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Land of Tarns & FellsLake District

A magical land of rippling mountain ridges, deep, dark lakes and thick mountain forests stands hidden in a north western corner of England. The Lake District has fascinated and inspired visitors for generations, with creatives like William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter famously settling amongst the valleys and peaks.

Hike the mountain trails, kayak along the lakes, look out for red squirrels and the abundance of rare flora scattered throughout the expansive countryside. Awarded World Heritage Site status, the Lake District will continue to bewitch all who visit for decades to come.

The Lake District is a mountainous region in Cumbria, North-West England. Nearly all of the Lake District lies within the Lake District National Park, although the town of Kendal and the Lakeland Peninsulas are currently outside the park boundary. It was the second national park to be created in England and is the second largest in the UK after the Cairngorms in Scotland, covering about 912 square miles. It is the most visited park in the UK, with over 15 million people coming to the park to enjoy what it has to offer, every year.

Explore the Lake District

Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment

Local Guides

Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment

  • Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing

    Adventure North West

    West View Hoghton Lane, Preston PR5 4ED

    Adventure North West is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located near The Lake District.

    They offer canyoning, climbing, canoeing and kayaking for groups of all abilities.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside various accommodation, catering and transport options.

  • Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Climbing

    My Adventure

    MY Adventure, West Harbour Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    My Adventure is an outdoor adventure and activities operator located near Edinburgh in Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, coasteering, mountain biking, climbing, canoeing and kayaking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided alongside catering and transport options.

  • Gorge Walking

    Mountain Rat Adventures

    Tigh Na Burn Brackenber Lodge Shap Cumbria CA10 3QB

    Mountain Rat Adventures is an adventure and activities operator located in the Lake District.

    They offer canyoning for groups of all abilities. Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

  • Gorge Walking, Rafting

    National White Water Centre

    The National White Water Centre - Canolfan Dŵr Gwyn Genedlaethol, Bala, United Kingdom

    National White Water Centre is an adventure and activities operator located in Snowdonia National Park in Wales.

    They offer canyoning and white water rafting for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided. They can recommend a range of accommodation options for your stay.

  • Gorge Walking, Coasteering, Climbing

    Hebridean Pursuits

    Oban PA34 9AN, United Kingdom

    Hebridean Pursuits is an adventure and activities operator located in Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, climbing and coasteering for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

  • Gorge Walking, Canoeing, Climbing, Mountain Biking

    In Your Element

    In Your Element Scotland, Inverness, United Kingdom

    In Your Element is an adventure and activities operator with various locations in Scotland.

    They offer canyoning, climbing, canoeing and mountain biking for groups of all abilities alongside a variety of technical courses.

    Equipment and professional instruction are provided.

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