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Hike England's Lake District National Park (#2342)

Date and Time

Saturday, June 17, 2023 - Saturday, June 24, 2023

Location

Lake District NP,
International,
Great Britain

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

Overview

JOIN US for a week of day hiking in northern England's Lake District National Park. Our accommodations will be at the historic and beautiful Hassness Country House situated on the lakeshore at Buttermere, Cumbria. We plan to rent the entire inn. After a hearty English breakfast each morning, we will venture forth into the Western Fells made famous by Alfred Wainright's series of illustrated walking guide books from the mid 20th century. This range is home to Scafel Pike, the highest point in England, which is virtually in the backyard of Hassness Country House. Wordsworth and Coleridge found inspiration here, and Gainsborough and Constable captured the scenes on canvas. The walking trails in the area are endless. We will offer daily hikes ranging from easy to moderate each day in the valleys and lower fells. The hikes will start from the inn or have a short cab ride to the trail head. If there is interest in the group, we can offer on several days an additional hike in the higher fells with more elevation gain. The inn will serve a 3-course dinner each evening (except one night when the cook is off) and they have a licensed bar. On that evening, dinner will be at a nearby pub, where native hospitality is on tap along with the local ales. June is a wonderful time of year to be in Cumbria with its lush greenery, many flowers, and long periods of daylight. Aside from our hiking adventures, there are also historic and intriguing attractions to be visited in the area. If there is interest, we can offer a day trip to Dove Cottage in Grasmere, the home of William Wordsworth.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $3,050 member / $3,105 non-member
*Room and board at the inn, any transportation from the inn, guide fees

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2342 Prospectus

Click map for driving directions
Buttermere Lake

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Open

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




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Bob learned to canoe and love the wilderness from his grandfather. For most of his adult life, he has been active in AMC. In his younger years, he led white-water canoe trips for Connecticut AMC. In more recent years, he has been a sea-kayak leader for Connecticut AMC. About 15 years ago, he and his wife discovered Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada from a New York Times article. He has led numerous family and AMC wilderness camping trips in Algonquin and elsewhere in Canada.

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Chuck joined the Worcester Chapter in 1992, leading hikes, backpacks, bike rides and ski trips. He graduated from Mountain Leadership School in 1993, and have held various chapter leadership positions, including Bike Chair, Chapter Vice-Chair, and Leadership Chair. Moved to Spokane in 2004 and held leadership roles in the Spokane Mountaineers. Chuck is now reviving his affiliation with AMC. He will be leading his first AT trip to Glacier this summer.