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Adrenaline Lake District Adventure 26 - 29 May

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Visit places usually only accessible to climbers and soaring birds.  By using metal rungs, cables, ladders and bridges, climb dramatic cliffs and even explore huge caverns.  A climbing/walking experience open to beginners and led by experienced guides. Also hike to the summit of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike.  Spend the long bank holiday weekend on a Lake District Adventure.

“Via Ferrata” (“Iron Road” in English) was originally used by soldiers to cross the high alps during WWI.  In the UK it allows hikers to access amazing places by tackling exciting obstacles.  Saturday will be a full day of adventure on two contrasting Via Ferrata routes.  One route clings to the side of a mountain, climbing a series of exposed scrambles aided by cables, rungs and ladders and crossing a wire bridge 600 m above the ground.  You will be clipped securely to a safety cable the whole time.  The other route explores a secret underground world.  Old mining tunnels lead inside the mountain via cable bridges and vertical climbs to explore a huge cavern, finishing by emerging into the daylight near the summit.  There are no tight spaces and no climbing experience is needed, but you should be up for an adventure, have a decent level of fitness and a head for heights.  We’ll have an experienced guide and all specialist equipment (harness, helmet etc) is provided.

On Sunday we’ll hike to Scafell Pike, at 978 m the highest mountain in England.  Our hike takes us through some of the most dramatic Lakeland scenery as we pass Great and Green Gable and finish with a fantastic 360 degree view across the peaks and valleys of the Lake District (weather allowing).  This is a great day hike and a real achievement.  

To top it all off you’ll spend the Bank Holiday weekend with a group of likeminded people in a traditionally built stone cottage on the banks of Derwentwater.  There’ll even be time for a wild-swim for those that would like.  If you've never come on an EC Adventure before, they're informal, friendly and great fun. We generally have singles, couples and small sets of friends coming along, from complete beginners to adventure professionals.  What we all share is a love for adventure.  Ages tend to range between mid 20s and mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome.


  • Earlybird price is £234 EC CLUB Members**/£249 non-EC CLUB Members if £100 deposit is paid on or before the 27 March 2017
  • Standard price is £249 EC CLUB Members**/£264 non-EC CLUB Members if £100 deposit is paid after the 27 Mar 2017

Price includes:

  • A full day Via Ferrata adventure with all specialist equipment included and an experienced guide
  • Full day guided walk on Sunday
  • 3 nights accommodation in shared rooms
  • 3 x breakfasts
  • 2 x dinners (Sat/Sun)
  • EC Host for the weekend

Any questions please email Amy at enquiries@explorersconnect.com

Exciting news: We have a new booking system.  It will save you time by remembering all of your important details.  It will also automatically recognise if you are booking during the earlybird discount period and if you are an EC CLUB Member so you'll never miss a discount. 

 IMPORTANT: If you purchased EC CLUB Membership on our old system then we have already created an account for you, please sign in using the email address you asked us to contact you on when you bought membership.

**If you haven't joined EC CLUB yet, then this is a great time to do so, it’s only £40 per year to access local events only open to CLUB members – as well as discounts on other local events, our weekend events and loads of other adventure related discounts.

Additional Photos by Hedley Thorne