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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Bushcraft Experience

Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019 Experience of the Year

Cumbria Tourism Awards 2019 Experience of the Year

Details

Venture into Graythwaite estate’s woodland with your friends and family and we’ll teach you the skills you need to survive a night in the Lake District without the deluxe comfort and amenities that Graythwaite Cottages offer. Activities may include fire lighting, shelter building, sourcing water, basic camp fire cooking and of course toasting marshmallows. What better place to learn some basic survival skills that in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

Graythwaite Adventure provides award winning experiences on the exclusive Graythwaite Estate, 5,000 acres of carefully managed estate land, woodland, parkland and lake frontage in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Guests with us can enjoy 4x4 off road driving, clay pigeon shooting, archery, canoeing, paddle boarding, bush craft, RIB rides, drive ‘n’ dine experiences, estate picnics and more.

We’ve designed and built the Lake District’s only purpose-built off-road course, with BORDA (British Off-Road Driving Association) accreditation and BORDA qualified instructors providing expert tuition, with unrivalled views from the summit. Our shooting site provides the perfect place to learn and practice skills, with drinks and snacks served from the lodge and a roaring fire pit to toast marshmallows. Water sports are enjoyed from the quiet bays of the estate.

Tim and Sara have been designing, organising and delivering activities, events and experiences worldwide since the 1990’s and have now firmly settled where they both grew up, in the English Lake District. Welcoming couples, families, groups and corporate clients, guests are guaranteed to leave Graythwaite Adventure with happy memories for years to come.

Winner of the Cumbria Tourism 2019 ‘Experience of the Year’. Experience : Explore : Escape.

Opening Details

Open all the time

We're open 7 days a week throughout the year, but do like a break on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day :). We recommend you booking in advance, rather than turning up, as we may not be on site every day. Please call the office or email your enquiry and we'll be more than happy to assist.

Prices

Call the Graythwaite Adventure team for details.

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
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

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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