2 Cambridge Villas is the perfect bed and breakfast from which to Explore and Get Active

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    Gorge Scrambling in Langdale valley


     Scrambling – this fits somewhere between rock climbing and fell walking. Moving over sometimes steep and rocky ground, it’s tons of fun and takes you to places where views will be truly special and the ‘space below your feet’ big! For some Lakeland scrambles a rope is required to keep us safe, but for many a rope isn’t needed and we simply enjoy the fluid movement of ourselves over impressively rocky terrain. We also have a qualified instructors here at 2 Cambridge Villas!

  •  Bouldering – here in the Lakes we have masses of great bouldering, with problems to suit all ability levels. The Chapel Stile circuit and Langdale boulders are a good place to start. If you want information on how to get there, just ask us. We even have the guidebook here, feel free to borrow it.
  •  Climbing – The home of Rock Climbing in the UK. If you’re a climber or have ever wanted to try, this is ‘the’ place to do it. With a long and colourful history of climbing in the District and a mind-boggling array of venues. From easy access roadside crags suitable for beginners to high mountain crags for the more experienced, we have it all.  We have all the Lakeland climbing guides, if you’d like to borrow one for the day, please let us know. We also have a qualified instructors here at 2 Cambridge Villas!
  •  Cycling – “Road cyclists and mountain bikers are spoilt for choice in the Lake District National Park. There are country lanes, permitted cycleways and bridleways with some fantastic views!”
  •  Canoe/Kayak – “If you are looking to hire top quality open canoes or sea kayaks for use in the Lake District, Scotland or Wales, then speak to us. Our superb fleet of 14 sea kayaks and 16 open canoes are available for hire throughout the year.”
  •  Trail & Fell Running –  Running high up on the fells and along paths through the valleys in the Lake District is a hugely enjoyable, high-energy sport and a fast growing sport over the past 50 years.  There are now many races and events to choose from throughout the year from quiet, local fell-races such as Loughrigg in April to big ultra races like the Lakeland 100 or 50 in July.  We also have a qualified fell-running coach here at 2 Cambridge Villas!
  •  Walking – The most beautiful walks for all seasons and all aspirations. The Lake District is simply unbeatable as a walking destination. From the door you can enjoy many splendid walks, from easy strolls along the wooded banks of Stockghyll, to big mountain days traversing the Fairfield Horseshoe. We also have a qualified guides here at 2 Cambridge Villas!
  •  Sailing – “Want to learn to sail or brush up your skills? We are a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre and offer a range of courses to qualify for internationally recognised RYA certificates.”
  •  Popular walks from Ambleside – “There was a time when visitors to the Lake District read Baddeley’s guide book, bought a 1 inch map and set off into the hills wearing whatever clothes they had, a pair of wellies perhaps, an old mac, a tweed cap and jacket and an umbrella. Nearly all of them survived and enjoyed their adventures. They only came in summer.”  Here at 2 Cambridge Villas B&B, we have maps and guide books for our guests to borrow.  We can also help with directions and suggestions of walks to do without having to get in your car.
  •  Low Wood Leisure Centre – “Has plenty to offer any English Lakes Hotels guests with an unsurpassed range of facilities on offer. Our friendly professionally trained staff are available to help you improve your fitness and offer personal tuition in swimming and squash as well as aerobics, callenetics and many other group activities.”
  •  Hot air balloon rides– “We are a small, personable and enthusiastic, independent local family business providing Champagne hot air balloon rides over Cumbria – The Lake District in the North West of England since 1989.”
  •  Trout Fishing – “Esthwaite Water is the largest stocked lake in the North West of England, offering renowned top of the water action in true loch style, set amidst breathtaking scenery.”
  •  Go Ape – “Our Grizedale course (the jewel in our crown) has always proved popular. Built on a side of a hill, it feels seriously high. And that’s because it is. Fly 200 metres across the top of the Grizedale Beck and marvel at the forest canopy 18 metres up a magnificent Douglas Fir.”
  •  Altura Mountain Bike Trail – “Whinlatter Forest Park is home to the longest purpose-built mountain bike trail in the Lake District. The Altura Trail puts the mountain back into biking and has been built for experienced riders with good off road skills and a higher level of fitness and stamina.”
  •  North Face Mountain Bike Trail – “The North Face Trail offers a rush of curves, berms and north shore, uphill and downhill which takes riders on an adventure trail through Grizedale Forest.”
  • Enjoying high level walking above Patterdale