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Adventure & outdoor

Our outdoor adventure trail can help you plan where to go and what to do in the fells, lakes and valleys of the Western Lake District.

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Cumbrian Heavy Horses

Cumbrian Heavy Horses

Experience the thrill of a beach ride, the views on our fell rides, or an instructional hack through the scenic Whicham Valley on our lively Heavy Horses. Visit for a day, weekend or longer stays for a truly unique adventure.

Find out more here.

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Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre

Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre

Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre is a friendly and professional family-run horse riding centre specialising in beach rides. Direct access to Silecroft beach, with its five miles of golden sands and shallow waters, make it the ideal place for horse riding.

More info here

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Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine

Honister Slate Mine is the last working slate mine in England. Today it offers an inside and outside Mountain Experience and is the site of the UK’s first Via Ferrata (Silver award, Enjoy England Visitor Experience of the Year 2012).

Find out more here.

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The Gincase

The Gincase

Nearby the picturesque Solway coast, combining a wonderful traditional tearoom, all freshly homemade food, served in a warm and friendly atmosphere, a Cumbrian Craft Barn, Giftshop, Children’s Farm Park with outdoor and huge indoor play areas, farm animals and lots more.

Find out more here.

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Country Experiences

Country Experiences

From canoeing and kayaking to rock climbing and ghyll scrambling and more in the beautiful Cumbrian landscapes, we offer exciting outdoor adventures for everyone, whether novice or more experienced.

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Derwent Water Marina

Derwent Water Marina

Located near Keswick, this is an ideal location for all watersport and mountain activities. There are group and individual sessions and RYA courses in Sailing and Windsurfing on offer, as well as canoes, kayaks, sailing dinghies, windsurfers and rowing boats for hire.

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Go Ape Whinlatter

Go Ape Whinlatter

Whinlatter boasts the highest Go Ape in the country at 360 metres above sea level – it’s so high you can see  Scotland! Enjoy an adventure clambering between trees and riding zip slides through skies in England’s only true mountain forest.

Find out more here.

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Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft

Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft

Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft offers a range of canoeing, river trips, expeditions, bushcraft and wilderness activities to suit all ages, abilities and requirements.

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Keswick Golf Club

Keswick Golf Club

With stunning views at every turn, this outstanding 18-hole par 71 course with great character offers a welcoming and varied experience for golfers of all abilities in a unique Lakeland setting. Also open for lunch and coffee for non-golfers.

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Newlands Adventure Centre

Newlands Adventure Centre

Try your hand at Climbing and Abseiling, tackle our High Ropes course, paddle the Lakes or experience the legendary Ghyll Scramble. Half and full day activities available for non residents, accommodation and full board courses available for schools and groups.

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The Colourful Coast (National Trust & RSPB Project)

The Colourful Coast (National Trust & RSPB Project)

Discover hidden gems of wildlife and history along the colourful coast between Whitehaven and St Bees. There are secluded beaches, towering cliffs, atmospheric ruins and a warm West Cumbrian welcome on the North West’s only stretch of Heritage Coast.

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Lake District Wildlife Park

Lake District Wildlife Park

Set in the heart of the Lake District, by Bassenthwaite Lake, the Lake District Wildlife Park has recently welcomed three baby Ring Tail Lemurs and an adorable baby Tapir. Visitors to the 25-acre wildlife park can see the new and very cute arrivals, as well as other residents such as Meerkats, Zebras, Lar Gibbons, a Bald Eagle and even a Boa Constrictor. The park is also home to the UK’s only breeding herd of Micro Pigs.. a perfect day out!

Find out more here

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Clip ‘n’ Climb

Clip ‘n’ Climb

Another new attraction can be found over at The Wave Centre in Maryport – Clip ‘n’ Climb has 23 unique climbs and even a ‘leap of faith’ challenge. Open every day, it’s the perfect indoor adventure for all the family!

Find out more here

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Workington Comets Speedway

Workington Comets Speedway

Speedway provides high speed team racing on bikes with no gears and no brakes! Come and see Britain's premier league speedway every Saturday night in Workington.

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Newlands Adventure Centre

Newlands Adventure Centre

Newlands Adventure Centre near Keswick offers a fantastic selection of outdoor and indoor activities for groups, families and individuals. Offering everything from canoeing, climbing, and ghyll scrambling to archery, mountain biking and much more.

The centre also has accommodation for groups and can tailor activities to suit your needs.

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Keswick Climbing Wall

Keswick Climbing Wall

Only 5 minutes drive from the centre of Keswick, the climbing wall offers 40 top rope climbs with a height of up to 8 metres, providing climbers of all abilities with every challenge they could want.

Climbing lessons are also available and there are also lots of other activities for whole familly including canoeing, kayaking, ghyll scrambling, archery and high ropes.

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West Lakes Adventure

West Lakes Adventure

Located in the Eskdale Valley in the heart of the Lake District, West Lakes Adventure offer an impressive range of activities including mountain and ghyll scrambling, canoeing, mountain biking, guided walks and various expedition skills. With tailored outdoor activities to meet your needs, whether you are looking to run a half day programme, full day event, weekend or even full weeks, West Lakes Adventure can arrange your perfect outdoor experience!

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Cumbrian Heavy Horses
Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre
Honister Slate Mine
The Gincase
Country Experiences
Derwent Water Marina
Go Ape Whinlatter
Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft
Keswick Golf Club
Newlands Adventure Centre
The Colourful Coast (National Trust & RSPB Project)
Lake District Wildlife Park
Clip ‘n’ Climb
Workington Comets Speedway
Newlands Adventure Centre
Keswick Climbing Wall
West Lakes Adventure