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“Anyone for arrows!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Keswick Climbing Wall

Keswick Climbing Wall
Goosewell Farm, Keswick CA12 4RN, England
+44 17687 72000
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Ranked #12 of 23 Activities in Keswick
Type: Sports Complexes, Sports
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Owner description: Keswick Climbing Wall and Outdoor Adventure Centre provides activities for indiviuals, families and groups. With outdoor activities from £28.00 pp for a 3 hour session, why not try Ghyll Scrambling, Indoor and Outdoor Climbing, High Ropes Course, Canoeing, Kayaking, Archery. Indoor Climbing and Archery available for all ages as well as outdoor Mini Adventurer fun.
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Anyone for arrows!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My missus had a thing for archery since we tried it at a festival the year earlier so as we were away for her birthday staying nearby in Penrith I booked this as a birthday surprise which was quite fortuitous as it rained that day which limits your options in the lake district. This was run in a barn by a lovely guy called Sam who showed us how to hold and aim and perfect hitting the target in the same place each time, apparently continuity is the key to archery and then making minor adjustments to score higher. We were lucky to have one-on-one practice with him instead of being in a bigger class which meant we had more shooting time. Great fun to do but I'll draw the line at wearing green tights!

Visited July 2014
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keswickwall, Owner at Keswick Climbing Wall, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Hello and thank you for the great review. I will let Sam know you enjoyed the archery session with him and come and try Ghyll Scrambling next time: no green tights but you may need to wear a bear suit !?!
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Chesterfield, Derbyshire, UK
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“Great Place to Hang Out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stopped in here to allow our 12 year old son have a go at bouldering.

The place is clean and tidy with plenty of staff around, who were attentive to what was going off and ensuring that toddlers didn't wander beneath people climbing overhangs who were likely to fall on them.

Refreshments were from vending machines which was OK, but I think a café would do well there as there are a number of activities available on site.

The roped climbing required training, understandably, but we didn't try that.

Ideal distraction for the kids if the weather turns against you!

Visited May 2014
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keswickwall, Owner at Keswick Climbing Wall, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Hello,and thank you for the great review. I am glad your family enjoyed the bouldering and next time, come for a family climbing lesson and learn how to belay as well as climb. Once you are deemed safe belaying, you can stay and climb for the rest of the day at no extra cost ~ that's not too bad a deal !! We would also love to have a cafe but at the moment, its too expensive to build and set up, so the vending machines are still here.You can always bring a packed lunch as we have indoor and outdoor picnic facilities, Come and see us next time you are in the Keswick area.
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“Great indoor exercise for those with loads of energy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Our son and his mates really enjoyed the challenge of the wall and the location of the farm alongside the Castlerigg Stone Circle made it an easy place to find - just off the A66.

Visited April 2014
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keswickwall, Owner at Keswick Climbing Wall, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Hello and thank you for your review. Yes,we are easy to find and are lucky to have an ancient and well signposted neighbour - Castlerigg Stone Circle. Now you know where we are, come and try the Ghyll Scramble challenge next !!
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York, United Kingdom
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“Kayaking on Derwentwater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We booked a session kayaking on Derwentwater as a treat for a birthday. We highly recommend it. The best views of the lake are definitely from the middle of it - the sun was shining and the water was so calm! Our instructor was brilliant, he tried out a few games to build our confidence on the water, and we kayaked out to several of the islands in the middle of the lake to go exploring. He even convinced us to jump into the lake off a jetty, and held up his promise to do it too! (Good way to cool down). Hard work but thoroughly rewarding.

Visited April 2014
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keswickwall, Owner at Keswick Climbing Wall, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Hello, and thank you for your great review. I am pleased that you had such a good time kayaking with us. We always try to make a journey to the islands or play some games when kayaking as well as teaching basic technique and going over safety procedure. Jumping in at the end is not compulsory but its great fun - well you have just spent the last 3 hours floating on the lake so you may as well get in it, especially on a hot day !! Come and try Ghyll Scrambling next time if you like getting wet !!
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London, United Kingdom
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“EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Visited in February 2014. Excellent climbing/bouldering walls. Very helpful staff. Well worth a visit.

Visited February 2014
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keswickwall, Owner at Keswick Climbing Wall, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Thank you ! Do come and visit us again and maybe try one of our outdoor activities.
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