Cumbria Family Adventure Capital for families
Cumbria is the UK’s Capital of Adventure. Or so it claims. But it’s not just a claim, it’s a long term project which aims to attract outdoor, adventure-minded people to the county, give them world class opportunities to adventure when they get here, and encourage them to spend their dollars, pounds and euros while they’re out and about.
But what does being an ‘Adventure Capital’ actually mean? And what can this iconic landscape that has inspired everything from poets to climbers, offer a wealth of diverse age groups with all their different needs and demands?
Over the next year we’re on a mission to find out. And as a family oriented site, we’ll be concentrating on what Cumbria Adventure Capital UK can offer families. Yes that’s everything from Granny to the newborns. No pressure then, Cumbria as we launch our Family Adventure Capital UK season!
We’ll be chatting to adventure providers about what they do for a living, but also what they like to do for fun and bringing you their personal tips on the very best adventures for families visiting Cumbria.
We’ll be talking to the people who came up with the initiative and those who are driving it through. We’ll be finding out what they think an Adventure Capital is, what it takes to be one, why it matters and trying to unearth who the competition is.
We’ll be exploring how you can book your adventures, how easy it is to access them, how much value for money they offer and ultimately if they’re any fun.
And of course we fully intend to have a go ourselves throughout the year, at activities we haven’t tried before and a few of those we have, reporting back on what it’s like to adventure in different ways.
To kick off the season, we’ll be cycling across the county on the famous C2C (coast to coast) route during February, blogging about some of the people, places and passions we find along the way. We’ll start with our toes in the Irish Sea and end with them in the North Sea which seems an adventurous enough proposition in the middle of winter even without the cycling in between.
Whether you’re first time family adventurers, family adventure addicts or more inclined to adventure from your armchair, we’ll be inviting you to get involved as the season develops.
Cumbria may have England’s five tallest mountains and its deepest and largest lakes, it might even be the Adventure Capital of the UK; but we want to know is it the Family Adventure Capital?
Read some of Cumbria Adventure Capital UK posts
- “What is an Adventure Capital?” we asked Cumbria Tourism
- Imagine an adventure island: kids design their Capital of Adventure
- Are you a purist or not bothered?
- C2C Day 1: Setting Out: Workington to Cockermouth
- C2C Day 2: Northern Lakes: Over Whinlatter and into Keswick
- C2C Day 3: In the Shadow of Blencathra: Keswick to Penrith
- C2C Day 4: Goodbye Lakes, Hello Pennines: Penrith, Hartside Summit & Alston
- C2C Day 5: Over the Pennines: Nenthead to Allenhead and onto Consett
- C2C Day 6: Welcome to the North East: Consett to Beamish & Sunderland
- C2C Day 7: The end of the ride: Along the Wear in Sunderland
- Climbing the Walls: Ever tried family climbing? Keswick Climbing Wall
- Welcome in a wild place: Lovelady Shield Country House Hotel
- Bushcraft survival expert Woodsmoke shows us firelighting
- We climbed out of Cumbria and into Iceland, meeting Dick Phillips
- Ever felt like you were destined to meet? Lyzzick Hall Hotel
- You’re in the North East Now Laddie; Visiting Beamish on C2C
- A journey’s never over until it’s over, completing the C2C
- A special proposal for Leap Year: 29ers in Keswick
- Counting Sheep.. in Cumbrian: Yan, Tyan, Tethera..
- Lake District hills with no sweat and no tears… Electric Bike Network
- Our blue sky, go green, 10 point, Go Lakes travel plan!
- Helen Skelton at Keswick Mountain Festival
- In a tent with Chris Bonnington at Keswick Mountain Festival
- Adventure! on the timetable in Cumbrian Adventure Schools
- Jubilee beacon lighting on Catbells – Night Hike with a purpose
- How do you find tranquility in busy places? Roving Tai Chi in The Lakes
- Lake District Via Ferrata at Honister
- Has the Olympic torch lost its way? Torch relay arrives in Winderemere
- Passion, percussion and pyrotechnics blows away the Lake District
- What lies beneath? The invisible volunteers that fix the fells
- The Tallest Wall in England: Lakeland Climbing Centre
- What would you like us to find out about Family Adventures in Cumbria?
- Got any questions, suggestions, recommendations?
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