From walking Coniston Old Man, paragliding off Skiddaw, taking on Striding Edge, Helvellyn, or galloping a horse along Silecroft Beach, there's always something to keep you on the go.
Your version of adventure might be mountain-biking through Whinlatter or Grizedale forests, hanging off a cliff-edge on the Via Ferrata at Honister, or making waves on Coniston Water. Maybe the adventure you want is more sedate like watching hot-air balloons sail past the Mason's Arms at Bowland Bridge. And are you actually getting better with age and a little bit more active than the current "elderly people sign" would have the world believe!
We're showcasing these signs to promote the Lake District, Cumbria's aim to be the Adventure Capital of the UK by 2012 and between now and Olympic year we will be working to see if we can find some permanent homes for these signs.
Leo Houlding - our ambassador of adventure and one of the world's best known young climbers, helped us put them in place.Leo said: "All of us obey road signs on a daily basis and these signs of adventure are about reminding people what they can do in Cumbria's higher, wilder places. We want to encourage people to come to the Adventure Capital of the UK and an embrace our landscape because it's good for mind, body and spirit."
go to the adventure capital
The signs of adventure now have a new home in Grizedale Forest. Follow the network of trails on foot or bike and see how many of the 13 signs you can find hidden around the forest.
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special thanks to
Leo Houlding, Steve Messam, Ben Barden, Steve Barber and Mark Weir of Honister Slate Mine.
Thanks too to Johann Hoving of River Deep Mountain High, Cath Wrigley of Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre, Rich Martin and Dan Ginesi of Cyclewise Whinlatter Forest, Katy Jarvis of Grizedale Forest, Diane and John Taylor of the Mason's Arms, Strawberry Bank and finally Gordon Oliver of Air Ventures.
Supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)