Browsing leisure activities within 8 miles of Borrowdale Gates Hotel
Whinlatter Forest Park is England's only true mountain forest. Rising to 790 metres above sea level Whinlatter offers spectacular views of the Lake District and into Scotland.
The last working slate mine in England. Fully guided mine tours and Via Ferrata. Browse the visitor centre. Our Sky Hi cafe serves freshly prepared, locally sourced, pannins, soups and crepes.
Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft is based in the heart of the Lake District National Park in the bustling town of Keswick. We are specialist providers of canoe tours, bush craft and wilderness skills, river trips and canoe expeditions.
Tuition/hire in canoes, kayaks, sailing boats, dragon boat, Viking longship voyager canoe on Derwentwater, individuals/groups/families/special needs catered for.
Our locations offer Motor sports, Shooting, Adventures in, within and under the mountains, Horse riding, Watersports and many more. Corporate events and all-in weekends for School and Youth groups, Stags, Hens, Civil partnership breaks etc.
48 Devonshire Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 9AJ, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 07984 410230, Email, www.morethanmountains.co.uk/Rock-Climbing-Lake-District.html
Get more from your trip to the Lake District. Come climbing, scrambling or walking with More Than Mountains, a small, friendly company running courses throughout Cumbria.
Take to the trees and tackle an exhilarating course of rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip slides high above the forest floor. Go Ape is a great experience to share with friends and family, providing lots of thrills and laughs.
Cumbria, (6 miles, 10kms)
England's highest mountain, deepest lake and smallest church - Wasdale has it all and much much more.
Black Sail, Ennerdale, Cleator, Cumbria, CA23 3AY, (5 miles, 8kms)
Black Sail is a remote and isolated area at the head of Ennerdale, accessible only on foot. This location provides great access to the surrounding fells: Great Gable, Pillar, Red Pike and Steeple and appears in many long distance walks.
Walk Route: Black Sail - Buttermere
Cumbria, (8 miles, 13kms)
Picturesque Grasmere, home to William Wordsworth and famed for its annual sports, is the northernmost village in the southern Lake District.
Bassenthwaite, Cumbria, CA12 4QG, (8 miles, 13kms), Tel: 01539 822222
The village of Bassenthwaite lies around 1 mile east of Bassenthwaite Lake. The lake is the most northerly of the lakes and is also one of the largest.
Cumbria, CA12 5JR, (4 miles, 6kms), Tel: 017687 72645, Email
Keswick is an attractive traditional small market town, which offers a variety of attractions, friendly shopping and a range of local delicacies.
(5 miles, 8kms)
Thirlmere was originally two smaller lakes, which were joined to create a single resevoir surrounded by 2000 acres of spruce and larch.
Cumbria, (5 miles, 8kms)
Peaceful Buttermere, a valley of lakes and high mountains offering superb opportunities for quiet enjoyment in the heart of the Lake District.
Cumbria, CA12 5UY, (0.2 miles, 0.3kms), Tel: 0871 200 22 33, www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/public-transport-road-safety/transport/publictransport/busserv/busservmap.asp
Stunning Lake District valley with inspirational mountain and lake scenery.
CA, (6 miles, 10kms)
From a 17th-century mining community at the base of Blencathra to 19th-century water resource at the foot of Helvellyn, the two communities of Threlkeld and Thirlmere are linked by the lovely Vale of St John.
Rosthwaite, CA, (2 miles, 4kms), Tel: 01539 822222
Walk Route: Rosthwaite to Patterdale
Great Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JU, (7 miles, 12kms), Tel: 015394 32733, Email
Cumnbria, (7 miles, 12kms), Tel: 01539 822222
Langdale - Coniston - Langdale
Cycle Route: Langdale, Coniston, Langdale
Grasmere, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9QW, (8 miles, 12kms)
Langdale, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9JY, (7 miles, 12kms)
The Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel is situated at the head of Great Langdale. Local bar meals and real ales are served in our famous Climbers Bar. Restaurant meals are served in the hotel, booking is advisable.
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