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Canoe & Bushcraft @ Graythwaite

Canoe & Bushcraft @ Graythwaite

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Having journeyed there by canoe venture into Graythwaite estate's woodland to learn the skills you need to survive a night in the Lake District.

Activities may include fire lighting, shelter building, coracle build, knife skills, camp fire cooking and of course toasting marshmallows.

Opening details

Closed Christmas & Boxing Day.

We're not on the Graythwaite site every single day and so we would urge you that booking is essential and ask you please not to arrive expecting to take part in your chosen activity. Our friendly team are on hand in the office between 9 and 5 Monday to Friday to deal with your enquiries or feel free to call us on our out of hours mobile number if you prefer.

Prices

See website for pricing.

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Address

Graythwaite Estate,
Near Hawkshead,
Cumbria,
LA12 8AZ

Directions

Plan route to Graythwaite Adventure using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 374908  Lat: 54.30980 Long: -2.96239

From Ambleside (The North)
Continue along the B5825 until you reach Hawkshead. From Hawkshead, follow signs towards Newby Bridge. Stay on this road for roughly 5 miles. You’ll pass Esthwaite Water Trout Fishery on your left, continue on past. You’ll then see Graythwaite Saw Mill on your right then you’ll pass the entrance to Graythwaite Gardens which are also on your right. From here continue for approximately 150m. The entrance gate to the car park is on your left and marked with a Graythwaite Adventure sign either side of the gate. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park. If you miss the gate and reach the main entrance to Graythwaite Hall, please turn around.

From Newby Bridge (The South)
Follow signs towards Lakeside, YMCA Centre and Hawkshead and continue on the B5825. You’ll pass the YMCA Centre on your right before passing the entrance to Silverholme Manor. When you see a small post box installed in a wall on your right continue straight on, the main entrance to Graythwaite Hall will be on your left. After a few hundred yards you’ll reach our entrance gate on the right with the Graythwaite Adventure either side. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park.

From the Windermere Car Ferry
When you disembark the ferry continue on the road until you come to the first left turning, the turning is just before a white and black sign for Far Sawrey. Take this turning and follow the road for approx. 2.9 miles. At the end of this road you will reach a T junction. Turn right at the T junction. Follow the road for 0.2 miles and the entrance to our site will be on your right with a Graythwaite Adventure sign either side of the gate. Please turn into the field and follow the track to our car park.

Transport available by request. We’re happy to collect you from your accommodation by 4x4, boat or minibus!

Parking: free

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