Pinpoint Adventure | Snowshoeing

What is it?
Snowshoeing involves journeying through snowy rolling terrain with snowshoes on your feet to allow you to travel great distances with ease. It provides a very enjoyable and memorable day out, giving an opportunity to travel as the Athabascan and Algonquin Indians did in North America centuries ago. It is a really unusual experience – fun, with a definite taste of adventure. It is also amazing exercise – snowshoeing really burns the calories!

Who can do it?
If you can walk you can snowshoe; we will cover a few simple principles and then we can go on a journey. A reasonable level of fitness makes the day more enjoyable. We offer snowshoeing to both adult groups and school and/or youth groups.

Where can I do this?
Depending on quantities of snow, either in Hadrian’s Wall Country, or one of several locations in the North Pennines such as Garrigill or Hartside

When can I do this?
Obviously, we need snow – hopefully, plenty of it! Give Ian a call, or drop him an e-mail when the snow arrives – we can normally provide this activity at very short notice

Why book with Pinpoint Adventure?
Pinpoint Adventure only uses qualified and experienced instructors with a maximum ratio of 1:6 (1 instructor to 6 clients) or 2:12. We also use top of the range equipment ensuring you have the best time possible. As well as a memorable journey there will be plenty of time for fun activities on the way such as sledging and building snow holes; we are also very likely to get the Kelly Kettle out to make a hot chocolate! . Pinpoint Adventure provides the snowshoes, trekking poles, bum sledges, shovels for snow hole building, Kelly Kettle, hot chocolate and all the safety kit.

What do I need to bring?
A pair of walking boots (they strap onto the snowshoe), a day sack, plenty of warm clothing, waterproofs, warm hat, gloves, a packed lunch and a drink, as well as a camera

How do I make a booking?
To make a booking or for more information contact Ian on 07786 872060 or via ian@pinpointadventure.com