We seem to be experiencing a run of lovely weather at the moment and I have been enjoying getting out on my bike in the sunshine. Bookings are up in our self catering cottages with visitors flocking to enjoy a last minute short break in the Lake District.
A great way to enjoy all that the Lake District has to offer is to get out with a qualified outdoor instructor. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do and see in the Lake District and sometimes it is nice to have someone to guide you along in a new and exciting activity.
Here is our pick of the best whether you are looking to climb a mountain, lead your first rock climb, try ghyll scrambling or go kayaking on some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers in the country.
The Lake District Walker
Run by a lovely couple, John & Lyanda, the Lake District Walker offers a seriously impressive selection of walks all over the Lake District as well as bespoke packages. If you have ever fancied a wild camp but don't know where to begin, they will organise it all for you including equipment.
West Lakes Adventure (Eskdale)
Located in the Eskdale Valley WLA offer a comprehensive range of activities in locations across the Lake District from rock climbing to archery.
Mountain Sense (Keswick)
These guys specialise in skills courses and are a great choice if you are thinking of training for a Mountain Leader qualification. They offer mock assessment days that are vital for preparing yourself for the real thing and unbeatable winter skills training.
Witherslack Hall Equestian Centre (South Lakes)
Although this involves letting the horse take the strain, it is still an exciting way to see Lakeland in a whole new light. I really fancy trekking across High Street on horseback!
Adventure Peaks climbing wall (Ambleside)
To test your climbing skills in any weather, head to Adventure Peaks in Ambleside. There is a good range of climbs, a bouldering room and a café with viewing gallery to the climbing wall.