NAV4 Lakes in A Day Recce - Caldbeck to Threlkeld
Once again, Joe Faulkner and his NAV4 team will be hosting these recce days on behalf of Durty Events.
This is your chance to recce a section of the route in the company of other LiAD participants and with experienced NAV4 tutors / LiAD guides. NAV4 have a long association with the event having hosted the recces for many years and provide mountain safety cover during the event itself. We know the event inside out, taken part ourselves, and know what works and what mistakes people make.
This recce covers the first section of the event, from the start at Caldbeck to Threlkeld, including the fording of the River Caldew, the ascent of Blencathra and the descent of Hallsfell Ridge. After a couple of miles of lane and trail, the majority of the terrain is remote open rough fell, with small grassy wet 'trods', rocky sections and, of course, the infamous Hallsfell descent.
Total distance is just 12 miles but also 3600' of ascent and descent, so it's slow going on a tough section.
The day will include lots of information about the event, suitable clothing gear and shoe choices, what to eat and drink, navigation and route advice, event strategy and training methods.
Transport is provided before each recce from the finish point to the start. Transport will depart from Threlkeld Cricket Club at 8:00am, with the recce starting from The Oddfellows Arms in Caldbeck around 8:45-9:00am.
You will receive a 'Final Info' email confirming any last minute details a week before the recce.
Places limited to just 15 people.
Further recce and training dates in the season include:
Recce Three - Sat 20th July - Helvellyn to Ambleside
Skills / Recce Four - Sat 24th Aug - Navigation and Hillskills - Threlkeld and The Dodds.
Recce Five - Sun 25th Aug - Caldbeck to Threlkeld ( a repeat of 11th May)
Skills / Recce Six - Mon 26th Aug - Hallsfell Skills Sessions - half day sessions morning or afternoon
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This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.