Just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Keswick on Derwentwater in the heart of the Lake District National Park, Keswick Climbing Wall and Outdoor Activity Centre is situated next to the historic Castlerigg Stone Circle and offers magnificent views over to the Helvellyn Range.

With free all day parking, refreshments available, indoor and outdoor activities for all ages, experienced and qualified staff, and AALA license, no matter what the weather, Keswick Climbing Wall and Outdoor Activity Centre has something for everyone.



The mountains and fells of the of the United Kingdom are becoming more and more popular every  year and as such Mountain Rescue call outs are at an all-time high.

Every year thousands of people end up calling for help because they are lost and/or tired. A lot of these call outs would have been completely avoidable if they were adequately prepared for the mountains and fells.

This basic course will cover basic map and compass work and how to keep yourself safe on the mountains.  So, if you need to brush up on your navigation, would like to learn the basics or just need that bit of knowledge to be confident in the hills, give us a call to book.

Breakdown of session:

  1. Meet and greet, short brief.
  2. Kit check, weather check – what to carry and why.
  3. Drive High Rigg – 10 mins away
  4. Introduction to OS 1-25000 maps, basic map and compass explanation.
  5. Group navigation activity.
  6. Individual navigation activity.
  7. Practice, practice, practice.
  8. What to do in an emergency.

3 hour session – £50.00 per person – 2 min / 4 max per session.

For full details or to book call 017687 72000


Half Day Outdoor Sessions

3 hour, half day exciting outdoor activity sessions for anyone aged 8 years and over. Including: high ropes, ghyll scrambling, kayaking & canoeing

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Full Day Adventure

A thrilling action filled day, all based at our Climbing Wall site, including: archery, indoor climbing, high ropes, orienteering & zip wire.

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Rookery Woods

Rookery Woods is an adventure play area designed for the younger adventurer and is ideal for anyone aged 8 and under.

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Take a look at this!

Not sure what you would like to try? Have a look at this and see what activities you can do at both at Newlands Adventure Centre and at Keswick Climbing Wall. What will be Your Next Big Adventure?!!

Not sure what to choose?

If you are looking for something new to try then why not book on a climbing lesson for only £20pp.

For further information please get in touch.

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