‘Go Active’ initiative gets a boost with a taster day of sports for all

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19 May
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An initiative to get the county active is being given a boost with a taster day of sport on Sunday 21 May at Brathay Hall near Ambleside which we are organising. The aim of the day is to encourage people to discover an activity that could become a regular way of keeping fit. 

The nine sessions on offer are: archery with Kendal Bowmen Archery Club; family orienteering with Lakeland Orienteering Club; trail running with South Cumbria based Jogging Pals, with sessions for novices and races for under eights to under 17s and; high ropes, zip wire and climbing on Brathay’s new course under the guidance of their experienced team of instructors. And, with England’s longest lake in the grounds of the estate, there is wild swimming with Ambleside’s Swim the Lakes and stand-up paddle boarding with Windermere Canoe and Kayak.

Held on the same day as Cumbria’s only marathon, the ASICS Windermere Marathon, and the last day of the Brathay 10in10, it could also provide inspiration for marathon running. There are incredible stories of ordinary people getting a lot out of running says event organiser Aly Knowles. She said: “There are people who got into running to get fit, to lose weight and to be able to run around with their kids, and others who say it’s the one thing that has helped their confidence and improved their mental health” added Aly.

‘Go Active at Brathay’ takes place between 11am and 4pm on Sunday 21 May in the stunning grounds of Brathay Hall near Ambleside. Activities cost from £3 to £15 and pre-booking advised with some. Onsite car parking is available, £5 per car, and there are lots of places to picnic as well stalls selling refreshments and food.

For further information visit the Go Active page at which includes a video clip of Bradley Wiggins in support of Go Active.