Are you taking your first steps out into the mountains or are you already a keen walker?

​With fell walking being one of the most popular activities in the Lake District, would you like to tackle the most popular mountains? Ascend Helvellyn, Scafell Pike, Blencathra, or walk along ridges such as Striding Edge or Sharp Edge. Maybe you want to find the quiet spots, or explore lowland valleys, even explore for waterfalls. You might even have your own tick list of Fells to walk, but lack the confidence to tackle them.

​What are you waiting for? Book yourself or group a fun adventure in the stunning Cumbrian Mountains.

Fantastic trip with two youngsters!! Really patient, encouraging and fun for the kids!! Couldn’t recommend enough




Winter walking skills - mountaineering skills for winter

Your highly-qualified guide will take the worry out of map reading, navigation, changing weather conditions and getting lost. Therefore, allowing you to relax, take everything in your stride and enjoy your day in the mountains.

You might like the opportunity to learn to navigate or pick up pointers on how to read a map. Your friendly guide has an enthusiasm for mountaineering and will be a great resource for you to question during the day, as you explore the mountains.

Do you specifically want to learn how to navigate? Would you prefer to spend a few days map reading and learning the skills to keep yourself safe, giving you the confidence and awareness for your own future trip into the mountains? Everyone has a favourite walk or mountain. Isn’t it time to find your inner-explorer and spark your imagination by exploring a new mountain range? Your guide will help promote your independence whatever aspect you wish to cover.

Ready to book a day out in the hills with Mountain Rat Adventures or want further information? If so, please click below to make a booking enquiry.

Walking up Helvellyn-a walk in the Ullswater valley

Walking up Helvellyn; a walk in the Ullswater valley

If you fancy something that will get your heart beating faster, yet still able to take in the beautiful Cumbrian surroundings, then why not check out climbing and scrambling...


The Lake District has many famous climbs and is home to fantastic climbing which rivals that of any other area. Without a doubt, it has something exciting for everyone, from the complete novice to intermediate and the experienced climber. Are you looking to have a safe, fantastic time climbing? Then look no further!


Scramble up a watercourse, traverse around rock pools and climb up waterfalls. The aim of this unique adventure is to stay dry whilst scrambling up a mountain ghyll. This is quite the opposite of wet ghyll scrambling, where the aim is to get as wet as possible by being in the water.

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