Climb a tree

Duration:Half Day
Activity:For kids - things to do before you're 11¾

Go wild in Great Wood at Borrowdale – the trees here are so good that our foresters even hold tree climbing events in the woodland. Choose a tree with low sturdy branches that you can easily reach from the ground, and be make sure all the branches are strong enough to hold your weight from the bottom to the top! When you climb up, take a look at the great view!

Top tip: Keep three of your arms and legs on the tree at all times.

You will need: Trainers or boots - leave your flip flops behind!

Further Information

Planning your visit...

There is a car park just by the Great Wood, but why not use the car park beside the Theatre By The Lake and enjoy the lovely lakeshore stroll along the way to the woods. Toilets can be found by the Theatre, refreshments and gifts can be purchased at the lakeside National Trust shop.

Follow this link for more things to do in Borrowdale.

By Jack Deane

Estate Ranger for the North Lakes Borrowdale. I enjoy working in the lakes because of the dramatic landscape that surrounds you. Also every day is different.

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How to get here

Great Wood Car Park, Borrowdale

Keswick CA12 5

Ordnance Survey OL4
The English Lakes
North Western area

NY 270 214

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