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King Kong Climbing Centre

Heads Road, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5EZ

Using all our 15 years’ worth of experience worth of building climbing walls we’ve created a dedicated climbing centre that aims to suit everyone’s needs!

 
 
 
Mine Tours, at Honister Slate Mine
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Honister Pass, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XN

Guided Mine Tours of England’s oldest working slate mine wend their way through the 900 year old mine deep in the heart of the former volcano, Fleetwith Pike.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (26 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Wildlife Park
Member of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Coalbeck Farm, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RD

Go wild & experience a world of wildlife! There's over 100 species from Anaconda to Zebra. Rare and endangered species like Gibbons and Asian Fishing Cats, plus family favourites like lemurs and Meerkats. A great day out for all the family.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (20 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Theatre by the Lake
Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Lakeside, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5DJ

Theatre by the Lake has a setting on the shores of Derwentwater no other professional theatre in Britain can match. Each year it stages up to nine of its own productions of classic, modern and new plays and has won multi-starred reviews.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (24 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Go Ape!
VistEngland VAQAS

Whinlatter Forest Park, Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

One lush green forest and a healthy dollop of breathtaking scenery; a smattering of tree-top high wires, tricky crossings and wind-in-your-face zip wires. Whinlatter is the highest Go Ape course in the country, at 360 metres above sea level

 
 
 
Altura trail south loop
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Whinlatter Pass, Braithwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5TW

Whinlatter Forest is England's only true mountain forest. Rising 1000ft above sea level, Whinlatter provides a whole range of outdoor activities for everyone.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (26 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Alpacaly Ever After
Member of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

The Lingholm Estate, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5RY

Do you want to take an alpaca for a walk? Of course you do!

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  • Rail station: Penrith (19 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
  • Guided tour(s)
 
 
 
Pencil Museum

Southey Works, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NG

Located in Keswick, the home of the first pencil, visitors enter this museum through a replica graphite mine which would have served as the source of the pencil industry over three centuries ago.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (20 miles)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Mobile Adventures
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

127 Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5NN

THE most popular outdoor activity in the Lakes!

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  • Rail station: Penrith (18 miles)
  • Children welcome
 
 
 
Wordsworth House and Garden
VistEngland VAQASNational TrustMember of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Main Street, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9RX

Meet some of the Wordsworth household and find out what life was like for the maid, the man servant and the clerk. Hear about the Cumbrian market town of the 1770s. Enjoy the signs and sounds of a working 18thC kitchen.

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  • Rail station: Maryport (6 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Sailing
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Lodore Boat Landings, Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5UX

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  • Rail station: Penrith (25 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Surroundings
Cumbria Tourism Awards WinnerMember of Cumbria TourismSelf-assessed Accessibility Information

Setmurthy, Nr Bassenthwaite Lake, Cumbria, CA13 9SJ

The Lakes Distillery is located next to the River Derwent, which flows from Lake Bassenthwaite and overlooked by the magnificent Skiddaw Mountain.

 
 
 
Hemmingways Angling Adventures

c/o Shundraw, St Johns in the Vale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4RR

Casting tuition and guided days, groups and individuals. All equipment provided.

 
 
 
Lakes and Legends

From Moot Hall, Keswick, CA12 5JR

Epic and fun sightseeing tour of the Lake District. Visit the best views, places and sites while following and discovering the Romans, Vikings, Kind Arthur, poets, authors and all the local legends.

 
 
 
Threlkeld Quarry Museum

Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TT

We are a museum of Mining and quarrying heritage of Cumbria.

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  • Rail station: Penrith (14 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
Langstons No 1 Gin

Underskiddaw, Keswick, CA12 4QA

Langtons No 1 Gin is a celebration of the Lake District using pure slate filtered water from an ancient aquifer hidden deep beneath Skiddaw mountain and carefully chosen botanicals creating a gin of unsurpassed smoothness.

 
 
Ghyll Scrambling

1 Brigrove Court, Main Street, Cockermouth, CA13 9GY

Ghyll scramble never disappoints! We run this activity in ascent or descent depending upon the venue.

 
 
 
Lake District Calvert Trust
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Little Crosthwaite, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4QD

Residential outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities, including those with the most complex needs. It’s what you can do that counts!

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  • Rail station: Penrith (25 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
 
 
 
 

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