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We caught up with Sara, who along with her partner Tim, run the award-winning Graythwaite adventures, based in an idyllic setting on the west side of the shores of Windermere.

 Tell us about what you do?

‘We’ve been designing, organising and delivering events and experiences since the 1990’s and have now firmly settled where we both grew up – in the Lake District.  We’ve created a programme of outdoor challenges and activities, and our guests can enjoy a fabulous selection from clay pigeon shooting, archery, axe-throwing, canoeing, paddleboarding, bushcraft, RIB rides, drive ‘n dine experiences, estate picnics and lots more!’

We’re proud to have designed and built the Lake District’s only purpose-built off-road course, with BORDA (British Off Road Driving Association) accreditation, and qualified instructors, offering expert tuition, full exhilaration, and the bonus of unrivalled views from the summit.



Our shooting site is the perfect place to learn and practice skills with drinks and snacks served from the lodge and a roaring fire pit to toast marshmallows, and if water is your things, we have a great selection to enjoy, from the quiet bays of the estate’

What sort of people do you attract?

We absolutely welcome everyone – and funnily enough, everyone loves it!  Couples, families, corporate groups and clients:  all our guests leave with a sense of adventure and happy memories for years to come. There is something about sharing unique experiences, knowledge not to mention a slice of wood fired pizza and a cold beer on the lakeshore that creates a wonderful snapshot in time and lots of smiles on faces.



What next?

‘We were delighted to win Cumbria Tourisms’ Experience of the Year’ 2019 – and obviously 2020 and 2021 have been challengingly different for us all!  Our aim is just to keep doing what we love best – sharing our beloved Lake District and our passion for all things outdoor, with as many people as possible and giving them lasting memories and perhaps light a flame in them to go and do more with the great outdoors.’



Book your Graythwaite Adventure here and take a 5% discount simply quote LL2021 or use it when you book online.

Telephone:  07498 574659.

And check out our holiday cottages on the Graythwaite Estate.