Being within the Lake District National Park and within an hours’ drive of the Solway Coast, Hadrian’s Wall and Carlisle there is an abundance of activities for you to enjoy. From exploring the fells, lakes, forest and history or just relaxing and enjoying the views, there is plenty on offer. Below is just a small selection of activities to get you started.

Whinlatter Forest Park, Near Keswick

Whinlatter is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, orienteering courses and adventure play. There are walking, cycling and running trails as well as play areas, Go Ape and Segway hire.

Rookin House Farm, Ullswater

Enjoy a full range of activities, including quad bike tours, clay pigeon shooting, archery, go karting and fishing.

Water sports, Ullswater & Derwentwater

There’s lots of water sports to enjoy nearby – either on Ullswater or on Derwentwater. If you’re looking to hire boats (paddleboards, kayaks or rowing boats), Derwentwater Marina has plenty of boats to hire.

If you’re looking for a guided kayaking tour – check out our suggestion from Tall Bloke Adventures for kayaking tours on Ullswater, one of the most beautiful lakes in the Lake District with islands, bays & beaches. 

Pony trekking, Ullswater

Panoramic views on horseback from Barton Fell, overlooking Lake Ullswater.

Lowther Castle & Gardens, Penrith

Lowther Castle is one of the most intriguing visitor attractions in the country. Dramatic ruins, gardens within gardens and an adventure playground.

Carlisle Castle, Carlisle

Explore the medieval castle rooms, discover a turbulent history with the exhibition, and walk some of the castle walls.

Hadrian’s Wall

Stretching 73 miles from coast to coast, Hadrian’s Wall was built to guard the wild north-west frontier of the Roman Empire. Discover the remains of the forts, towers, turrets and towns that once kept watch over the Wall. See rare Roman artefacts, get hands-on in museums and take in spectacular views of the rugged landscape to find out what life was like for the men, women and children on the edge of Roman Britain.