Keswick Adventures Blog

News and information about our activities and the local area

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...

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 go canyoning 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.

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Guide to Derwentwater in the Lake District

Derwentwater is one of the Lake District's most famous and best loved lakes thanks to its ease of access, position close to the town of Keswick, spectacular views, and activities available. It's also the lake where many of our outdoor adventure activities take place, so we're in, on and around it on an almost daily basis! So here's our guide to our...

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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 beautiful the...

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9 Exciting Outdoor Activities near Keswick

Keswick is known as the Adventure Capital of the Lake District because it’s the perfect place to take on a number of outdoor activities! Sitting as it...

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Top 5 Adventure Activities When it’s Raining in the Lake District

If you’re visiting Keswick and the Lake District, you’ll want to have a list of things to do when it’s raining. The reason we have such lush greenery ...

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An Extreme Canyoning Adventure in Skull Canyon!

We’ve spent months preparing for it, but we’re delighted to announce that pre-bookings are now available for canyoning in Skull Canyon in the Lake Dis...

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Coming Soon: Commando Canyon

Lake District canyoning enthusiasts can get excited again for another NEW canyon coming soon to Keswick Adventures! Earlier this month we added Skull ...

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What is Canyoning? Your Questions Answered

Maybe you’ve heard about canyoning and can’t wait to give it a go in the Lake District. Or maybe you aren’t sure about what it involves and want to kn...

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Why an Outdoor Adventure is the Best Thing To Do in Keswick

So you’re visiting the Lake District and have chosen to stay in or near the gorgeous town that is Keswick. You can’t wait for your getaway and are loo...

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Gift Vouchers from Keswick Adventures - The Perfect Christmas Present!

Christmas is getting closer and closer and it’s time to start thinking about the who, what and how of your presents! We can help make things a little ...

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Outdoors in the Lake District in Winter

It may be getting colder and wetter in the Lake District and across the country, but that doesn’t mean the outdoors has gone away! There’s still gorge...

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Your Top 5 Outdoor Adventure Activities of 2020

See our updated list of your top 5 outdoor adventure activities of 2021. We’ve got a huge range of outdoor adventure activities available from our bas...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Outdoor Adventures in the Lake District

The Lake District welcomes millions of visitors every year, and tens of thousands of people live in the national park. Much of the draw of this beauti...

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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 co...

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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...

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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 s...

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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 everyo...

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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...

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9 of the Best Keswick Watersports

Keswick is a real playground for watersports: there’s a reason it’s known as the adventure capital of the Lake District! The town sits on Derwentwater...

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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 in...

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The Lake District’s Best Outdoor Adventures for Children

The school holidays are nearly upon us and we can’t wait to welcome lots of families to the Lake District over the summer! You’re bound to have loads ...

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