Things to do

With two of England’s most beautiful and wild National Parks and two Areas of Outstanding National Beauty on the door step, Kendal is an ideal location from which to start your campervan holiday. The bigger question is with so much 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 its’ 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, it’s tricky to know where to start planning your campervan adventure. 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 favourite 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.

Simply click on any of the guidebook images below to explore the adventures that await!

Bushcraft

The Roar
Full Day

Tracking and observing the wild deer of the Lake District during the breeding cycle. Especially recommended for photographers. A minimum of 2 adults required when booking.

Nettles, Fire bread and Wild Rabbit
Full Day

Get to grips with game preparation and field cooking as we guide you through the steps from wild rabbit to burger! An introduction to basic fire setting will give us a perfect heat source to make a selection of leavened and damper breads for us to cook on the fire. Following a quick forage for the humble nettle and any...

The Thriver
Full Day

A bushcraft experience which include: shelter building, fire making, water collecting, foraging & plant identification, navigation, signalling, medical knowledge and movement over rough ground. A minimum of 2 adults required when booking.

Outdoor Activities

Mountain Navigation
Full Day

For absolute beginners;   This is a very practical day, with the entirety of the time spent out on the mountains learning and using the skills. Over the duration of the navigation course, you can expect to cover map symbols, scales, grid refs., pacing & timing to maintain position, compass work, contour interpretation. For those with some previous knowledge; We will...

Middle Derwent River Trip
3.5 Hours

The Middle Derwent offers gentle rapids, stunning scenery and the opportunity to know how to control and manoeuvre your canoe on moving water. After a land-based safety briefing we will launch onto the water to learn basic canoeing skills. When you feel confident, and everyone is ready, we will set off on our river journey.

Church Beck Gorge Scramble
Half Day

The trip will include ascending a Lake District stream, slides, climbs and even jumps down waterfalls into the pools, and is guaranteed to have you buzzing with adrenaline by the finish. All the challenges will be set at the right level for you, and there is no pressure to complete every part of the ghyll – there is always another...

Our Providers

We have also teamed up with some of the Lake District’s 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 activities across the Lake District, and sometimes further afield. If 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 UK’s original Via Ferrata, rock climbing in the Borrowdale Valley and Canoeing to Kayaking, Paddleboarding or Ghyll Scrambling, they can show you the very best outdoor adventures in the Lake District.

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 and wilderness skills, they are able to offer courses and activity days for both beginners and advanced level to better suit your needs. Choose from an array of unique experiences and activities, from learning the fine art of spoon carving, shelter building and flint and steel fire lighting, to their signature Canoe and Bushcraft day on beautiful Derwentwater.

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.

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 dates that work for you.