About us

A unique experience.

How it started; Tim and Sara started their careers in corporate events and outdoor adventure in the 1990s, as teenagers in the Lake District, and have worked on thousands of events throughout the UK and overseas. 

They both share a passion for creating experiences for others to enjoy, from concept to delivery.  They first met with the Sandys family in 2016 to discuss the potential of offering their cottage guests activities on the estate. Following those long chats over coffee, we started by creating the 4×4 course followed shortly afterwards by the clay pigeon shooting site. 

Graythwaite Adventure provides award-winning experiences on the exclusive Graythwaite Estate; 5,000 acres of carefully managed estate land, woodland, parkland and lake frontage in the heart of the Lake District National Park, on the shores of Windermere.

We were fortunate enough to be a finalist in the 2017 Cumbria Tourism Awards, ‘New Tourism Business’ category. 2019 saw further success with Tim deservedly in the top 10 ‘Tourism Superstars’ in the UK, Visit England Awards, Sara was a finalist in the Customer Service category of the Enterprise Vision Awards and we were finalists in the Cumbria Family Business Awards too. To top it off we won Cumbria Tourism’s ‘Experience of the Year’ award against some tough competition.  We went on to be finalists in the same, in 2022.

We’re proud of what we’ve achieved and as a small team, we love to share our knowledge, expertise, and beloved landscape with guests to provide with memorable, immersive, fun and engaging experiences.  Our team share the same love of what we do and why we do it. We carefully select people who are going to thrive in our environment, learn and blossom as individuals, bring something to the table that we don’t have, and who we know are going to enhance the customer experience.  We love the outdoors and boast an abundance of relevant National Governing Body qualifications and many years of adventuring.  We all muck in, we’re flexible, keen to learn and grow personally and professionally and simply love what we do.

Welcoming couples, families, groups and corporate clients, guests are guaranteed to leave Graythwaite Adventure and our team with happy memories for years to come.

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