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Useful Links

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Bike Rental Outdoors Shops & Gear
Camping & Campsites Other Guiding Websites
Hotels & Guesthouses Photography
Lake District Information Walking Websites
Outdoors Organisations & Information Weather

Bike Rental

Country Lanes - Windermere based cycle hire centre.
Grizedale Mountain Bikes - Located in Grizedale Forest.
Keswick Mountain Bikes
Cyclewise - Based in Whinlatter Forest.
Eden Valley Cycle Hire - Cycle hire for the Eden Valley and Coast to Coast tours.

Lake District Information

Lake District National Park Website
Striding Edge - Sean McMahon's photo diary of Lake District fell walks.
The Lake District Guide - A comprehensive, thorough resource for everything to do with the Lake District.
The Cumbria Directory - Another comprehensive site dedicated to providing Lake District information.
The Fell & Rock Climbing Club - The website of the highly respected FRCC is a great resource for fell walkers and climbers, with a great section on the different areas of the Lake District.
Stay in The Lake District - Accommodation and tourist guide for the Lake District and Cumbria.

Camping & Campsites

The Little Green Yurt - Enjoy the magic of life in a genuine Mongolian yurt in a very quiet corner of the Lake District.
Lake District Camping - Everything you need to know about camping and campsites in the Lake District National Park and Cumbria.
National Trust Campsites - There are four NT sites in the Lakes, the best of which (in my opinion...) are Great Langdale and Wasdale.
Black Beck Caravan Park Black Beck Caravan Park near Bouth, just south of Grizedale Forest in the heart of the Lake District National Park, offers you the perfect setting for both a short break or an extended holiday.

Hotels & Guesthouses

The following accommodation providers have been recommended by previous cleints of Lake District Guiding:

Thorney How Independent Hostel - Independent 3-star B&B hostel in Grasmere.
Hotels in the Lake District - Appleby Manor Country House, relaxing and friendly hotel on the edge of the Lake District, North Yorkshire Dales and Pennines.
Seatoller House - Set in a stunning location near the head of Borrowdale
Ashness Farm - 16th-Century farmhouse with a superb view over Derwent Water

Walking Websites

The Walking Englishman - The most comprehensive free content site on the web for Walking in England. Great reports of the walks with complimentary pictures.
Walking Britain - With over 10,000 pages of walking information, including many walk descriptions, "Walking Britain" is dedicated to the footpaths that cross the landscape. - Website providing hillwalking related links, books and information on hillwalking in the UK.

Other Guiding Websites

Steven Fallon Mountain Guides - Guided walking, scrambling, backpacking trips and more throughout Scotland.
Navigation and Mountaincraft Training in Wales - Long established small business offering navigation training and hill skills in the Brecon Beacons and beyond.
High Trek Snowdonia - Mountain based courses and breaks in Snowdonia.
C-N-Do Scotland - Walking holidays & outdoor courses in Scotland.
Walking Holidays in Spain - Guided and self-guided walks, operating out of the beautiful and traditional village of Frigiliana, offering a true Andalucian experience.
Explore Outdoors - Guided walking holidays in Scotland, including the West Highland Way and Ben Nevis
Coast to Coast Cycling Holidays - Organised cycling packages for individuals and groups, including bike hire, luggage transfer and support.

Outdoor Organisations & Information

The British Mountaineering Council - the representative body that exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hill walkers and mountaineers in England & Wales.
Mountain Leader Training UK - the co-ordinating body for all mountain training schemes in the UK.
British Cycling - the national governing body for cycle sport in the UK.
World Outdoor Web - dedicated to the world of outdoor sports, travel and adventure

Outdoor Shops & Gear

Recycle Outdoor Gear - Swap, sell, donate or buy used outdoor clothing & equipment.
Backpacking Light - An excellent resource for lightweight backpackers as well as a great online shop.
The Outdoor Warehouse - Online Outdoor Clothing Shop for Walking, Mountaineering, Skiing, Climbing & Lightweight backpacking.
Paramo - manufacturer of some of the best outdoor clothing around.
Cheap Tents - The online outdoor specialist.
Simply Hike - online camping equipment store - Stocking brands such as Berghaus, The North Face, Hunter, Leki and many more.
Montane at Lake District Outdoor - Lake District Outdoor for Montane Waterproof Jackets & Lightweight Clothing.
Silverfox Travel & Outdoors - Online outdoor gear store, specialising in equipment for outdoor adventures. Stockists of leading outdoor brands including Vango, Lowe Alpine & Outwell.

Photography websites

Nigel Wilkins Photography - Some superb and original shots and panoramas taken throughout the year.


The Mountain Weather Information Service (MWIS) - Lake District Forecast
Lake District Weatherline - Provided by the Lake District National Park Authority
The MET Office

Other services

Eden Valley Logs - Westmorland Woodfuel supply locally grown firewood and offer wood processing services.

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