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.


The Highlander
Full Day

The Highlander is a full-day, 13km guided walking and climbing of the ridges of the Lake District. This outdoor activity includes learning about; Predicting mountain weather Water sourcing in the wilderness navigation Mountain day pack Movement techniques Emergency procedures Flora and fauna As you can see, this activity is not only fun but informative and hands-on so that you can...

Operation Blast Hole
Full Day

Operation Blast Hole is a full day, exhilarating abseiling and survival experience which include; -Abseiling into a slate mine -Going through flooded cavern -Building shelter -Making fire. For this activity everyone is required to be adequately prepared and physically fit. Minimum 2 adults required per booking, maximum 4 people. The instructor is a qualified Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor,...

The Thriver
Full Day

The Thriver is an in-depth, full-day bushcraft and survival experience set in the Lake District, equipping you with basic skills and knowledge to increase your chances of survival! This outdoor activity include; Shelter building Fire making Water collecting Foraging & plant identification Navigation, signalling Medical knowledge Movement over rough ground This bushcraft and survival experience covers many different aspects of...

Outdoor Activities

Lead Rock Climbing
Full Day

The Lead Rock Climbing is a full day outdoor activity suitable for those who have climbed before (indoors & outdoors). It is aiming at people who want to develop the skills required to become fully self-sufficient on trad climbs. Our partner’s fully qualified instructors provide a rock-climbing course which will take you through your first lead, show you how to...

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
(SUP) Half Day

Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a half-day water sports activity where the rider (you!) stands up on a large board and uses a paddle to move through the water. Derwentwater is the crown jewel for stand-up paddleboarding in the Lake District and for a good reason! With its numerous islands, beautiful bays and sheltered river mouths provide a stunning background. Also,...

Climb the Mine
Half Day

climb the mine

Climb The Mine is a truly unique half-day activity in the Lake District which is the underground version of the Via Ferrata course of our partner. It is an experience that can be found nowhere else in the country! For those who seek the thrill of caving and the challenges of climbing. Set inside the Honister slate mine, one of...

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.