Event Calendar

Black Dog Outdoors

You can find details and booking links below for our confirmed events. The links will take you to our JustGo booking platform where you will need to register as a member. You will only need to register once on JustGo and, in doing so, you will receive notifications of future events. If you need support in registering, then please contact us at admin@blackdogoutdoors.co.uk and we’ll gladly help you through the process.

Plans for our 2024 events are well underway and details will be released around 2 months before the event date.

    Apr
    20
    Sat
    Walking Event – Buckden Pike (Yorkshire Dales)
    Apr 20 all-day

    Buckden Pike sits at 702m (2,302 feet) high above the picturesque dales village of Buckden. The roman road that runs along Buckden Rake across the side of the hill once linked forts at Ilkley to the South and Bainbridge to the North. This was once a thriving lead mining area and old mining works and buildings are scattered below the summit.

    We will start from the village of Kettlewell and ascend via the Top mere track to the edge of the moorland plateau. From here we cross the plateau to the summit of Buckden Pike where, if the weather is favourable, there are stunning views from the summit of Great Whernside, Pendle Hill, Fountains Fell, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, Ingleborough, Wild Boar Fell, Great Shunner Fell and if we’re very lucky; the mountains of the Lake District.

    Further details of the event, including the booking link, can be found on our JustGo platform.

    Apr
    27
    Sat
    Walking Event – Coastal Cumbria (Walla Crag)
    Apr 27 all-day

    We have teamed up with the Outdoor Partnership in Cumbria to run a number of free walking events for residents of Copeland and Allerdale, which includes a 10am minibus pickup on the day at Whitehaven Library.

    After a our briefing, we will walk to Ashness Bridge, which is a lovely spot for lunch. Then, we will climb up Walla Crag and return to Keswick. Starting at the edge of the famous town of Keswick and its Theatre by the Lake, our route will take us through lakeshore, woodland, and open fell.

    The route is a circular walk which will follow lakeshore, woodland and fell paths passing the iconic Ashness Bridge before climbing to the summit of Walla Crag with its commanding views over Keswick, Derwentwater and the Borrowdale Valley.

    Further details of the event, including the booking link, can be found on our JustGo platform.

    May
    11
    Sat
    Walking Event – Scafell Pike
    May 11 all-day

    The highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike sits not just high above the surrounding fells but also high on many walkers’ lists of must climb peaks. The starting point of Wasdale is found on the western edge of the lake district and can be an adventure of its own to get to so allow plenty of time to travel to the starting point.

    The plan is to follow the valley until we reach a path called Moses Trod. This will be a gentle warm-up before we begin our ascent. Once we reach Moses Trod, we will head to the popular and picturesque Styhead Tarn. It’s the perfect place for a snack break. After that, we will make our way along the Corridor Route. This path offers some of the most spectacular mountain scenery the Lake District has to offer. However, the path does have a few small sections that require scrambling and can feel quite exposed in places. Once we reach Lingmell Col, we will rejoin the main route and finish our ascent of the highest mountain in England. There are various descent options, but the most likely route will be the most popular one up and down the mountain. We will head down the Hollow Stones route straight back to the car park.

    Further details of the event, including the booking link, can be found on our JustGo platform.

    May
    17
    Fri
    Paddle Event – Rodley (Leeds Liverpool Canal)
    May 17 all-day

    We will be using Sit On Top kayaks to paddle on part of The Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

    Launching from Rodley we will be heading through Calverley towards Apperley Bridge Marina.

    Starting with a 10minute introduction and 20-minute warm up followed by a 2hr paddle starting at Rodley Canal heading towards Apperley Bridge Marina and back.

    A slow and tranquil paddle through a beautiful stretch of the Canal heading through Calverley Woods. Built in 1770 The Leeds & Liverpool Canal was built to connect the big industrial towns of Yorkshire and now supports a vast array of wildlife protected by the Canal River trust founded in 2012.

    Further details of this Kayaking event, and how to book your place, can be found on our JustGo platform.

