Your adventure with Lakeland Pack Ponies will take you through the stunning fells and valleys of the southern end of Lake District, exploring the quieter undiscovered areas of Duddon, Ulpha, Woodland, Seathwaite and, over the Roman road of Hard Knott Pass, into the Eskdale Valley.
Your accommodation will be in the traditional style of the old fashioned Bell Tents. These lovely white canvas tents are spacious and light, and accommodate 4 adults or 2 adults and up to 3 little ones with a squeeze! They come with air beds, seating, lanterns, camp kitchen equipped with cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery and an outdoor wood burner for you to use as your campfire, a welcome bonus for those chillier evenings you can also use it to BBQ on or simply to keep the midges at bay! All this will be transported to and from each of your over night camps by us, all you need to load on your pack pony is your personal things along with your lunches (provided) and spare clothes, maps, directions etc.
All the campsites are set in the most rural and scenic settings, nestling among the Lakeland fells. All have hot showers, toilets and washing facilities. Not forgetting a safe paddock with grazing and water for your pack pony. The sites are situated within a 7 to 10 mile trek of each other* and are based around the Valleys and Fells of Woodland near Broughton in Furness, Subberthwaite, Torver near Coniston, Seathwaite, Broughton Mills, Boot and Eskdale. The tracks that you will be following will be ancient pack pony routes, well trod and easy to follow. Passing over the wonderful little pack pony bridges, too small and narrow for today’s means of transport, and then on through unspoilt Lakeland villages and hamlets as you go.
Most of the campsites are situated within walking distance of a traditional Lakeland Inn, some of which were used by the original pack pony men of more than 300 years ago. They offer a warm welcome to travellers and serve the finest of food and drinks. Those of you who wish to cook for your selves can do so in the Camp Kitchen provided in your Bell Tents, groceries can be transported by us to your campsite by arrangement.
*We will do our best to tailor the routes to suit your needs.