Outdoor Activities in the Lake District

Based in Ullswater, in the heart of Cumbria, Distant Horizons offers a wide range of fun and challenging Lake District activities in and around this fantastic outdoor adventure playground! Ullswater is an absolutely stunning valley, surrounded by majestic mountains and boasting the second largest lake in England, making it perfect for outdoor activities.

Distant Horizons is also lucky to be situated in the Eden Valley area of Cumbria, so is ideally located wherever in the Lake District you’re staying.

Water activities

The name possibly gives it away, but the Lake District is one of the best places in England to really enjoy water activities. Whilst you may think out water activities as a purely summertime pursuit, we have a number of options all year round. Our list of water activities in the Lake District will give you more information.

Land activities

If water activities aren’t your thing and you want to keep yourself dry, we offer plenty of land activities from our base in Ullswater and the Lake District. Have a look at our range of land activities now and start planning your adventure holiday in the Lake District at Distant Horizons.

Indoor Activities

As well as making the most of the Lake District and Cumbria’s dramatic landscape, at Distant Horizons, we also have a range of indoor adventure activities in Ullswater. Improve your aim on our archery range or test your head for heights on our climbing wall. There’s plenty to keep your group entertained and you can choose from a number of indoor activities to create your ideal indoor activity session.

Our indoor activities are perfect for families and groups of friends who want to stay under one roof.

Family Activities

At Distant Horizons, we can tailor all of our indoor and outdoor activities to create family adventure holidays in the Lake District, suitable for children aged 4 and over. Find out more information, including our prices, by going to our family activities page.

Activity and Accommodation packages

We have a modern self-catering lodge on our private estate, allowing us to offer you a bespoke activity holiday in the Lake District. The team at Distant Horizons will design a package around your needs and requirements. Find out more about our activity and accommodation packages on our activity and accommodation page.

Special Occasions

Are you looking for a completely different and fun way to celebrate your special occasion in the Lake District? With catering and dining facilities, as well as a wide range of both indoor and outdoor activities, Distant Horizons can host your entire party.

We welcome groups, including stag and hen parties to choose from our wide variety of indoor and outdoor adventure activities to create the perfect Lake District stag do or hen party. 


At Distant Horizons, we specialise in creating bespoke Lake District adventure holidays that get your adrenaline pumping and form long-lasting memories. For more information about the extensive range of activities we offer, call us now on 017684 86465 or contact us online.


"An excellent experience, very professional.  Your equipment and facilities were great.  We felt safe and comfortable to try something new and exciting."