    May
    18
    Sat
    Walking Event – Ben Lomond
    May 18 all-day

    Starting by the banks of Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond is a steady climb with magnificent views across the Trossachs and beyond. At the heart of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park, Ben Lomond is the most southerly of the Scottish Munros. The summit is at an elevation of 990m which on a clear day can offer spectacular views across the west coast and even as far North as Ben Nevis.

    The route has a clear path with some rocky sections. We’ll start heading uphill through some woodland with some muddy sections. Our ascent takes us up Ptarmigan ridge with short sections of steep ground, and our descent takes us down a gentler route across the eastern shoulder of the hill.

    Further details of the event, including the booking link, can be found on our JustGo platform.

    Walking Event – Coastal Cumbria (Keswick & Catbells Terrace)
    May 18 all-day

    We have teamed up with the Outdoor Partnership in Cumbria to run a number of free walking events for residents of Copeland and Allerdale, which includes a 10am minibus pickup on the day at Whitehaven Library.

    Further details of the event, including the booking link, will be posted approximately 2 months before the event date.

    May
    26
    Sun
    Rock Climbing Event – North Wales
    May 26 all-day

    Further details of the event, including the booking link, will be posted approximately 2 months before the event date.

    Jun
    8
    Sat
    Walking Event – Pen-y-Fan Horseshoe
    Jun 8 all-day

    Pen y Fan, located in Brecon Beacons National Park, is the highest peak in South Wales. Standing at 886 metres, it is the highest mountain in South Wales, and also the highest British peak south of Cadair Idris in Snowdonia. The twin peaks of Pen y Fan and Corn Du, with a height of 873 metres, have previously been referred to as Cadair Arthur or ‘Arthur’s Seat’. 

    We will take a less crowded route to reach the summit of Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons. After the event briefing, we will trek to Corn Du, Pen Y Fan, and Cribyn and then return to the car park at a more relaxed pace. The challenging ridge walk will provide us with breathtaking views of the reservoirs and Fan Y Big. If we are lucky, we may be able to see all the way to the Bristol Channel. 

    Further details of the event, including the booking link, can be found on our JustGo platform.

    Jun
    15
    Sat
    Walking Event – Ben Nevis
    Jun 15 all-day

    Located in the Northwest highlands near the town of Fort William and part of the Grampian mountain range, Ben Nevis is a popular trek that attracts around 125,000 hikers annually. This renowned mountain was once an active volcano that erupted and collapsed inwards on itself millions of years ago. The summit bears evidence of the explosion in the form of light-coloured granite. The name Ben Nevis has two possible translations from Gaelic, signifying either the “mountain with its head in the clouds” or “the venomous mountain”

    We begin our hike making our way across the river Nevis, the track ascents quickly offering stunning views across the surrounding Mamore’s and the Glen. Our team will be taking the popular “pony track” which while not an easy stroll is well maintained.

    Further details of the event, including the booking link, can be found on our JustGo platform.

    Jun
    22
    Sat
    Ghyll Scrambling Event – Lake District
    Jun 22 all-day

    The words Gill and Ghyll, derived from the old Norse term ‘Gil‘, are defined in the Oxford dictionary as a deep, forested ravine and a narrow mountain torrent, respectively. Ghylls provide an excellent opportunity for exploration and adventure. Ghyll scrambling entails ascending or descending a mountain stream, allowing us to jump into pools of water, climb waterfalls, and scramble over rocks. These sessions are aimed at beginners and are perfect for first timers.

    Stoneycroft Ghyll offers an exciting ‘down river’ adventure. Once you’re suited up in wetsuits and buoyancy aids, it’s a 20-minute uphill walk to the starting point. We don’t waste any time getting you wet and pumped up for the experience. Stoneycroft Ghyll features a variety of slides, pools, scrambles, and jumps suitable for all skill levels. As you gain confidence, you can challenge yourself with more difficult obstacles. However, everything is optional, so you can choose to do only what you feel comfortable with. This makes it a great activity for people of all ages and abilities.

    Further details of the event, including the booking link, can be found on our JustGo platform.