Keswick Climbing Wall opening soon for Activity Sessions!

We are delighted to announce that you can now book any of our activities for dates after Wednesday 1st July.

We cannot wait to welcome you all back to the Lake District and make incredible memories with you, however there will be some limitations on our activities and operations to ensure the safety of your party and our staff. On top of that we will be taking extra measures to limit the risk of spreading Covid-19.

These will include:

  • Booking is essential as places are limited on each activity.
  • Maximum group sizes of 5, plus an instructor. (Current Regulations) 
  • Social distancing will be maintained at all times except in the case of an emergency.
  • All of our equipment will be sanitised after being used on any activity.
  • Mandatory hand washing stations and sanitising gel will be available
  • All Staff will be provided with appropriate PPE for yours and their safety.

If you wish to read the full measures we will be taking to try and ensure your safety, please click the link below to read our 10 point COVID 19 plan:…/

If you wish to read our Public Statement on COVID – 19 please click the link below:…/

We want to welcome as many of you as possible back to the Keswick Climbing Wall  as we understand the last few months have been difficult for everyone however, we must stress that:

You must not attempt to enter the centre or participate in any of our activities if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID – 19 or have been in the company of anyone showing symptoms or if you have been told to self-isolate.

During these hard times the tourism and hospitality industry have suffered greatly and unfortunately some of have been not able to survive during this pandemic.  Fortunately we as a company have manage to overcome the pitfalls of COVID 19, however due to this we must stress that our cancellation policy has not change and we require a 48hr notice of cancellation for a refund under any circumstance, we hope you all fully understand this.

We must also stress that due to Government Guidelines and as we type this message,  Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Air B&B’s as well as Holiday Cottages are unable to take any bookings for overnight stays and that includes ourselves so we must stress that you are only visit this incredible area for the day.

We will have our fantastic Cafe open for hot and cold food and drinks (takeaway and spacious outdoor seating area available only), however if you wish to bring your own food with you that is also okay on the grounds that you must take your rubbish back with you!  Let’s keep the beautiful Lake District looking beautiful!  As we have already stressed we want to welcome as many of you back as possible but always keeping safety first!

If you wish to book an activity with us please get in touch via:


Phone: 017687 72000

See you all soon!

The Newlands Adventure Centre Team and Keswick Climbing Wall Team

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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