Training Weekends

Training Weekends

So you have booked your Bucket List trip, and now it’s time to get training! Throughout the year, we offer various guided walks and training weekends to our Bucketlisters and friends. These weekends take place in the mountains of England and Wales and offer the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs, test out your gear, prepare for your trip and meet like minded travellers! You can now build your weekend adventures in the same way as our international trips, creating the package that suits you.

The idea of our training weekends is that you can get some practice trekking in various mountain trails, whilst meeting your trip leaders and fellow Bucketlisters. You will be able to test your hiking equipment and learn about various elements of your trip including:

  • Self-management and safety
  • Clothing and equipment choices
  • Dealing with heat, cold and altitude
  • Health and hygiene
  • Hydration and nutrition
  • Supportive group dynamics
  • Working with porters

Although this is not compulsory, it is a brilliant opportunity to meet your team members and make friends before setting off together. You’ll learn about altitude sickness, how to recognise it and how it is treated. You will learn about equipment, what works best and how to use it effectively.

Our trekking training takes the form of hiking weekends in the Peak District, Brecon Beacons National Park, Snowdonia National Park or Exmoor National Park. These hiking weekends are brilliant trips in of themselves, taking in the natural beauty of the UK, whilst having plenty of laughs along the way!

Day 1

Arrival

Arrive at accommodation, usually a local bunkhouse and head to the pub for drinks and a Q&A with the trip leaders.

Day 2

Trekking training

Early breakfast & then straight out into the mountains for a day of trekking training. In the evening we head to the pub for food.

*If you are joining for a guided walk we will arrange to meet you at the parking at the start of the walk for which details will be sent out in the run up to the weekend.

Day 3

Hiking and heading home

Early breakfast again so we can head back out into the mountains for a day’s hike, aiming to finish mid afternoon for tea and cake!
*If you are joining for a guided walk we will arrange to meet you at the parking at the start of the walk for which details will be sent out in the run up to the weekend.

    Trip Date
    Total Cost
    Monthly Payments
  • 20/08/2021 20 Spaces available
    £40
    £
    £6.67 x 6

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £40

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £6.67 x 6

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 6

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

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  • 17/09/2021 20 Spaces available
    £40
    £
    £8.00 x 5

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £40

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £8.00 x 5

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 5

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

    Go To Trip Builder
  • 19/11/2021 20 Spaces available
    £40
    £
    £13.33 x 3

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £40

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £13.33 x 3

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 3

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

    Go To Trip Builder
  • 22/07/2022 20 Spaces available
    £40
    £
    £20.00 x 2

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £40

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £20.00 x 2

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 2

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

    Go To Trip Builder
  • 16/09/2022 20 Spaces available
    £40
    £
    £10.00 x 4

    Booking fee: £200 Non-refundable & not included in the total cost of this trip.

    Payment options:

    Single payment: £40

    Single payment: £

    Monthly payments: £10.00 x 4

    Monthly payments: £0.00 x 4

    Price is per adult in a twin share room

    Only Pay £200 Today. Secure this base price then add your flights & extras in the Trip Builder

    Go To Trip Builder
 

Day 1

Bunkhouse

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 2

Bunkhouse

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Day 3

Home

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

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Since I booked this trip, The Bucket List Company have kept in contact with me, asking if needed any help with anything and keeping me updated as well.

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“Rocking up to the airport ready to meet the other “bucket listers” who signed up to the same adventure; I felt nervous of what was ahead and who would I be spending the next 10 days with.

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