From Ghyll Scrambling to bushcraft and archery, we have an array of activities for you and the whole family to enjoy. Take a look below at all the different options we can provide either through our partners or here at The Swan itself!
Ghyll scrambling - also known as Canyoning or Gorge Walking is a truly unique activity – surrounded by nature and the sounds and feel of rushing water - this something that will stay with you forever. All the challenges, jumps, pools and climbs are optional. You will be guided up a rocky mountain river and take on its natural obstacles such as; jumps, crystal clear plunge pools, rocky scrambles, roped climbs up waterfalls, flowing rapids and even caves! Our expert guides know each ghyll intimately and will tailor the day to your group offering up loads of fun challenges along the way.
We guide full, half day trips on Coniston Water, Lake Windermere and Wastwater. See the magnificent scenery from a Canadian Canoe. You'll be coached by an experienced instructor who will equip you with everything you need to have a safe and amazing adventure. On Coniston, you’ll visit Wild Cat Island from the book and feature film 'Swallows and Amazons'. Visits Wastwater’s famous Screes and learn about the Divers secret gnome garden all under the magnificent backdrop of Scafell Pike. On Windermere you see the beautiful views looking up to Fairfield Horseshoe and Red Screes and view some of the luxurious Lake Shore Mansions.
Fancy yourself as the next Robin Hood or Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games? Join us for a fun packed archery session. Your instructor will provide expert tuition on how to fire arrows safely. Once everyone is firing straight and true - competitions and action-packed games and prizes will follow.
This session takes place in a stunning, elevated location on a private country estate with lovely views of the Coniston Fells in the distance.
Great fun for all.