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Remote Lake District Hideaway 26 - 28 August

Spend the long bank holiday weekend truly “getting away from it all”.  We’ll be staying in a century old cottage in the middle of the Lake District National Park.  So remote, that the only way to get there is to walk or cycle three miles from the nearest road.  

Nestled at 470 m on the flanks of a lakeland mountain, our accommodation is perfect for lovers of wild and remote places and is one of our favourite places to stay.  With spectacular walking right from the door there will be guided hikes each day or you could take a day off, sit back and soak up the views.  Hikes could include the imposing Skiddaw (931 m), one of the highest peaks in the lake district, craggy Blencathra (868 m) or exploring any of the equally beautiful but less well known fells around our accommodation where we’re unlikely to see another person all day.

Our cosy but remote former shooting lodge is completely off-grid.  Electricity is provided by solar panels, heating by wood-burning stoves and with no TV or internet there’ll be nothing to distract you from the views.  In the evenings we’ll come back to relax together in the comfortable lounge or if the weather’s good, we’ll sit outside and enjoy the views right outside the door.

We’ll meet on Saturday morning at 10 am to walk in together to our wild home for the weekend.  All bed linen is provided and the only food you’ll need to bring is packed lunches so you won’t shouldn’t need to carry a heavy bag up the hill.

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 outdoor enthusiasts 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.


  • Discounted earlybird price is £164 EC CLUB Members** and £179 non-EC CLUB Members
  • Standard price is £179 EC CLUB Members** and £194 non-EC CLUB Members

Please note that to qualify for an earlybird discount you need to pay a £75 non-refundable deposit before 26 June. For all bookings, the balance must be paid 6 weeks prior to the first day of your holiday (15 July)

Price includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation in a wild and remote area of the Lake District
  • Guided walks each day
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • EC Host for the weekend

Price does not include:

  • Accommodation on Friday night (but we can provide advice)
  • Packed lunches and personal equipment

If you have any questions please email 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 to loads of local events, exclusive trips only open to CLUB members, great discounts on our weekends – as well as loads of other adventure related discounts. See http://www.explorersconnect.com/club for details