Adventure activities from the Lake District campsites

Have an unforgettable experience during your stay in the Lake District with our adventure activities provided by our friends from Quest 4 Adventure.

Activities are available during school holidays 2019 - see full calendar of dates.
These activities can be organised outside of school holidays too, priced according to how many people you would like to take part.

Activities from Low Wray campsite

New for 2019: Discover archery

An hour's session to learn how to shoot a bow and arrow in the lovely woodland part of the campsite and a chance to bring out your inner 'robin hood'.

  • £10 per person
  • Age 7 upwards

Discover canoeing

This is the perfect way to enjoy the Lake District. Gliding along in an open canoe on Windermere, the largest lake in England, is an unforgettable experience. You can get wet or not, it’s up to you.
  • No experience needed. Being able to swim helps, but is not essential
  • Children from age 4 upwards are welcome
  • Cost £27pp

Moonlit canoeing

This unique way of experiencing the lake is a must-do for stargazers and adventurers alike. With the moon and stars lighting up the fells and shimmering off the water, this is an unforgettable activity suitable for all ages. After exploring the lake and counting the stars, we head back to the shore for a beach fire, hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows.
  • No experience needed. Being able to swim helps, but is not essential
  • Children from age 4 upwards are welcome
  • Cost £27pp


Fun family or group activity - design, build and test your craft. Will it sink or swim? Be prepared to get wet.
  • We need at least 4 people in a session up to a maximum of 12. No experience necessary. Minimum age 6. Cost £33 per person (4+) or £27 for minimum 6 people.

Activities from Great Langdale Campsite

Discover gorge scrambling

You’ll be climbing, scrambling, wading and maybe even jumping your way up a mountain river. It’s physical, exciting and perfect for damp days.
  • Stickle Ghyll is perfect for your first experience of Gorge Scrambling
  • Children from age 5 upwards are welcome. (No experience required, basic fitness is ideal)
  • Cost £27pp

Discover rock climbing

We will take you to a great local crag in the Langdale Valley, one of the finest climbing destinations in the country, to discover this fantastic sport. We’ll teach you all of the basic climbing skills in a practical and safe way under the direct supervision of one of our expert instructors.
Your safety is paramount to us at all times. We look after our clients and use only the best equipment in excellent condition. All our instructors are enthusiastic rock-climbers and we guarantee you’ll have a great time.
  • No experience is required, basic fitness is ideal
  • Children from age 6 upwards are welcome
  • Cost £27pp

Guided multi-pitch rock climbing

This adventure gives you the opportunity to experience rock climbing as the experts do - a long climb, broken down into smaller stages (multi-pitch). The climbing is not hard, just amazing and we guarantee the adventure of a lifetime.
  • Some prior experience of climbing is useful but not essential
  • Age 12 and above are welcome
  • Cost £27pp

More adventurous activities from Coniston and Keswick

Gorge scrambling for the adventurous 

Option 1: Coniston - Church Beck

This is one of the best-loved gorges in the Lakes. It’s steeper, deeper, longer and more challenging than Stickle Ghyll in Langdale and offers more adventure and challenges for adults and children alike.
  • Church Beck is perfect for people with previous experience of gorge scrambling wanting more
  • We meet in Coniston, instructions will be given when you book
  • Children from age 8 upwards are welcome
  • 10 people per session
  • £33 per adult, £30 per child

Option 2: Keswick - Stoneycroft Ghyll

This is one of the best gorge scrambles in the Lake District.  We do this as a descent and it's wet from the start, with rock slides, jumps and pools to swim across. It's fast and furious and packs in a huge amount of challenge.  On a warm summers day, there is no better adventure.  Age 8+, £27pp. Perfect for those with some previous experience and basic fitness.

Discover ridge scrambling

Raven Crag Ridge looks intimidating but is a brilliant easy route needing a rope for security. You'll grin from ear to ear tacklihng this ridge and with a fully qualified Mountaineering Instructor looking after you, you can relax and soak up the adventure.

  • We meet near Coniston, you'll be given directions when you book.
  • From age 10 upwards
  • £27 per person

Cathedral Quarry adventure

You'll be able to abseil, tunnel and scramble your way around this interesting landmark.

  • We meet near Coniston, you'll be given directions when you book.
  • From age 6 upwards
  • £27 per person

Activity dates

Check out which dates each activity is being run this year on our activity calendar.