The heart of what we do

Abseiling at Wodens Face with Glaramara
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Abseiling provides an opportunity to overcome your natural sense of survival and make a controlled descent of a vertical rock face on a rope.

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Enjoy a relaxing couple of hours learning techniques and honing your archery skills in the beautiful natural surroundings in the Borrowdale Valley.



Caving provides an opportunity to discover the fascinating natural world beneath your feet.

Charity Fundraising Walks

Are you looking for a fun yet challenging experience to raise a fortune for the charity of your choice? Glaramara are offering 2 walking challenges for you to consider.

coracle building at Glaramara

Coracle Building

Coracle building is a fun test of ingenuity, construction skills and boatmanship. And maybe your swimming!

Ghyll Scrambling at Glaramara
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Ghyll Scrambling

An ever popular activity here in the Lake District, Ghyll Scrambling gives you the chance to have a great time getting completely soaked in an invigoratingly chilly rocky mountain stream or ‘Ghyll’.

Hill Walking with Glaramara

Hill Walking & Navigation

Glaramara Centre is surrounded by some of the best known Lakeland fells. The lowly but exquisitely picturesque Castle Crag and the higher tops of Great Gable, Glaramara, Dale Head and Scafell Pike are all accessible from our doorstep.

Canoe, Kayak, Raft & Dragon Boat

Lake Activities Canoe, Kayak, Raft & Dragon Boat

We offer a variety of Lake based activities provided by our waterfront partner, Platty Plus.

Mine Exploration

Mine Exploration in the Lake District and Beyond

We have several Mine Exploration trips available; Seathwaite Plumbago Mines – Honister Slate Mine – Northern Pennines – Cathedral Caverns – Rhiw Bach Slate Mine



Learn how to find your way around using a map and compass. A skill for life, and when the clock starts ticking, a frantic and fun test of mind and body.

problem solving

Problem Solving & Team Activities

We have a large number of activities available which all rely on teamwork and initiative to succeed.

rock climbing at Glaramara

Rock Climbing

The Borrowdale Valley has a number of crags which are suitable for first steps on rock – Seathwaite Slabs, Wodens Face and Shepherds Crag.

via ferrata in bull gill
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Via Ferrata

The Via Ferrata at Honister is a fantastic experience for those who like climbing ladders, wire bridges and cargo nets and have a very good head for heights!