Outdoor Activities

The Lake District and Cumbria is the country's biggest adventure playground and it's breathtaking.

With England's five tallest mountains and the deepest and largest lakes, Cumbria's rich natural environment is simply unique.

Explore the great outdoors and discover some of the UK's most beautiful scenery, whether a seasoned adventurer or wanting to learn the ropes from a qualified guide, there are activities to suit everyone.

Pedal, paddle, hike or climb, conquer your competitive spirit or just get out there and enjoy.

Whatever floats your boat or gets your pulse racing get on the right track in the Lake District and Cumbria.

Outdoor adventure....

Find out about more adventure in the air, in the saddle and in the driving seat.

Useful Websites

Cumbria Outdoors - The Learning Adventure. The Cumbria Outdoors website provides everyone involved in outdoor educational visits all the information they need to get the most out of their experience.

Lake District National Park - There are a wide range of activities and things to do in the Lake District, and with more than 3,100 kilometres of rights of way, you can walk, cycle and ride around our countryside to your heart’s content. Why not try a guided walk.

SustransWhether you’re looking for an adventure, a great family day out, or world class scenery, Cumbria and the Lakes are the perfect destination to ride a bike.

Forests in Cumbria - home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play. We have a number of forests & woods in Cumbria inc. Whinlatter, GrizedaleEnnerdale & Dodd Wood

National Trust - the National Trust look after a fifth of the land in the Lake District National Park, covering the 13 different valleys. Their activity base at Fell Foot is home to a range of outdoor activities. 

Friends of the Lakesthe Lake District offers some of the most spectacular and precious landscapes in England. We take action to protect and conserve the natural beauty of these landscapes for the benefit of visitors, local communities, wildlife and habitats.

There are a number of other outdoors sports & activities listed on our website, for example:

Outdoors / Adventure in your area

There are 27 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.

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