Cumbria is one of the United Kingdom's most popular holiday destinations among those who love to get outdoors. The county boasts some of the country's most outstanding natural beauty, spanning lakes, hills and tranquil villages. While the area's popularity guarantees a diverse range of guesthouses and hotels, there's a particular abundance of adventure sport hotels in Cumbria. From climbing and wild swimming to walking to windsurfing, there's plenty for active adventurers to do in this idyllic English county.
Walking Cumbria's Countryside
If there's one thing Cumbria doesn't lack, it's views! Breath-taking vistas and jaw-dropping panoramas await around every corner, making walking in the county an absolute delight. There are routes suitable for all abilities, and good roads mean even the least mobile of holidaymakers can find the most stunning views.
Walkers who like to stretch their legs by the sea can do so in and around the popular resort of Seascale. The Bailey Ground Hotel boasts a seafront location and free WiFi, ideal for planning your daily routes.
Climbing in Cumbria
Cumbria is home to all of England's peaks over 3,000 feet, which makes it a hugely popular holiday destination among keen climbers. While there are a number of adventure centres dotted around the county where you can learn the ropes, there's also plenty of opportunity to get outside and climb some impressive mountains.
Scafell Pike is England's highest point. Unsurprisingly, this makes it a must-visit site for fans of adventure sports. The Screes Inn offers an affordable place to rest your head nearby, located just across Wast Water from Scafell Pike.
Get Out on the Lakes
Without a doubt, Cumbria's foremost attraction is the vast National Park known as the Lake District. Everyone can appreciate the stunning views of these glistening bodies of water, but adventure sports enthusiasts are usually itching to actually get out on the water and explore.
Derwent Water gives plenty of chance to do just that. Visitors can hire motor boats, rowing boats or sailing boats to suit their needs. The lake's also a popular place to windsurf.
Derwent Water is located in the heart of the Lake District, just minutes from the town of Keswick, which is packed with excellent B&Bs.