Courses designed just for you.

We are a small, friendly company that specialises in tailoring courses to perfectly fit your needs and goals. At More than Mountains we want you to get more from your trip to Cumbria and the Lake District which is why every course is specially designed to make sure you really make the most of your time in the mountains.

We offer a whole range of outdoor activities including rock climbing, scrambling, guided tours and walks with a  Blue Badge tourist guide, navigation courses, multi-activity days and winter mountaineering courses. All of our courses are run by highly qualified and knowledgeable instructors whose passion for what they do is always evident.

We can teach you a new skill, show you some of our favourite parts of the Lake District or perhaps guide you up a walking or climbing route you have always wanted to do.   We love helping our customers get out and about in the Lake District and we do our best to make sure you go away having had lots of fun and inspired to do more.  Our contact details are at the bottom of every page – please get in touch if you have any questions, requests or if you would like to make a booking.

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  • Newsletter with details of exciting new courses

    Would you like to be able to get off the beaten track this autumn and discover parts of Britain that other walkers cannot reach?  We have two courses available that will help you do just that.   Our Advanced Navigation Course will give you the confidence to head away from the well-walked paths and d…

    Would you like to be able to get off the beaten track this autumn and discover parts of Britain that other walkers cannot reach?  We have two courses available that will help you do just that.   Our Advanced Navigation Course will give you the confidence to head away from the well-walked paths and d…

    30 September

  • At a campsite in the Yorkshire Dales we struggled to keep the locals out of our tent.

    At a campsite in the Yorkshire Dales we struggled to keep the locals out of our tent.

    26 September

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    22 September

  • C-Art is a Cumbria wide visual arts programme. This year many of the artists have taken their work into unusual locations. Whilst out on a tour today we came across this barn near Ashness Bridge.

    C-Art is a Cumbria wide visual arts programme. This year many of the artists have taken their work into unusual locations. Whilst out on a tour today we came across this barn near Ashness Bridge.

    19 September

  • Great day in the north lakes today.

    Great day in the north lakes today.

    15 September

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    14 September

  • Lovely morning spent at Swarthmoor Hall in Ulverston. It is a 16th century house that played an important role in the history of Quakerism.

    Lovely morning spent at Swarthmoor Hall in Ulverston. It is a 16th century house that played an important role in the history of Quakerism.

    09 September

  • It was a wonderful day to be out amongst the Lake District fells today.

    It was a wonderful day to be out amongst the Lake District fells today.

    02 September

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    02 September

  • Beautiful views coming down Honister Pass today. The heather looks wonderful.

    Beautiful views coming down Honister Pass today. The heather looks wonderful.

    27 August

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    25 August

  • https://www.thebmc.co.uk/ropes--a-guide-for-climbers-and-mountaineers?s=2 Do you know the difference between single, half and twin ropes? If not, this useful new guide from the British Mountaineering Council will explain all

    Ever been tied up in knots figuring out the difference between a twin rope and a half rope? Well, help is at hand: everything you need to know about the various types of rope and cord can be found in our handy, free guide.

    Ever been tied up in knots figuring out the difference between a twin rope and a half rope? Well, help is at hand: everything you need to know about the various types of rope and cord can be found in our handy, free guide.

    18 August

  • View of Black Combe from Lacra Bank.

    View of Black Combe from Lacra Bank.

    16 August

What our customers say about us:

More than Mountains
(I would give the course) 10 out of 10, it did everything we wanted and more. I do not think that the course could have been improved in any way. (The venues were) away from the crowds, and off the beaten track. Jill, you were very patient with us and let us make our own mistakes. The learning experience was very enjoyable and your teaching techniques were great. We all feel we are now at a level that will allow us to confidently get around using a map. We have even discussed maybe doing a further course simply because we enjoyed ourselves so much, I am sure that is down to you.

More than Mountains Gift Vouchers

If you are looking for a birthday or Christmas present for friends or family why not get them a More than Mountains gift voucher?  You can buy a gift voucher for any amount, you can book them on to a specific course or you can leave the choice up to them.

A navigation course is a wonderful present for someone who likes being outdoors in the countryside or up in the hills but is not yet confident enough with a map and compass to find their own way.  Learning how to read a map opens up a whole new world to be explored, safe in the knowledge you will be able to find your own way home.

Someone who has done quite a lot of walking in the British hills and mountains might like to try the next stage and go on a scrambling course.    Scrambling is part way between walking and climbing and is a great way to have adventures in the Lake District without all of the experience and kit necessary for climbing.

Our rock climbing courses are always popular.   There is no better place to learn to rock climb than in the beautiful scenery of the Lake District.  We run a wide variety of courses so there is something for everyone.  Whether you are nervously contemplating your first climb or you would like to be guided up one of the Lake District’s classic rock climbing routes we can design a course for you.

For families we always recommend our multi-activity days.  With three exciting activities packed into one action-filled day these days are perfect for energetic families of all ages.   The whole family can get involved rock climbing, abseiling and gorge walking and for many families it is the best day of their holiday to the Lake District.

To book a voucher for any of these courses you just need to email us and let us know the value of the voucher you would like to buy.  We will email the voucher to you so it is perfect for those last minute presents too.