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Looking for an alternative to the National 3 Peaks mountain challenge?

Although very physically and mentally challenging, and also very well known, the National 3 Peaks isn’t necessarily the greatest UK outdoor mountain challenge for several reasons - it fairs poor on the environmental stakes due to the large driving distance involved, it does not offer great value for money in terms quality time in the mountains, and more specific to Wasdale has a very negative impact on local people due to the unsociable times and remote area of the Scafell section. 

Lake District 3 Peaks


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Post Flood Ullswater Litter Pick by canoe

12 Feb 2016 - Emma

Distant Horizons have been organising and involved in various litter picks in the Ullswater valley over the past few years in a bid to make it a cleaner place to live and visit.  It can be very frustrating seeing litter collect on the beaches and in the trees on the beautiful Ullswater shoreline, and because of our appreciation of the area and the fact that we use it, and may unwittingly be a small part of the problem by encouraging people to visit the area, we think it is important to do our bit.  

Although currently the…

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Get 20% off week day Challenge Events

Take your pick from our Lake District Challenge Events, and if you book one for a week day from Monday – Thursday during 2016 we’ll give you 20% off the full price.  The only stipulation is that we require a minimum group size of 8, and as long as we have availability on your chosen date the event is on.  Our event packages include highly experienced guides, technical clothing and equipment, catering, and logistical transport.

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Internet and phones running again

16 Dec 2015 - Emma

An update on our last post is that we now have internet and phones again.  Although there are no problems getting to us there are road closures still in place and will be for some time.  More information can be found on the Cumbria County Council website here.

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Phone lines and internet down

9 Dec 2015 - Emma

Due to Storm Desmond battering Ullswater at the weekend we have lost all phone and internet connection at our base at Leeming Farm.  Our office staff are however working remotely to enable them to have access to emails, and can be contacted on  Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, but we hope to have connection again very soon.

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Need inspiration for a corporate challenge event?

Find out what we get up to on one of our corporate events to see if it could be for you

We work alongside Samworth Brothers to create a corporate event which runs every other year in aid of raising money for charity, and is challenging and inspiring for the teams who sign up.  The very first Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge held in 2007 was a huge success, exceeding all hopes and expectations…

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Looking for a charity challenge?

Looking for an inspirational challenge to raise money for charity?  Whether you are a small group of friends with a personal focus, or a company looking for a big team fundraiser, we offer a wide range of predesigned events and also the opportunity to design your own unique charity challenge event in the UK.

Why use us for your charity event?

Although great fun our events are both physically and mentally challenging and therefore a great opportunity to use them as a fundraising event, and to push people’s boundaries…

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Bradgate Bakery and Melton Foods Team Building Event

We run a wide variety of team building packages in the Lake District, from ice breaker sessions to multi day journeys and challenges.  Here is an insight into what the teams got up to on a bespoke adventure package.

The Plan

On this occasion we were asked to design and run a program over 2 days for around 90 individuals, divided over 5 separate events.  After initial discussions over the phone…

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Lake District stag parties

If you are looking for a bit of adventure on your stag do we are ideally located in the Lake District in Cumbria for just that, with Penrith only a 15min drive away.  We offer a variety of adventurous indoor and outdoor activities perfect for fun filled stag parties in the Lake District, from leisurely Read more »

Activity ideas for the adventurous

30 Jan 2015 - Emma

Hopefully you've had time to get over the festive period and are looking ahead to 2015, so we've put together a few activity ideas to get you started for forthcoming holidays and occasions in the Lake District.

Valentine's Day 

Does that special person in your life love the outdoors?  How about a romantic canoe or kayak tour on Ullswater.  If you're visiting…

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