5 Adventure Activities In And Around The Lake District In England

5 Adventure Activities In And Around The Lake District In England

5 Adventure Activities In And Around The Lake District In England

The Lake District is located at the heart of Cumbria, England. It is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country, famous for its picturesque lakes, forests, and mountains.  If you want to travel and visit stunning scenery and nature in the United Kingdom, this is the perfect place for you. ‘The Lakes’ offers panoramic roads and trails for sightseeing and tranquil lakes that extend for miles. Whether you’re looking for some amazing adventures or you just want to spend more time with your family, Lake District is the perfect location to explore and enjoy.


There are various activities and things to do in the Lake District which we offer under our packages. If you are planning to spend your holidays in Lake District, we’ve made it easier for you and listed down the best outdoor activities you can try on your own, with your friends, or with the whole family.


  1. Get on a bike and try Lake District cycling routes.

Experience scenic views while on cycling routes and trails!  They have a wide range of country lanes, permitted cycleways, and bridleways for all ages and levels.  


The Lake District is a popular choice for road cyclists and mountain bikers. They offer flat cycle paths and long-distance trails, as well as challenging mountain bike routes and off-road lakeside trails for those with more cycling experience.  They also cater to family-friendly cycling routes.  Your kids would love a little adventure while discovering fantastic views along the way. 


Don’t worry about not having or bringing your own bikes, there are plenty of spots where you can rent a bike or even electronic bikes.  

Want to head out on an organised cycling retreat? Check out our Lake District Cycling Retreat on Retreatmi.com


  1. Join one fully guided walking and hiking trail.

You can’t visit the Lake District and not try their hiking trails.  Burn off some of the calories you got from your vacation! 


The Lake District is one of Britain’s most favorite hiking destinations.  From gentle rambles to high fell summit, you can join a guided walk or hike trails.  They offer various walks and climbs perfect for every ability level.  You can also try some hiking retreats to explore valleys and scenic villages while on a walking trail.  Be prepared to be greeted by breathtaking views once you reach the summit.  


  1. Try some water sports like kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding.

Discover Lake District’s beautiful rivers and stunning coastline while on a kayak, canoe, or rowboat. They have canoes and kayaks for all shapes and sizes.  You can even learn the basics of balance and paddling while on a trip. You may also pre-book a boat and go on a mini adventure with friends or family.  


Explore the lake and enjoy wildlife and scenery while having fun sailing or paddleboarding! 


  1. Experience the thrill and excitement of canyoning.

England is known for having huge canyons and gorges.  If you are looking for some adrenaline-fuelled activity, then canyoning is definitely for you!  Canyoning is abseiling down steep waterfalls, sliding off rocks, and jumping into deep pools.  Get ready to take some climbing and obstacles along the way. This outdoor experience involves a lot of water and a lot of fun!


This is a fun-filled activity that might take you half-day to finish.  Canyoning can also be a great activity paired with rock climbing or kayaking. 


  1. Enjoy big, open skies and stargazing. 

Admire the heavens above while exploring the beauty of the local places in Cumbria.  If you are living in an urban area, I bet you’ll love the dazzling stars under the big, open skies of the Lake District.  This place has minimal light pollution that gives you clearer and darker skies to have the best opportunity for stargazing.  You can also enjoy some astronomical events that take place in Lake District like major constellations, magical shooting stars, and enchanting, shimmering nebulas.


Be sure to stay tuned for all the exciting activities and retreats that we have here for you.  Sign up today and plan your Lake District trip with Retreatmi! 

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