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Nervous about kayaking?

Most new experiences cause us to panic at least a little and enclosed spaces combined with water can be a bit too much for some, but all these worries can be put to rest when you explore the Lake District with us.  We regularly work with people who are uncomfortable with the idea of getting into a kayak or canoe, and appreciate your concerns, therefore we give you the time and proper equipment to ensure that you are as comfortable and stable as possible whilst on the water. 

Boat types

Although kayaking…

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6 tips for staying warm on outdoor activities

Due to the nature of our events and activities we are often throwing ourselves off cliff tops into the lake, climbing waterfalls or just being rained on.  However, even when we are not in water and perhaps up in the mountains on a sunny day there is still a chance it might rain or get a bit breezy in the Lake District.  Who knew, right?  We are therefore pretty used to dealing with the weather spectrum of the Lake District, and so would like to offer a little outdoor clothing help…

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Challenge event training

Every day I read an article that tells me I am eating the wrong things and how often I should be exercising to maintain the ‘ultimate’ healthy lifestyle.  I am not the only person looking at these new fad diets and worrying that in fact there is too much ‘bad stuff’ in mine, and the exercise I do will eventually lead me to my inevitable death. But, I think these articles have valuable points to make.  Some of the foods I eat definitely aren’t steering me towards a chiselled torso or the internal cleanliness…

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Activity parties

Based at our Lake District estate in Watermillock, near Penrith, we run activity birthday parties whatever the age.  Whether it is a children’s or adult birthday party we offer a variety of activities from one hour to a full day to keep everyone entertained. 

Activities

At your disposal is our indoor activity centre with climbing wall, archery, crate stack and abseiling.  We also offer a wide variety of outdoor…

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Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trek

13 Nov 2014 - Emma

Why not join us on a trip to the Khumbu region of Nepal and experience the magical world of awe inspiring peaks, amazing people and culture.  Trek through steep sided valleys in the footsteps of Mallory, Irvine, Hillary and Tenzing to name but a few. 

Program

Our trek starts at Lukla after an amazing mountain flight from Kathmandu, on a short take off and landing plane like a Twin Otter.  From here we follow the path to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital which nestles into a natural amphitheater at 3440m, and…

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Activity gift vouchers

Do you know someone whose idea of a treat is a fun packed outdoor adventure?

Well, we’ve got the answer with one of our Lake District Activity Vouchers.  Either take your pick from our wide range of indoor and outdoor activities & courses and purchase a specific activity voucher, or give someone a generic gift voucher for them to choose the activity themselves.  They can be valid for one activity or a package, from 1 hour to multiple days.  Whatever you think is the best option we’ll design a voucher for…

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Lake District Visitor Information

Not only does the Lake District offer stunning scenery and terrain ideal for a wide range of adventurous Lake District activities, but there is also a tremendous amount of alternative attractions to explore such as historical houses, museums, nature reserves, and a host of beautiful towns and villages abundant with shops, cafes and accommodation.  So whether you want to don your hiking boots, or prefer to soak up the atmosphere in a lake shore café, the Lake District offers so much for so many tastes and we hope the following information…

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Ullswater Litter Pick Day

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.  

Where does it come from?

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Adventure stag do weekend in the Lake District

5 Aug 2014 - Emma

On all or stag party events we throw ourselves into whatever weird and colourful activities each group of lads want.  Unlike Hen parties, where we are slightly more delicate and forgiving (at times), stag parties always tend to get a healthy dose of ‘Man up pills’ and ‘Attitude adjustment lessons’ from Jason and Dan.  So when one particular group of enthusiastic gents approached us about having a wilderness camping experience we happily said, ‘YES’.

Arrival at Distant Horizons

After…

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Pond Life at Distant Horizons

17 Jul 2014 - Emma

Not only is Distant Horizons surrounded by 30 acres of meadows and woodland, teeming with wildlife, but is now in the process of gaining a pond.

The hole is dug and now all it needs is a bit of liquid sunshine, but we can manage without that for a few months yet.  The pond is roughly 60m x 40m and 5ft deep and once established nature will be encouraged to take over, and we hope to see a host of insects and pond life including butterflies and dragon flies.

200 native trees will be planted around the pond and surrounding meadow…

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