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7 days circular hike of lake district at October

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7 days circular hike of lake district at October

Hi all,

Me and my wife are planning to come to England for 2 weeks at the beginning of October.

We thought of doing the 7 days circular hike of lake district, and sleeping on the way.

Is October suitable for this hike ?

If no, which other multi day hike would you recommend?

Has anyone here done this hike in October?

Do we need any special gear?

Thanks a lot!

Alon

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1. Re: 7 days circular hike of lake district at October

You might consult

http://www.georgefisher.co.uk/

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2. Re: 7 days circular hike of lake district at October

Quite simply, don't even think about it, if you are wording the question in the way you are, you shouldn't be doing it. lake District weather is exceedingly unpredictable, even in summer, to do a 7 day circular hike in October definitely needs dome good gear as the chances are you will get very wet and very cold at some stage.

Its possible to come up with one or two day hikes that stick to low levels and are suitable for more or less all abilities, but a 7 day hike will have to include some highish level walking across rough ground in order to get from one valley system to another.

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4. Re: 7 days circular hike of lake district at October

Thanks for the reply.

Would you recommend a shorter or different trek in that are or another are in th UK?

Thanks,

Alon

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5. Re: 7 days circular hike of lake district at October

"Would you recommend a shorter or different trek in that are or another are in th UK?".....it depends.....do you have hill walking experience, navigation experience (and ability to read an OS map), are you fit enough to walk miles a day every day, do you own hiking boots, waterproof clothing and other clothing necessary to withstand the british outdoors in October? If so then a walking holiday might be for you. If not, don't even consider it.

There's organised walking holidays with companies such as Ramblers and HF holidays.

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6. Re: 7 days circular hike of lake district at October

The answers to all you questions is yes.

I've trekked the around Anporna trek in Nepal (2.5 weeks trek), the Spanish Pyrenees, the appalachian mountains trail in the US and more.

I have good navigation skills from the army.

I rather orgenize the trek myself.

The main question is How enjoable will a 7 days trek (or a shorter one) in Lake District be in October be?

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7. Re: 7 days circular hike of lake district at October

Could be enjoyable if you like that kind of thing (which you seemingly do). The main downside could be the weather but it could also be ideal hiking weather, there's just no way of knowing!

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8. Re: 7 days circular hike of lake district at October

If you’ve hiked in Nepal etc. then the Lake District sounds ideal. There’s no reason not to do it providing you have suitable clothing and equipment. You need waterproofs in case it rains and sunscreen in case of sunburn. There’s challenging high level walks or easier low level walks through valleys. Get the relevant OS maps.

http://www.lakedistrictweatherline.co.uk/

http://www.golakes.co.uk/

yha.org.uk/places-to-stay/…lake-district

Nothing beats a full days walking then off to the pub to get rehydrated.

October weather can be good - no guarantees though.

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9. Re: 7 days circular hike of lake district at October

For someone with your background it shouldn't be an issue but a few things:

The weather can change very quickly - inside 20 minutes. It can get especially windy on the fell tops when this happens.

Layers is good as far as clothing goes.

Sturdy boots/wet weather gear is a must. I know someone who has 25 years experience of Mountain Rescue in the area and the main issues he has come across are sprained/broken ankles caused by awkward terrain and inappropriate footwear. Also people relying solely on electronic GPS, and people thinking they are fitter than they are.

Maps (physical)/compass/whistle/torch etc are a must.

Walking poles are very useful.

It is also good practice to let someone know (eg whoever you're staying with), of your route for the day in case you run into trouble (unlikely but you never know).

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https:/…tour-of-the-lake-district

Have you found this? 93 mile seven day circular walk. Recommended season April to end of October.

I haven't looked at it in any detail, but it could be just what you're after. However, I wouldn't do it myself - because I think you can have a better time by just staying in one or two places. No packing and unpacking every day for one thing.

If you stay in somewhere like Langdale, or Wasdale, or Grasmere, or Patterdale, or Keswick you can easily find three or four excellent circular walks within a couple of miles. If the weather is bad, do something low level, or something else entirely. But if you're on a schedule you have to do the scheduled walk whatever the weather.

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