An Active Mother's Day 2020 in the Lakes!

Mother's Day in 2020 falls on Sunday March 22nd, so there's plenty of time to plan something amazing for your Mum! And with so much to do in and around the Lake District, you won't struggle for inspiration this year.

From walking with Alpacas to ten mile runs, let us guide you through some of the best things to do with your fitness-loving Mum this Mother's Day in the Lake District!


1. Penrith BIG 10 Miler

Suitable for: Intermediate runners

This brand new ten mile run starts and finishes in Lazanby near Penrith, taking in a challenging route through the lower Eden Valley. With Spring on the horizon, it's the perfect time to get on the roads and work up a sweat with some morning air to keep you cool. Those of you who share a love of running with your mother could make a morning of it, and hit the local pub for a well deserved cider afterwards!

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2. Women's Mountain Bike Skills Course

Suitable for: All levels of cyclist (ladies only)

How about this for an alternative Mother's Day treat? Cyclewise in Whinlatter are offering ladies-only professional mountain biking courses, ideal for those female mountain bikers who want to improve their own personal riding skills in a relaxed and friendly all female environment. The course covers core skills and techniques required to be able to ride with confidence and control, and it's even running over the Mother's Day weekend!


3. Guided Alpaca Walks in Whinlatter

Suitable for: Animal lovers an walkers!

What's better than a walk in the beautiful Lake District countryside? Why, a walk in the Lakes with your very own alpaca of course...! Alpacaly Ever After and Forestry England are working together to bring these incredible creatures to your side in a true mountain forest trail. You'll receive a full introduction, take part in feeding time, and as the walk is suitable for anybody over 10 years old, it could even be an activity for the whole family! 


4. Earth Photography at Grizedale Forest

Suitable for: Walkers and Art Lovers

Our last outdoors Mother's Day event brings us to another Lake District forest, where Grizedale Visitor Centre is one of only four UK locations chosen to host a unique annual photography event. With themes including People, Nature, Place and Changing Forests, the images have been carefully selected from over a thousand submitted for the Earth Photo competition. 

This is of course just a tiny part of what Grizedale has to offer, with woodland walks of varying difficulties, treetop trecking and segway riding just a few of the activities on offer for youm Mum and all the family!


So with the outdoors at your fingertips, what will you treat Mum to this Mother's Day?