"The organisation was second to none, can’t wait for the next challenge" Barbara, CIOB
"The whole process was great from start to finish!" Andy, Architecture 519


Lake District Outdoor Activities

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Challenge Events

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Established in 1993 Distant Horizons UK is a professional outdoor activity provider located in the Ullswater Valley in Cumbria, offering a wide variety of challenge events, team building and corporate events, outdoor activities & courses, overnight expeditions & journeys and outdoor equipment hire in the Lake District and Eden Valley.  Although based in the Lake District our events run throughout the UK utilising the many outdoor playgrounds, including Scotland and Wales.  For groups of friends and family activities we utilise our location in Cumbria, making the most of the surrounding landscape to run land and water activities from kayaking to rock climbing. Our aim is to introduce people to the benefits of outdoor activities so whether you are looking for a corporate challenge event, a team building challenge or an outdoor adventure for the family we have access to a fantastic outdoor adventure playground in Cumbria and the Lake District which we want to share with you.  

Team Building Packages and Challenge & Corporate Events

We offer a wide range of challenge eventsteam building days and corporate events in the Lake District and Cumbria, incorporating outdoor activities to create sea kayaking and mountain challenges to multi-activity adventure races and charity challenges.   For our team building days we utilise our extensive grounds and indoor activity centre, as well as our outdoor activities, to offer a truly comprehensive package whatever the weather.  We regularly design bespoke event packages and welcome groups that are looking for something unique and specific to requirements, and our Lake District challenge events, team building days and corporate outdoor events are designed to your needs and preferred activities.

Technical Outdoor Training Courses

Our technical training courses run from our centre on our Ullswater estate in Cumbria.  Our facilities include a purpose built indoor training centre as well as outdoor facilities, including our own lake.  So whether you are looking for a technical rope course in preparation for a glacier trip in the Alps, or a kayak course to bolster your confidence on the water our Lake District technical outdoor training courses are designed to suit. 

Outdoor and indoor family activities

Because of our fantastic location in the Lake District, and our own Ullswater indoor activity centre, we are ideally set up to offer activities for families and groups visiting Cumbria and the Eden Valley all year round.  From gorge walking to Ullswater kayak tours we have a fantastic range of family outdoor adventure activities.  And our indoor activity centre is ideal for those rainy days in the Lake District when you are looking to keep the family entertained, with a choice of climbing, abseiling and archery.  If you are a family or group looking for an outdoor activity holiday with accommodation in the Lake District, take a look at our fantastic outdoor activity packages.  Choose duration and activities to create your ideal Lake District activity break.

Self-Catering Accommodation

To accompany our Lake District activities and events we have an Alpine style lodge providing self-catering group accommodation complete with excellent facilities on our private estate in Ullswater in the Eden Valley.  Our lodge accommodation provides groups visiting Cumbria an all-inclusive package in a secluded and idyllic setting on our estate in Ullswater.  

Outdoor Equipment Hire

If you are looking to organise you own Lake District outdoor adventure we have a range of outdoor equipment for hire from our Ullswater hire base, including canoes, kayaks, camping equipment, climbing equipment and technical outdoor clothing.  

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