Shortlist symbol Add to shortlist button.

Six adrenaline fuelled action activities in the Lake District Cumbria

The Lake District, Cumbria isn’t all afternoon tea, quiet strolls along the lake shore and taking in the art galleries. Forget all that! Take a look at Six ways you can get your blood pumping on holiday!

1. Rock Climbing

From Treetop courses and climbing to gyhll scrambling and caving, there is not much more that brings you closer to nature than being enveloped in it. There are loads of providers of these activities in the county, so check them out HERE.

Rock Climbing

2. Water Sports

One of the most popular sports in Cumbria. Coniston, Bassenthwaite, Ullswater, Windermere & Derwentwater all offer water sports from the shoreline. Including kayaking, sailing, rafting, windsurfing, paddle-boarding & boat hire. Being out on the water is a great way to spend a day with friends & family! Check out the providers HERE.

Water Sports


Image Credit: Windermere Canoe Kayak

3. Get Up High

There is a truly unique way to experience Cumbria…from the bird’s eye. Observe the magnificent countryside from hundreds of metres above in a gyroplane, truly an experience you won’t forget. Or why not jump out of a plane? You can also parachute in Cumbria if hurtling towards the ground at terminal velocity is more your thing. Check it out HERE.

Lake District Gyroplanes

4. Off-Roading

If you’d literally rather get off the beaten track then how about a touch of off-roading? Be that on a quad bike, Segway, a powerful 4X4 or just on foot, who knows what you’ll stumble across exploring the wilds? Get off-road HERE.


5. Mountain Biking

If mountain biking is more your bag, then there are loads of routes trials and hire spots you can dabble in. Whinlatter & Grizedale forests are known for their mountain biking trials and you’ll take in some of the best scenery whilst doing so! Just keep an eye on the track…Go mountain-biking HERE.


6. Paint-Balling

What can be more fun than running about in a forest being pelted with high velocity balls of paint? Nothing obviously. This classic activity is made all the more fun with a group of friends and certainly should be on your bucket list. If you’d rather not be shot, then how about a spot of clay pigeon shooting? Either way, you’ll have a great time. Go shooting HERE.

The Outdoor Adventure Company
Image Credit: The Outdoor Adventure Company 

So, there you have 6 ways to get the adrenaline pumping in Cumbria. Whilst providers will always make sure you are safe during your adventures, it is important to remain safe when taking part in adventure activities. If you do undertake any activity, especially without an experienced instructor with you, it’s worth taking five minutes to look at our safety guides HERE.

If you need somewhere to rest your head after a day of falling into a lake, jumping out of planes and being shot with paint, then check out places to stay HERE.

Like what you see? Follow us