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The Lake District has the most diverse landscape in the UK and has been a mecca for outdoor pursuits since before climbing boots were invented!

Today your Lake District outdoor adventure journey can take you pounding down dense woodland tracks, as you and your 26” wheels dare to tame England’s only true mountain forest. Up in the canopy of giants, there’s zip wires, treetop nets and nerve-wrecking obstacles for some super-fun group challenges. Up the ante and take your head for heights to another level with Europe’s largest via Ferrata at Honistor Slate Mine.

Regardless of the party size, let the clouds kiss your cheek on an endurance test like no-other – a 6-mile and 978m hike up to England’s rooftop – Scarfell Pike.

Sheltered by the surrounding mountains, taking a first dip in the icy meltwater cascading down the peaks and pooled in 16 great lakes is an experience like no other. For those accustomed to the popular sport of wild swimming, there’s a passionate and friendly community of outdoor swimmers in the Lake District who regularly take to the invigorating waters of Windermere and Coniston.

Whilst serious climbers seek out the craggy stone of the Langdale Valley to scale vast sheets of rockface, there are plenty of scrambles and boulders that are a playground for anyone who likes to get hands on with the grittier side of the outdoors. Whether you have been to Kong Adventure climbing wall or enjoyed a guided mountain adventure ghyll scramble, climbing in the Lake District has the very best views and offers something for every level.

For those that are into outdoor kit and gear, Windermere Marina has a huge pull. Here you’ll see the cool SUP boarders, alongside luxury yachts and motorboats. From lakeshore, valley side or mountain top , adventure is in the air here in the Lakes for both spectators and buccaneers.