Get MORE from your trip to the Lake District

At More than Mountains we want you to get more from your trip to Cumbria and the Lake District. We offer rock climbing, scrambling, guided tours and walks with a  Blue Badge tourist guide, navigation courses, multi-activity days and winter mountaineering courses. You can come on one of our advertised dates or we can tailor a day just for you.

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 guarantee enthusiastic, qualified instructors and guides and small group sizes and we specialise in making sure that each and every course and tour are designed and adapted to meet our customers’ needs and goals.

We are passionate about 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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  • Today's More than Mountains customers could not have wished for nicer weather. It was a fantastic day to be out in the hills.

    19 April

  • Personalised instruction and guiding in use of double ropes for multi pitch rock climbing in the Lake District.

    17 April

  • Are you in the Lake District for Easter? We still have availability for rock climbing, gorge walking, guided walks and navigation courses on Easter weekend. Just email us and we will design a day just for you: info@morethanmountains.co.uk

    06 April

  • Just when you think you have got the hang of Magnetic Variation it all changes. If you use a compass you might want to read this: http://www.morethanmountains.co.uk/magnetic-variation/

    28 March

  • Hope to be back soon, but this was my final day of Scottish winter climbing for a while.

    23 March

  • View from the office turned out alright in the end :-)

    23 March

  • A large lump of cornice is still waiting to fall off the top of Jacobs Ladder in the Cairngorms

    23 March

  • Feedback from a private navigation course at the weekend: How would you rate the course overall? 10 out of 10, did everything we wanted and more. How would you describe your instructor? 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 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 :-)

    20 March

  • The great slab in coire lochan looking more like a glacier than ever!

    17 March

  • Navigating above Coniston Water.

    16 March

  • There was a perfectly good footbridge but the stepping stones were a tempting challenge.

    16 March

What our customers say about us:

(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.
Gary, Private Navigation Course

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.