Fri 2nd April 2021
Date
3 Walking Days
Duration
Lake District
Location
4,3,2
Grade
18
Min Age

Easter Walking Holiday 2021

Come and join us in Keswick in the English Lake District for our popular Easter walking holiday 2021. With access to so many great Lakeland walks, Keswick offers one of the best locations for some memorable Easter walking.

Blencathra, ‘the peoples mountain’, Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head offer exceptional mountain walking and unrivalled scenery, which together with a variety of places in Keswick to eat and drink, will make for an enjoyable Lake District Easter walking holiday.

Highlights

  • Fully guided Easter walking holiday
  • Dramatic mountain landscapes
  • 3 days of scenic guided walks
  • Blencathra and Sharp Edge walk options
  • Sociable evenings
INCLUDED
3 days of scenic guided walking Social evenings
Experienced guide Trip leader throughout
Transport for the walk(s)
NOT INCLUDED
Meals & Drinks
Accommodation

 

Accommodation for this trip is not included. For accommodation information and all essential trip information please click on the ‘Trip Notes’ tab.

1

Friday – (Optional) Welcome Evening

Friday Welcome Evening (optional) is 8.30pm in Keswick. It’s a chance for everyone on the Easter walking holiday to meet and the Country Adventures trip leader will be on hand to answer any questions about the planned walks.

2

Saturday - Walk Day

A choice between a Grade 4 or Grade 3 guided walk is available today: –

Grade 4 – Blencathra & Sharp Edge 8 miles (12.6km), with 2558 ft (780m) of ascent

Grade 3 – Blencathra 7.5 miles (12km), with 2476 ft (755m) of ascent

Today’s Blencathra walk will include a Grade 4 walk option to reach the summit via Sharp Edge. This will involve some exposed sections on Sharp Edge, which is a famous grade 1 scrambling route, but offer those with a good head for heights the chance to reach the summit of Blencathra via an exhilarating and rewarding route.

There will also be a Grade 3 walk option to reach the top of Blencathra avoiding Sharp Edge but still offering a fantastic route to the summit with impressive panoramic vistas.

Both walks will start from the base of Blencathra (transport included to the start), and the walks will lead us back into Keswick.

In the evening, an optional social evening is planned in Keswick, where the group can meet up for a drink and enjoy an evening meal together.

3

Easter Sunday - Walk Day

Grade 4 – Robinson, Hindscarth & Dale Head 11.5 miles (18.5km), with 2756 ft (840m) of ascent

A fantastic day’s walk starting in the Borrowdale Valley, where our group transport will drop us off in the morning next to an impressive Lakeland waterfall. The day’s route takes in some majestic mountain scenery and the three Wainwright summits of Robinson, Hindscarth and Dale Head. From Dale Head, overlooking the Honister Slate Mine, the mountain trail descends into the scenic Newlands valley and onto the lakeshore of Derwent Water, and finally finishing back in Keswick.

In the evening, an optional social evening is planned in Keswick, where the group can meet up for a drink and enjoy an evening meal together.

4

Monday - Walk Day & Departure Day

Grade 2 –  Latrigg Fell 6 miles (9.6km), with 1280 ft (390m) of ascent

Departure day, but for anybody wishing to spend a little more time in the area there is an optional 3rd day of walking as we visit Latrigg Fell on Monday to round off a very enjoyable Lake District Easter walking holiday – Latrigg fell on a clear day affords views the length of Borrowdale and views towards the Helvellyn mountain range.

The holiday finishes back in Keswick between 2-3pm.

Essential Info

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included as part of this trip. If you require help with booking accommodation you may find the following links useful:

HillCrest22 Superb Keswick guest house accommodation which we use for our holidays

Booking.com Search for accommodation in or near to Keswick, Cumbria

Food & Drink

For the walk(s) please bring with you a packed lunch and refreshments. Occasionally on some guided walks (Grade 1 to 2 walks) we may pass a country inn or tea room where if we have time we can call in, however having a packed lunch with you gives the group the freedom to have lunch wherever we are on the walking route. In Keswick there are sandwich shops and convenience stores and supermarket to purchase lunch items.

On Saturday & Sunday evening we will go and eat in the town of Keswick (optional extra) where there are several restaurants to choose from.

