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?

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 Mountains
Full Day

Survival training in mountainous environment including: navigation and tool use, reading the terrain, moving over rough ground, river crossings, emergency procedures, shelter building, water sourcing, signalling, foraging, tree ID. A minimum of 2 adults required when booking.

The Flame
Full Day

An in-depth course to master the fundamentals of fire lighting in the wild including: material selection, tool use, fire lays, modern and traditional methods, ember management, mastery of friction, importance of fire and using it as a tool, fire management, principles of leave no trace including safely extinguishing and disposing of material. A minimum of 2 adults required when booking.

The Predator
Full Day

A theoretical course about primitive trap making and food procurement including: identifying trails, tracking, understanding animal behaviour and habitat, hunting vs trapping, stalking techniques, types of traps and trap triggers, primitive hunting. A minimum of 2 adults required when booking.

Outdoor Activities

Stonycroft Gorge Scramble
Half Day

The ideal introduction to the amazing sport of ghyll scrambling. Include rock slides, dives and even jumps down waterfalls into plunge pools and is guaranteed to have you buzzing with adrenaline by the end of the scrambling experience. All the challenges will be set at an appropriate level for you, and there is no pressure to complete every part of...

Raft Building
Half Day

Raft building is a fantastic team building exercise, which will certainly make great group memories! Teams as small as 4 begin by completing some simple fun team challenges to earn ‘points’ to buy their raft building materials. These challenges will be adapted by your instructor depending on your group. Once you have chosen what building equipment to spend your hard-earned...

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.