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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  • We just wanted to say thank you so much for our beginner's navigation courses. We throughly enjoyed ourselves and learnt so much. The second day with our children was pitched at just the right level and they have since been helping us find our way on our walks and bike rides. They want to know when we can come back and do another walk with you! You have given us the confidence to go out and explore our beautiful countryside. We'll be in touch when we're back in the Lakes.

    4 hours ago

  • Feedback from another happy customer we wanted to write and say how much fun we had on our first day in the Lakes. Monday the 27th was wet but the sun did poke its head out and we were not put off. Climibing was great and my wife and son were very happy with their intrroduction to the fun of hanging on by their fingernails. We all enjoyed the ghyll scramble more than anything else on our holiday, wet, exhilerating and even a bit scary climbing up the waterfall. We'll book in next time we're in the area and are recommending you to all our friends.

    03 September

  • http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=7613 The Rab Boreas has been my favourite top for scrambling and rock climbing in the Lake District this summer. What's yours?

    For me the Boreas Pull-On fits the bill perfectly. It is light, hasn

    For me the Boreas Pull-On fits the bill perfectly. It is light, hasn

    03 September

  • Feedback from this month's Introduction to Climbing Course. (Nick was) at all times very attentive and massively experienced. I came to realize very quickly that the attention to safety and detail was first class. We learned loads and the pace of the two days was perfect. (The course venue was) again, excellent. Nick was very accommodating and listened to us and changed the venue for the second day. That was really impressive, thanks.

    25 August

  • It is a wonderful feeling when you follow your compass into the wilderness and track down your objective. Well done to Karen finding this cairn on this weekend's Intermediate Navigation course.

    It is a wonderful feeling when you follow your compass into the wilderness and track down your objective.  
Well done to Karen finding this cairn on this weekend's Intermediate Navigation course.

    18 August

  • Looking for a new challenge? How about an abseil or rock climbing for the first time. We can show you how!

    Looking for a new challenge? How about an abseil or rock climbing for the first time. We can show you how!

    09 August

  • Clients on our rock climbing and scrambling courses in the Lake District can now enjoy 15% off at the Epicentre in Ambleside.

    Clients on our rock climbing and scrambling courses in the Lake District can now enjoy 15% off at the Epicentre in Ambleside.

    07 August

  • Is your instructor qualified? Make sure you know how to check by reading our handy guide. http://www.morethanmountains.co.uk/?p=1073&preview=true

    There are no legal requirements in the UK for companies taking adults into the outdoors: anyone can claim to be a rock climbing instructor, set up a company and start dangling paying customers off big cliffs without even needing to take out any insurance.    As a consumer this is a worrying state of…

    There are no legal requirements in the UK for companies taking adults into the outdoors: anyone can claim to be a rock climbing instructor, set up a company and start dangling paying customers off big cliffs without even needing to take out any insurance. As a consumer this is a worrying state of…

    06 August

  • Last minute places available on our Introduction to Rock Climbing course this weekend (8th and 9th August). No experience necessary. Helmet, harness and rock shoes hire are included in the price. Come and try climbing on real rock and find out why we love it.

    Last minute places available on our Introduction to Rock Climbing course this weekend (8th and 9th August).  
No experience necessary.  Helmet, harness and rock shoes hire are included in the price.  
Come and try climbing on real rock and find out why we love it.

    03 August

  • A beautiful evening for a stroll along the coast. There is more to Cumbria than just mountains ;-)

    A beautiful evening for a stroll along the coast.  There is more to Cumbria than just mountains ;-)

    29 July

  • Massive thank you to Nick for a brilliant time on our family activity day - he was fabulous and we all had a blast. Cheers 😀

    28 July

  • Entrenando la pared de MIX!!! Compañia de dança Deborah Colker

    Entrenando la pared de MIX!!! Compañia de dança Deborah Colker

    23 July

  • Some unusual birds in Bowness yesterday.

    Some unusual birds in Bowness yesterday.

    20 July

  • We found this price list for mountain guides in 1927 in the Langstrath Country Inn. Perhaps some ideas for future More than Mountains tours? Sunrise on Skiddaw anyone?

    We found this price list for mountain guides in 1927 in the Langstrath Country Inn.   Perhaps some ideas for future More than Mountains tours?  Sunrise on Skiddaw anyone?

    18 July

  • Probably the easiest section of the Cumbria Way - 12 miles of very gently rolling countryside through woods and along river banks. Why not join us next time?

    Probably the easiest section of the Cumbria Way - 12 miles of very gently rolling countryside through woods and along river banks.
Why not join us next time?

    16 July

What our customers say about us:

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(Nick was) at all times very attentive and massively experienced. I came to realize very quickly that the attention to safety and detail was first class. We learned loads and the pace of the two days was perfect. (The course venue was) again, excellent. Nick was very accommodating and listened to Rosie, so we changed for the second day. That was really impressive, thanks.

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.