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The Adventures

Our Group adventures are suitable for people of all ages wishing to experience the challenges and enjoyment offered by outdoor activities. No previous experience is required and all adventure courses can be tailored to your own requirements at no extra charge. As you can see we offer a wide range of activities and courses. We will always provide an acceptable alternative if the weather makes it impossible to undertake the activity of your choice. Real Adventure is licensed by AALA to provide winter activities for young people. If you have a group of keen hardy types that would like the chance to do something a bit different in the outdoors then this is the course for you. Our courses are designed to accommodate your needs and meet your expectations. So, whether you want a fun introduction to the rock or a technical day to improve your leader skills or increase your confidence on mutli-pitch routes, we can provide a day that’s right for you.

Climing - Lowering off

Rock Climbing

​The wealth of outdoor climbing crags and indoor climbing walls in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales ensure that opportunities are plentiful for people of all ages and abilities to directly experience the challenges and thrills of climbing. Take your feet off the horizontal and onto the vertical.

Abseiling Adventure


​Experience the exhilaration of descending rock faces, buildings and bridges using ropes controlling the speed of your own descent.

Whilst often forming an important part of a climbing or mountain scrambling day, abseiling is also enjoyed as a high intensity, adrenaline fueled activity in its own right. With access to the best lakeland locations, we will make you a day to remember – you control the speed of descent, we’ll make sure you’re safe and happy!

Hill walking

Hill Walking

​Head for the hills and explore ridges, valleys, summits and breath-taking views of some of the highest mountains of the UK. Follow in the footsteps of Wainwright, exploring the stunning upland fells of the lake district. Hidden valleys, exciting ridges, and ultimately, the prize of reaching the summit and breath-taking views. Our locally based leaders will share their wealth of mountain knowledge and skills.

Gorge Walking Adventure

Gorge Walking

​This is a fun physical activity that everyone can do. It involves scrambling up Mountain Rivers, getting wet or staying dry (you choose!). You will definitely come back with a smile on your face.

Combine an exploration of the mountain environment and the excitement of playing in moving water and you’ve got gorge walking, or ghyll scrambling as it’s known here in the lakes. It’s a great, fun, physical activity that can be enjoyed by all.

There’s no better way to stay cool on a hot summers day…

Sea Cliff Traversing Adventure

Sea Cliff Traversing

​Head for the beach and climb along cliffs, abseil off headlands and crawl though caves.

You’ll never think about being at the beach in the same way after this! Scramble up and down the cliffs, crawl through caves and cracks in the rock, leap off rock stacks or into deep pools of water then catch a wave back into the shore in time for tea – it’s all in a days play.



​North American open boat for two to three people. You kneel or sit inside and use a single bladed paddle. Chose your Lake, we have a few, put on a buoyancy aid and paddle or even sail your boat from bay to island. We also offer Canoe Sailing for the whole day mission on the lake, just don’t forget to book the wind!

Kayaking Adventure


​Single seat boats, with a deck. You sit inside and use a double bladed paddle. Build some experience with us, then bring on the white water!

Kayaking is most often a solo sport which is both fun and fulfilling. With access to both expansive areas of flat water and a huge variety of rivers, we are perfectly placed to offer you programs to learn and develop your kayak skills. Whether you want a fun, introductory day or a progressive, skills based program, we have the course for you.

Mountain Biking Adventure

Mountain Biking

​Based in the Lake District, we are surrounded by an array of mountain biking. Be it an interesting route to the pub for lunch, or exploring the nooks and crannies of the Lakes. For the group or the individual we can tailor a day or even a week to suit you. Whatever the level you want to ride, there is so much to choose from you will want to keep on coming back.

Raft Building Adventure

Raft Building

​What do you get if you mix a pile of ropes, a few wooden poles and plastic barrels, a group of people and a lot of enthusiasm..?

A great team achievement! Build out of rope, wooden spars and barrels a craft that will transport you and your team through (or into) the water. Learn knot tying and pioneer your way through the day, getting wet and have a lot of fun.

Ws long churns


​One of the best group bonding adventurous activities. Venture underground with us and see the most amazing fragile formations and features that caves have to offer.

For first time cavers, west yorkshire offers extensive progressive caving systems that can be walked into and out of. Or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, why not go for a vertical descent into the heart of the caves…

Tyrolean Traverse Adventure

High Elements

​Tyrolean Traverse is where twin ropes are set up over a huge drop or a river. The group can learn how to set up the ropes then help each other get across.

Learn the mechanics of pulley systems with our Tree Pull and haul each other to the top of a tree. Can you trust each other not to let go?

Expedition in Scotland


​Some of the best adventures are when you embark on a multi-day expedition. Whether in canoes, by sail or on foot we can accommodate you in tents and teach you about camp craft and have a trip we will all remember for years to come.

There are many amazing trips to be experienced in remote and stunning areas of The Lakes and Scotland. Let’s go on an adventure!

Lakes Winter

Winter Mountaineering Skills in the Lake District

​A course designed for those with some experience of winter hill walking who wish to develop and consolidate their skills and do more challenging mountaineering routes. In addition to reviewing the correct use of ice axes and crampons and how to arrest a slip or fall we teach you rope skills including how to move safely securing a team on steep ground using ropes and belaying techniques. We also teach you the skills needed to navigate safely in winter conditions, assess mountain hazards e.g. avalanche risk and deal with survival situations.

Young People Adventures Gallery

Dear Steve,
We just wanted to thank you for running our Real Adventure Club. It was a great success and very much enjoyed by the children. We really appreciated the though and planning that went into each session and your enthusiasm and commitment to the venture. It seemed very strange to not be out on the fells in the dark this week!
We hope we will be able to work with you again in the future.
Many thanks

Caronne Field - Head Teacher - Selside Primary School

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