Get active outdoors in the Lake District

With fells, fields, lakes and woodlands, the Lakes is the perfect place to get your heart rate pumping or just simply clear your head and breathe in the fresh air. From bike adventures to stone skimming, lakeside strolls to challenging hikes, we have it all.

Woman jumping into Windermere at Fell Foot

Make a splash at Fell Foot 

Explore England’s longest lake in the best way possible from the safety of Fell Foot's shoreline. Make a splash with rowboat, kayak and stand up paddleboard hire, or simply enjoy a cooling paddle. Whatever the weather, there’s a hot shower and underfloor heating waiting for you in the Active Base.

A couple cycle along a lane at Wray Castle

Cycle, walk and explore at Wray Castle  

Sitting on the shore of Lake Windermere, the grounds and wider estate of Wray Castle are the perfect place to spend a day enjoying the outdoors. There are miles of family friendly walks starting at the Castle; wander along Windermere’s lakeshore or discover the tranquil beauty of Blelham Tarn. Why not bring the family’s bikes and cycle down the lakeshore shore path to Claife Viewing Station?

Two people cycling through the countryside

Cycle to the pub in Langdale 

Work up an appetite on this 11 mile cycle route through the Great Langdale valley, exploring woodlands, meadows and lakeside trails before heading to Sticklebarn for a brew or a bake.

Walkers at Stickle Ghyll, Cumbria

Walking in the Lake District 

We can’t think of a better place to take to the fells, paths or lakeshores than here in the heart of the Lake District. From gentle ambles, to more challenging hikes, we've rounded up some of our favourite summer walks.

A man using a tramper wheelchair at Tarn Hows in the Lake District

Try out a Tramper 

Everyone should have the chance to get outdoors in the Lake District. If you have limited mobility, hire one of our all-terrain mobility scooters at Tarn Hows and enjoy a spectacular lakeside route.

Two men in blue tshirts laughing as they walk through the green countryside of the Lake District

Enjoy the outdoors safely 

Enjoy a great experience in the Lakes by being properly prepared. Checking the weather, carrying the right kit and being confident you have the skills for your planned adventure are just three ways you can enjoy the outdoors safely. Visit Adventure Smart for more tips on how to keep yourself and others safe in the Lakes.


Get active in the North West

From gentle strolls to longer hikes in scenic surroundings, fast-paced running events for grown-ups to teaching little legs to ride a bike, there are plenty of ways to get active in the North West, all year round.