/ Scafell wild Camp Advice needed
Firstly were arriving on saturday morning and were thinking of heading up Scafell Pike via sprinkling tarn with the aim of hiding some gear tents etc and returning to camp after summiting? Has anyone done this and is it wise or any other suggestions?
Also as its our first wild camp any hints or advice would be great, done some reasearch which seems to suggest all day hill gear plus tent, bag, stove, pans, spare warm clothes, food and maybe some gin if space lol, anything else which may be handy? Thanks in advance
Don't take too much (bivvy an option?)plenty of tea to slurp, you can also camp at sty head if its too busy at sprinkling (gets busy).Share a pan between the group and take boil in the bag food.
Insect repellant's probably useful, too ;-)
It’s a popular place for wild camping and consequently the water has a reputation for bing a bit dodgy. I’d boil it or carry it in from further afield.
A round trip up Scafell Pike and back along the corridor route would be a nice outing, then Gable on the Sunday.
There does seem to be a rule that things don't get stolen from wild camp tents. My sister had her tent stolen from a campsite near a road, but that was extraordinary.
And pack out absolutely everything including bogpaper. The location gets fairly heavy use. Or you could skip the fresh veg and beer and not need the bogpaper.
Don't stash your gear unless there is absolutely no chance of the weather clagging in ! Personally I wouldn't bother with a gear stash and try to plan a more circular walk.
Problem stashing gear in rocky places is being able to find it afterwards. I've done that with a rucksack and it took an hour or two of panicky looking for it after the climb before I could find it.
Generally I find that thieves can't be bothered going hillwalking.
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