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Outdoor Adventure and Activity Centres and Providers
in The Lake District & Cumbria


We have tried to list on these pages as many outdoor adventure and activity providers as possible in the Lake District & Cumbria area, offering outdoor activities, team building and adventure like – guided walking, cycling / cycle hire, mountain biking, navigation, hang gliding, fishing, and water / paddle sports like sailing, canoeing, kayaking, scrambling, windsurfing etc for individuals, families, groups, corporate, schools, stag and hen groups.

– we make no endorsements or recommendations, the information is provided on a best endeavours basis, we suggest you check that CRB checks and insurance are in place along with qualifications etc before booking any activity.

The following may be of use – The Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
and Mountain Training is a number of related organisations which share a common purpose: the provision of education and training in the leadership, instruction and coaching of climbing, walking and mountaineering activities in the UK.

On this page (click to see) – Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding, Handgliding / Paragliding, Water and Paddle Sports and Activities, Other Activities

on page 2 Multi Activity / Team Buliding Providers

page 3Outdoor Adventure, Education & Residential Activity Centres

Walking – Escorted / Group Walking

Chris Billinge Guided Lake District Walks – Make the most of your stay in the Lake District and walk amongst the fells with a qualified, friendly and professional guide.

David Matthews Professional Mountain Leader – Holding the British Mountaineering Council’s ‘Mountain Walking Leader’ Qualification (ML) and the ‘Single Pitch Award’ (SPA) for rock climbing

Eden Outdoor Adventures – can organise a half or full day or short tour to suit you and help you get the most from your time in the area.

ExperienceCumbria – “Choose from our ready made walking, mini coach or driver guided tours or click on the map to design your own”

Keswick Rambles, Lake District Guided Walks – The walks leaders are not just experienced fell walkers who are passionate about the Lakes, we have a wealth of local knowledge that is second to none. also see Fell Walking in the Lake District with Cathy

Lake District Guided Walks –  We can cater for private individuals, groups, walking groups, corporate days and charity fundraising and find the perfect guided walks to meet your requirements.

Lake District Guided Walking –  Richard, who leads the walking, is a qualified Mountain Leaderwith 40 years hill walking and climbing experience in these and many other mountain areas.

Lakes Guided Walks – “would like to share our love of the Lakes with you; holding the heights, camping under the stars or walking around the famous sites of Lakeland”

Lakeland Mountain Experience – Lakeland Mountain Experience provides professionally guided walks

Mark Scott’s Classic Fell Walks – The list has been devised to cover the majority of the popular fells and some not as frequently visited. Where possible it is planned to walk on quieter paths

The Lake District Walker – Since 2002 The Lake District Walker have been providing guided walking days in the Lake District and beyond

Walkingways – Walk the mountains and valleys of the Lake District with an experienced guide.

Walkwise – a specialist Walking Holiday Tour Operator, organising walking, hiking, rambling and ambling breaks throughout the UK and Abroad

Wandering Boots –  Guided Walks, Navigation, Wild Camping and Training in the Lake District, Cumbria.

Wandering Cloud – The best way to get the most from your visit to the Lake District or Cumbria is to have a personal guide by your side for the day

see our multi activity provider listings page for more walking guides and activity providers

Cycling / Cycle Hire / Mountain Biking

Adventure Cycling – You will have an experienced & fully qualified guide to lead you so you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of magnificent scenery throughout the Lake District

Country Lanes Lake District Cycle Hire Centre – cycle hire, mountain bike hire, group cycle or mountain bike hire events, cycling activities, cycle tours, bespoke holidays and corporate events.

CycleActive – Choosing a cycle holiday or course with CycleActive means choosing a small, specialist company that really knows about, and cares about, cycling

Cyclewise – We are the UK’s premier mountain bike training company. Based near the picturesque town of Keswick in the beautiful Lake District – Whinlatter Forest Park

Grizedale Mountain Bikes – Based at the newly developed forest visitor centre our shop and hire centre are open 7 days a week and here to help you enjoy your day in the forest.

