The Lake District is a great place to try a new activity or visit a location that you have never heard of before. There are so many outdoor leisure activities to try and so many different villages and towns to visit that it can be hard to know where to start. So here is a little inspiration to get you started…
Lake District Sheepdog Experience
This has got to be one of the best activities for any budding farmer or animal enthusiast to try! The Lake District Sheepdog Experience at Totterbank Farm is a very unusual and unique activity that will defiantly give you a story or two to tell your mates afterwards. The experience gives you the opportunity to handle a fully trained Border Collie sheepdog under full instruction. These friendly dogs are experienced in working the sheep and have been bred to work sheep in the Lake District for hundreds of years. Using verbal sheepdog commands, you will have to try and order the sheep, much harder than it sounds! Expect to be amused and enthralled by this unique and unusual activity and receive a certificate to remind you of your experience afterwards. If you are looking for a special gift, you can purchase a gift voucher for a loved one to redeem at a later date.
Visit http://www.lakedistrictsheepdogexperience.co.uk/your-experience/ to find out more.
Skydiving in the Lake District
Nothing is more exhilarating than free falling through the sky at more than 120 mph! Feel the adrenaline rush of taking to the sky in a tiny airplane and then jumping out of door at 14,500ft and falling towards the ground for more than a minute before opening the parachute and sailing gently down to land back on the ground. The Skydive North West Centre at Grange-over-sands is situated perfectly so you can enjoy fantastic views of the Lake District, the coast, fells and lakes from a unique and unusual bird’s eye perspective.
Lacy’s Caves on the River Eden
If you fancy visiting somewhere a little off the beaten track then a trip to Lacy’s Caves, off the River Eden could be just the thing. They are five chambers cut into the red sandstone cliff that were commissioned by and named after Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Lacy of Salkeld Hall, in the 18th century. No one is quite sure why they were built, if they were intended as a place to entertain guests, store wine or as a fashionable statement, but today they are open freely to the public via public footpaths. Enjoy spectacular views across the river as you walk down to the entrance of the caves. There are also lots of beautiful plants and flowers that line the river banks that make the walk along the river a real joy.