Outdoor Lake District Activities

Cycle Hire

Go further faster by hiring some bikes. Hirers include 4Play Cycles in Cockermouth and Whinlatter Cycle Hire in Whinlatter Forest.


Raw War is a local paintballing site. Perfect for large groups this adrenaline filled activity is ideal for team building and corporate events.

Hot Air Balloning

A balloon ride over The Lakes with Lake District Ballooning is the perfect way for you to mark any event. Your experience will be celebrated with a glass Champagne and a commemorative Flight Certificate.


Derwent Water Marina provide an instructor led high quality sailing experience ensuring you and your group learn and have a fantastic experience at the same time.


LakeDistrictFishing is an amazing resource for planning your fishing trip in the Lakes; learn everything from the best places to fish and the permits etc. required.

Horse Riding

Established for over 20 years Rookin House Activity Centre offers a wide range of options - to suit all abilities. As well as trekking they provide private rides and lessons in a range of equestrian disciplines.


King Kong Climbing offer a range of climbing activities for a wide range of ages incuding indoor and outdoor activities, plus a very unique ice wall!


Experience the beauty of the Lake District from a completely different angle; Air Ventures offers one day introduction to paragliding or a flight with an instructor on a tandem flight.


Aiming for something more challenging? Clay Pidgeon Shooting at Rookin House Activity Centre is a great activity for competitive groups.