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Lake District self-catering group accommodation

During the winter the Lake District turns into a magical and enchanting landscape, with snow-capped mountains and Jack Frost adding his sparkle.  Known for its amazing scenery and great activity opportunities the Lake District is a sure winner even during the winter months.  What better way to spend a winter’s day than taking a canoe tour on Ullswater on a clear, crisp morning, when the lake is like a mill pond and surrounded by snowy peaks.   The local area also provides a host of winter and festive events to keep you…

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Lake District Self-catering lodge available over the Christmas period

We are now taking bookings for our self-catering Lakeland Lodge over the Christmas period.  The lodge is available with or without activities and sits on our private estate within the Ullswater valley.  Groups will have sole use of the lodge and be able to enjoy the serenity of the Lake District on our private estate.  The self-catering group accommodation boasts under floor heating, Wi Fi, fire pit and a fully fitted kitchen.  For full details on the accommodation facilities click…

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Ullswater litter pick 2013

Thanks to some great summer weather lots of people have come to visit the Lake District to enjoy the wide variety of things on offer.  Great for business but inevitably with increased people comes increased litter.  It is therefore a perfect time of the year to do a clean up to reduce the mess that can get washed up onto our lake shores that not only has a negative visual impact but also a detrimental effect on the local wildlife and surrounding area.  To help keep Ullswater tidy we are running an Ullswater shore litter pick on…

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Activity birthday parties for children and adults in Cumbria

Based at our Lake District estate in Watermillock, near Penrith, Distant Horizons can arrange an activity party for your birthday whatever the age.  Whether it is a children’s or adult birthday party we offer a variety of birthday party activities from one hour to a full day to keep everyone entertained.  At your disposal is our indoor activity centre including a climbing wall, archery, crate stack and abseiling.  We also offer a wide variety of outdoor activities that can be tailored to your group such as raft building,…

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10% off Distant Horizons actvities and equipment hire with MyCumbria

MyCumbria is an exciting membership scheme ran by Cumbria Tourism EXCLUSIVELY for residents of Cumbria and those who work within our county.  The card entitles you to a whole range of fantastic deals, offers and discounts across the whole county for an entire year and Distant Horizons is now offering activities and equipment hire on the scheme. 

We are offering 10% off all our indoor & outdoor activities and equipment hire for customers with a MyCumbria card.   Our company is based in Ullswater so ideally situated…

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Walking With The Wounded cheque presentation to Fix The Fells

Earlier this year in May, 400 people headed out over the peak of Hellvelly in aid of Walking With The Wounded.  The charity supports our Wounded, Injured and Sick as they make the difficult transition from military to civilian employment and raised over £200,000 for the cause.  In recognition of the impact such events can have on the mountain paths and how important the path network is for hikers, Walking With The Wounded have kindly donated £2,000 to Fix the Fells. The cheque was presented to the South Lakes team in Coniston…

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Super Traithlon Successfully Completed

The End2End Super Triathlon that we mentioned earlier in the month has now been successfully completed and everyone is fully rested.  Well Done Joanne, Richard, Marjorie and John. To see their blog go to : and to donate go to their Just Giving page at:

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UNICEF Lake District 3 Peaks Charity Fundraiser - Registration now open

Minimum of 7 and maximum 25 participants – are you up for it?

Over 1.6 million people have fled from the horrific violence in Syria, half of them children. Children have been displaced, lost homes and schools, struggled to get clean water, food and warmth. Some children have been victims of violence; beaten, shot at and physically and sexually abused. UNICEF is working on the ground in Syria and neighboring countries…

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Super Traithlon Update

Richard set off late Saturday from John O'Groats and arrived at the Cairngorm Ski car park on schedule - despite having cycled into a 28/30 mph head wind all the way - and handed over to John to do his run over Cairngorm - again in a very strong wind.  We all then met him in Glen Feshie by which time in the valley bottom the sun had come out and the wind had dropped.   We then retired back to the B&B in Aviemore and for Richard and John a well earned drink or two!

On Monday the weather was not much better…

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