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Activities in South Lakeland

South Lakeland is magnificently situated with the Lake District National Park, the country's biggest adventure playground and now a recognised World Heritage Site, right on our doorstep. With England's highest mountains (such as Scafell Pike and Hellevellyn), and the deepest and largest lakes (Windermere), outdoor adventure opportunities cover everything from kayaking and sailing to ghyll scrambling and mountaineering.

Explore the great outdoors and discover some of the UK's most beautiful scenery. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer, or someone wanting to learn the ropes from a qualified guide, there are activities to suit everyone.

Pedal, paddle, hike or climb, unleash your competitive spirit or just get out and enjoy both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. You can revel in hundreds of walks, views, cycle rides, high-adrenalin sports, tree top rope swinging, fishing, watersports and even the annual All-England Open Stone Skimming Championships! Whatever floats your boat or gets your pulse racing, you’ll be on the right track in the Adventure Capital of the UK.

Click on the links below to explore things to do in the Lakes, and get involved today!

On Foot On Wheels
On Water On Ropes
Sport Leisure & Play
Rainy Days Travelzoo's Guide to the Lakes
Family Walks  

More things to do in South Lakeland!


For more things to do in South Lakeland, visit the National Trust's new website boasting a whole host of outdoor activities in the Lakes for all four seasons!