Lake
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Activities

At Newlands Adventure Centre & Keswick Climbing Wall

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Kayaking

You can’t come to the Lake District without taking to the water and trying your hand at Kayaking. Our water base is at the northern end of Derwentwater, one of the most beautiful lakes in England and close to the Centre. Kayaking is one of our more demanding but ultimately rewarding activities.

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Ghyll Scrambling

Ghyll Scrambling is hard to define but is invariably is the favourite activity of visitors to Newlands. A wet decent of a Lakeland mountain stream, Ghyll Scrambling starts with a twenty minute walk from our front door to the top of the ghyll.

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High Ropes Course

Climb, slide, balance and swing you way through the trees at height (approx.30 feet). Always under the supervision of your Instructor, you will travel through the tree tops to the final zip-line back to terra firma.

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Canoeing

You can’t come to the Lake District without taking to the water. Our water base is at the northern end of Derwentwater, one of the most beautiful lakes in England and close to the Centre.

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Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing is one of our most popular activities. We use local crags which are best suited to beginners and intermediates and on the rare occasion that it rains, we have access to the Keswick indoor climbing wall.

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Archery

Archery is one of the oldest outdoor leisure activities in the UK, practiced by peasants and Kings alike. Based at our onsite range, you will be introduced to the necessary skills and safety rules.

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Field Archery

After a session on traditional archery targets to hone your shooting skills you are led by an Instructor through the woodland around the centre “hunting” our specially made foam creatures.

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The Tower Experience

After meeting your Instructor and getting fitted with a harness and helmet, you will climb to the top of the 14m Tower, pausing to take in a sweeping views of the Helvellyn, Skiddaw and Blencathera ranges; unique and stunning views of the heart of the Lake District.

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Bike Tour

What better way to explore the surrounding Newlands valley than on a mountain bike? This popular outdoor pursuit allows you to take in the beautiful Lake District at your own pace while learning to mountain bike safely and effectively.

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Orienteering

Orienteering lessons will give you the skills you need to navigate the Newlands Valley near Keswick and the surrounding Lake District without getting lost or missing a checkpoint.

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Group Accommodation

On site facilities include a Residents Bar, a large dining room (special diets can be catered for), a large and efficient drying room for wet gear and a comfortable lounge.

With spacious grounds, a river running right past our front door and with direct access on to the fells, rivers and lakes, where could be better than Newlands?

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