This winter, put your phone down and get back out into nature.
It is time to stop scrolling, start strolling.
And what better place to do so than the stunning Lake District?
From fantastic fells to luscious lakes, there is much to discover in the Lake District. But it is not just the wonderful scenery you should be exploring – we are hosting exhilarating activities to get your blood pumping and give you a much-needed winter wellbeing boost.
Take a guided fell-walking experience
With so much stunning scenery to explore, you may not know where to start. That is where our tour guide comes in! Lucy Dunn, Conservation Education Officer at the Lake District Wildlife Park, knows everything there is to know about the fells of the Lake District and local wildlife.
Explore the nature and wildlife on the Armathwaite Hall estate with our Conservation Officer, Lucy Dunn. Wander through the woods and try to spot a roe deer or a red squirrel as you learn all about the red squirrel conservation project. Keep an eye out above for spectacular woodland birds, such as pied flycatchers and woodpeckers, or kingfishers fishing on our pond.
Head down to Bassenthwaite Lake and learn about this special water-based wildlife site, where you can spot ospreys. Finally, head down to the Lake District Wildlife Park where you can then see an array of exotic and domestic animals, from gibbons and lemurs to red pandas, otters and birds of prey.
This is a great opportunity to relax, unwind and really immerse yourself in nature without having the leave the estate. Lucy can provide you with tips on how to spot wildlife and can also tell you all about the surrounding mountains, fells, wildlife and the conservation projects at the Park.
Animal lovers will love the experiences we have on offer at the Lake District Wildlife Park. Why not add an extra layer to your exploration of our estate by taking one of our alpacas with you? Alpaca walking is a great way to give yourself a boost, admire our majestic animals and see the sights of the Lake District.
Hone your skills with countryside sports
When you spend time at our splendid former stately home, it is only right that you indulge in traditional countryside sports and activities. We have plenty of experiences available, including:
Never taken part in these activities before? Do not worry – we have experts on hand to guide you through and help you to hone your skills. You will be a master in no time.
Bag your first Wainwright!
Nothing motivates a health kick more than a challenge! So why not take on the Wainwright trails challenge? These coveted trails were collated by legendary author and fell-walker Alfred Wainwright and collecting all 214 is a popular pastime for lovers of the great outdoors.
Kickstart your collection with the stunning Wainwright trails that are right on our doorstep: Sale Fells and the Skiddaw trails.
Self-guided walks around the Lake District
If you prefer to take your adventures at your own pace, we have put together our recommended routes around the Lake District for you to explore. Just collect your maps from reception and head out on your Lakeland ramble!