In the fantastic location next to the Woolpack Inn is the operating base of West Lakes Adventure, activity providers par excellence! Their location right in the heart of the Eskdale valley means they have access to some of the finest hills in Cumbria including Scafell Pike, the biggest of them all.
West Lakes Adventure (WLA) operates all year round, providing a wide range of activities to appeal to all. They have a mini bus to transport groups around so you don’t even need to worry about how you will get to the activity locations.
The comprehensive but not exhaustive range of activities includes:
Single and multi pitch climbing
Flat water canoeing
Moving water canoeing
A range of night activities
La'al Ratty activities
Phew, that’s enough to tire you out just reading about it!
If the expense of trying out a new sport like climbing has been putting you off, then relax – all the equipment needed is provided by WLA, and maintained to the highest standards.
WLA provides bespoke courses for groups as diverse as corporate days out to hen parties. Many of the activities are dog friendly, from belaying to canoeing. Buddy the resident WLA dog comes fully kitted up with his life jacket and climbing harnes. Top notch doggy outdoor gear is available to hire in addition to human gear. Families and individuals are also catered for, so if it something as simple as a guided hill walk then this can be arranged – just get in touch with your requirements.
Lots of our guests contact us for recommendations on outdoor instructors ahead of their holidays to our self catering Lake District cottages. As luck would have it, we happen to have a handy list of companies and instructors that serve Cumbria and would be all too happy to take you out exploring. Click here for our guide to Outdoor Instructors.