Outdoor Adventure Activities in the Lake District

Canoeing on Derwentwater near Keswick

The Lake District truly is a playground of outdoor activities. From high up on (and above!) the mountains to deep below the water and in the depths of the fells, there’s something to suit every adventurous taste.

Pioneers of Outdoor Adventure

For many years, the Lake District has been the go-to place for anyone who wanted to get out in the great outdoors to admire the beautiful scenery. Pioneers of rock climbing made record breaking achievements in the national park. And it draws, to this day, those who want to test themselves in the landscape.

Fortunately, you no longer have to scale cliff faces without ropes, or sail the waters with only the most basic equipment. Outdoor adventure activities are now accessible to almost everyone thanks to an improved understanding of the landscape and an increased focus on safety. Adults and children alike can slide down river ghylls, ascend rocky mountains, or glide across the water. All the while, you can be fully assured that they’re in the safest of hands.

Gently Does It or Full Throttle?

Thanks to its varied landscape, the Lake District – and particularly the area around Keswick and the Newlands Valley – has all sorts to offer when it comes to getting out and about. If you’re a little nervous, a relaxing paddle board or gentle canoe trip could be perfect. If you’re after a bit more adrenaline, then perhaps you should scale the heights of the Via Ferrata at Honister Slate Mine or go canynoning down a mountain river.

Whatever your tastes, abilities, or age, we at Keswick Adventures are delighted to be able to welcome you to the England’s Adventure Capital and to show you the ropes in a safe and fun way. You can browse our outdoor activities now to find out more and book your place, or continue reading below.

Read some of our favourite blogs:

11 May 2022

Exciting Things to do for Father’s Day in the Lake District

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday the 19th of June 2022 and it’s the perfect day to celebrate your wonderful dad! Forget novelty mugs, silly socks, […]
13 April 2022

The Best Places to Paddle Board in the Lake District

Whether you call it paddle boarding, paddleboarding or SUP, we all know it’s a fantastic activity! Get out the paddle and head onto the water today […]
23 March 2022

“Military Stealth” Corporate Fun Days are Here!

We’ve been working on an exciting project recently and are pleased to be able to announce a new team building challenge: Military Stealth! Get your team […]
12 January 2022

Your Top 5 Outdoor Adventure Activities of 2021

After another year of ups and downs, it’s been great to see that none of you lost your sense of adventure in 2021! We’ve enjoyed sharing […]
13 October 2021

Mental Health & Wellbeing in the Lake District

Following Covid and lockdowns, many people suffered from long stretches of isolation. As a result, the importance of mental health has once again been brought to […]
15 September 2021

How To Stay Safe in the Water

We’ve had a busy summer here in the Lake District, with lots of people exploring the mountains, lakes and rivers. And while we’re very keen for […]
18 August 2021

Top Activities in the Lake District

Heading to the Lake District soon? Or maybe you’re planning a future trip? You’ll have no shortage of things to do while you’re here! Whether you’re […]
21 July 2021

The Best Outdoor Adventure Activities to Beat the Heat

If you’re visiting Keswick and the Lake District whilst we’re enjoying this scorching heatwave, you’ll be grateful to find out what outdoor activities you can jump […]
7 July 2021

Get Ready for Jet Boarding in the Lake District!

We are excited to announce that we are partnering with ASAP Water Crafts to provide jet boarding on Derwentwater! We are the first and only outdoor […]
9 June 2021

Keswick Water Sports: 9 of the Best

Keswick is a real playground for water sports – there’s a reason why it’s known as the adventure capital of the Lake District! The town sits […]
12 May 2021

9 Amazing Outdoor Team Building Activity Ideas

What could be better for a team building activity day than getting outdoors in the beautiful Lake District and Cumbria, where we have so much open space […]
17 February 2021

5 Reasons to Have your Hen Do in the Lake District

If you're planning ahead for an amazing hen do, then we don't think you could find anywhere better than the Lake District. For either a day's activities or a full weekend of fun, there's excitement in store for the whole party.