Bothy Camping

Finally I found the time to head to the Lake District for a weekend Bothy camping and walking. This time I went with a friend who is coming out to Northern Sweden this June.

So this trip was a little kit check trip.

Weekend at
Warnscale Bothy

Bothy Camping
Warnscale Bothy

I’ve written about Warnscale Bothy previously so this was a return trip for me. I live around 6 hours from this part of the Lake district and to be honest it’s not a bad run there.

The best option for stopping in Bothies like this is to get there early to secure a place for the night.

Warnscale Bothy is very small and at a push big enough for 4 people.

Warnscale, as bothies goes is very close to parking so can get very busy even at this time of the year so always be prepared to have to pitch a tent.

I tend to take sometime thinking about what to take on trips like this, I don’t want to be carrying to much but also like to be comfortable when out in the wild.

We arrived around 14:00 and left the car at Honister Slate Mine (which costs £15.00) for the weekend.

After about an hour of walking up in winds gusting up to 60mph we arrived at Warnscale Hut.

On my previous visit I had left a can of beer hidden and had posted the coordinates on instagram for anyone to pick up and tag but luckily for me the can was still there.

As mentioned the wind was really strong but it managed to stay dry long enough for us to get in and get settled.

Setting up for bothy camping.

Maximum 4 people

According to the visitors book someone had been bothy camping the previous day.

They had left a few consumables in the bothy one was a bottle of Russian Standard Vodka.

It is really nice to arrive at these places for a night bothy camping to little presents like this but please don’t leave consumables such as open packs of food.

Also please clean up and take your rubbish down with you.

There was a rubbish bag left in here full of rubbish. The previous person had also cut down a live tree and left that all broken up in the Bothy.

There isn’t any fuel around this bothy for the stove so you will nee to bring in your own fuel.

Steak cooked on a piece of slate.

Once settled down we decided to crack open The Kraken, light the fire and cook a nice steak on a flat piece of slate on the stove.

That night the weather really came through wind was gusting and the rain was pounding through the window. It felt like the tiles would come of the roof at some point.

Spot Tracker

There is no phone signal around this area so some GPS device is a good idea just to let people you are ok and also in the case of emergency.

I use a SPOT tracker which is a great little device.

Waking in the morning was a chance to try some more freeze dried meals from Summit to eat. These freeze dried meals are perfect for trips like this, they are lightweight, nutritious and most of all tasty. We had a selection of these meals for the weekend and they where really good.

Freeze Dried Meals

The great thing about using freeze dried meat is they weigh next to nothing but you will need a source of water to make them up.

Just next to Warnscale bothy a trickle of water comes out of the mountain side so either a long boil or like me using a Sawyer mini filter water wasn’t a problem.

Next Morning

The rain had stopped and the wind had eased by around 11:00 on the Saturday so I decided to head of for a walk around to Blackbeck Tarn.

There was still a good bit of snow on the top of Haystacks and the ground was fully saturated around Blackbeck tarn.

Over looking Buttermere.

Heading back to Warnscale hut I filtered some water and had some Scrambled Eggs with Cheese. I really like this and think that the egg rehydrates really well. I also had a try of the Summit To Eat Vegetable, Chilli Rice which as a mainly meat eater really enjoyed this veggie freeze dried meal.

Evening Company

That evening we where joined by a couple that had come down to climb some crags in the area. They had also decided to spend the night bothy camping. So we spent the evening chewing the cud with them (please see there blog) or follow there adventures on instagram.

Summit To Eat

This evenings meal was really good, I was trying the Salmon and Broccoli Pasta, this was really good, the fish rehydrated brilliantly and was the best freeze dried meal I have tasted.

I have reviewed freeze dried meals on another post and Fuel your preparation came out tops for value and taste.

The Summit to eat meals are the same meals just branded for the outdoor market.

After packing up and heading out the cloud had come in and it was a dank walk back down to the car for a 6 hour drive home.

We had a great weekend bothy camping at Warnscale Hut.

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Hiking on the Fells

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