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 Outdoor Activities #01

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Walking: Cycling: Climbing Horse riding

Outdoor activities are one the best way to get out and experience the Lake District.
Here at Broughton Information Centre we can point you in the direction of local parks and beaches. Provide advice and information about activities including walking, climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, skydiving or horse riding on the beach,
For information on Great Days Out Where you can chose from Gorge Walking, Abseiling, Kayaking, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Biking, Sailing, Scrambling or Archery

Village of Broughton-in-Furness lies at the estuary of the River Duddon.
The 'Old Railway Line' is very much wheelchair friendly and provides a three mile 'out and back' route with superb views and lots of wildlife throughout with the 'gem' of the ponds as an excellent halfway house resting point

The Duddon Valley offers a huge scope for hill walkers, giving access to peaks such as The Old Man of Coniston (803 m.), Dow Crag, Harter Fell, Greyfriar, and Caw Fell.

There are also plenty of less challenging walks in the area. You can visit The Lickle Valley and wander over the Dunnerdale Fells, or visit Beacon Fell and Beacon Tarn from the quiet Woodland Valley.

Those who prefer shorter, more leisurely walks can follow footpaths through woods, across farmland and along the river.

Broughton Information Centre can offer maps and walk routes, often planned and walked by local people. We also have details on walking routes covering a wide area of the southern and western lake district.

Guided walks

Visit the Broughton Information Centre and see our comprehensive display of walks and maps covering the area. Our staff will be pleased to advise you,


The surrounding fells provide many routes for on-road and mountain biking. The Coast-to-Coast Cycle Way passes through the area and other off-road routes are available from the Broughton Information Centre.


The Duddon must be rated as one of the best rivers for canoeing in the Lake District, it hosts a great variety of excellent rapids with a range of grades and sections to suit many different groups.

 Outdoor Activities #02

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A walk starting at Seathwaite in the Duddon Valley to Seathwaite Tarn


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