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9 things you need to do when you have a Lake District adventure

If you haven’t climbed Scafell Pike yet, then this is your summer to climb the tallest mountain in England. Whether it’s for the views, or for the bragging rights, you’ll feel great about adding this experience to your achievements.
2. Get some speed up and push your limits with a trek run this summer. Whether it’s a run around Bassenthwaite or up the front of the Old Man of Coniston, it’s time to pick up your pace and find your limit.
Take the rough route. Like a lot of these activities unless you're experienced we recommend having the help from a professional, and places like CBA Events @ Graythwaite do organised walks to let you have fun whilst being safe.
4. Up your adventure game a level by learning about bush craft. Wherever you’re going in the lakes you can check where you can learn about surviving in the wild here. That takes you one step closer to being Bear Grylls.
5. Get some inner balance. The science keeps coming in to say that taking time to meditate and get in touch with yourself is great for both your mental and physical health. Our friends at Explore What Matters specialise on helping people not just explore the world, but to explore their minds too.
Change track and take on the Cumbria landscape with thick tires and great suspension. Bring your own or rent a bike- there are plenty of places all over Cumbria where you can go out for a spin.
Buttermere is one of our recommended wild swim lakes as it has less traffic. For more information about swimmable lakes and health and safety information click here- and remember to always take a snap in your wetsuit.
Or get some speed up with your entire traveling party and take to the lakes in style. RIB experiences are sure to get the adrenaline going. If you want to go across Windermere in an exciting, fresh way, check to see if CBA Events @ Graythwaite have a slot available.
Whether you’ve fallen in love with it already- or the fear of it gets your heart rate up and your curiosity burning- there are many places throughout Cumbria to abseil down. Remember, as with all these activities, to always take advice from a professional and follow safest practices. (And there are lots of indoor places to rock climb too!)
So what do you think of our list? Have we missed off your favourite adventurous
experience? Lets us know by joining the conversation across social media with #ThePlaceToBe. And if you get the whole check list done this summer- then take a selfie and let us know, because that sounds like one awesome adventure.
-by Alice at Cumbria Tourism

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