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Walking & Running Holidays, £645

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In 1931 Wainwright along with 3 friends set off on a grand tour of the Lake District designed to "lead the walker everywhere worth mentioning in the Lake District", on a route devised to make sure that "Every lake, every valley, every mountain, will be seen if not actually visited". The Wainwright Memorial Walk follows his original route starting from Windermere and ending in Ambleside. The route has some challenging sections including Striding Edge on Helvellyn and Sharp Edge on Blencathra (although this can be avoided if conditions are unfavourable). It is definitely not for the faint hearted and requires a good level of fitness. The list of Wainwright summits crossed is impressive and includes High Street, Helvellyn, Raise, Great Dod, Blencathra, Catbells, Maiden Moor, High spy, Dale Head, Robinson, Grasmoor, Red Pike, High Stile, Haystacks, Great Gable, Pillar, Steeple, Scafell Pike, Esk Pike, Bowfell, Langdale Pikes, High Raise and Helm Crag, among others. We have split into 7 convenient stages but it is also possible to do it over 8 or 9 stages, making the task somehat easier. Please see the Wandering Aengus Treks website for full details.

This price includes all accommodation in twin/double rooms with private bathroom (where available) in hotels, Inns or specially selected guest houses.

Price does not include lunches and evening meals although these can be pre-arranged if you wish. Extra costs incurred through using escape routes or arrangements made by us as a result of you using the emergency contact number. Miscellaneous personal expenses in hotels such as drinks etc.


£645 per person inclusive of 8 nights' accommodation in ensuite twin-share room on bed & breakfast basis, baggage transfer, full route notes and/or guidebook, and all necessary maps plus an emergency contact number.

Prices are per person based on twin share. Single rooms are available. We only apply a supplement for single accommodation when there is a direct cost to us and we cap this at a maximum of £25 per night. Solo walkers pay a supplement of £8 per night, plus any single supplement required.

Add extra nights / rest days for £55 per person per night.


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