Graythwaite Adventure welcomes you to the exclusive Graythwaite Estate to enjoy the two attractions that the Lake District is famous for: our mountains and our lakes. During the morning we’ll take you on a guided Estate walk where you’ll experience the varied terrain including Thomas Mawson’s six-acre formal gardens which he designed in the Arts and Crafts style in 1889. Leaving behind the Hall, dating from the 16th century, we’ll walk thorough parkland, working forestry and past many of the workers cottages towards the high point of our walk with unrivalled views down Windermere towards Bowness Bay. The descent takes us past the boathouses, idyllic cottages, and Georgian manor house to Grubbins Point where you will enjoy an Estate picnic on the lake shore.
After lunch we will take to the water and journey by paddle, experiencing canoes, kayaks, or paddleboards; the choice is yours. Whilst the morning’s view from up high is an awe-inspiring sight the view from the water gives you an entirely different perspective from which to enjoy this UNESCO world heritage site.
• Exclusive access to a family-owned estate on the shores of Lake Windermere
• Leave technology behind and immerse yourself in the environment of a World Heritage Site
• Get back to nature and learn survival skills used by ancient civilisations
ItineraryUpon arrival at our 4x4 and Shooting Lodge, please make use of our free parking before meeting one of our team of experienced and friendly instructors. Following introductions, you'll start the guided walk which will take until lunchtime when you'll rest and enjoy the picnic; a welcome refuel before the afternoon's activities. Following lunch we'll get you kitted up for going on the water, for a 1.5 hour instructed lesson on either a sit on top kayak or stand up paddleboard, or in a Canadian canoe. The day will include everything mentioned in the description although the exact itinerary will be tailored to suit the group, time of year and the weather on the day.
National Park Experiences is a curated collection that brings the stories of our National Parks to life. Each experience offers an authentic insight into the landscape and special qualities of a National Park.
This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:
- Hen / Stag parties
- School groups
- Dog Friendly
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