Accommodation With Activities

If you are looking for a treat to really make the most of a special occasion, we work with local Partners who will deliver activities for your stay at our accommodation or at a nearby location.

Please note that the booking and delivery of the activity will be made directly with the Provider and Howgills Accommodation can not take any responsibility for this.


Following a short demonstration and safety briefing, participants will receive one-to-one tuition as they shoot their first arrows. Once they are shooting safely and confidently, participants will enjoy a series of practice rounds, before taking part in games and competitions.

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Ghyll Scrambling

Enjoy a Howgills ghyll scramble in a secret canyon that provides you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of ancient fossils, jungle foliage, charging rapids and bubbling pools! This is a truly special place to get wet and wild with friends and family!  Not only that but on the walk in you will pass a spectacular 8m waterfall where we can finish with a final swim if you're keen!

4 x 4 off road driving

With stunning views of Lake Windermere on the private Graythwaite Estate, this is the Lake District’s only purpose-built off-road course with instruction delivered by our qualified team. Suitable for first time drivers and seasoned pros alike. With an instructor in the passenger seat you’ll negotiate steep inclines, jaw dropping descents, epic leans and water crossings all with unrivalled views.

Water Sports

Outdoor leaders Dan and Becki are both passionate Canoeists and Kayakers and have years of experience providing paddling experiences for all ages. All Canoe and Kayaking days are bespoke and they take pride in organising a day that fulfils your aspirations.

Kayaking and canoeing

Experience the Lake District from a different perspective - by boat! Canoeing and Kayaking trips designed around your interests, skill level and of course, the weather!


Both sessions cover the fundamental skills for controlling your craft and our safety top tips, before journeying further a field, progressing your skills and building your confidence through games and challenges on the way back! It's the perfect way to spend a family day out or splash around with friends or colleagues.

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Guided walks

Qualified Leaders Dan & Becki, who will come to the Barn, House or Apartments and lead your group on a guided walk of your choice. Optional extras of a picnic or prosecco picnic are available (prices on request).


Choose a Howgills hike or a Lake District hike

Mountain biking

Enjoy an action packed day out to cover all skill levels, each one offers their own unique experience. Whichever one you choose you are guaranteed to have a gripping day out on two wheels!

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Clay pigeon shooting

Nestled in the heart of Graythwaite estate is a shooting site for first-timers and experienced shots alike. 

Following an introduction by an instructor, there’ll be a briefing on all-important safety and gun mounting before moving on to hitting clays. 1:1 tuition means we can make sure you individually get the most out of the session.


Graythwaite has a great track record for advancing novices through to consistently breaking a variety of targets.

Bush craft

Join Mere Mountains for a half or full day of bush crafting who run these activities at a variety of levels. The basic intro is popular: putting up a shelter, starting a fire with flint/steel, cooking up some basic food (pizza/pancakes). For the more adventurous we recommend a whole day of bushcraft skills where you will produce a meal on an open fire.

Wondering what all the hype is about?  Why not book an outside 'wild swim' with Dan and Becki and enjoy the beautiful views as you submerge into the depths!

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Wild Swimming

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Mobile Horse Box Bar

Why not hire Lakes Horse Box Bar to come on-site and provide Prosecco on tap, a full range of spirits

including a selection of locally sourced and

craft ales to compliment our Cumbrian based

Lakes Horsebox Bar.


Rock climbing

Whether you are a complete beginner or you've climbed before Becki and Dan will take you to some awe-inspiring Lake District crags to develop your Rock Climbing skills.


Our epic crags range from 5m - 15m high with a variety of routes for you to tackle during the session.


As we hike to the crag, with the stunning Lakeland fells as our backdrop you'll have a moment to take it all in whilst we set about rigging the routes that best suit your experience level and aspirations!

Safety is paramount and you'll be provided with all of the equipment, skills & support you need to enjoy this exhilarating sport.

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Geo Caching

Join Mere Mountains for Geocaching which is is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. We can't guarantee you'll find any gold bullion!

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