Things to do

With two of England’s most beautiful and wild National Parks and two Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (AONB) on the door step making Kendal an ideal location from which to start your campervan holiday. The bigger question is with so much to see and do where to go and what to see and do? Where will your adventure take you?

Less is more on a campervan holiday. Both in the things you need to bring from home and the distance you need to travel to get away from it all and enjoy campervan life to its fullest. While the campervan gives you the flexibility and luxury to travel in comfort and style you don’t want to spend all your time travelling and inside viewing the world through a window. Stay a while, get out and about, explore and soak up the atmosphere of a place and get under it’s skin. There is so much to see and do you will wonder how to fit it all in.

With so very many amazing places to see, things to do and out of the way gems to explore its difficult to know where to start planning your campervan adventure. In order to help you get the most out of your holiday we have teamed up with the guys at Wild Things Publishing who are the experts in all things wild, fun, outdoors and off the beaten track to bring you some of the very best of what the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales have to offer

In partnership with Wild Things Publishing and using the following guidebooks we have put together a list of some of our favourites places to go in and around the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Put the kettle on, sit back and start getting excited about your holiday. The adventure starts here…

Bushcraft

Introduction to Bushcraft
Full Day

“Learn the fundamental techniques of knife work, wood collection and preparation knot tying, shelter building, tree and plant identification and of course fire lighting!” This is a fun, practical day learning the basic but essential skills of bushcraft as well as developing an understanding of the natural environment. Course includes: Shelters - Where to site natural and man made shelters,...

A Taste of the Backcountry
Full Day

Guided 10km walk through various beautiful, interesting and less known places around the Lakes. A minimum of 2 adults required when booking.

The Mountains
Full Day

Survival training in mountainous environment including: navigation and tool use, reading the terrain, moving over rough ground, river crossings, emergency procedures, shelter building, water sourcing, signalling, foraging, tree ID. A minimum of 2 adults required when booking.

Outdoor Activities

Rock Climbing Progression / Multi Pitch Climbing
Full Day

A full day of intensive Rock Climbing! Starting from the absolute basics of tying into the rope and improving your belaying, we will cover anchor placement, different climbing equipment, and go off on any skills tangents that crop up along the way. After improving your technique on a number of singles pitch routes, we will talk about and then tackle...

Esk Gorge Scramble
Full Day

Gorge Walking is a more ‘extreme’ version of ghyll scrambling experience often known as Canyoning or gorge scrambling! You will be rock climbing, scrambling, diving and swimming through a natural gorge with some really physical moments as you climb up and under the waterfalls. We will cover swimming into and out of waterfalls, how to read the water, and how...

Canoe The View
3 hours

“Derwentwater, the queen of the lakes nestled in the mouth of the Borrowdale valley. The most picturesque of all the National Parks waters.” With our fun and leisurely 3 hour canoe session, you will learn about basic canoeing and paddling techniques and journey into the quiet bays around the lake shores stopping off at some of the islands. You'll spot...

Our Providers

In order to offer the very best experiences possible we have teamed up with some of the Lake District finest and most experienced outdoor providers to bring you an array of adventures you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Ideal for families, friends and anyone with a sense of adventure, there is something here for everyone, the only question is which one will you choose…….

Mobile Adventure

A small, adaptable, professional and highly flexible outdoor company which runs a wide variety of outdoor activities across the Lake District, and sometimes further afield. You want to do something outdoors these guys can make it happen for you.

For the last 15 years MobileAdventure have provided a whole range of outdoor activities to suit all ages and abilities They are a small independent company focused on providing families, groups and individuals with a great outdoor activity experience at an affordable price; from taking on the UKs original Via Ferrata, rock climbing in the Borrowdale Valley, Canoeing, Kayaking, paddleboarding or Ghyll Scrambling, they can show you the best of the Lake District’s and outdoor adventures.

Where will your adventure take you? Book yours today.

Keswick Canoe & Bushcraft

Based in the heart of the Lakes, Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft are group of professional, committed instructors with years of experience ready to take your outdoor experience to the next level!

Specialist providers of canoe tours, river trips and bushcraft & wilderness skills they are able to offer courses and activity days for both beginners and advanced level to better suit your needs. Offering an array of activities from learning the fine art of spoon carving, shelters building and fire lighting with flints and steels to their signature Canoe and Bushcraft day on the beautiful Derwentwater they offer an array of unique experiences to choose from.

Whether you are out on the water, in a forest or on a hill you can relax and enjoy your time as every member of their team is extremely knowledgeable and highly qualified.

Where will your adventure take you? Book yours today.

Green Man Survival

Immerse yourself in the outdoors, reconnect with nature and learn some new skills with Green Man Survival on one of their bushcraft and survival experiences. Located in the heart of the Lake District and specialising in real world, reality based survival training there really is something for everyone. Offering courses and survival experiences suitable for all from adventurous young families to born survivors and everyone in between.

All experiences are offered on a private booking basis for you and your group so you have complete flexibility to choose your own date for your experience.

Where will your adventure take you? Book yours today.