5 reasons why you should go trekking in the Lake District this year

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There’s a multitude of reasons for challenging yourself to a trek in the Lake District this year, whether you are an adventure lover who enjoys breathtaking landscapes, you want to be part of an inspiring team, or you would like a challenge closer to home that can be completed in a weekend. Here are just 5 reasons why St Catherine’s Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge will be an unforgettable experience:

THE OUTSTANDING SCENERY – The setting for the 5 Peaks Challenge will offer trekkers a unique opportunity to take in the Lake District’s stunning views while challenging themselves to an experience like no other. The mountainous terrain and unrivaled lakes and forests will provide an incredible backdrop to your challenge, and the perfect opportunity to take a bit of time out of your day to day routine.

THE EXCITING ACCOMMODATION – Accommodation will be at the Hawkshead YHA, where guests will have the opportunity to stay in a range of exciting accommodation including tipis, camping pods, and cabins. Enjoy the fun and tranquility of camping, without the worry of packing and assembling the entire kit yourselves. What’s more, the atmospheric village of camping pods, cabins and tipis offers easy access to the southern fells and Lake Windermere, and picturesque views of Esthwaite Water.

THE NEW FRIENDS – Our trekkers always tell us that one of the best things to come out of doing a trek is the friends you will make along the way. Spend the weekend with a group of like-minded individuals who all have the same determination to complete the challenge and raise funds for St Catherine’s. In the evening, celebrate your accomplishment with your new friends, who may just become life-long pals once you return home.

THE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE – one of the most common pieces of feedback we receive from our trekkers is that the experience was not only an incredible one, but also one which will last a lifetime. Perhaps you have taken on the challenge as it is something you never thought you would, or could, do. Or perhaps it’s in memory of a loved one. Or maybe you want to see a beautiful part of the UK with a group of like-minded people. But whatever the reason, it isn’t a decision you will regret. The memories you make and the moments you share as you tackle five of the Lake Districts most demanding mountain peaks, including the highest – Scafell Pike, will last long past the final step.

THE INTERESTING LOCATION – The Lake District is well known for many reasons, including its local heritage. Why not extend your stay and pay a visit to Beatrix Potter’s former home in homage to the magical world that she created. Or follow in the footsteps of literary greats, collectively known as the Lake Poets, who loved the tranquility of the area, such as poet William Wordsworth.

BONUS REASON – There’s an option to stay an extra day on Lake Windermere, the largest lake in the UK, and take part in either:

Gorge Scrambling – Make your way up the mountain side with your group in a hidden gorge. You’ll scramble up rocks, using your hands and feet, pause to catch your breath and look back to where you have come to some of the most stunning views in England!

Kayak Tours – Explore Lake Windermere in the best way possible – from on the water. No crowds of tourists, no sound of motors, just you, your paddle and that view!  If any experience can lift the spirits and get the heart pumping at the same time – this is the one!

So what are you waiting for? Book now to secure your spot on the Lake District 5 Peaks Challenge.