Langdle Pikes from Loughrigg

Play Golf

What could be finer than a round of golf with the dramatic Lakeland fells as a back drop? The region has a number of very fine Golf courses and what they lack in size, they more than make up for in terms of difficulty.

Amongst the most popular courses at which you can play whilst visiting the region are Windermere, Grange Over Sands, Kendal and Keswick

See the Lakes from a different perspective

When the wind is calm and the weather clear there is no finer way to experience the Lake District Fells than from the basket of a hot air balloon. Experienced operators with many hours of flying time under their belts will take you on a forgettable silent journey over the fell tops and towns, offering you a totally unique view of the landscape below. Flying is, of course, restricted to days when the weather conditions are suitable, and very often flights take place early in the morning or on a calm and cloudless summer evening. But once in the air you'll get a feeling of exhilaration, coupled with one of calm, a rare and intoxicating mix.



Gone Fishing!

13 lakes, countless tarns and rivers plus a number of stocked fisheries provide good sport for course and game anglers alike. Hawkshead Trout Farm has fishing rights on Esthwaite water, where good sport is always anticipated, and the local angling associations also have stocked waters where you can buy a day ticket. For more information about where to fish, what you are likely to catch and where to buy licenses and day tickets, check out the National Park Authority site here ....

Horse Riding

The Lake District is criss crossed with bridleways just waiting to be explored. So saddle up and more on out and enjoy the heady mix of adventure with the superb Lakeland landscape. There are several horse riding centres in and on the edge of the Lake District, some even owning their own area of fellside. From pony trekking courses for beginners to horse riding holidays for the more experienced there is something for every age and ability.


If you are an experienced para glider then you will know much of what there is to know about what to do, where to go, where to buy your kit etc. But if you've seen people para-gliding on the fell side and felt that you might fancy giving it a try then you might be interested to know that getting involved in this exhilarating sport is not as difficult as you might think. For around £150 you can enjoy a taster session, where experienced instructors will introduce you to the sport and show you the ropes. Paragliding can be dangerous. You are, after all, flying through the air with no safety net below you. So whether experienced or beginner, if you are new to para gliding in the Lake District then check out the website of the Cumbria Soaring Club here ........