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LQCO - Lake District Weekend '24
LQCO - Lake District Weekend '24

Fri, 21 Jun

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Coniston Campsite

LQCO - Lake District Weekend '24

Come and join us for our first event of 2024 on Coniston Lake to meet other like-minded queers for a weekend of community, camping and activities.

Time & Location

21 Jun 2024, 16:00 – 23 Jun 2024, 15:00

Coniston Campsite, Camping - Hoathwaite, Coniston LA21 8AX, UK

About the event

What to expect from a LQCO weekend:

Our weekends are a mix of adventure, socializing and calm downtime at the campsite. All activities are optional. The itinerary is still being finalised but an example of how our weekends usually run: 

Day 1:

- Arrival from late afternoon 4pm, pitch up in your own time

- Early evening ice breakers & intros, some games

- Free vegan family dinner cooked by our lovely team, chats & chilling around the campfire

Day 2:

- DIY food

- Main activity will be a guided hike setting off late morning

- For those wanting to stay at the campsite you can have your own time, explore the local area/pubs & cafes 

- Post hike regroup & pub visit

- Early evening yoga & lake dip 

Day 3: 

- DIY food

- *Ticketed* - Gorge scrambling

- Check-out from the campsite is 12pm

No matter your previous outdoor experience, there's something for everyone and you don't need a high fitness level to attend the weekend. We find some of the best times are just simply sat around the fire, relaxing and chatting with new people. 

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The Campsite:

We will be staying at Coniston Camping Hoathwaite which is sat on Coniston Lake. We have exclusive use of the bottom field and through a gate just a few steps from your tent we'll have direct access to the lake.

The lake shore is a communal area and other campers from the main part of the campsite will be using it alongside us. There will be a butty van by the lake providing hot drinks and some food. Please feel free to bring any equipment you'd like - paddleboard/kayak.

The campsite welcomes well behaved dogs and asks that they're kept on a lead. 

Tents and campervans are welcome. There is no electricity in the bottom field, please bring your own battery packs. 

The field has a fresh running water tap and there will be a gender-neutral toilet trailer which we will have exclusive use of. Hot showers & additional gendered toilets can be found at the top of the campsite - roughly a 6-8 minute walk from our field along the path. 

We will have a communal shelter/gazebo to provide shelter in the case of rain. 

We will have two firepits and a limited supply of wood - if you have a firepit please bring it along to add to the circle so we can keep everyone nice and warm :) 

Upon arrival a member of our team will welcome you to check-in and direct you to where you can pitch up. 

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Sliding-scale ticketing:

We have structured our ticketing based on how the campsite charge. This is split up in to the following ticket types:

Adult / Tent / Campervan / Gazebo. For example, if you are purchasing for two people and you will have one tent you will buy 2 x Adult tickets + 1 x Tent ticket. 

We believe in reducing barriers and will have a number of subsided tickets available for low income attendees. If you require a carer to attend with you please let us know and we can provide a free ticket. 

We will operate a pay it forward policy - if you cannot afford the low income ticket or you are a refugee or seeking asylum we don't believe you should miss out. Please contact us and budget dependant we will see if we can cover this cost for a solidarity ticket. 

Ticket prices will roughly range from £30-£50 for the weekend.

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Add-on paid activity:

This year we are thrilled to be partnering with mobileadventures who host Gorge Scrambling activities in Church Beck Ghyll. Tickets will be priced at £30 and will be released at a later date ahead of the event. We will be registering interest during your checkout process for your weekend tickets to understand numbers. There will be a limited amount of tickets available first come first serve. 

More information on what to expect  can be found here

Tickets

  • Pay it forward

    Sale ends: 10 Jun, 19:00

    We don't believe people should miss out due to financial barriers. If you are able to pay it forward to help cover the cost of a free solidarity ticket for those who would otherwise not be able to come to an event like this we'd really appreciate it.

    £
    +Service fee

Total

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ACCESS STATEMENT
 

To see information around access for our June campsite please take a look at the page below and contact us if you have any specific needs you'd like to discuss and we will do our best to accommodate.  

 

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We talk as a community on an instant messaging platform called 'slack'. Sign up below if you're interested in chatting to other like-minded queers, or join the Lake District event channel to receive first hand updates, organise car shares, borrow equipment or to meet other people attending the event ahead of the weekend. 

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