Langdle Pikes from Loughrigg

Descending Beacon Fell, with Coniston Water in full view

Go for a Walk

The Lake District has 18,000 miles of footpaths, most of them running through stunning scenery

Probably the best way to see the Lake District in all it's glory. But there is more to walking in the Lake District than just picking a route and getting out an about.

From getting accurate weather information to making sure that you stay safe on the fells, check out our guide to walking in the Lake District.

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On top at last! A female climber surveys the valley below.

Climb a Mountain

The sport of modern rock climbing originated in the Lake District.

For the experienced climber the Lake District is a great training ground. And for the novice it is a superb place to learn your craft.

Our guide to Mountain and rock climbing will help you find the right information for your skills level.

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Canoing down a lake

Take to the water

Sail, Canoe, water ski, or just relax and watch the world go by.

There are many ways to take to the water in the Lake District. From learning to sail to canoeing along a river.

If you are new to watersports in the Lake District there is plenty of help available, from sailing schools to water skiing on England's largest Lake.

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Two youngsters enjoy the thrill of the forest track

Get on your Bike

Experience the thrills of the downhill, let off steam on forest tracks, or just enjoy exploring the country lanes and tracks

The Lake District is one of the best places in Britain to get out and about on two wheels. With purpose built mountain and forest trails, to mile upon mile of bridleway and quiet country road.

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Hot air balloon over Claife Heights, Windermere

Do something different

From Para Gliding to hot air ballooning, if you are looking for something different then the Lake District is the place to be.

Fancy Para Gliding? Or do you prefer something a little more sedate.

Whether it is adventure sports, or you just want to experience the Lake District from a different perspective there is plenty to see and do for those who like to get out of their comfort zone or normal routine.

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