Guide to an Action-Packed Weekend in the Lake District

There’s a reason the Lake District is known as the UK’s adventure capital. From rock climbing to downhill mountain biking, the Lake District is filled with action-packed options for tourists seeking thrills and adventure.

Whether you’re searching for the ultimate thrill or an adventurous look at some of Britain’s most amazing natural environments, read on to discover the Lake District’s most exciting activities, courtesy of

1.     Conquer the countryside in a 4×4 adventure vehicle

Race across some of the Lake District’s most challenging trails in a four-wheel-drive vehicle courtesy of Kankku. This thrilling local adventure company has 4×4 vehicles that can tackle the most demanding countryside in Britain.

Unlike many other four-wheel-drive adventures, which put you in the passenger’s seat next to an expert driver, Kankku puts you in control of your vehicle while you drive over some of the UK’s most exhilarating terrain.

2.     Race down the Lake District’s mountain biking trails

The Lake District is one of Britain’s most popular mountain biking destinations, and for good reason. Boasting steep mountains and rolling hills, this remarkable part of the country is home to trails that will challenge beginners and experts alike.

There are several mountain biking companies operating in the Lake District, offering rides that range from simple to incredibly challenging. Tighten your helmet and get ready for some of the UK’s most exciting downhill and cross-country adventures.

3.     Become Tarzan on Go Ape! high ropes training course

Enjoy wonderful views as you travel above the Lake District’s dense forest. Go Ape! is an exciting obstacle course that pits you against the Lake District’s scenery at up to 18 metres above ground level.

Boasting 200 metres of zip line wiring and an incredible 18 metre top platform, Go Ape! isn’t the best attraction for vertigo sufferers. For thrillseekers, however, it’s an opportunity that’s not to be missed.

4.     Discover the water on waterskis or a wakeboard

Despite the strict speed limits on some lakes, the Lake District is still a great place to break out your wakeboard for a thrilling day on the water. Several companies in the Lake District offer waterskiing trips, most of which operate on Lake Windermere.

Whether you’re a skilled wakeboarder or a passionate waterskier, the waters of the Lake District are sure to entertain. Catch a glimpse of the UK’s finest scenery as you speed across the beautiful waters of Lake Windermere.

5.     Scale the cliffs in Britain’s rock climbing hotspot

The Lake District is the birthplace of rock climbing in the UK. With steep mountains and rugged cliff faces to climb on, the Lake District is a destination that will please both beginner and advanced climbers.

Most of the Lake District’s climbing hotspots are found around Ambleside, Keswick, and Grasmere. Cumbria’s easily accessible sandstone cliffs make it the perfect ‘get up and climb’ destination for passionate UK rock climbers.

ImageFrom downhill mountain biking to rock climbing, the Lake District is England’s capital of adventure tourism.