat 9.00am by Rydal Hall Campsite Café

June 15-16

2013

Syke Farm Campsite, Buttermere 01768 770222

Fish Hotel for B&B 017687 70253

www.fish-hotel.co.uk

Dalesgarth Guest House 017687 70233

£7.50 per night

£48 pppn

 

£35 pppn

Sat 9.00am by Syke Farm    Campsite Café

July 13-14

2013

The New Dungeon Ghyll, Langdale 01539 437213

www.dungeon-ghyll.co.uk

NT Campsite 01539 432733 www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Long Valley Yurts www.luxury-yurt-holidays.co.uk

01539 731089

£52 pppn

 

£41 for 2 nights

£325 for 3 night

Sat 9.00am by the New Dungeon Ghyll Inn

Sept 7-8

2013

Rydal Hall Campsite 015394 32050

Glen Rothay Hotel Rydal  01539 434500

Various B&B’s in Ambleside contact

Tourist Information 015394 32582

Or www.amblesideonline.co.uk

£6 per night

£40 pppn

£28 upwards

Sat 9.00am by Rydal Hall Campsite Café

Oct 12-13

2013

 

Brotherswater Inn near Ullswater 01768 482239

Bunkhouse

Campsite

£34 pppn
£11 per night

£14 pppn

Sat 9.00am by Brotherswater Inn

Nov 30-1 Dec

2013

 

Christmas Party

Weekend

Briery Wood Hotel (book via Adventure Peaks)

Various B&B’s in Ambleside contact

Tourist Information 01539 432582

www.amblesideonline.co.uk

Ambleside Youth Hostel (approx. £14 pppn)

Backpackers Hostel Ambleside 01539 432340 (approx. £17 pppn)

Approx £50 per person for Saturday eve. Christmas Meal and Entertainment

(Accom. extra)

Sat 9.00am by the Briery Wood Hotel

 

 

Scottish Weekend Meets: (January to March)

Based at the Onich Hotel www.onich-fortwilliam.co.uk

Please book at least one month in advance for the Scottish meets to enable us to secure the accommodation as places are limited and tend to go quickly. Full payment is required at the time of booking (£15 plus accommodation). We would aim to be back at the Hotel by 4pm Sunday to take account of your onward journey.

Format for the Weekends

Friday 21.00 Arrive hotel, meet and greet at 9 p.m. Bar meals available until 9p.m.
Saturday 08.15 Breakfast
09.00 - 16.30 Mountain Day: informal discussions about expeditions and treks as we walk.
18.00 Meet for dinner and informal talks about altitude, equipment and trips in general
Sunday 08.15 Breakfast
09.00 - 3.00 Mountain Day (early finish to facilitate onward travel)

 

Getting To Us

There are often good flight deals into Glasgow Airport with Go-Fly, Ryanair or Easyjet. See www.skyscanner.net . You can then connect by coach with City Link to a drop off at the hotel; normally leaves 3pm from Glasgow Airport (approx 2hrs 30min transfer), return leaves Hotel around 11.15 a.m. arriving at the airport for about 2.00pm.

Airport Pick ups - you may be able to arrange a car share or pick up from Glasgow International airport (Prestwick is much more difficult as it is 30 mins off route). If you wish to take this option flights should be booked arriving at Glasgow around 7.30-8.00 p.m. on Friday and departing after 8.00 p.m. on Sunday. Alternatively you could hire a car from the airport for around £25 per day. Please note we cannot guarantee a pick up although it is often possible.

Equipment

The Scottish meets give you a chance to do some winter walking in the mountains. You will require an ice axe, crampons, goggles and usual winter gear/clothing. All of these can be hired from Adventure Peaks for a small charge, (crampons -£3 per course, ice axe- £3 per course). More experienced clients who feel they may want to pair up and do some climbing over the weekend if the opportunity arises, would need to bring appropriate equipment and could also hire a harness and helmet from Adventure Peaks if arranged in advance.

Equipment must be booked prior to the weekend. A more detailed equipment list can be provided on request.

Scottish weekend dates and costs:

Date

Region

Meet Friday 9pm onwards

Cost (per weekend)

Jan 17th - 19th 2014

Ben Nevis/

Glencoe area

Onich Hotel Bar

Cost = £15 pp (£25 non-clients

PLUS Accommodation Package as below

Feb 7th - 9th 2014

Ben Nevis/

Glencoe area

As above

Mar 7th - 9th 2014

Ben Nevis/

Glencoe area

As above

 

Accommodation Package:

We can offer the following accommodation package at the Onich Hotel :

En-suite shared room with 1 night B&B (Fri), 1 night DBB (3 courses), 2 packed lunches £98.50
Single room supplement £20 per night
Extra nights (if booked through us) B&B only £30
Extra nights (if booked through us) DB&B £48.50

 

Extra nights

The request for extra nights must be made to Adventure Peaks at the time of booking to obtain the above rates and will be subject to availability as we have courses running throughout the winter.