3 Day Wild Camping Trek

from £600 per person (minimum group of 4).

Fairmile and Lucky Pearl

From our basecamp on the RSPB reserve at Haweswater, we take you to the Swindale Valley, one of our favourite hidden corners of the Lake District.

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Sleeping in tents and cooking over fire, the ponies carry all the basic equipment from pots and pans to mattresses and sleeping bags. All you need to bring is a small rucksack or day bag and suitable all weather clothing & footwear while we take care of everything else. We can tailor this trek to suit all ages and abilities.

Swindale Valley

DAY 1

• Arrive in the afternoon/evening at our basecamp within the RSPB Haweswater nature reserve

• Meet and make friends with the ponies

• Pack the kit ready for the morning

• Communal evening meal cooked on an open fire

• Observe the Haweswater badgers at the hide

• Settle down for the night in our award-winning Robens tents

DAY 2

• Breakfast

• Load the packs on to ponies

• Head over the moor to the Swindale valley

• Lunch break and let the ponies rest

• Afternoon trek to wild campsite by waterfalls & make camp

• Communal evening meal cooked over fire

• (7.5km)

DAY 3

• Breakfast

• Load the packs on to ponies

• Lunch on Swindale Common

• Return to basecamp via the Old Corpse Road

Rosgill Moor

Rosgill Moor

What we provide

  • Mountain tent

  • Sleeping bag and mat

  • Kitchen and cooking/eating utensils

  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meals

  • Communal shelter

  • Water (we carry a water filter)

Cooking on a charcoal fire

What you need to bring

This is an all weather expedition so you will need

  • Small rucksack or day bag

  • Warm clothing (layers work well)

  • A waterproof and windproof Jacket

  • Sturdy footwear (no sandals please, you will know about it if a horse accidentally steps on your foot)

  • Combat trousers are ideal; as they are strong, light and fast drying (do not bring denim jeans)

  • Hat

  • And spare changes of clothes stored in a plastic bag to keep them dry.

  • Torch and spare batteries

  • Wash kit and towel

  • A sense of adventure

Space and comfort with the award-winning    Robens    technical tents, mattresses and sleeping bags

Space and comfort with the award-winning Robens technical tents, mattresses and sleeping bags

We encourage all our groups to arrive the afternoon/night before the trek to give themselves time to settle in with the ponies, get to know the kit and also be able to make an early start the next morning’s trek to the wildcamp in the fells. We return to basecamp in the afternoon of the last day..

For smaller groups we can tailor a trek to suit your needs.

Get in touch to find out more and book an adventure.

Read the Swindale Valley blog.

3 day Haweswater wild camp trek Itinerary

3 day Haweswater wild camp trek Itinerary

We tailor our trips to ensure maximum comfort and an extraordinary experience that will remain with you.