Wild camping expeditions

3 day wild camping treks from £600 per person (minimum group of 4).

4 day wild camping treks from £775 per person (minimum group of 4).

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We take you to hidden corners of the iconic Lake District, walking along ancient pack horse routes, travelling in a unique way led by our traditional Fell ponies. We love getting away from people, a #SlowCamping #DigitalDetox helping you switch off from technology and the modern world and allowing you to tune into the therapeutic beauty of the Cumbrian fells.

For the more adventurous traveller we take groups of up to 8 people on a three day wild camping trek with 4 ponies. We travel up to 8 miles a day over iconic fells with breathtaking views of Cumbria and the Western Dales.

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Our 3 and 4 day guided wild camping treks are designed to suit all ages and abilities. We tailor our trips to ensure maximum comfort and an extraordinary experience that will remain with you.

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 suitable all weather clothing and footwear while we take care of everything else.

Wild camp under the stars

This is an all weather expedition and we can’t promise that the sun will come out, but we can promise an amazing experience with our native Fell ponies in their natural environment the Lake District fells.

Sit round an open fire in stunning locations while we cook. Sleep with the sound of nature around you, and walk through breathtaking scenery where time stands still.

Mountain guides Clare Dyson and Tom LLoyd with Hades Hill Lucky Pearl

This is a walking adventure not a riding trek so no previous experience with horses is necessary, however a certain level of fitness is required as we will be walking up to 8 miles a day and some of the fells are over 2000ft. With the ponies you can be as hands-on or as hands-off as you like, each expedition we lead will have 2 trained mountain leaders and horse handlers so you don’t need to worry.

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 trip to your needs.

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

Read the Howgill fells wild camping blog.

Bowderdale, Howgill fells

Bowderdale, Howgill fells

What we provide

We will provide

  • Mountain tent

  • Sleeping bag and mat

  • Kitchen and cooking/eating utensils

  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meals

  • Communal shelter

  • Water (we will carry a water filter)

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What you need to bring

This is an all weather expedition so you will need

  • 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

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3 day Haweswater wild camp trek Itinerary

3 day Haweswater wild camp trek Itinerary

4 day Howgill fells wild camp trek Itinerary

4 day Howgill fells wild camp trek Itinerary