Getting out in the countryside and keeping our bodies moving is really important not only for our physical health, but our mental wellbeing too.

Join us at FSC Blencathra to enjoy some fantastic winter hikes in the Lake District National Park and World Heritage Site.

Will we amble over a classic fell on each days hike whilst soaking in the fantastic views the valleys and fells have to offer, with the opportunity for a stop at a local café for a warm drink. Exact location of walks will be dependent on weather at the time.

The walking level of this course is level 2 which means there will be 3 to 8 miles of brisker walking on any one day, some steep hill climbs possible. Some regular exercise before the course is recommended, especially if you do not walk these distances regularly. Winter weather in the mountains can be harsh and the programme may change accordingly.

Tutor: Centre Staff

This course will be led by our experienced and enthusiastic tutors.
  • View across the Lake District from FSC Blencathra
  • The front of FSC Blencathra Centre

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What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Picnic Lunch

Before You Attend

What to bring?

To fully enjoy yourself and stay safe, it is important that you are prepared for exploring the outdoors. We recommend the following in your kit: ​

  • Walking boots ​
  • Waterproof coat and over-trousers ​
  • Comfortable warm clothes (layering is important as temperatures can be changeable at any time of year) ​
  • Hat, scarf and gloves ​
  • Rucksack (around 30 litres is great for a day sack) ​
  • Lunch container ​
  • Drinks bottles/flask (at least 1 litre) ​
  • If you have your own compass and maps of the area bring them along, but we have plenty to lend out. ​
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