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Climbing, Scrambling & Treetop Adventures in the Lake District

Picture this. You've reached the belay. Above you, another hundred metres of perfect rock. Below, past the immaculate pitch you've just climbed spreads a glorious green Lake District valley dotted with dark crags, rushing streams and the occasional grazing sheep.

The peaceful sounds of a Cumbrian mountain summer rise in the air. In the distance, the silvery sheen of the sea. Tie on, sit back.

Maybe you're a mid-grade crag rat. Tick the classics on Dow Crag, Gimmer or Esk Buttress. Or perhaps you're pushing the upper grades? Lakeland rock has proved a forcing-ground of climbing standards for each generation and steep, modern test-pieces abound.

Not quite a crag rat yet? Many see scrambling as adventure in its purest form - an interesting activity that's not really climbing yet involves the use of hands on rock. For ambitious walkers, scrambling can prove an exciting step onwards adding spice and interest to a big Lake District climbing adventure day out.

If rocks aren’t your thing, take to the trees. Climb up amongst the foliage and release your inner monkey by having a tree top adventure. Zooming around on a zip wire or bouncing around on a net are just a couple of ways to spend an amazing afternoon in Cumbria.

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Climbing Activities

Famous as the birthplace of modern rock climbing, the Lake District is the perfect place to begin your climbing career.

From gentle scrambles to challenging rock climbs, climbing activities on offer in the Lake District and Cumbria are wide and varied, suitable for any level of experience.

From scaling a rock face to making your way into the forest canopies, we are sure you will find something to keep you entertained. But before you head out on your adventure, remember to read our safety information!

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