Walking Breaks in Borrowdale
Borrowdale, near Keswick is right bang in the heart of the Lake District and offers some of the best walks in the country. Whether you want to tackle some of the highest and most dramatic mountains or would like something more gentle and relaxing the Borrowdale Valley caters for all.
We have teamed up with the Royal Oak, a hotel full of character in Rosthwaite to offer a selection of walking breaks for all levels of walkers, from those with good experience in the fells to those with very little. We meet up on Monday nights before dinner and spend 3 days out walking, returning each night to the comfort of the Royal Oak. After the final walk on Thursday you can either stay a final night or hop in the car for your drive home.
Each break includes the following:
3 nights Bed/Breakfast & 4 course dinner at the Royal Oak Hotel, Rosthwaite (4th night optional at £60)
A guide for your party for 3 days to ensure you gain the most enjoyment from your walking.
Visit to the Mountain Rescue offices in Keswick with a MR member
Prices per person £225 per person sharing for 3 nights/3 days midweek
1. High Peaks of Lakeland. 28/29/30th August 2012
For those with some experience in the fells but would like to enjoy some of the highest and best mountains in the Lake District, culminating in a walk to Scafell Pike, the highest point in England. A good breakfast and packed lunch will set you up for each day.
Day 1 Great Gable from Seathwaite, including a traverse of, but not climb, of Napes Needle and superb views down Wasdale & Ennerdale.
Day 2 Blencathra via Halls Fell, my favourite Lakeland fell via a straightforward scramble and easy descent to the west
Day 3 A climb up Scafell Pike via the famous Corridor Route (with a possible extension to Scafell)
2. Borrowdale Explorer. 16/17/18th October 2012
A relaxed exploration of the Borrowdale valley, tailored to your party needs and experience. A good breakfast will set you up for the day and the evening meal will satisfy any appetite, if we arrive back early their may even be a home made cake!
Day 1 Dock Tarn & Watendlath. Visit two beautiful tarns tucked in to the fellside above Rosthwaite.
Day 2 Sprinkling Tarn via Styhead. Enjoy the high fells without having to climb them at the head of the Borrowdale Valley.
Day 3. Catbells & Maiden Moor via steamer. From near the hotel the steamer will take us across Derwentwater to the fells on the other side.
About the Royal Oak? The Royal Oak in the small hamlet of Rosthwaite, 5 miles from Keswick, and in the heart of Borrowdale, is a perfect base to explore the area. It has provided accommodation for walkers for over 100 years and today offers ensuite rooms, a walkers breakfast a home cooked 4 course dinner and a bar.
Dogs are welcome and there is plenty of parking.
About the Guide? Jonathan is a fully qualified Mountain Leader with a First Aid Qualification and an excellent knowledge of the area. He is there to ensure you get the most out of your days, maybe adding some tips on navigation on the way round, finding those interesting little spots with the best views and generally making the day fun but safe. He may well bring his border collie Mist along for the exercise!