Windermere: the perfect place for extreme sports enthusiasts(we have a handy boot room that is ideal for storing wet and muddy gear)

While many people book the Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House for a spot of rest and relaxation, we have other visitors who head to the Lake District to make the most of the area's great sporting activities. While cycling and walking are two of the most common options, many may not realise that the Windermere area is also the perfect place for a range of extreme sports to suit all ages, abilities and tastes.

Either bring your own equipment (we have a handy boot room that is ideal for storing wet and muddy gear) or hire it from one of the Lake District's many extreme sports companies for your perfect thrilling break away. You'll find a huge range of different activities to choose from - taking place on dry land, in the air and in the water - meaning that you can stick to what you already know or try something completely new.

Speak to Air Ventures ( to organise a paragliding trip, or Windermere-based Kankku ( for an amazing 4×4 off-road driving experience. Sky diving from 14,000 feet with Skydive Northwest ( is a truly thrilling experience, while there are various companies offering hot air balloon trips over the lakes for those looking for something a little more sedate.

If you enjoy water-based activities, it's possible to water-ski and wakeboard on Lake Windermere too - more information is available here (

For thrill-seekers, there's no denying that the Lake District is a great place to visit - and with the Hawksmoor Lakeland Guest House handily located near Windermere, you'll also find yourself with a comfortable, relaxing base from which to make the most of the area.

Posted by Hawksmoor Admin