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Enjoy a Day of Adventure with Distant Horizons this Summer

25 May 2017 - Nick

Here at Distant Horizons, we know how difficult it can be to find fun activities to enjoy over the summer, which is why we offer a wide range of activities for families and groups of friends to enjoy. We’re in the heart of the Lake District and Eden Valley, so you can easily reach us at any point of your Lake District holiday and enjoy yourselves doing something slightly different. Whether you want some adventurous outdoor activities or new indoor activities to try out, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for with the team…

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Team Building Activities are Unbeatable for Productivity and High Morale

9 May 2017 - Nick

Team building has a bad reputation and when you mention a team building day or weekend to your team, the chances are you won’t see any smiles, but team building events are one of the biggest and worthwhile investments you can make. Team building challenges work by building up trust between your team and helping to ease any underlying conflict, encouraging and improving communication and improving the level and quality of collaboration. Team building activities at Distant Horizons are specifically designed to be enjoyable and adventurous,…

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Choose Distant Horizons for Your Company’s Charity Challenge

29 Mar 2017 - Nick

Tucked in the scenic Lake District in the heart of Ullswater, Distant Horizons have been helping people to push themselves and achieve amazing things for over 20 years. Our challenge events have been enjoyed by everyone, from seasoned adrenaline junkies to people looking to give themselves a challenge to overcome. The feeling of achievement from completing an adventure challenge is amazing, and many people come back to us regularly to push themselves even further.

With more and more companies, groups of friends and individuals looking…

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Ready for an adventure?

17 Nov 2016 - Emma

Winter may have just arrived but we're already planning next summer's challenges.

Want to join us? Whether you've done a Challenge Event before or considering one for the first time, take your pick from our First ChallengeNext…

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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 we’ll give you 20% off the event 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 then you're ready to go.  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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