For group bookings please contact
017687 77246 or
Beate Fichl, student volunteer from Germany, February- March 2012.
Our local partners, Glaramara and Platty+, provide an exciting range of adventure activities. These activities can be booked and paid for through us.
You are of course also welcome to find your own activity providers, or bring your own equipment (please contact us in advance to discuss storage requirements) and provide your own instruction. You can launch small watercraft, such as kayaks, canoes, and windsurfers, from the shingle lake-shore beach opposite our driveway.
The Glaramara instructors bring all the necessary protective equipment (including waterproofs) and mini-buses to the hostel. Activities include:
Archery (on-site at DIH)
Team-building/problem solving games (on-site at DIH)
Tyrolean gorge crossing
Raft or coracle building
Kayaking and canoeing
Rock climbing and abseiling
Guided fell walking
Via Ferrata at Honister
The Platty+ base is a 20 minute walk from the hostel. The Keswick Launch stops at its jetty. Activities include:
Viking-style long boat
Stand up paddle boarding
Keswick Adventure Centre
Indoor climbing wall
Stand-up paddle boarding
Water walkers (standing inside a tethered inflatable ball on the lake!)
Group trips on the Keswick Launch
Birmingham University Wilderness Medicine Students
Working together on Derwent Water
Self catering kitchen
Barrow Cascade: the waterfall in our grounds
Carving of the Green Man in Cartmel Priory
Classrooms in the forest
Raft building (and floating!)
Be a Viking for a day!