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 Thriver
Full Day

A bushcraft experience which include: shelter building, fire making, water collecting, foraging & plant identification, navigation, signalling, medical knowledge and movement over rough ground. A minimum of 2 adults required when booking.

Spoon Carving
Full Day

From stick to spoon; everyone needs a spoon! Beginning with a piece of green timber you will learn how to use the necessary tools to create a useful and attractive utensil to take home. Starting with a run through of safe basic knife and axe skills, we will then cover timber selection, cleaving and choice of tools. Having selected our...

Introduction to Bushcraft
Full Day

“Learn the fundamental techniques of knife work, wood collection and preparation knot tying, shelter building, tree and plant identification and of course fire lighting!” This is a fun, practical day learning the basic but essential skills of bushcraft as well as developing an understanding of the natural environment. Course includes: Shelters - Where to site natural and man made shelters,...

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...

Mountain Scrambling
Full Day

Bridging the gap between walking and rock climbing, scrambling will mean you get your hands on the rock, scrambling up rocky steps, slabs, chimneys and arêtes to a mountain summit. No matter your previous mountain experience, we can plan and give you a great challenging day out. We will aim to plan a day with you which will enable us...

Rock Climbing Taster
Half Day

A rock-climbing course which include skills such as belaying, lowering, climbers calls and movement skills. Both rock climbing and abseiling are options at a wide variety of crags within and around the Borrowdale valley, and our local instructors take pride in tailoring the activities to meet your specific needs and abilities.

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.