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- 5 Miles
- Tue 15th June
- 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
- LA21 8EH
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THEMED WALX TALX with Phil Johnston from Conniston Coppermines.
Nic will lead a Nordic Walk up onto Wetherlam and around the surrounding fells of Tilberthwiate area up from Coniston village, with views (weather permitting!!) of the whole South Lakes mountain range.
PLEASE NOTE: there is no discount avaialble for this walk.
NB: the finish time of 15:30 is if all goes to plan, please always allow extra time in case of unexpected eventualities.
Please call Nic on 07976 949488 if you are unsure if your capabilties are satisfactory for this mountain walk and our Lakeland terrain in the fells here (see below notes).
Phil Johnston will give us a fabulous tour of the Coniston Copper Mines, en route to WetherlamWhy is Phil such a fountain of knowledge on the mines... he wrote to tell me why:My parents came from Manchester, moving to Cheshire before I was born in 1953.Dad, born in 1901, was an early climber, In the Peak, and North Wales, and my parents met soon after the war on a walking holiday in North Wales. He was an engineer, who taught me the value of “ foresight”.The early influences of mainly mountain walking holidays, led me to get a holiday job when I was 17, with a walking holiday company, in Coniston taking people on the fells.I returned to Coniston a lot through my teens and 20’s, whilst pursuing a career in Estate Management, and then aged about, 24 with my own business, in Architectural Salvage. On purchasing the land and very derelict buildings in Coppermines Valley in 1982, I set about a comprehensive programme of interpretation, restoration, conservation, economic sustainability for the site.The business expanded, and once again we also manage other properties for a wide variety of clients, together with a small farm.Most recently we have dedicated 65 acres of formerly rough fell grazing to a rewilding project, which you can see on the left hand side of Coppermines Valley as you ascend to the mines.
Some technical ground will be covered so all terrain shoes with a good trail grip are essential.
Please also bring an emergency extra mid layer, & full waterproofs with you - with taped seems so they are actually waterproof!), even on a good day, these will act as your emergency layer. A hat and gloves are also essential to head into the mountains, it can often be cold when we stoop, even on summy days. We will get a good speed up to do this loop in the allotted time so make sure you come with a water bottle & high energy snack, and a pack to take some layers off as we head off! PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR FITNESS LEVEL OR ABILITY TO WALK ON THE TRICKY LAKELAND TERRAIN AS I'M HAPPY TO HAVE A CHAT ABOUT THIS. You will not be allowed to walk with our group if you do not have the right kit with you and suitable sustenance/drinks/food! Sorry to sound so strict, but we are out with you guys in the fells often with no road close by, so important you come equipped. Our leaders will always have a first aid kit & emergency kit but you must be able to carry your own rucksack for the duration of the walk. From September until end of April, please bring a headtorch on all walks which are due to continue into the afternoon after lunchtime...
If you are joining one of our adventures/activites outdoors, by signing up you are consenting to our help in the case of emergency with regards to 1st Aid as required, and that you have updated any medication info to your instructor prior to the activity if anything has changed since you last walked with us.
If you are keen to come from futher afield and would like to book accomodation, please mention WALX Helvellyn Ullswater for a possible discount... i recommend:Beech House. Great B&B right in the centre of Glenridding, preferential rates if you mention WALX Helvellyn Ullswater when speaking to Lynn, she will look after you very well! Crookabeck B&B Typical farmhouse B&B, a family suite with private sitting room, 2 twin or double rooms + sitting room area also, super friendly and preferential rates for our clients when you speak to Adam at the foot of the patterdale fells. A couple mins drive from Glenridding. Old Water View, Patterdale - Fabulous river location in Patterdale with the mountains all around, just a couple mins drive to Glenridding & couple mins wander to The White Lion Pub! Ullswater Way Cottages, Watermillock, Ullswater Stunning holiday cottages on The Ullswater Way route, extreemly luxurious self catering accomodation if you want to extrend your stay around your walk for a few days. Inn on the Lake, Ullswater. - Great hotel right in the centre of Glenridding, on the shoes of Ullswater... literally! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like us to obtain you preferential rates at the hotel. The Heaning Estate, Windermere Truely beautful & luxurious self catering accomodation just over the hill near Windermere, they will accept 2 night bookings from our clients. The will take 2 or 3 night stays if you mention WALX Helvellyn Ullswater when booking, by arrangement. The Ravensworth, Windermere Great B&B Guest House family run by a friend of ours here at WALX Helvellyn Ullswater. Hill Top Air BnB, Windermere Fab luxury double B&B room high above Lake Windermere, a perfect stopover before one of our walks, Julie, one of nics close friends will look after you well, please mention us if you book to stay with her. Lake Escape Camper Hire - or be totally different and hire a camper van from Kendal and explore further after your course?? Lakes Cottage Holiday A great company to arrange your stay in some secret locations in the Lakes, around your walk with us... please mention WALX Helvellyn Ullswater if you stayin their cottages.
Please be aware that we may accept some dogs on our walks, who we know very well & we know are very well behaved. If you find it difficult to be around dogs, or would prefer no dogs were on your walk - PLEASE feel free to let me know as the dog owners are more than happy to leave them at home!
Lastly, I may snap a few shots during our walk, PLEASE let me know if you would prefer not to be on social media or your pic used for advertising Nics Nordic Walks. I totally understand that some folk would prefer to keep their mountain adventures as an escape from the outside world, but unless you let me know, then your image may be used.