Make the very most of your stay; contact our award winning partner Graythwaite Adventure to book your activities today! 

We are proud to work with Graythwaite Adventure, winner of Cumbria Tourism’s ‘Experience of the Year’ Award 2019, to offer land-based and water-based activities and experiences to keep you entertained, regardless of the weather.

The team are brimming with enthusiasm and love sharing the great outdoors. They have hand picked and crafted the activities listed below, and can tailor them further to suit your needs and requirements. Email or call today, to speak to a friendly member of the team, who will be happy to create the perfect activity schedule for you. Moreover, if there is an activity that tickles your fancy, however is not listed, please don’t hesitate to contact them; no request is too big or small, and they will endeavour to do their best to deliver.

Bookings can only be made directly by contacting the Graythwaite Adventure team. We recommend booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  As you can imagine, the activities are popular and we wouldn’t want you to miss out, so it’s better to make plans before you arrive at the estate. Where possible, Graythwaite Adventure will do their best to accommodate any last minute enquiries.

Happy adventuring!

4 x 4 Off Road Driving

Probably our most popular activity on Graythwaite Estate. With lumps, bumps and camel humps, controlled acceleration and axel articulation, Graythwaite Adventure will bring you the best 4×4 experience by far! Get behind the steering wheel of one of the Land Rover Defenders and take on the challenges of the course; a professionally built natural off-road driving course, one of a kind with stunning views of Lake Windermere, and the only British Off Road Driving Association approved course in the county, with qualified BORDA instructors to guide you all the way.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced shot, we have a set up that will suit everyone. You’ll learn the key techniques of clay pigeon shooting including safety, gun mounting and how and when to pull the trigger.

Clay Pigeon Shooting in the Lake District in Cumbria | The Graythwaite Estate


We offer both single and double sit on top kayaks which are paddled with a double-bladed paddle. Super steady and great fun, the kayaks are always a popular choice.

RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) Rides

Cruise Windermere on board our BRIG Navigator accommodating up to 9 passengers. From experiencing the quiet bays on the Western shore to viewing some of the lake’s most impressive properties from the water we tailor the time to suit you.

Archery & Axe throwing

Channel your inner Robin Hood and learn the ancient skill of archery. Our friendly, qualified and experienced instructor will provide expert tuition for novices and skilled archers alike. Great fun for all the family. Why not combine archery with the increasingly popular axe throwing, once the preserve of lumberjack competitions in the USA.

Family Activies with Archery in Cumbria and the Lake District | The Graythwaite Estate

Introduction to Bushcraft

We’ll teach you the skills you need to survive a night in the Lake District without the deluxe comfort and amenities that Silverholme and the Graythwaite Cottages offer. Venture into Graythwaite estate’s woodland and learn skills such as lighting fires, building shelters, sourcing water, basic camp fire cooking and of course toasting marshmallows.

Learn to source water, start fires, build shelters in the woodlands in Lake District and Cumbria | Graythwaite Estate

Canoeing on Lake Windermere

Join us for a fun and leisurely canoeing experience where we’ll teach you the basic canoeing and paddling techniques. Journey into the quiet bays and visit some of the famous islands on Lake Windermere. You’ll spot some of our local wildlife, maybe play some canoe games whilst enjoying the natural peaceful environment over a warm drink and a flapjack.

Canoeing in the Lake District on Lake Windermere | The Graythwaite Estate

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP)

Stand up Paddleboarding is fun, exciting and enjoyable. Your instructor will meet you at your cottage, get you kitted up in all the gear before you, your friends and family make your way down to the lake where your paddleboards will be waiting. A fantastic way to spend any morning or afternoon on England’s largest natural lake.

Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) - Graythwaite Activities