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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    The Royal Institute of Navigation says reliance on sat-navs is undermining map-reading skills. So why should we still read maps?

    The Royal Institute of Navigation says reliance on sat-navs is undermining map-reading skills. So why should we still read maps?

    01 May

  • Loving what I see and recommending you to all our lovely visitors!!

    28 April

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    20 April

  • What wonderful weather we have been having! Perfect for a spot of rock climbing.

    What wonderful weather we have been having!  
Perfect for a spot of rock climbing.

    19 April

  • It was fitting that we had a Twitter question about trig pillars yesterday, as this month will mark 79 years since the humble trig pillar was first used ...

    It was fitting that we had a Twitter question about trig pillars yesterday, as this month will mark 79 years since the humble trig pillar was first used ...

    16 April

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    13 April

  • Nick from More than Mountains, seen here posing in our 'back garden' ;-) #theplacetobe

    Feel free to use the gym... More than Mountains #theplacetobe www.morethanmountains.co.uk

    Feel free to use the gym... More than Mountains #theplacetobe www.morethanmountains.co.uk

    09 April

  • This would look pretty good as a billboard, wouldn't it? :-)

    Feel free to use the gym... More than Mountains #theplacetobe www.morethanmountains.co.uk

    Feel free to use the gym... More than Mountains #theplacetobe www.morethanmountains.co.uk

    09 April

  • Forecast is looking good for Easter in the Lake District :-) It is the perfect time to have a go at rock climbing. We still have places available on our friendly Beginners' Rock Climbing course on Saturday 4th April for only £75/person. http://www.morethanmountains.co.uk/rock-climbing-lake-district/beginners-climbing-course/

    If you have never tried rock climbing outside before come along on this one day course and we will show you why we love it!  This course is ideal for anyone who has never climbed or has only climbed indoors.   You will have the opportunity to try a number of climbs on real rock and learn the basics…

    If you have never tried rock climbing outside before come along on this one day course and we will show you why we love it! This course is ideal for anyone who has never climbed or has only climbed indoors. You will have the opportunity to try a number of climbs on real rock and learn the basics…

    01 April

  • Spent a wonderful day today exploring the Troutbeck valley. So much to see in such a small area. Thanks to Tom Macan for organising a great day.

    Spent a wonderful day today exploring the Troutbeck valley. So much to see in such a small area. Thanks to Tom Macan for organising a great day.

    26 March

  • Feedback from a Private Navigation Course at the weekend: "Jill was great! Patient teacher and lovely to spend the day with. (She) had taken into account our individual aims and planned routes and exercises to meet those aims. She gave us individual feedback that was focussed and constructive." Click here to find out about booking your own personalised course: http://www.morethanmountains.co.uk/navigation-courses-lake-district/

    Our navigation courses are designed to give you the skills and confidence to get out and explore the hills alone or with friends and family without a guide.  We offer navigation courses at Beginner and Intermediate Level or your own personalised  map reading course specially designed just for you. A…

    Our navigation courses are designed to give you the skills and confidence to get out and explore the hills alone or with friends and family without a guide. We offer navigation courses at Beginner and Intermediate Level or your own personalised map reading course specially designed just for you. A…

    26 March

  • Roanhead, just north of Barrow in Furness, is a fantastic sandy beach perfect for a gentle stroll. While you are there you can try and spot some rare Natterjack toads: one fifth of the UK's population live here. Or you could challenge your companions to name all of the Lake District hills on the horizon. Or you could lie on your back and do a bit of cloud spotting.

    Roanhead, just north of Barrow in Furness, is a fantastic sandy beach perfect for a gentle stroll.  
While you are there you can try and spot some rare Natterjack toads: one fifth of the UK's population live here.  
Or you could challenge your companions to name all of the Lake District hills on the horizon.  
Or you could lie on your back and do a bit of cloud spotting.

    25 March

  • Another great day spent practising compass bearings and pacing.

    Another great day spent practising compass bearings and pacing.

    22 March

  • Are you sure it's March? What a beautiful day for messing around with maps.

    Are you sure it's March?  What a beautiful day for messing around with maps.

    21 March

  • Lovely day for a wander round the woods.

    Lovely day for a wander round the woods.

    17 March

What our customers say about us:

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(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.