looking out at the view on a guided walk

wild weekends in the lake district

Inspirational guide to your next mini-break in the adventure capital of England

Hey, you, weekend warrior! Looking for some ideas for your microadventure? Want to get the most out of your precious time? Keen to take away memories and practical new skills?

Let us inspire you with our quick guide to some of Green Man Survival’s best-selling survival experiences and days out in the Lakes, ideal for a weekend short break, or for even longer adventures.

1. The Mountains

guided walk instructor with rucksack

The mountains are one of the UK’s harshest environments and shouldn’t be undertaken lightly. Spend an action packed training day with an experienced and qualified instructor to learn the essential skills needed to successfully survive and thrive in this remote and hazardous habitat.

Suitable for beginners and more experienced hill walkers alike, spend a full day in the rugged Langdale fells honing your navigational skills and learning the necessary survival skills to prevent yourself being another mountain rescue statistic. Always be prepared, knowledge weighs nothing and knowing what basic equipment to carry (and how to use it) will save your life.

2. The Thriver

Bushcraft fundamentals learning how to make fire from spark and natural tinder

Spend a full day in our private woods, right on the shores of Windermere, with expert instruction from our passionate survival instructor who will guide you through essential wilderness survival and bushcraft skills. You will have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice over the course of the day, so you can really hone and own these skills.

Having those core survival skills will really come into their own when you least expect it. Take ownership and responsibility for your own safety in the outdoors and in every walk of life.

3. Operation Blast Hole

abseil into the quarry

An adventure unlike any other! A truly exhilarating day combining an exciting abseil, bushcraft and survival in the woods, and culminating in a journey through pitch black tunnels to discover the stunning Cathedral Cave.

You’re best to try it for yourself to see what the hype is all about!

4. 48 – two day survival

group building debris shelter on survival training course

Spending that unplanned night out in the outdoors is always daunting. Always be prepared – learn the skills to be self-sufficient in the wild and implement them in our reality-based two day bushcraft and survival training experience in the Lake District.

With hands on learning to hone your skills over this extended period, you will leave with the confidence that you now own those skills to put in to use when it really matters. Even though you will have access to a highly experienced Survival Instructor throughout, this is a real opportunity to focus your learning and make those skills become second nature. 

5. The Tree Dweller

hammock and tarp shelter

A two day, one night bushcraft course and hammock wild camping experience in our private woodland in the Lake District National Park. Disconnect from the trappings of the modern world and immerse yourself into wilderness tranquility.

Join us to learn more about sustainable wilderness living skills and the ethics of ‘leave no trace’ while enjoying the great outdoors.

6. Two Day MOuntain Survival Expedition

view from mountain top

This two-day overnight wild camping expedition will provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the mountains, learning the key skills to survive in this extreme environment.

We would also be happy to help you create a bespoke multi-day adventure with a combination of your choice of the activities we offer – let us guide you through your optimum experience.

Just give us a call on 07946 841 772