Things to do in the Lake District

With two of England’s most beautiful and wild National Parks and two Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) on the door step the Lake District makes for an ideal location your yurt holiday. With so much to see and do the bigger question is where will your adventure take you?

With so very many amazing places to see, things to do and out of the way gems to explore its difficult to know where to start planning your holiday. In order to help you get the most out of your holiday we have teamed up with the guys at Wild Things Publishing who are the experts in all things wild, fun, outdoors and off the beaten track to bring you some of the very best of what the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales have to offer.

In partnership with Wild Things Publishing and using the following guidebooks we have put together a list of some of our favourites places to go in and around the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Put the kettle on, sit back and start getting excited about your holiday. The adventure starts here…

Start planning your adventure today. All books now available to purchase with your booking. Prices from £15.99 including p&p.

Bushcraft

Woodman’s Walk
Full Day

The Woodman's Walk is a full-day, guided, 15km walk with some steep climbs but is generally a low-level walk although a reasonable level of fitness is required. This activity will guide you through the ancient woodland of Witherslack estate; a 2000-acre estate. A minimum of 2 adults required when booking. The instructor is a qualified Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing...

Canoe and Bushcraft
Full day

“The open canoe and the ethos of bushcraft go together perfectly. Marrying impact free travel to reach areas unattainable by any other means, with the self sufficient, low impact tradition of bushcraft!” This is not a survival course! But a fun, and educational day journeying in stable open boat canoes to venues on and around the lake. Along the way...

The Roar
Full Day

The Roar is an exciting, rare outdoor activity that takes the whole day an is only available between September - November. The activity focuses on tracking and observing the wild deer of the Lake District during their breeding cycle. As it is only available a couple months each year and it often requires stillness it is especially recommended for photographers....

Outdoor Activities

Canoe Taster
Half Day

Canoeing sessions gives you another way to enjoy the national park, and from the water the size and grandeur of the mountains is given a whole new perspective, allowing you to enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings. Once out on the water, we will adapt the canoeing activities to the group, playing games, jumping off bridges into the...

Esk Gorge Walking
Full Day

Gorge Walking is a full-day outdoor activity and is the more ‘extreme’ version of Ghyll / Gorge Scrambling / Canyoning experience. The word ‘Ghyll’ in Ghyll Scrambling is the Cumbrian word for mountain stream and the activity is often called Gorge Scrambling or Canyoning. It is only natural to feel confused when you see the different names however, it is...

Canoe The View
3 hours

“Derwentwater, the queen of the lakes nestled in the mouth of the Borrowdale valley. The most picturesque of all the National Parks waters.” With our fun and leisurely 3 hour canoe session, you will learn about basic canoeing and paddling techniques and journey into the quiet bays around the lake shores stopping off at some of the islands. You'll spot...

Our Providers

In order to offer the very best experiences possible we have teamed up with some of the Lake District finest and most experienced outdoor providers to bring you an array of adventures you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Ideal for families, friends and anyone with a sense of adventure, there is something here for everyone, the only question is which one will you choose…….

Mobile Adventure

A small, adaptable, professional and highly flexible outdoor company which runs a wide variety of outdoor activities across the Lake District, and sometimes further afield. You want to do something outdoors these guys can make it happen for you.

For the last 15 years MobileAdventure have provided a whole range of outdoor activities to suit all ages and abilities They are a small independent company focused on providing families, groups and individuals with a great outdoor activity experience at an affordable price; from taking on the UKs original Via Ferrata, rock climbing in the Borrowdale Valley, Canoeing, Kayaking, paddleboarding or Ghyll Scrambling, they can show you the best of the Lake District’s and outdoor adventures.

Where will your adventure take you? Book yours today.

Keswick Canoe & Bushcraft

Based in the heart of the Lakes, Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft are group of professional, committed instructors with years of experience ready to take your outdoor experience to the next level!

Specialist providers of canoe tours, river trips and bushcraft & wilderness skills they are able to offer courses and activity days for both beginners and advanced level to better suit your needs. Offering an array of activities from learning the fine art of spoon carving, shelters building and fire lighting with flints and steels to their signature Canoe and Bushcraft day on the beautiful Derwentwater they offer an array of unique experiences to choose from.

Whether you are out on the water, in a forest or on a hill you can relax and enjoy your time as every member of their team is extremely knowledgeable and highly qualified.

Where will your adventure take you? Book yours today.

Green Man Survival

Immerse yourself in the outdoors, reconnect with nature and learn some new skills with Green Man Survival on one of their bushcraft and survival experiences. Located in the heart of the Lake District and specialising in real world, reality based survival training there really is something for everyone. Offering courses and survival experiences suitable for all from adventurous young families to born survivors and everyone in between.

All experiences are offered on a private booking basis for you and your group so you have complete flexibility to choose your own date for your experience.

Where will your adventure take you? Book yours today.