Via Ferrata Penya Llisa: An excellent new K4 route
Via Ferrata Penya Llisa - the upper tier Via Ferrata Penya Llisa, Parcent Start/finish: On the north side of Col de Rates there is a small lay-by and mirador. Park here. This is just a few hundred metres from the top of Col de Rates. Parking is limited to 3/4 vehicles. If full there… Continue reading Via Ferrata Penya Llisa: An excellent new K4 route
Rock Climbing Ambleside – where are the best venues?
Scout Crag, Langdale - Rock Climbing Ambleside Rock Climbing Ambleside - where are the best venues? With winter almost upon us, a day of rock climbing here in the Lake District may not be high up on the list of things to do right now. But wait a minute, days at this time of… Continue reading Rock Climbing Ambleside – where are the best venues?
The route to Wray Castle - Best Bike Rides in the Lake District Best Bike Rides in the Lake District…… When visiting a new area it can be tricky to choose the best activities. If looking for something adventurous some canyoning rather hits the spot and we can highly recommend this - Canyoning For mountain walks… Continue reading Best Bike Rides in the Lake District
Jack's Rake Scramble - From Stickle Tarn Jack’s Rake Scramble, Pavey Ark This grade 1 rock scramble makes for a wonderful mountain day and is easily combined with nearby routes to make for longer trips into the mountains. It’s about an hours walk from the Stickle Barn parking areas and if wanting more time… Continue reading Jack’s Rake Scramble, Pavey Ark – simply the best
Descending back into the Langdale valley 8 Peaks Challenge This season we've provided quite a few of these bigger mountain days out. It's certainly something we enjoy too. Like any of our days out and activities, we can tailor things to suit you. This was the case with one of the 8 Peaks Challenge… Continue reading Lake District 8 Peaks Challenge
Hadrian’s Cycleway – 1 of the best Coast to Coast cycle routes
The Tyne seen on many occasions during Hadrian's cycleway Hadrian’s Cycleway - Blog post Mostly due to time constraints and damp weather conditions, we’ve been cycling more than climbing of late. Just a few days ago I worked on a guided cycle ride from London to Brighton. This was on behalf of Alfresco Adventures… Continue reading Hadrian’s Cycleway – 1 of the best Coast to Coast cycle routes
Should I Hire a Guide for Scafell Pike? - On a clear and settled day navigation is easier, but will it stay clear? Should I Hire a Guide for Scafell Pike? It's a question we are asked on a regular basis. The answer isn't always going to be straightforward, but likely that if you're… Continue reading Should I Hire a Guide for Scafell Pike? Yes……
Team Building Lake District – Making your business stronger
Team building Lake District - ascending Scafell Pike Team building Lake District Away days for friends and family are common and good. It’s bonding time and very important. Bonding is also important amongst work colleagues. Some organisations are good at planning these days in, others are still new to it and may think of… Continue reading Team Building Lake District – Making your business stronger
Best canyoning in the Lake District – Esk is the number 1
Climbing the rapids - Best canyoning in the Lake District Best canyoning in the Lake District Esk is best Recently we made some changes to our Esk gorge trips. This was due to visitor numbers going through the roof during the sunny weekends. So on the whole, we are avoiding weekend use. However, last… Continue reading Best canyoning in the Lake District – Esk is the number 1
Esk Gorge Esk Gorge - a tale of 2 halves It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the discontinuation of weekend Esk gorge trips. Weekdays are not affected by this. More about why later in the post. Yesterday we had the pleasure of sharing this wonderful place with 11 lovely people. We… Continue reading Esk Gorge – a tale of 2 halves