The Lake District is a playground of outdoor activities: on the water and land, and even high up in the sky!
The deep lakes, towering mountains and sheer rock faces have attracted adventurers for centuries, and their pioneering has opened up these exciting activities to so many people.
Whether you’re a newbie looking for a couple of Lake District adventures, are hoping to discover a new hobby, or are an experienced outdoor explorer, the national park offers something for you. Take a look at our pick of the top eight outdoor activities or browse below for a deeper dive into these excellent Lake District adventure activities!
Water activities in the Lake District
Get onto and into the water either by boat or just in your cossie! On warm days, one of the many water activities in the Lake District is a great way to cool off. Even in the colder months, exploring the lakes and rivers of the national park is a thrilling adventure.
Wild swimming in the Lakes
Take a dip in a lake, tarn or river pool with the help of our Lake District wild swimming guide. These are some of the best places you can swim in Cumbria for amazing views, clear water, and an invigorating experience.
Kayaking and paddleboarding in the Lakes
Are you coming to the Lake District with your own kayak, canoe, or paddleboard? There are also many places to hire a craft from in the national park. Make sure you know where you can launch from with our handy guide.
Activities for adrenaline lovers in the Lake District
There’s no better feeling than that of some adrenaline pumping through your veins. Whether you’re stepping into unknown territory and pushing your limits, or you are just in love with the experience of doing something a bit crazy, then these adrenaline-packed Lake District adventures are for you.
Climbing in the Lakes
The Lake District is the birthplace of British climbing thanks to its varied landscapes that draw you in to explore. Take on mighty overhangs, world-famous routes or easy slabs, depending on your abilities and preferences.
Up in the air
There’s no need to keep your feet on the ground in the Lake District because there all sorts of in-air activities to choose from. Leave your head in the clouds with one of these extra-special adventures that will stay with you forever.
Relaxing outdoor activities in the Lake District
You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy the great outdoors! There are also plenty of relaxing activities to enjoy while you admire the mountain scenery and get some fresh air.
Golf in the Lakes
Practice your golf swing in some of the best scenery of the country! From seaside links to courses in the midst of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, golf in the Lake District is a truly spectacular experience.
Fishing in the Lakes
The Lake District waters are stocked with legendary giants and rare species, making for a diverse and satisfying fishing experience. Pick your spot and prepare to cast off in one of these wonderful fishing locations.
Walking and hiking in the Lake District
Of course, the ultimate outdoor Lake District activity is walking. With thousands of routes to choose from, you’ll never be short of options for getting into the great outdoors.
Stay at a self-catering cottage in the Lake District
We have a great collection of holiday cottages located all across the Lake District. These include farmhouses, lakeside and lake view houses, and some attractive apartments, many in the best locations to enjoy an action-packed break. Wherever you choose to holiday this year with your friends and family, we have the perfect accommodation for you.
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