Backpacking with a (almost) seven year old (planning)

A little over a year ago I took Edward out on his first overnight expedition. It was a lot of fun and quite easy because we used a youth hostel. Now he’s a bit bigger we’re off again. This time for two nights and we’ll be camping.

I’ve planned a route through the far edge of the Yorkshire Dales, next to the Howgills. We’ll take a train to Kirby Stephen and walk over Wildboar Fell, Baugh fell and back to Garsdale station for a train home.


The route I have in mind breaks down like this…

Day 1
Kirby Stephen station to sand tarn
10km, 400m ascent

Day 2
Sand tarn to west baugh fell tarn
8km, 270m descent then 300m ascent

Day 3
West baugh fell tarn to garsdale station
13km including trip to Moorcock inn
10km without
300m descent


We’ll only go if the weather isn’t awful because I don’t want to put him off!

About lordyosch

Dad, Husband, School teacher

Posted on May 8, 2014, in Backpacking, children and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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