Lake District (Gold)

About the Area

Great Gable and surrounding peaks from Wastwater

The building of the railways in the Victorian age first opened up the Lake District to tourists, and since then many have regarded it as the most beautiful wild country area in Britain. The sometimes rugged, sometimes gently undulating fells are broken by glaciated valleys and many water features apart from the main lakes. The area has proved an inspiration to poets such as Wordsworth and prose writers such as Beatrix Potter, and is naturally a haven for climbers and water-sports enthusiasts as well as fell-walkers and runners, and those who simply wish to enjoy the scenery by motorised transport (there is an excellent public transport network, even through the steep narrow passes).

The area offers many opportunities for Investigation projects as well as straight journeying.

Award Level

Gold: Practice or Qualifying (N.B. please see the FAQ about mixed practice/qualifying groups)


Monday 21st August to Friday 25th August 2017


Saturday 1st July 2017 NEW Please note - sadly this expedition has now been cancelled due to too few applications.

Planning Day

Sunday 16th July 2017

Outline of Expedition

We will travel to the expedition area on the Monday, and carry out an acclimatisation walk and navigation exercise on arrival. Groups will journey on their planned routes from Tuesday to Friday, returning home to reach Oxfordshire late on Friday evening.

Depending on numbers, travel to/from the Lake District will be by train or minibus.


£200 (including a £25 non-returnable deposit required at the time of application)

How to Apply

Please contact Chris Fletcher-Campbell, 153 Upper Road, Kennington OX1 5LR for an application form and further details. You can contact Chris by E-mail.

Useful Links

Lake District National Park