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
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.
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 ....
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 ........