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 Tracker
Full Day

The Tracker is a full-day introductory animal tracking course delivering extensive knowledge and practice. Although this outdoor activity is in Lake District, you can use the knowledge everywhere else as well! This  is an investment as the knowledge gained here can be used any time throughout your life, should you ever need it. Beside this animal tracking course we also...

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,...

A Taste of the Backcountry
Full Day

A Taste of the Backcountry is a guided 10km walk through various beautiful, interesting and less known places around the Lake District. A minimum of 2 adults required when booking. The instructor is a qualified Mountain Leader and Rock Climbing Instructor, and holds a raft of bushcraft qualifications as well as years of experience instructing outdoors. This means you are...

Outdoor Activities

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...

Rock Climbing Taster
Half Day

This is a half-day, hands-on rock-climbing course aiming at beginners which include skills such as; Belaying Lowering Climbers calls and movement skills Both rock climbing and abseiling are options at a wide variety of crags within and around the Borrowdale valley, and our local instructors take pride in tailoring the activities to meet your specific needs and abilities. You can...

Church Beck Gorge Scramble
Half Day

The word ‘Ghyll’ in Ghyll Scramble is the Cumbrian word for mountain stream and the activity is often called Gorge Scramble or Canyoning. It is only natural to feel confused when you see the different names however, it is all about the same, fun-filled outdoor activity! On an important side note: The motto for this half-day outdoor activity is ‘the...

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.