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Multi-Activity Holiday 2003

The Lakes

Introduction

One sunny day last Easter, part way through the West Highland Way walk, we hired some bikes and added sore arses to our knackered legs. The next day whilst trekking up a never ending valley into a bitter wind it was proposed that next year we should do something with a little more variety. This is the result.

I propose spending a week in the Lakes next year doing all sorts of activities which we can't do on our own as easily. We'd pay for accommodation and food centrally, then pick activities off a menu type thing - so that you can tailor your week to your own budget and taste.

Below I have laid out the options - please let me know:

  1. whether or not you are interested (I'd like a group of 6-12, but if we get more that'd be class)
  2. what activities appeal at the given prices
  3. which dates are best
  4. what accommodation sounds best.

I'd appreciate an email with answers rather than a posting on the forum, which will spin off onto other topics and not tell me anything.

Activities

Activity Price Time Other

Caving

£35pp

Full day

 

Rookin House

£48

Full day

25 laps go-karting, 20 mins quad bike trek, 1hr Archery, 20 mins on an Argo-Cat (army vehicle), Assault Course, Human Bowling.

Human BowlingArgo Cat

Scrambling

-

Full day

We could climb Jack's Rake, Striding Edge, Sharp Edge, Pinnacles Ridge, or anything else we fancied.

Walking

-

Full day

I'd suggest at least one day just walking as its cheap and class.

Gorge walking

£35

Full day

 

Rafting

? (not much)

Half day

This would involve attempting to scrounge stuff off a Scout group and going on a lake.

Orienteering

Not much

Half day

 

Cycling

£12

Full day

At one place there are even power-assisted bikes.

Paragliding

lots

 

A single tandem jump is £69, or a day taster is £85.

Brewery Tour £3.75 Part day Warm up after something colder (e.g. water stuff) in Jennings brewery.

Sailing

£35 per boat

3 hours

 

Canadian Canoeing

£6 per 3 people

1 hour

 

Windsurfing

£12

2 hrs

May be very cold, but will have wet suit. Beginners course with instructor.

Canoeing

£7.50

3hrs

This is without an instructor, but we could hire one if there is demand.

Wakeboarding

£35

30 mins

Tuition on an alternative watersport.

OTHER     Let me know if you think of anything else.

Dates

There are three options: (I will find exact dates out soon)

  1. Sat 13th April- Easter Monday 21st April (10 days, only 4 off work);
  2. Good Friday (19th Apr)- Sun 27th April (10 days, only 4 off work);
  3. Whitsun half term 24th May - 1st June (9 days, 4 off work, but warmer).

Accommodation

Again three options:

  1. Camping barn / Scout Hut. This is the cheapest, but Easter may well be cold and not too cosy in the evening.
  2. Youth Hostel. About £10 a night, but may get a bit claustrophobic / have loads of schoolkids.
  3. Cottage. About £100 for the week (so similar to hostel), but warment and cosier.

Below is a simple form to cut and paste into an email to reply:

Activities (please arrange into priority - best at top - and delete activites that you are not interested in / are too dear)

Caving
Rookin House
Scrambling
Walking
Gorge walking
Rafting
Orienteering
Cycling
Paragliding
Brewery
Sail
Canadian Canoe
Windsurf
Canoe
Wakeboard

Other ideas?

Dates (again, list in priority, remove ones you def. cannot do)

Week before Easter
Week after Easter
Whit week

Accommodation (I think you've got the picture by now)

Barn
Hostel
Cottage


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