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Hiking & Trekking
Ambleside makes a good base for hikes; the tourist office has a good selection of trail leaflets and guidebooks
The most popular walk is the short half-hour stroll up to the 60ft waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force ; the ...
Boating & Cruises
This experienced and well-equipped watersports centre offers water-skiing, sailing and kayaking. Rowboats and motorboats are also available for hire.
Windermere & Bowness-on-Windermere
Top on the list of things to do in Windermere is to take a lake cruise...
Organises mountain-biking tours and guided ascents of Tavan Bogd Uul.
Originally built to carry ore, timber and other industrial goods to the ports at Ulverston and Barrow, these vintage steam trains now puff their way between Haverthwaite, near Ulverston, to Newby Bridge and Lakeside...
The Lake District
Built in 1859 and restored in the 1980s by the National Trust, this wonderful steam yacht looks like a cross between a Venetian vaporetto and an English houseboat, complete with cushioned saloons and polished wood s...
A more contemporary way to get around the lake is aboard Coniston's two modern launches, which have been solar-powered since 2005
There are two routes: the 45-minute Northern service calls at the Waterhead Hotel, To...
The classic route to the top of Scafell Pike starts from Wasdale Head and is well within the reach of most walkers, although it's long, steep and hard to navigate in bad weather...
Based at the Lodore Boat Landings, this experienced company hires out kayaks, canoes and sailing dinghies, and also runs instruction courses.
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