Keswick Bikes – Keswick Bikes have a variety of Cycle Hire options. All are current model bikes not more than a few months old.

North Pennine Cycles – The Bike Shop…..right at the heart of the c2c. You will find us in Nenthead village, next door to The Miner’s Arms

The Bike Barn – Ullswater bike hire and repair shop

Whinlatter Bikes – situated in the heart of the English Lake district. We are surrounded by some of Englands most awesome cycling terrain + The Whinlatter Altura Mountain Bike Trail

see our multi activity provider listings page for more cycling, cycle hire and MTB activity providers

Horse Riding

Bigland Hall Equestrian – trekking, horse riding, hacking, trail riding and children’s lead rein rides for people of all abilities.  Riding lessons, Riding Holidays Full / Working livery. Schooling livery

Crook Barn Stables –  Our horses are suitable for beginners and more experienced riders. We have hand picked our horses over the years and are proud of them.

Cumbrian Heavy Horses – UK’s only specialised Heavy Horse Riding establishment! small, professional, family run Equestrian Centre unique in the use of our magnificent Clydesdale, Shire and Ardennes

Grizedale Riding Centre – Our bridleways, packhorse routes, and tracks are challenging and the terrain can sometimes be rough and hard work but this is what makes Grizedale such a unique place to ride.

Holmescales Riding Centre – Treks and hacks through beautiful Lake District countryside, Excellent tuition on well-schooled horses, Superb riding facilities – for both dressage and jumping.

Horse Riding Holidays in the Lake District – Hipshow Riding Stables provide horse riding holidays in the Lake District – quiet country lanes, bridleways and open fields

Murthwaite Green Trekking Centre –  friendly and professional family-run horse riding centre specialising in beach rides, with its five miles of golden sands and shallow waters

Rookin House Farm Equestrian and Activity Centre – wide variety of activities from horse riding to quad biking to the zip wire and the Madtrax All Terrain Vehicles.


Handgliding / Paragliding / Gliding

Air Ventures Paragliding – Paragliding Courses in the Lake District, Elementary Pilot course, Club Pilot course, Advanced and Special courses.

Eden Soaring (Gliding) – we have two-seaters that allow you to fly with a BGA qualified instructor

Escape Paragliding Adventures – one of the world’s top international paragliding training companies run by Jocky Sanderson, a world renowned figure on Paraglider safety and cross country flying

SunSoar Paragliding – Elementary Pilot course , Introductory Course, Club Pilot Certificate Course


Water and Paddle Sports and Activities

Coniston Boating Centre – Try out kayaks and canoes, hire sailing dinghies, motor boats, rowing boats or hire a bike or even an electric bike

Country Experiences – activities in the Lake District, for beginners to those more experienced, including canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, ghyll scrambling and other exciting outdoor activities

Derwent Water Marina – Taster / refresher sessions and RYA courses in sailing and windsurfing. Groups and individuals also canoeing, kayaking, ghyll scrambling, rock climbing or raft-building

Glenridding Sailing Centre –  provides a wide range of sailing dinghies and traditional boats, canoes and kayaks. RYA qualified staff.

Windermere Canoe and Kayak – Canoe and kayak hire also bike hire.

see our multi activity provider listings page for more water and paddle sport and activity providers


Other Activities

Hemmingways Fishing – offering unique guided fishing trips and fly casting tuition to individuals, groups and corporate clients, on the beautiful lakes and rivers of the English Lake District

Source to Sea Fly Fishing – Lee Cummings holds both the AAPGAI and FFF Masters level certifications – specialty is fly casting tuition to all levels of abilities


On this page (click to see) –Walking, Cycling, Horse Riding, Handgliding / Paragliding, Water and Paddle Sports and Activities, Other Activities

page 2 Multi Activity / Outdoor Adventure /Team Building Providers

page 3 Outdoor Adventure, Education & Residential Activity Centres

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