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Campsite Camping for Beginners


Join us for your first camping experience without having to forego life's little luxuries (there are flushing toilets and warm showers!). We'll be staying at a stunning lakeside campsite where we'll provide you with brand new camping gear (for you to keep) and show you how to use it. 

By the end of this weekend you’ll be all kitted out with brand new gear for you to keep. You'll be confident using it and you’ll have made some new camping-keen friends to plan your own adventures with. The world will be your camping-oyster; you just need to decide where you want to go next! There also an option to learn and practice map reading and navigation skills here.

What's included? 

  • A bundle of brand new camping gear specifically selected to be good quality gear suited to new campers. The bundle is for you to keep and includes a Vango tent, a Berghaus sleeping bag, a Vango sleeping mat, a Petzl headtorch, a stove, gas, a cookset, and a few small-but-mighty extras for a great camping experience.

  • Two nights camping at a beautiful lakeside campsite, get familiar with your gear and enjoy the comfort of toilets, running water and hot showers (campsite fees are included in price).

  • Handy hints and tips as well as answer your questions along the way. 

  • New friends; you'll meet like-minded newbie campers that you can plan future trips with. 

Where is it? 

We meet for lunch at the Patterdale Hotel, in the Lake District, North West England.

The postcode is CA11 0NN.

If you're travelling by public transport, it may be possible to give you a lift from Oxenholme Train Station, please get in touch for details. 

Join the Adventure

Tickets are available below for £495 per person.

Or pay with monthly payments with your choice of start dates using the Fund your Adventure option.

AVAILABLE: Friday 20th May 2022 at midday to midday on Sunday 22nd May 2022 (Click here to book).

Further information 

Please scroll down for further information.


Includes brand new camping gear for you to use and keep!



Day One

Arrive at the beautifully located Patterdale Hotel for lunch together as a group. After lunch, we'll make our way to the lakeside campsite and share out your new camping gear. We'll show you how to pitch your tent, cook our evening meals on the new stoves, watch the sunset, check out the amazing stars (we often see the milky way) and when it's time to retire you can use your new headtorch to find your way into your cosy sleeping bag - all provided as part of your camping bundle.

Day Two
Congratulations on your first night camping! You should wake up feeling refreshed and revitalised after all that clean air and gear to keep you warm and cosy! After breakfast we'll enjoy a beautiful morning walk through the spectacular Lake District scenery, returning to the campsite for a well deserved meal. 

Day Three

There are various activities and sight seeing options, including local waterfalls, a castle and gardens, a ferry ride or activities on the lake. The weekend finishes at lunch time, giving you plenty of time to travel home for a well-earned, shower, pizza, and movie at home on the sofa!

We give you hints and tips for a better camping experience over the course of the weekend. There is also an option to practice some basic map reading and navigation skills. 

Transport/Getting there
We will meet at the Patterdale Hotel. Driving – If you are driving, the postcode is CA11 0NN.

Train - If you are travelling by train, we may be able to give a lift from Oxenholme Lake District Station which is 2.5 hours from London Euston (direct), 2 hours from Birmingham (direct), 2 hours from Glasgow or Edinburgh (direct) and 1 hour from Manchester (direct). Please contact us if you would like a lift from Oxenholme Station as this will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Food and Drink

You will need to bring some basic food with you. We will give you more information on suggestions for good camp food suggestions nearer the time but they are broadly; fruit, snacks, sandwiches and evening meals of rice or pasta. 

Frequently Asked Questions
Solo-friendly - The majority of our guests attend by themselves and we will make you feel welcome. We start the weekend with a meal together at the pub and the weekend is a great way to make new friends. An Adventure Breaks host will meet you when you arrive, introduce you to other guests and ensuring that everyone is enjoying themselves throughout the event.

Equipment - you will be provided with all the essential camping equipment required for this trip for you to keep. You will need to bring sensible outdoor clothing - we will give you more information on this before the event but the key items are some sturdy footwear such as walking boots and a waterproof jacket. 

Experience - you do not need prior camping experience; that's what this event is all about. You don't need to be particularly fit as we won't be carrying heavy backpacks, however there will be an option to go for a day walk for those looking for something to keep them occupied on the second day.

Coronavirus - We expect to be able to operate this event as planned; the vaccine roll out and warm summer weather both help. We are also limiting numbers to just 5 guests per trip so that we can operate under the rule of 6. However, if restrictions mean it is not practical to proceed with an event, you will be able to reschedule for the same event on a different date or an alternative Adventure Break weekend. 

Join the Adventure

Tickets are available below for £495 per person.

Or pay with monthly payments with your choice of start dates using the Fund your Adventure option.

AVAILABLE: Friday 20th May 2022 at midday to midday on Sunday 22nd May 2022 (Click here to book).

Campsite Camping for Beginners (20th-22nd May 2022)
Campsite Camping for Beginners (20th-22nd May 2022)
20 May 2022, 12:00
Patterdale Hotel,
A592, Penrith CA11 0NN, UK
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