Adventure

Keswick is the Adventure Capital of the Lake District. There’s a whole host of activities to enjoy indoors or out.


Note: The distances and times are taken from Google, and are the approximate travel by car from Fornside Farm Cottages.


Keswick Climbing Wall

Keswick –  4.0 miles / 11 mins
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A wide range of outdoor adventure activities as well as indoor climbing for groups, families and individuals. Activities include Ghyll scrambling, rock climbing, kayaking, high ropes, canoeing, and mountain walking.

Keswick Adventure Centre

Keswick – 6.7 miles / 15 mins
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Activity and adventure centre offering ghyll scrambling, canyoning, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, raft building, mountain biking, and they also have a mobile climbing wall.

Kong Adventure Centre

Keswick – 6.7 miles / 15 mins
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Outdoor and indoor activity centre with climbing wall, cafe, and play area. Located in the centre of Keswick.

Keswick Bikes

Keswick – 6.7 miles / 16 mins
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An independent bike shop in Keswick specialising in road and mountain bikes, with a huge product range to buy or hire, and professional workshop.

Keswick Launch on Derwentwater

Keswick – 6.5 miles / 17 mins
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Keswick Launch Company offers cruises on Derwentwater in the Lake District, as well as rowing boats and motor boats for hire. Park at Lakeside car park next to Theatre by the Lake.

Keswick Canoe & Bushcraft

Keswick – 6.6 miles / 17 mins
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A range of canoeing and bushcraft activities to suit all ages, abilities and requirements. Suitable for families, couples, individuals and groups.

Lake District Paddleboarding

Keswick – 6.5 miles / 15 mins
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Try stand up Paddleboarding in the Lake District with introductory lessons, paddle board hire, group sessions, safaris and much more.

Derwentwater Marina

Portinscale – 9.1 miles / 16 mins
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An outdoor activity and watersports centre offering boat hire, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and more.

Nichol End Marine

Portinscale – 9.3 miles / 17 mins
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A marina on Derwentwater lake offering boat hire and tuition for sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and windsurfing. The cafe serves famous scones and home-cooking.

Newlands Adventure Centre

Stair – 10.8 miles / 21 mins
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Outdoor activities for families, individuals and groups including ghyll scrambling, high ropes, rock climbing, archery, kayaking, canoeing and more.

Whinlatter Forest Park

Braithwaite – 11.7 miles / 22 mins
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Whinlatter, England’s only true Mountain Forest, is home to stunning views, fantastic walks, exhilarating mountain biking, rare wildlife and adventure play.

Go Ape! Whinlatter

Braithwaite – 11.7 miles / 22 mins
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Tree top adventure based in the heart of Whinlatter Forest Park.

Cyclewise Whinlatter

Braithwaite – 11.8 miles / 23 mins
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An independent bike shop and hire centre based in Whinlatter Forest Park in the Lake District. Offering bike hire, coaching courses, maintenance courses, bikeability training, and technical advice.

Glaramara Centre

Borrowdale – 13 miles / 30 mins
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Adventure activities for individuals, families and groups, set in the stunningly beautiful Borrowdale Valley.

Honister Slate Mine

Borrowdale – 14.6 miles / 35 mins
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Inside and outside mountain adventure with a unique award winning experience, tour England’s last working slate mine or for the adrenaline seeker have an adventure on England’s first Via Ferrata.