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The Lake District is the largest National Park in England, and is home to Scafell Pike - it's highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.
Enjoy a free or low-cost guided walk, cycle or other event!View events calendar
We have more than sixteen lakes and numerous tarns plus a stretch of coastline to be enjoyed!Read more about watersports
1. Get on the water - hire a boat
We have more than sixteen lakes and numerous tarns plus a stretch of coastline. So there's plenty of opportunity to go rowing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, fishing or simply splash about on the shore.
2. Forest segways
Explore the forest on the latest in green technology – a self-balancing electric Segway.
3. Have a go at Archery
Come and have a go at the ancient sport of archery, located on the stunning shoreline of Windermere, England's largest lake!
Swim in England's largest lake, Windermere.
5. Cycle with some breath taking views
Road cyclists and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice in the Lake District National Park. There are a range of country lanes, permitted cycleways and bridleways to suit all experience levels, and you can be sure of fantastic views along the way! You can hire bikes across the Lake District. For bikes, electric bikes, tagalongs and bike trailers try Bike hire at Coniston Boating Centre. Or why not hire a bike at Brockhole on the shores of Windermere and take advantage of the routes available on the Windermere Lake Cruises bike boat.
Stand up and balance on our exciting paddle boards - show off, paddle off, and possibly fall off! Single passenger only.
7. Guided Walk
Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and join a Guided Walk
8. Treetop Trek at Brockhole-on-Windermere
Swing, climb, balance and fly your way through 250 year old oak trees.
10. Ghyll scrambling
Work your way up or down rocks and in and out of the water in a pristine Lake District stream. You can traverse along rock faces, hop across boulders, climb up waterfalls, slide down natural rock chutes and plunge into deep pools of water.
Have a great family day out at Coniston. Pre-book motor boats, canoes, bikes and more to receive 10% off automatically!Things to do in Coniston
There's lots of boat hire to choose from! Let our electric motor boats take the strain. Or enjoy a peaceful row along the most scenic landscapes in the Lake District.
Try our sit on top kayaks, open Canadian canoes and have fun splashing about on paddle boards. If you can sail why not hire one of our sailing dinghies and follow in the wake of Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons"?
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