Lake District Hill walking and climbing weekend for leaders

Between: 22nd May 2020 - 24th May 2020 Location: Lake District Sections: Scout Network, Adult Volunteer

This is a hill walking and climbing weekend for leaders set in the heart of beautiful Langdale. We are staying at the Raven Crag house which is located at the end of the Langdale valley just behind the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel (LA22 9JU), and we’ll have sole use of the house from Friday 22nd May to Sunday 24th May.

The weekend provides a number of options for you:

  • It is our primary weekend of the year for assessing leaders for hill walking permits, so if you are looking to take your Scouts out into the hills then this is your opportunity to gain a permit. Leaders looking for permits will need to show a log book of hill walks, demonstrate strong navigation skills, good group management and a knowledge of POR rules relating to hill walking. We suggest joining us on County walking days ahead of the May weekend to hone your skills. Please see the County website for details.
  • You can come and climb an array of local fells, improving your hill walking skills in the company of Terrain 2 leaders who will be more than happy to pass on their knowledge and experience to you. There are many fells walkable directly from the house including the Langdale Pikes, Pike o Blisco, Crickle Crags and Bowfell.
  • For climbers, there are also many crags nearby for you to scale.
  • Or simply come and enjoy walks in the wonderful Lake District countryside.

The cost of the weekend will be £55 which will include accommodation for Friday and Saturday night and food from Saturday breakfast to Sunday lunch. Places are limited to 24 so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If anyone would like to stay Sunday night this is an option subject to availability for an additional £22 (it is a bank holiday on the Monday). Scouts Hereford and Worcester won’t have sole use of the house on Sunday night.

For further details email Mark on

More details about the house can be found at

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Lake District

Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
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