*Source: News & Star*
*Saturday, 09 May 2009*
By Roger Lytollis
Away from the lecture theatre are organised walks, rock climbs, mountain-bike rides, canoeing, kayaking and ghyll scrambling.
Many festival visitors will have travelled hundreds of miles to be there. Cumbria is an awe-inspiring stage but many who live here spend little time taking advantage of their privileged position.
Perhaps it’s due to familiarity. We know this gorgeous scenery will always be there, so what’s the hurry?
But time is passing. The lakes and fells will always be there. We will not.
This spirit of adventure, fuelled by panic about making the most of life, sent me whirling into the Lakes with a question in mind: how much outdoor excitement can one person cram into a few hours here in Cumbria?
My guides were Jason Beverley and Jacques Shelton: director and instructor with Ullswater-based outdoor activity company Distant Horizons.
Distant Horizons runs a wide range of outdoor activities, courses, expeditions, team development events, adventure races and personal and team challenges throughout the UK.
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