• Pick-up: 12:00 pm Doxey Long Stay Car Park, ST16 2TF OR 12:15 pm Stafford Train Station, ST162 AA
  • Drop-off: 16:00 pm Doxey Long Stay Car Park, ST16 2TF OR 16:15 pm Stafford Train Station, ST16 2AA
  • Endurance: Moderate

Meet your guide, Stuart

First things first, I have a real passion for the outdoors and love the beautiful countryside we live in. I am very lucky to work as a Duke of Edinburgh Advisor for my Monday to Friday job. This gets me outdoors and working with 14 to 24-year-olds whilst giving them the opportunity to be the very best they can be.  I work across Hampshire and meet so many extraordinary participants and volunteers along the way. Working at GoTread lets me share my passion and experience with lots of new and exciting people. I look forward to seeing you on one of our fantastic tours.

Lake District Wild Camping Weekend


Yes, it’s that time of year again!

We couldn’t let the year pass without a visit to England’s largest and most popular National Park, the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We’re heading off the beaten track for a whole weekend of star gazing, lake swimming and wild camping in the Lake District.

Set spectacularly in a landscape of mountains, valleys and glacial lakes we’ll be completing the challenging hike up the famous Helvellyn, dipping into the crystal-clear waters of Galleny Force and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of sleeping under the stars at Grisedale Tarn.

This is a wonderfully sociable holiday break, full of the legendary friendliness and humour of the GoTread community.

We can provide you with a lightweight backpacking tent – please provide your own sleeping bag, walking clothes and snacks for the journey. A detailed kit list will be provided.


Day 1

  • 12pm – Meet minibus at the pick-up point
  • 4pm – Arrive at campsite, set up camp
  • 6pm – Walk to local pub for dinner
  • 10pm – Enjoy the sunset and retire to your tent!

Day 2

  • 8am –  Rise and shine, breakfast
  • 10am – Lake Swimming
  • 12pm – Pack up camp
  • 1pm – Explore Keswick
  • 3pm – Walk to Grisedale Tarn to set up camp. Swim. Stargaze

Day 3

  • 6am –  Rise and shine, breakfast
  • 8am – Helvellyn Hike
  • 12pm – Depart Lake District
  • 4pm – Minibus drop-off
  • Pick-up: 12:00 pm Doxey Long Stay Car Park, ST16 2TF
  • Pick-up: 12:15 pm Stafford Train Station, ST162AA
  • Drop-off: 16:00 pm Doxey Long Stay Car Park, ST16 2TF
  • Drop-off: 16:15 pm Stafford Train Station, ST16 2AA
  • All transportation
  • All Camping
Fri 13th - Sun 15th August 2021
Members only This tour can only be booked by members. To book this tour, sign up by purchasing 1 Year Membership.