OAG weekend – Lake District

DATE: 6-8 September 2024
LOCATION: Lake District National Park
ABILITY: Level 2 (moderate)
PRICE: £350


✓ 2 x nights accommodation at YHA Ambleside
✓ 2 x breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 x dinners
✓ Welcome and introduction with your OAG host
✓ Empowerment session with your OAG host
✓ Guided group hike up Fairfield Horseshoe (or similar) in the Lake District, with trained mountain leaders and picnic stop with amazing views (approx. 15km hike circular)
✓ Watch the sunset with us behind our accommodation (weather dependant)
✓ Morning group stand up paddleboarding adventure on Lake Windermere with all equipment provided
✓ Evening wild swim in Lake Windermere post-hike
✓ Lunch on Sunday to end our weekend together
✓ Optional wander in to Ambleside town after the weekend finishes, check out the shops and explore
✓ Evening games night with the group
✓ OAG host available throughout the trip
✓ WhatsApp group to connect with other guests


✕ Travel to and from the venue
✕ Travel insurance for the trip
✕ Any additional meals or drinks not stated above (note: Saturday lunch is not included as we will be out – please bring a packed lunch with you, and you can store it in the YHA fridges overnight)

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Our accommodation for the weekend is the stunning YHA Ambleside, overlooking Lake Windermere, with far reaching views of the wonderful Lake District National Park. YHA Ambleside is a stunning, recently refurbished place for us to base ourselves for our adventure weekend in the Lakes.

Our accommodation for the trip will be in 4-bed and 6-bed dorms, exclusive to our group. If you’re booking with a friend let us know and we’ll make sure you get a room together. 

NOTE: There is car parking at this hostel, but there are limited spots, if the car park is full there is paid for on-street parking close by.


Our meals for the weekend will be prepared on-site at YHA, for breakfast and dinner. Saturday lunch is not included, as we will be out all day, so please bring something to eat for Saturday lunch, such as a packed lunch.


*Please note this itinerary is subject to change, and is weather dependent.


  • Check in to YHA and meet your room mates
  • Welcome and introduction with your OAG host
  • Empowerment session with your OAG host
  • Group dinner at YHA


  • Group breakfast at YHA
  • Guided group hike up Fairfield Horseshoe in the Lake District, with trained mountain leaders
  • Back to YHA to shower and get changed before dinner
  • Group dinner at YHA
  • Free time to relax or games night 


  • Group breakfast at YHA
  • Check out and drive to our morning activity
  • Morning group stand up paddleboarding adventure on Lake Windermere
  • Wander in to Ambleside town, followed by lunch to end our weekend together
  • Free time to explore this beautiful area of the UK

Getting here

The venue for our weekend is in the middle of the Lake District National Park, just outside the town of Ambleside, and around 30 minutes from Windermere town. The nearest station is Windermere, or if driving you can coordinate car-sharing in the trip WhatsApp group. 

Closest train station

YHA Ambleside, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0EU


Be quick – we’re limited to just 30 spots on this adventure and expect them to sell out fast!


What kit do I need?

  • Hiking/outdoor clothing including trail running shoes or hiking boots
  • A towel and any cosmetics and toiletries
  • Waterproof jacket, plus hat
  • Fleece or warm jumper
  • Comfy clothes for yoga and a yoga mat
  • Small daypack for hiking and/or when out and about
  • Water bottle and snacks


It is the attendee’s responsibility to have the appropriate travel insurance for this trip. Please let us know if you have appropriate travel insurance before the trip.

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Sophie is a travel writer, based in the UK, always thinking about her next adventure. Sophie set up Outdoor Adventure Girls in 2020 with the aim to provide safe spaces for women to connect, get outdoors and push themselves out of their comfort zone.