The Lake District is one of the foremost locations in the UK for outdoor activities, offering enormous adventure potential at all levels and for people of all ages and capabilities. Not surprisingly, the Lake District has been crowned the Adventure Capital of the UK.
Outdoor activities available in the Lake District include ghyll scrambling, sea lavel traversing, hillwalking, ridge scrambling, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, sea kayaking, raft building, abseiling, orienteering, archery and many, many, more.
The range of activities available in the Lake District outclasses most other regions of the UK significantly in both variety and scope with over 2000 square kilometres of land and water to play in, over 120 summits over 600m to ascend, (Wiki Source), 16 lakes over 1km long/wide to canoe on, many dozens of rivers for kayaking and forests for walking, picnicking, bushcraft and orienteering.
Adventures For All Levels
The Lake District fells offer adventures at all levels throughout the year including gently valley and fell walking, more adventurous ascents of the higher summits of which 6 are over 900m (Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn, Skiddaw, Great End and Bowfell), scrambling on the many ridges and buttresses, and rock climbing on literally hundreds of crags ranging from the impressive Gimmer Crag overhanging Mickleden, superb on a summer evening, to the dark, forboding and often damp Dow Crag on the cold side of Consiton Old Man.
Many activity providers offer guided mountain activities including rock climbing and abseiling, guided hillwalks and ghyll scrambling which involves making way up or down a watercourse in a rocky gorge or ghyll, scrambling amongst the boulders, wading through torrents and pools, climbing over or under waterfalls; it’s wet work. The Lake District has become a minor Mecca for ghyll scrambling and, with over 30 good ghylls to choose from, it’s is one of the most popular activities here.
What Our Customers Say
Thank you and your team for a fantastic day last Thursday. It has been extremely well received and, despite a few aches, pains and bruises, the workplace is absolutely buzzing this morning. We now have to build on the good work that we have started.Borrowdale Team Challenge
The Moffat/McColl family had a fantastic experience on their day out with Key Adventures. Al was a great leader and saw us safely through abseiling, raft building and ghyll scrambling. There were some nerves at the start but much laughter throughout and a great sense of achievement afterwards. Even though the weather did it's best to dampen our spirits we all had lots of fun; it really was a superbly satisfying and memorable day!
Thank you Simon and Al for looking after us so well - we would 100% recommend Key Adventures. Take up the challenge, it's so worth it!Family Outdoor Activity Event
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