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ADVENTURE & ACTIVITIES

 

The Lake District, Cumbria is the adventure capital of the UK.

Whatever kind of holiday adventure or outdoor activity interests you, the Lake District is the best UK destination for an action packed adventure holiday. From walking to abseiling, zorbing to kayaking, there is something for everyone.

The unique landscape of the Lake District provides the best natural outdoor terrain in the UK for adventure activities. Home to England's highest mountain, Scafall Pike, what better place to visit for a walking, hiking or climbing adventure break. Close to the base of Scafell Pike is Wastwater - England's deepest lake, with its majestic scree slopes rising from the water. Many of the English lakes provide the perfect environment to participate in watersports such as swimming and kayaking.

Whatever your level of adventure - gentle outdoor walks, a few rounds of golf with a dramatic mountain backdrop, or extreme sports, the Lake District Cumbria is the perfect destination for your outdoor adventure break.

 

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ADVENTURE BREAKS

Adventure is easy to find in Cumbria. One moment you might be flying through the trees on a zipwire in Grizedale Forest, the next you're trying to keep your balance on a paddleboard on Lake Windermere! Famous as the birthplace of modern rock climbing, the Lake District is the perfect place to begin your climbing career.

Have fun with the family or embrace some well needed solitude walking and taking in the breathtaking Lake District scenery. In Cumbria there is always something new to try and a new adventure to be had, so where better for a UK adventure break.

Browse the different types of holiday adventure activities available below and book your place.

Grab your running shoes, dig out the bike or better yet...watch someone else do it!
Here are some Challenge Events happening in Cumbria.
Trust10 Run

Trust10 Run

Ambleside

Sun 22 Jan 2017

Trust10 – a new trail run series in the Lakes.

Winter Fell Running Series

Winter Fell Running Series

Keswick

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Short sharp runs designed to keep you on the fells during the sports down period!

Dry Tooling Competition

Dry Tooling Competition

Keswick

Sat 4 Feb 2017

An afternoon of figure fouring madness and tool popping fun.

Montane Trail 26 & Trail 13

Montane Trail 26 & Trail 13

Hawkshead

Sun 5 Feb 2017

The Montane Trail 26 & Trail 13 Grizedale is a trail marathon & half marathon which takes place from Grizedale Forest Visitors Centre.

Winter Fell Running Series

Winter Fell Running Series

Keswick

Sun 19 Feb 2017

Short sharp runs designed to keep you on the fells during the sports down period!

Trust10 Run

Trust10 Run

Ambleside

Sun 26 Feb 2017

Trust10 – a new trail run series in the Lakes.

Dry Tooling Competition

Dry Tooling Competition

Keswick

Sat 4 Mar 2017

An afternoon of figure fouring madness and tool popping fun.

The Endurance Store Eden Valley Epic Cycle

The Endurance Store Eden Valley Epic Cycle

Penrith

Sun 5 Mar 2017

The Eden Valley Epic Cycle Sportive is a cycle ride which will take place from Penrith Leisure Centre.

Wheelbase Spring Classic Cycle Sportive

Wheelbase Spring Classic Cycle Sportive

Kendal

Sun 19 Mar 2017

Two cycle distances available 40 miles and 66 miles.

Trust10 Run

Trust10 Run

Ambleside

Sun 26 Mar 2017

Trust10 – a new trail run series in the Lakes.

Easter at Muncaster

Easter

Ravenglass

Fri 14 - Mon 17 Apr 2017

Free entry for every child with a teddy* over the Easter weekend 14th – 17th April 2017, Friday to Monday inclusive.

Kendal Sprint Triathlons

Kendal Sprint Triathlons

Kendal

Sun 23 Apr 2017

First hosted in 2009 Kendal Sprint Triathlon has grown in popularity and offers the ideal opportunity to test early season fitness with its sister event in September.

The Lakeland Loop Cycle Sportive

The Lakeland Loop Cycle Sportive

Ambleside

Sun 23 Apr 2017

The Lakeland Loop Cycle Sportive is a challenging cycling sportive.

Trust10 Run

Trust10 Run

Ambleside

Sun 23 Apr 2017

Trust10 – a new trail run series in the Lakes.

Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim

Ullswater Epic Lakes Swim

Glenridding

Sun 4 Jun 2017

The Epic Lakes Swim Series consists of either 2 or 3 open water swim events at 3 different locations in Cumbria. Ullswater is the first event in the series.

Coast to Coast in a Day Cycle Sportive

Coast to Coast in a Day Cycle Sportive

Seascale

Sat 24 Jun 2017

The Coast to Coast; West Cumbria to North Yorkshire is attempted by scores of cyclists each year, but only a handful try it in one go.

Colour Run

Colour Run for Hospice at Home West Cumbria

Ravenglass

Sun 2 Jul 2017

Choice of 1k or 5k routes and your race entry fee includes access to the gardens and Hawk & Owl Centre for the rest of the day.

Derwent Epic Lakes Swim

Derwent Epic Lakes Swim

Keswick

Sun 9 Jul 2017

The Epic Lakes Swim Series consists of either 2 or 3 open water swim events at 3 different locations in Cumbria. Derwent is the second event in the series.

The Mighty Corinthian

The Mighty Corinthian

Ulverston

Sat 15 Jul 2017

The Mighty Corinthian now joins our other retro events, À L’ancienne and Le Loafeur as part of the weekend-long Velo Retro.

À L’ancienne Classic

À L’ancienne Classic

Ulverston

Sun 16 Jul 2017

À L’ancienne is our classic, 84km retro bike challenge. It’s hard enough to feel like a real day out but easy enough to be tackled by any reasonably fit cyclist.

Le Loafeur

Le Loafeur

Ulverston

Sun 16 Jul 2017

Le Loafeur, does what it says on the tin! It meanders around the beautiful Coniston Water on a 47km loop which is about as easy as we can make it in this part of the world.

The Epic Lakes Swim Series – Coniston

Coniston Epic Lakes Swim

Coniston

Sun 20 Aug 2017

The Epic Lakes Swim Series consists of either 2 or 3 open water swim events at 3 different locations in Cumbria. Coniston is the final event in the series.

Race The Tide

Race The Tide

Ravenglass

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Muncaster Castle is hosting the Lake District’s best all-natural adventure race, “Race the Tide” on Saturday 26th August.

Windermere One Way Swim

Windermere One Way Swim #wow

Newby Bridge

Sun 3 Sep 2017

A ten mile swim in Windermere fully supported with each swimmer having one to one support via a paddler.

ACTIVITIES

Looking for some relaxing leisure time? Play a few rounds of golf with a dramatic Cumbrian mountain backdrop or take part in some wild river fishing. There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy during your Lake District activity holiday or short break.

Activity Request Form

If you are looking for a specific outdoor activity or pursuit, please complete and submit our activity request form and wherever possible the people providing this activity will get in touch with you.

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