Transport

For guided walking holidays that require transport from the meeting point to the start of the walk, we use a minibus or where necessary local transport. There is no extra charge for this, it is included in the trip price.

Fitness Levels

Our walks are by no means designed to be endurance tests where everyone sets off at a blistering pace. Far from it, it’s about a fine day in the hills in good company enjoying the best of fell walking with exceptional views but it is important to state that for everyone’s walking enjoyment walking does require a minimum level of fitness and stamina.  Hill / Mountain walking experience is not essential as long as you have a reasonable level of fitness.  For the higher level graded walks (i.e. Challenging Grade) it is advisable that you are someone who enjoys regular cardio exercise or have experience of mountain walking and have the stamina/ leg strength in order to be better prepared for longer sections of uphill & downhill walking associated with higher mountain treks.

Walking Grades Explained

Grade 1 (Leisurely) Normally 5-8 miles, may include gentle ascents and descents of up to a total 1100ft of ascent and similar descent over a day’s walk.  Easier scenic walking at lower altitudes along paths and tracks.

Grade 2 (Moderate) Normally 6-10 miles on paths and tracks, between 800ft – 1700ft of total ascent and similar descent.  Longer walks, on hills and moorland.

Grade 3 (Moderate Mountain) Normally ranging from 6-10 miles, between 1700ft – 2600ft of ascent, similar descent.  Longer walks, over higher ground with possibly steeper ups and downs on paths and tracks.

Grade 4 (Challenging) Normally ranging from 8-13 miles, between 1500ft – 3000+ft of ascent, similar descent, over undulating mountain terrain, walking at higher levels with steep ups and downs.  Suitable for people with a good level of fitness.

Kit List

What you need to bring with you for the walks

  • Good, comfortable walking boots with a cleated sole and good ankle support are essential.
  • Waterproof jacket and over-trousers.
  • Warm, dry walking clothing. Unsuitable clothing includes Jeans or cotton tracksuit bottoms and cotton t-shirts (cotton is a poor insulating fabric and when wet it takes a long time to dry, which can lead to a rapid loss of body heat as well as being uncomfortable).
  • A number of thin layers are better than one thick/ heavy jumper. We suggest a fleece for extra warmth especially when we stop on the hills for lunch.
  • Hat and gloves (even in summer – any wind chill on the mountain tops will lead to cooler temperatures).
  • Sunglasses, sun cream.
  • Hot or cold drinks (i.e. a minimum of 2 litres of water).
  • Plenty of food and drink for lunch and snacks.
  • A rucksack large enough to carry it all in (20-30 litres), ideally with a waterproof liner.
  • Any medication you need.
  • Thermos flask. We recommend bringing warm drinks with you, as even on sunny days it can occasionally feel cooler, especially on the summits of the higher-level mountain walks.
  • Walking poles (if you use them).

We want you to enjoy your time with Country Adventures and have the best possible adventure experience. Please be aware that if any participants are not properly equipped for the walk (i.e. with walking boots and waterproofs), at the guide’s discretion we reserve the right to not allow them on the walk for reasons of safety for both the individual and the group. If you need clarification on any of the equipment requirements, please do not hesitate to ask.

Trip Schedule & Activity Meeting Times

Please ensure you give yourself plenty of time to get to the meeting point at the required time. The transport for our day walks will leave promptly at the stated time and due to the nature of scheduled trips, we are unable to provide refunds if unfortunately, you miss the departure time.

Meeting Point

Details will be included with your final booking confirmation.

Address: Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5LH

Reviews

At Country Adventures we’re very proud that time after time our customers enjoy our walking weekends, holidays and adventure breaks. We thrive on customer feedback, it helps to ensure our trips continue to be the best they can be.

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Another fantastic trip

Another fantastic trip and three fabulous walks organised and guided by Joe. Great company and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Looking forward to Country Adventures Ben Nevis trip in July.

Karen, Easter Walking Holiday 2019

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2019-04-25T09:18:13+00:00

Karen, Easter Walking Holiday 2019

Another fantastic trip and three fabulous walks organised and guided by Joe. Great company and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones. Looking forward to Country Adventures Ben Nevis trip in July.

I would recommend Country Adventures to anyone

Another well organised trip to the Lake District by Joe. The weather was beautiful, and we had a great time! The hostel was nice and comfortable. I would recommend Country Adventures to anyone. I am looking forward to my next trip!

