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Taste the Outdoors

Outdoor

Mountain Biking

Explore the Lake District on two wheels at Grizedale Forest. With woodland trails suitable for all, bring you own bike or even hire one for the day.

Off-Road Driving

Take to the Hills – get straight behind the wheel of a specially prepared 4×4 vehicle for your own personal off-road driving experience in the Lake District. Drive rough and rocky off-road trails in breathtaking mountain surroundings with Kankku.

Tree Top Trek

A great high wire adventure for the whole family at Brockhole, Windermere. Open all year round with 35 exciting treetop challenges to swing, climb, balance and fly your way through the ancient woodland canopy.

Go-Ape

Based in nearby Grizedale Forest, Go-Ape is a network of rope bridges, trapezes and death slides that stretches for roughly a mile through the tree canopy…this impressively extensive cat’s cradle of ropes, netting and platforms, set high in the trees is an aerial assault course!

 

Indoor

Indoor and Outdoor Climbing

Kendal Wall offers high quality instruction at all levels. All staff are enthusiastic local climbers with extensive knowledge and experience. Courses are run by nationally qualified instructors with small instructor-client ratios so you get maximum benefit and enjoyment.

Hawkshead Brewery

An independent brewery in the heart of the Lake District. Scheduled guided tours are available on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 2pm. Complete the experience with Food & Drink at the Tap House. Lakeside residents receive 10% of food & drink and tours.

Cinema

Visit Zeffirellis on Compston Road, Ambleside for a wide range of jazz music and of course the latest films. Zeffirellis Double Feature: A two course dinner and reserved cinema seat for £16.95. Booking essential. For film screening times please call 015394 33845.

On the Water

Open Water Swimming

Open water swimming is a unique way to enjoy the Lakeland landscape, suitable for anyone aged 16+ who can comfortably swim 1,000 metres+ in the pool. Swimmers are advised to follow the Swim Safe code.

Sailing

Private charter of a 32 foot yacht – depart from our hotel jetties under sail in your own skippered yacht and enjoy an exclusive sail on Lake Windermere

Fishing

The Lake District has no shortage of water for a variety of fishing. For more information please visit the ‘Fishing in the English Lake District Guide’ Esthwaite Trout Fishery Hawkshead offers year round fishing