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About Lake District Activities by Lakeland Ascents

Thank-you for your interest in our Lake District Activities.

Based in the beautiful English Lake District, we offer a range of adventure activities and experiences.

For those seeking adventure, we offer exhilarating  days abseiling, gorge scrambling, canyoning, scrambling and rock climbing. These  make great multi-activity days and are perfect for groups of friends, families, corporate team building or Hen and Stag Doos.

Lakeland Ascents is owned by Si Withington, an instructor and Swift Water Rescue Technician based in the South Lakes. Si has over 15 years of experience walking, trekking, climbing, winter and ice climbing and mountaineering all over the world. His adventures have taken him from the fells of the Lake District, to the Highlands of Scotland, the mountains of Snowdonia and further afield to the ranges of the Himalayas, the High Atlas, Alps and the Tatras.

Si is also a member of Kendal’s Mountain Search and Rescue Team, whose rigorous training programme complements his formal mountain training and experience.

Experienced instructors will deliver all of the activities and training that Lakeland Ascents offer. Usually, Si himself will deliver your activity or course, but where this is not possible, we work closely with a number of high-quality associate instructors, who we guarantee will ensure that you have a memorable experience.

We look forward to working with you and tailoring your mountain experience to your needs, wishes and ambitions.

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Lakeland Ascents Director, Si Withington enjoying cascade ice in Norway

Vouchers can be bought for all of our courses and experiences for your friends & family to redeem at their leisure. Buy a voucher

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EXCELLENT rating
Based on 163 reviews
It was very windy today. The team were great and had a plan B arranged for us which was brilliant (and safer!).
S K
S K
2024-04-06
Had a great experience Ghyll scrambling. Despite there being a rather large number of us (22 on a stag do) the guides were great throughout and clear experienced. Really enjoyed the experience and would book again.
Holly Maughan
Holly Maughan
2024-04-06
Really enjoyed the day, slight disruption with the weather but they gyll scrambling was excellent, guides were very helpful and kept everything entertaining
Scott Maughan
Scott Maughan
2024-04-06
Fantastic experience. Would wholeheartedly recommend. George is very encouraging and patient, a superb guide and teacher.
Cpt Randlelwa
Cpt Randlelwa
2024-04-04
What a brilliant experience !! We Loved every minute of it and can't recommend it enough. Thank you for the organisation and instruction throughout. Still buzzing :-)
Nick Duffield
Nick Duffield
2024-03-19
Had an excellent time canyoning with Si! Booked by my partner who is much more adventurous than me but we both had an amazing time. There was one jump I was too scared to do and Si made an adjustment allowing me to continue with the journey in a way I felt comfortable. If you're thinking about booking this but are scared to take the plunge, my advice is go for it!!
Megan Copley
Megan Copley
2023-10-30
We had brilliant fun doing the ghyll scrambling with Si this morning at Stickle Ghyll. We were really well kitted out so soon forgot about the damp, chilly morning and had a fantastic time with lots of laughs and challenges along the way. The kids are already planning for when they can do their next ghyll scrambling adventure!
Kate Towers
Kate Towers
2023-10-28
Really great experience with excellent leadership. Kids left wanting to come back again as soon as possible!
Sophie Hopkins
Sophie Hopkins
2023-10-19
My husband had an awesome afternoon Ghyll Scrambling in Coniston. Our son bought him a voucher for his birthday and I've never seen him grin so much when he came home wet and exhausted. I would highly recommend
Debbie Smith
Debbie Smith
2023-10-17
We had a wonderful morning Ghyll scrambling in Coniston led by Si. It was a great adventure with lots of laughs and Si was a great leader. Would definitely recommend and we'll definitely be back. Thank you!
Roast Designs
Roast Designs
2023-10-04

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