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56 things to do in Cumbria

Cumbria is the home of the Lake District and so is the epicentre of Britain’s outdoor and adventure activities. Whether its, walking, kayaking, cycling or caving, this is the place to be! It’s also a great place to get out your comfort zone and try something new, like off-roading or skydiving!

Also don’t overlook some of the Cumbrian towns and cities, like Carlisle, for a day out. They are steeped in history and have museums and castles to explore and learn about on a rainy day in Cumbria!

With so much to do and explore, Cumbria and the Lake District is the perfect place for love the outdoors and beautiful views and we’re happy to show you some of the great activities on offer to you to plan your Cumbrian Adventure!

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Looking for something to do in the Lake District? It’s time to explore it by bike and get the most out of this amazing area! Electric bikes are a great way to explore a new area …

Explore some of Carlisle’s rich history by having a look round its fabulous Norman Castle! Only a short walk from the station this is a must visit if you’re in Carlisle! The castle is built on …

This open sandy beach is the most popular in the area getting quite busy in the summer. It is a popular spot for both windsurfing and kitesurfing with a kitesurf school on the beach. It is …

If you think you have the wits to beat Carlisle’s first ever escape room then head to Red Herring and prove it. You and your team will be placed in one of five rooms; Surelock Holmes, …

Are you ready to swing like Tarzan in the forest of the Newlands? In this course, you’ll face a lot of different and challenging obstacles, making you climb or slide at 30 feet in the air …

Are you ready to put the pedal to the metal? Start your engines and zoom off to the Kart Racing Club in the Lake District and have a blast. This is somewhere designed for people to …

The ultimate sci-fi action adventure for all ages. Whether you’re 6 or 66, you’ll love the adrenaline pumping exhilaration of stalking your opponents and unleashing a searing volley of laser fire in the battle zone of …

Have you always wanted to release your inner Bear Grylls but never done anything like that? Well, no worries Lake District Mountaineering accepts people of all abilities and is also in a great location to give …