A key aim of Camp 404 is to give you an introduction to hill walking and wild camping which is affordable. 


Having the right gear and knowing the basics is essential. That can get expensive so we want to give you the chance to 'try before you buy'.

Workshops, kit, and all support is provided free of charge. All you need to provide are some basic items of outdoor clothing and a  pair of walking boots. The only other costs are if you choose to join one of our 3-day expeditions to the Lake District or similar upland area of the UK. The two main expedition expenses are travel by public transport and a £120 fee payable directly to Emma for leading the expedition (through the  EHMT website). Transport costs (trains and buses) are not easy to pin down precisely but if travelling from North Essex they are likely to be in the region of £130 - £155 including the price rises expected in 2022. You will need to provide your own expedition food and cover any extras like coffees/sandwiches purchased while travelling, but these shouldn't amount to more than a few pounds. So, a total expedition budget of £300 should more than cover the total cost.

As well as keeping costs as low as possible in some circumstances financial support may also be available. Please see the Bursary Fund page for more information.

To reserve a place on a workshop or expedition, please go to the Bookings page.