DOD Lake District Adventure

Patterdale, Lake District
"Very knowledgeable and helpful, great to work with."
(4 customer reviews)
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DOD Lake District Adventure

Tailored, guided hiking events with wild camps in the mountains.

£194.50 p/seat

There are currently no dates scheduled for this event. Please telephone 01473 - 375 026 for available dates for this event.

The group is traveling to Patterdale in the morning. Once the group has gathered to weigh rucksacks & safety brief, we’ll set off south through the valley, hiking on tarmac & grass for the most part with no elevations of note.

At around the 3-mile mark, we head east & begin climbing to a little over 2 100 feet & head northwest over the plateau. The trail here is indistinct, rough & boggy & we have to pay attention to navigation to not lose our way. 

At just under the 6-mile mark, we reach our campsite at Angle Tarn at an elevation of 2 181 feet. At altitude, the site is exposed to strong winds & can get cold depending on the weather in the evening.

Breaking camp on the morning of Day 2, we have an easy descent to the village of Patterdale where we’ll stop for breakfast. The route up the valley out of Patterdale is beautiful with a steady ascent & a good trail for the most part. Once at the top of the valley we’ll see Grisedale Tarn to our right at an elevation of around 2 177 foot & being exposed, can be windy & cold even in early spring. The next section descends into a small catchment basin & is very rocky underfoot. This eases into a steady descent down the side of the mountain towards ‘Tongue Gill’, our wild camp for night 2. This is a wonderful campsite with a fast-flowing mountain stream providing (filtered) drinking water & flat ground for pitching tents. A 5-8 minute walk brings us to the ‘Travellers Rest’ pub where we can enjoy food & drinks.

The final day has the group travelling back in the late afternoon. We break camp for an easy hike on the tarmac through the lanes skirting the village of Grasmere. Heading northwest, we’ll see the imposing feature of ‘Helm Crag’ in the distance & that is our destination. Reaching the foot of the mountain, we’ll make a sharp climb of 1 255 feet to the summit to enjoy the magnificent 180-degree views from the top over the valley & Grasmere itself.

We’ll stop here & enjoy some food & the wonderful views, taking photos & video from the top. When we are all ready, we’ll make the steep descent down the front of ‘Helm Crag’ entering the valley & heading southeast for an easy hike on tarmac & grass towards Grasmere Village.

Grasmere is a major highlight of the Lake District & as such should be enjoyed. We suggest a light lunch in one of the many cafes on offer before setting off for the return journey.

Total Estimated Mileage: 18 statute miles (this will fluctuates based on the exact route taken which will probably vary a little based on the conditions on the day & how the group feels.

Total Elevation: 5 613 food.
Note: Bring plenty of cash change for cafes and shops along the way. Pack weight limited to MEN: 13 Kilograms and WOMEN: 12 kilograms.


Bradley Bardsley

June 25th 2021

Becky and kurt were knowledgeable and it felt like we were hiking with friends! This was one of the best adventures I've been on.

Esther Lykins

June 25th 2021

I have had the pleasure of attending three adventures with Kurt and Becky, and each was wonderful. The hike through the Lake District was no exception. Although the trails can be physically challenging, the views are magnificent and the trip is expertly guided. I always feel proud and accomplished at the end of the trip. Nomad Sea Kayaking has made my time in England truly memorable. I will continue to recommend them to friends!

Ty Vanscoy

June 25th 2021

Very knowledgeable and helpful, great to work with.

Yahya Abdul-Qaadir

June 25th 2021

Awesome trip. Nomad guides have always adjusted itineraries & routes based on weather etc. to keep the group safe but also provides for an enjoyable experience.


Launch location

Patterdale Hotel


As per kit list provided



Additional Notes

There will be a group briefing to run through gear and ideas for camp food as well as a summary of the itinerary for the full five days.

NOTE: Pack weight limited to MEN: 13 Kilograms and WOMEN: 12 kilograms.

*Social distancing guidelines will be maintained on all NSK trips, courses, wild camps, and events. Your Lead Guide will provide guidance during your safety briefing.*