Outdoor Activities Lake District

Outdoor Lake District Activities for Thrill Seekers

Teeming with mountain scenery and ribbon lakes. Cumbria offers the perfect setting for outdoor Lake District activities.

The dramatic landscape lends itself to exciting adventures that tease thrill seekers. That are ready to push themselves to their limits.

Whether you want to test your mettle climbing up rugged rock faces or spend the morning splashing around as you scramble down ghylls. You will find lots of outdoor Lake District activities that suit all ages and levels of ability.


Suitable for beginners or adrenaline junkies, ghyll scrambling in the Lake District – or gorge scrambling as it’s also known – is just about the most fun you can have in water.

Surrounded by beautiful scenery, you’ll ascend and descend along gushing mountain streams, sliding down giant rocks and jumping into emerald-green pools.

Outdoor Lake District Activities for Thrill Seekers Adventuring

This is an exhilarating experience and although you need to have a certain amount of confidence in the water. However you don’t need to be an Olympic swimmer.

Depending on where you choose to go ghyll scrambling, you could also find yourself abseiling down impressive waterfalls.

Outdoor Lake District Activities for Thrill Seekers Adventuring


This is not for the faint-hearted, abseiling involves descending a mountain or steep rock face. Under controlled conditions using a harness and safety ropes.

Even though abseiling is classed as an extreme sport and is more suited to adrenaline seekers, with the assistance of an experienced instructor. It can also be enjoyed by novices and children alike.

There is no doubt this outdoor activity will get the blood pumping and you’ll experience an unforgettable adrenaline rush!


Where better to push yourself to your limits than in the Lake District among the country’s most breath taking landscapes.

Another extreme activity, rock climbing is for anyone with a head for heights that wants to tackle jagged peaks and take in the stunning views from the top.

No experience is necessary so long as you make sure you develop your climbing skills with an experienced instructor.

Similar to abseiling but ascending rather than descending the rock face, you’ll learn to scale rocks using specialist equipment

Outdoor Lake District Activities for Thrill Seekers Adventuring


There is no better feeling than standing on top of England’s tallest mountain and watching the sun cast deep pink and orange hues across the Lake District as it sets on the horizon.

Sunset walks on Scafell Pike not only offer some of the most magnificent views from the summit, but they also give you a great sense of achievement.

Accompanied by an experienced mountain guide, you’ll ascend the mountain at a relaxed pace.

Once at the summit, you can soak up the scenery and take those all-important Instagrammable shots.

To add to this momentous experience, you’ll head back down the mountain in complete darkness.

Outdoor Lake District Activities for Thrill Seekers Adventuring


In winter, the snow-covered peaks of the Lake District are a beautiful sight and a tempting choice for walkers. However, without the essential skills you need to traverse the mountains in the snow, you could find yourself in deep trouble.

A winter skills course, led by highly experienced guides, equips you with all the skills and knowledge you need to become a competent winter hiker.

You will spend an entire day on the high fells where you can put your new-found skills to the test.

This is one of the best Lake District activities for keen mountain hikers who want to be able to explore the fells in all weathers.

Outdoor Lake District Activities for Thrill Seekers Adventuring

Lake District Adventuring has been running outdoor Lake District activities for the last 5 years and has over 300 amazing reviews about there activities. 

All our sessions come with all the kit and equipment that you will need as well as great instructors.