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Outdoor activities in Cumbria

Cumbria offers perhaps the widest choice of outdoor activities in the UK amid England's most beautiful scenery.

The fells are undoubtedly the main attraction for walkers and climbers who will find challenges to suit every level of enthusiast from Scafell Pike, England's highest mountain down to a gentle stroll around Tarn Hows, a picture-postcard stretch of water in the heart of the Lake District National Park.

But the county has much more to offer for outdoor enthusiasts, from sailing on Windermere and Coniston or along the coast from Whitehaven, to pony trekking or riding heavy horses, from mountain biking, quad biking and orienteering in the depths of the Grizedale Forest to braving an aerial obstacle course, swimming, gorge and ghyll scrambling and kite surfing and gliding. On foot, on wheels, in the water or in the air, Cumbria truly has something for everyone.

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Newlands Activity Centre

Newlands Activity Centre

Situated in the heart of the peaceful and unspoilt Newlands valley,Newlands Adventure Centre offers the ideal base for group accommodation,amidst some of the most dramatic scenery in the UK.

www.activity-centre.com

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Grizdale Forest

Grizdale Forest

From the all access Ridding Wood trail to the demanding Silurian Way, from Go Ape to The North Face Trail, amazing sculptures to great food, Grizedale offers an unrivalled day out for everyone.

www.forestry.gov.uk

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YMCA Lakeside

YMCA Lakeside

The YMCA National Centre Lakeside is the largest outdoor centre in Europe, set in an area of outstanding beauty in the heart of the English Lake District.

www.lakesideymca.co.uk

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Hawse End Centre

Hawse End Centre

Hawse End Centre is a large country mansion with direct access to Derwentwater and the mountains. Activities are run for young children all year round.

www.cumbriaoutdoors.com

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Whitehaven Marina

Whitehaven Marina

Whitehaven Marina is the most comprehensive marina on the north west coast of England; a safe harbour with 285 fully serviced marina berths and extensive quay wall berth areas for larger boats.

www.whitehavenmarina.co.uk

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The Lake District Walker

The Lake District Walker

The Lake District Walker offers affordable, fun days out for everyone with at least one walk a day every day of the year.

With organise, guided walks, walking groups, individual private hire, corporate days, charity fundraising, rock climbing, 3 Peaks Challenge and much, much more.

www.thelakedistrictwalker.co.uk