Guidebook to 40 outdoor adventures in the Lake District with children under 12, including walking, cycling, orienteering, paddling, boating, hostelling and more. Graded activities for varying age ranges or for families with children of different ages.
April to October are best, but many routes can be tackled year round.
Bases in the southern Lakes include Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere and Windermere; in the north Keswick, Cockermouth or Glenridding.
There are adventures to suit all abilities graded from easy-to-manage green routes, building up through blues to more challenging red and black outings. Most routes have options for families with children of different ages and capabilities.
Includes adventures around all of the major lakes: Derwent Water, Coniston, Buttermere, Windermere and Ullswater. Visit Cathedral Cave, Castlerigg Stone Circle, Wray Castle and classic summits such as Catbells, Coniston Old Man and Scafell Pike. Discover hidden gems such as Hodbarrow Point, Hampsfell and Dunnerdale's Fickle Steps.