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Many people consider the Lake District as the country’s biggest playground and it is a deserved reputation. For within the boundaries of the National Park are opportunities for everybody with a sense of adventure. To start with the Lake District has England’s five tallest mountains as well as the deepest and largest lakes. Throw in some of the finest scenery you are ever likely to see and you have an attractive blend for the most seasoned traveller and outdoor lover. Water sports and GoApe in the Lake District For the truth is if you do love the great outdoors then the Lake District is the perfect place to visit. There is so much to see and do whether you want to walk, hike, climb, sail, surf, ride, paddle or pedal then you will find something to suit your taste. The area has long been popular with walkers of all abilities. There are few other parts of the country that can offer the variety of hill, fell, mountains, gorge, lake and valley walks that are on offer within the relatively small area making up the National Park. Whatever you choose you can be assured that there will be something for you, providing you have the right equipment, the spirit of adventure and a desire to explore some of the most beautiful countryside you are every, likely to see. Famous as the birthplace of modern rock climbing, the Lake District offers the chance to develop your own climbing skills. You can start on a gentle scramble, test yourself on some of the more demanding fells and crags and perhaps take that first step on the rock climbing road. Hiking over Grasmere Whatever your choice, you are bound to enjoy a great day out in the open Cumbrian air. If you prefer a view from your bike, then there are plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy a tour of Lakeland on some of the country’s quietest rural roads. Or if you are even more energetic then take to the hills via the area’s wonderful network of tracks which have been voted the best mountain bike facilities in the country. Cumbria has many centres catering for horse riding and pony trekking and, you can sail, row, windsurf, canoe and kayak, and fish in river and lake. The variety is endless and the areas in and around the Lakes are wonderful places for adventurers to develop and learn new skills.