Any rabid outdoor adventurer has the Lake District in England among their destination of choice. And understandably so, as the Lake District serves as home to England’s most challenging terrain.

A mountainous countryside nestled in Northern England, the Lake District is well within the Cumbrian region, with high summits included in its geography, among of which is the Scafell Pike, England’s tallest mountain.

True to the name, the Lake District is nothing without its famed lakes, among of which is the very popular Derwentwater and Ullswater. And like the mountains that embrace these lakes, the water also yells adventure to anyone who listens.

If you thirst for a real outdoor adventure, conquering this unique terrain is a mission you are compelled to complete, even if it takes a lifetime from you. However, you have to bear in mind that you have to be relatively fit for the challenge. It is highly recommended to prepare yourself mentally and physically for this adventure by training for a couple of weeks.

Chris Walker Cycle Challenge in the Lake District

Adventure Sports in the Lake District - Chris Walker Cycle ChallengeAmong the adventure courses that run through the Lake District is the Chris Walker Cycle Challenge, a punishing contest reserved for hardcore mountain bikers.

The course is divided into three categories: the short route consists of 11 miles of bike trail that includes a very steep uphill climb; the medium route, a 22-mile bike trail that provides two uphill climbs through the Honister Pass; and the long route, an 85-mile stretch of bike path that passes through treacherous terrains of Honister, Hardknot, Wrynose and the hard way up Kirkstone pass.

The Chris Walker Cycle Challenge starts and ends at Keswick, so if you are up to this kind of experience, better hook up with Keswick Hotels as the challenge starts every July 24th.

If you want some water experience however, Lake District also provides the tons of water sports in its lakes. The Cumbrian town of Ambleside is right at the shores of Windermere, England’s largest lake. And that means water sports almost all the time of the year.

Boating and ark sailing are the usual adventures activities that abound in Lake District. If Windermere is where you want to go, then check out the Ambleside hotels and book your stay.

Lake District also has its doors opened for 4×4 offroading. If you prefer to conquer the terrains inside a 4×4 vehicle, then all you have to do is snake through the off road trails of the Mardale or Longsleddale, both of which can be found in the Lake District National Park.

Aside from mountain biking, sailing, and off roading, Lake District also provides great venue for long hiking, river trekking, and rock climbing to name a few. If you think you are a true outdoor adventurer, then Lake District is definitely waiting for you.