Nikki, Easter Walking Holiday 2019

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2019-04-25T09:20:48+00:00

Nikki, Easter Walking Holiday 2019

Another well organised trip to the Lake District by Joe. The weather was beautiful, and we had a great time! The hostel was nice and comfortable. I would recommend Country Adventures to anyone. I am looking forward to my next trip!

Special Lake District Easter Walking Holiday

I’ve been doing walking holidays with Country Adventures for 10 years now & all have been great. Even the weather this Easter was something special. Caught up with old friends & made some new ones.

Sarah, Easter Walking Holiday 2019

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2019-04-25T09:22:46+00:00

Sarah, Easter Walking Holiday 2019

I’ve been doing walking holidays with Country Adventures for 10 years now & all have been great. Even the weather this Easter was something special. Caught up with old friends & made some new ones.

Excellent Easter Walking Holiday

Excellent holiday. What a lovely hostel in a perfect setting with comfortable rooms, good food and Black Sheep beer! I found the walking tough at times but the views and the company made it all worthwhile. And I can say I got to the top of the third highest mountain in England! Roll on the next Country Adventures holiday!

David, Easter Walking Holiday 2017

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2019-04-25T09:28:03+00:00

David, Easter Walking Holiday 2017

Excellent holiday. What a lovely hostel in a perfect setting with comfortable rooms, good food and Black Sheep beer! I found the walking tough at times but the views and the company made it all worthwhile. And I can say I got to the top of the third highest mountain in England! Roll on the next Country Adventures holiday!

Wonderful Easter weekend walking

A wonderful Easter weekend walking with a fab group of people. Joe combined his very professional and experienced approach with humour and personal care. We were so well looked after and taken on interesting and varied walks in the Lake District. This was my third walking holiday with Country Adventures and can’t wait to book on another trip.

Ken, Easter Walking Holiday 2017

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2019-04-25T09:29:49+00:00

Ken, Easter Walking Holiday 2017

A wonderful Easter weekend walking with a fab group of people. Joe combined his very professional and experienced approach with humour and personal care. We were so well looked after and taken on interesting and varied walks in the Lake District. This was my third walking holiday with Country Adventures and can’t wait to book on another trip.

Very helpful and professional

My first time walking with a group. A lovely weekend, would certainly recommend it. Joe is very helpful and professional and a very nice group of people.

Heather, Easter Walking Holiday 2018

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2019-04-25T09:32:13+00:00

Heather, Easter Walking Holiday 2018

My first time walking with a group. A lovely weekend, would certainly recommend it. Joe is very helpful and professional and a very nice group of people.

Joe is an ace navigator (cue super hero music!)

Lovely break in Castleton over the Easter break. Despite deep snow and white-out at times you knew you were in safe hands because Joe is an ace navigator (cue super hero music!). The staff at the YHA were brilliant and couldn’t do enough for you. Another great trip from Country Adventures – Thanks Joe.

Karen, Easter Walking Holiday 2018

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2019-04-25T09:35:13+00:00

Karen, Easter Walking Holiday 2018

Lovely break in Castleton over the Easter break. Despite deep snow and white-out at times you knew you were in safe hands because Joe is an ace navigator (cue super hero music!). The staff at the YHA were brilliant and couldn’t do enough for you. Another great trip from Country Adventures – Thanks Joe.

My first time walking with Country Adventures

My first time walking with Country Adventures – it was a great weekend. Felt very confident with Joe as our guide. A good fun weekend.

Sue, Easter Walking Holiday 2018

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2019-04-25T09:36:43+00:00

Sue, Easter Walking Holiday 2018

My first time walking with Country Adventures – it was a great weekend. Felt very confident with Joe as our guide. A good fun weekend.

Stunning scenery and sunshine

Such an enjoyable Easter walking weekend! Stunning scenery and sunshine!! Lovely group; great to meet up with people from previous walks and great to meet new people. Lots of fun and laughter. Yet another fabulous weekend! Thanks again Joe.

Claire, Easter Walking Holiday 2019

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2019-04-26T09:12:33+00:00

Claire, Easter Walking Holiday 2019

Such an enjoyable Easter walking weekend! Stunning scenery and sunshine!! Lovely group; great to meet up with people from previous walks and great to meet new people. Lots of fun and laughter. Yet another fabulous weekend! Thanks again Joe.
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