Quote Originally Posted by batwister View Post
Around the Keswick area in Cumbria before the end of the month hopefully.
The Lake District can be great in September, it can also be a real crap shoot with the weather - Been there a few times around this time of year and have had high winds, heavy rain, ice & snow (on the hill tops), and glorious sunshine. If it advice you seek, then I would suggest:

  • Pack light - A 45l pack is more than enough for a week or more.
  • Get a titanium spork - Every gramme counts, so start with the basics.
  • Cut the handle off your toothbrush - See above.
  • If your tent weighs more than the camera, get a smaller tent or a bigger camera.
  • Get a decent map and compass - Mobile phones are no substitute


My last camping trip was to Ambleside - Took the MPP 5x4, bivvy bag, and a sleeping bag for a week long trip. Despite several tents getting trashed in high winds down at Rydal Hall, I survived unscathed and bagged a few goo shots