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Family take on Super Triathlon in aid of the Help for Heroes charity

In preparation for a Super Triathlon Distant Horizons have been helping a local couple get to grips with sea kayaking. The Triathlon runs the length of the Country from John O'Groats to Lands End and started on the 30th June and is being undertaken by a family of four in the aid of charity. All fundraising is going to Help for Heroes. To following their progress go to their blog at: and to donate go to their Just Giving page at:

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Lake District Outdoor Activities Summer Programme

For a wide range of adventurous outdoor and indoor activities over the summer holidays for families and friends in the Lake District take a look at Distant Horizons.  Based in Ullswater we are surrounded by a fantastic adventure playground and offer activities from 1 hour to full days and even overnight bivouacs.  When the summer weather is being temperamental our indoor activity centre has plenty to keep everyone entertained with a variety of fun activities to choose from. 

Either pick from the indoor and…

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Get up to 15% off at outdoor outlets when booking with Distant Horizons

When you book an activity, event or take out equipment hire with Distant Horizons get great discounts at Catstycam Outdoor Shop and Cotswold Outdoor.  Catstycam have 2 stores local to Distant horizons at Pooley Bridge and Glenridding in the Ullswater valley and Cotswold can be found nationwide.

Get 10% off at Catsycam Outdoor Shop.

Get 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor.

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Lake District Outdoor Activity Summer Programme

Distant Horizons are running a variety of outdoor activity sessions in and around the Ullswater valley during the summer holidays.  There are activities specifically aimed at families and some just for adults.  All activities are professionally organised and delivered by highly experienced and qualified instructors.  Distant Horizons provide transportation to activity locations from their outdoor activity centre headquarters at Watermillock or provide pick ups at locations throughout the Ullswater valley.


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Distant Horizons alongside Walking With The Wounded on the charities inaugural Cumbrian Challenge

On the 18th May despite torrential rain nearly 400 people took part in the Cumbrian Challenge in aid of charity for Walking With The Wounded, with the support of Distant Horizons.  In teams of 4 they had set themselves the challenge of either walking the ‘Tough’ or ‘Tougher’ route, both covering grueling terrain over  Helvellyn and the mountains and valleys round-a-bout.  The teams set off at 8am with completion times ranging from mid-day to 7pm.  No matter how long they took it was the massive effort…

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Family take on Super Triathlon in aid of the Help for Heroes charity

John and Marjorie from Gamblesby have been developing their sea kayaking skills with the help of Distant Horizons in preparation for a unique charity fundraising triathalon.  Read on to hear their story:

Christmas 2011
Joanne and Richard (daughter and son in law) whilst staying with us for Christmas said that they were thinking about doing a super triathlon from John O’Groats to Lands End; cycling, running the highest peaks (Scottish 4000 ft. peaks: Lake District and Welsh 3000ft. peaks)…

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10% discount at Catstycam Outdoor Shop

Get 10% off at Castycam Outdoor Shop when you book a Distant Horizons event, activity or hire equipment.  Catstycam is a small, independent, family business, trading in the outdoors since 1985 and selling a wide range of clothing and equipment from their two shops in the Lake District and online at

Their shops are located in the Ullswater Valley, in a secluded (but well-trodden) corner of the English Lake District.  Being…

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New self-catering accommodation in the Lake District

Our new bunkhouse is based in the tranquil Ullswater valley, in the North East of the Lake District National Park, and is due to open on the 1st June.  It commands stunning views across the lake to High Street, the famous Roman Road that links Penrith and Ambleside.  The bunkhouse is part of beautifully renovated farm buildings from which Distant Horizons operates, and it is available as part of a package with our events and activities from a 1 night stay to long weekends or mid-week trips.  The building…

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Get 15% off at Cotswolds Outdoor Ltd

Get 15% off at Cotswolds Outdoor Ltd when you book a course, event or hire equipment from Distant Horizons.

Whatever service you use with Distant Horizons you will be eligible for a discount at Cotswolds Outdoor Ltd, whether you come on a challenge event, team building day, technical outdoor course, book an indoor or outdoor activity or hire some of or equipment.

When you book with Distant Horizons ask about the Cotswold Outdoor discount for further details.

Our Lake District outdoor challenge…

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All inclusive Team Building Events

Distant Horizons provide activities, catering and accommodation all in one fantastic Team Building package throughout the Lake District and Cumbria.

Looking for an inspiring team building event?  Want to test your colleagues in a challenging environment, experiencing real risks that will impel people to face weaknesses and develop strengths?  Let Distant Horizons design your ideal event.  By using adventurous outdoor activities we will bring teams together through shared and motivating experiences that…

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