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Keep to your 2018 new year resolution

Sticking to your new years resolution can be tough. Especially in January when we all go back to work and all you want to do is burrow into a blanket with some chocolate and a large Baileys. Well, we are here to help you by proposing you get stuck into a new activity in Cumbria.
Check out some suggestions below and click on each image to find out more and how to get involved. For more information on adventure and activity in Cumbria, Click Here.

1. Walking

Perhaps the most obvious activity in the county, Cumbria is known for its abundance of walking routes and mountain trails. Also known as ‘Fell Walking’ you can find short 30-minute strolls, 3-hour hikes or a full day trek across the glorious Cumbrian mountains. Home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, you can even take on the challenge of ascending every peak in Cumbria! The perfect way to detox the soul and body.

Fell Walking

2. Water Sports

Another county favourite encompassing kayaking, canoeing, paddle-boarding, sailing and swimming. There is plenty to do on the waters of Cumbria. Kayaking is a particular favourite of ours and is the perfect activity with a group of friends or as a solo adventure to take stock and reflect on the years past.

Keswick Mountain Festival

3. Cycling

You can cycle a flat path around the shores of a lake or take a sturdy mountain bike through the trails of Whinlatter Forest. A sure way to keep fit with a super adrenaline rush and with some of the finest views in the country all waiting for you at the end of your trail.

Cycling in Cumbria

4. Climbing

Everything from climbing to scrambling, becoming a Cumbrian ‘Cragrat’ is not for the faint hearted. If you’re feeling brave enough and with the right equipment and experience, you can try threading the needle on Great Gable. Or Scramble up one of the many Ghylls that tumble from Cumbria’s highest peaks. For the adrenaline adventure seeker, Cumbria will keep you entertained for years to come.

Great Gable

5. An Experience

From animal experiences and aerial flights to bush craft and outdoor adventures. Why not try something totally new to change your mind-set and give you that big boost in motivation you’ve been looking for.

Lake District Gyroplanes

So, help yourself beat the January blues and get yourself to Cumbria to keep your new years resolution on track and enjoy a short break in the county to kick 2018 off the proper Cumbrian way! You can also book loads of adventure activites online before you arrive!


If you book a break with Golakes for a break before 18th March 2018, you will be entered into a prize draw to receive a free Love Cumbria card for your visit. Giving you access to loads of great discounts across the county! #theplacetobe


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