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Lake District Adventure Holidays

Explore the Lake District - Hike, Paddle, Scramble and Swim!

Get stuck into an exhilarating active weekend break or longer adventure holiday in the Lake District with like-minded people. Your days will filled with fell walking, mountain biking and gorge walking up rugged ghylls. When we’re not climbing Scafell Pike – England’s highest mountain, we’ll be on the River Esk to wild swim, kayak and SUP. Spend your days outdoors and your evenings unwinding around the fire pit with home cooked food and a beer in hand, or relaxing in the local pub, with great people around you! Embrace the wonders of nature away from the crowds, deep in the Lake District.

Adventure Weekends and Active Holidays

“At your own pace” is our motto, so there’s no pressure to do a full 20 mile hike, if that’s not your thing! Add in a SUP or canoe on the deepest lake in England and an abseil of a rock face, and you’ll have a full, active day – before heading to the pub in the early evening! Don’t feel obliged to do all of these activities, so if you fancy an afternoon off to stroll over the fells or read your book in the sun, go for it. This is your adventure! 

You may prefer a weekend break near London making a splash in the Cotswolds, while if you’re keen to get out on the sea check out our Cornwall Adventure Holidays.  Or you can push yourself to complete the Coast to Coast cycle challenge!


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Lake District Adventure Break

4 Day Active Break - WEEKLY - Starting Thursdays
Meet like-minded active people on this long weekend away, spending your days outdoors and your evenings by the campfire, with home-cooked food and a free beer and wine fridge!
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Lake District Adventure Holiday

6 Day Guided - WEEKLY - Starting Sundays
Meet like-minded active people who embrace their weeks away and get stuck into some great activities. Spend your days outdoors and your evenings by the campfire, with home-cooked food and a free beer and wine fridge!
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Our Tours Are Rated 97% Excellent by Trip Advisor

  • star rating  My 6-day cycling trip in Kent was wonderful. This was my 4th trip with Active England (2 in the Cotswolds, 1 in the Cotswolds/Devon/Cornwall - a custom made trip -... read more


    star rating  My sister and I booked the Classic 8 day self-guided walking tour in mid-September of 2019. We both declared it one of the best trips either of us had... read more

    Becca H

    star rating  Frances and Active England Tours are fantastic! We booked a 3 day walking tour through the Cotswolds and it far exceeded what we expected; beautiful walks, lovely destinations, excellent accommodations,... read more

  • star rating  I cannot recommend this tour company highly enough for anyone looking to explore England’s beautiful countryside. Our tour guide was fantastic! Each destination was lovely with the perfect amount of... read more

    Emily B

    star rating  I traveled with the ACTIVE ENGLAND group fall 2019 on both the Classic Cotswold and the Cornwall/Devon trips. I chose guided hiking but joined self guided guests and... read more


    star rating  My husband and I were looking for a guided walk through the countryside of England that included classic pubs. Not only did Active England provide that, but they also included... read more

  • star rating  We did the 3 day self-guided tour and experienced 3 days of amazing rides throughout the beautiful Cotswolds. Picture small towns, small farming roads with fields, sheep, cows, and... read more

    Peyton M

    star rating  We did the 3 day self-guided tour and experienced 3 days of amazing rides throughout the beautiful Cotswolds. Picture small towns, small farming roads with fields, sheep, cows, and... read more

    Emerson M

    star rating  We can't say enough about our cycling tour with Active England. Even Mother Nature cooperated with glorious weather. Jago, our cycling guide was enthusiastic, entertaining and patient. We rode through... read more

  • star rating  What an amazing time my husband and I had with Active England in the Cotswolds! From start to finish, Jago and Howard did everything possible to make our... read more

    Anita W

    star rating  My wife and I truly enjoyed our 8 day walk thru the Cotswolds. We are from the Arizona desert, so to be totally immersed in England’s beautiful rural countryside was... read more


Hassle Free Multi Activity Holidays

Led by our outstanding guides, we know every route up the hills (fells), every bend in the river, gentle and not so gentle scrambling routes and the best pubs to relax in each evening. You will not need to worry about any of your luggage transfers, bookings or equipment as it will all have been taken care of for you.

Top things you need to know before visiting the Lake District

What is an Adventure Holiday?

An Adventure Holiday brings together the best of everything the countryside has to offer for active people, with multi-activity days allowing guests to try water sports, cycling and more as well as getting to know a group of like minded people round the fire-pit in the evening. There is scope for experienced paddlers and cyclists to push themselves, while beginners can get a taste of new sports, exploring the the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, coasteering the cliffs of Cornwall, and scrambling up gorges and mountains in the Lake District. Our guides look after all the details, allowing you to push yourself – or simply relax – and take in life in the great outdoors.

How do I get to the Lakes?

The Lake District is easily accessible by a range of transport. We include transfers from Oxenholme station, with direct trains from London, Birmingham, Manchester and other major cities. Guests can also drive to the Lake District.

Should I arrive ready to hike, bike and get stuck in?

Yes! We’ll get straight to the activities once you hop off the train, relaxed from your journey and ready for your week or weekend of adventure. Whether that’s a pub dinner, an afternoon bike ride or a walk through the countryside we’ll send out a kit list in advance and let you know what clothes to arrive in.

What do I need to bring for my adventure; do you have kit list?

For all our tours we will send out kit lists in plenty of time before your tour. We provide all the equipment so you won’t need to bring anything other than enthusiasm, some trainers you are willing to get a bit wet, some normal swimming kit, comfortable walking and cycling clothes (and wet weather gear) and we’ll do the rest!

Can I join as a solo traveller?

All our trips are open for single travellers to join, these trips are a great way to meet social, likeminded people, active and looking for a great holiday. “As a single female, I would not hesitate to go on another Active England trip as a solo traveller”. S.G.

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