The Lake District
The Lake District is arguably one of the most beautiful places in the country, if not the world. A vast array of all variety of mountains and lakes make up the 885 square miles, which lies entirely within the county of Cumbria in the north west of the UK. This wide range of landscapes make it the perfect place to enjoy days out, short breaks and summer holidays.
The mountains are, of course, the main attraction. The highest mountain in England, Scafell Pike
, lies within the park and its prominence offers extensive views as far as Northern Ireland, Snowdonia and Galloway in Scotland. The unique plateau-like summit of Helvellyn
(which saw Britain's first mountain-top plane landing in 1926) is another popular choice, bounded by two of the best grade 1 scrambling
ridges in the UK; Striding and Swirral Edges
. But don't forget the smaller and less frequented hills that populate the region, often offering unparalleled views without the crowds of the major summits; we can show you the best of these as well as quieter routes up the more popular mountains.
Nestled amongst the mountains are many iconic and quaint towns and villages that give the park it's uniqueness. Impressive twisting and winding roads and passes - some of the steepest in Britain - offer a challenge for cyclists and drivers alike. A rich history, from William Wordsworth
to Beatrix Potter
and Alfred Wainwright
, mean that there's plenty to see and do even if the weather is bad. All this together makes the region a place that you simply cannot afford to miss.
We specialise in guided walks in the Lake District
, from Scafell Pike
and from Skiddaw
The Lake District is the ideal location for mountain navigation training
, and we offer one-day, two-day or even longer navigation courses suited to your needs and requirements.
Arguably the birth of fell running
, the Lake District's mountains have seen the rise of some of the sport's most famous figures, from Joss Naylor to Bob Graham. If you're a seasoned hiker looking to get something more out of the hills, a road runner becoming bored of tarmac, or completely new to the sport, then we can tailor make an unforgettable day out running for you.