Once lockdown restrictions eased the Lake District has seen a staggering number of visitors, whilst I don’t know the figures, I’m sure visitor numbers are considerably more than during a normal summer. This seems to have been mirrored throughout the National Parks, with the populous needing an escape but most unable to venture abroad.
So for many, it has been a first time visit to the wonderful Lake District, and thankfully most (maybe even all) have loved it here.
We have enjoyed welcoming lots of people and introducing them to fun activities such as Rock climbing; Abseiling; Guided walking; Scrambling; Gorge scrambling; and Canyoning.
All have proved popular, but the stand out activities of this year are Canyoning and Gorge scrambling, with the majority of people wanting to try out these fun and adventurous activities.
For this season we have introduced two additional canyon venues to the line up. Both are pretty extreme trips, with one being possible during a morning or afternoon session, whilst the other is a full day out.
As September rolls on by and October now knocks on the door, we begin to have a little more downtime again, time to take stock of a slightly bizarre summer. It is chilly here now, so the canyon kit is being put away, but climbing and walking days are aplenty, oh and some mountain running this week!!
The autumnal colours are on show and the mountains are now at their best, so if you haven’t made a visit to the Lakes yet, now could be the perfect time.
Below follows a number of snapshots of canyon trips this summer. If you didn’t join us for one of these this year, why not make a note to give it a go next year, it’s so much fun.
Thanks to all who joined us and all who tried to.