About Holmescales Activity Centre

View from HolmescalesView from HolmescalesAt Holmescales we believe in nothing less than complete customer satisfaction and environmental preservation.

Our philosophy

At Holmescales we believe in nothing less than complete customer satisfaction and enviromental preservation. We are continually changing and maintaining our paths and tracks as well as planting trees in order to preserve the magnificence of the land we operate on. As part of our enviromental management plan we can now offer our clients the opportunity to plant a native decidous tree at the holmescales site. These trees will hopefully be there for hundreds of years protecting the enviroment and a chance for you and your company to put something back.

We only use highly trained qualified instructors to ensure the safety of all our clients whilst guaranteeing the best quality service there is to offer.

Lake District carbon neutral events

Due to the motorised nature of many of Holmescale's activities we are now offering groups the opportunity to off-set some of the environmental consequences of burning fossil fuels in our quads, landrover's and rally buggies.

The way we run carbon neutral events is not too dissimilar to our conventional events, except the team get together at the end of the event to plant the required number of English oak trees to absorb all the CO² emissions from the day's activities (we will calculate in advance the number of trees required). A small plaque will then be set by the trees planted to serve as a permanent reminder of the day.

Wherever you see the Oak Leaf Carbon neutral event it is possible to make the event "Carbon Neutral".


Holmescales is situated near Kendal, Cumbria in North West England and set in over 300 acres of glorious Lake District countryside, featuring woodland and rugged upland terrain.

Our address:
Holmescales Activity Centre, Old Hutton, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 0NB
Email: info@holmescales.com
Telephone: 01539 722147
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Detailed directions

From Kendal
Location mapApproach Oxenholme Station from Kendal or Oxenholme Village and drive past the entrance up the hill, past the Station Inn. Set your odometer at the pub!

Continue through the villages of Middleshaw and Old Hutton for 3 miles at which point you'll drive up a hill to a crossroads signposted right to Gatebeck and Endmoor and Holmescales Quarry. Take this right turn.

You will travel past the Quarry on the left, past Holmescales Farm and Riding Centre on the right and a few hundred yards on the left is the activity centre entrance which is signposted.

Travel up the gravel driveway and park in the car park at the top in front of the lodge.

From the North (M6)
Exit at M6 junction 37 and turn left at the top of the slip road.

After approximately 300 metres take the right turn signposted Old Hutton. Continue for just less than a mile until you find the reservoir on your right.

Turn right along the side of the reservoir, past the sailing club (on the right) and continue for several miles on this bendy road. Don't turn off at any of the junctions.

At the end (T-junction) turn right to go over the M6, follow the road for a few hundred metres to a crossroad.

Go straight over the crossroad and continue for just over 1 mile (pass Holmescales Farm on the right) then a few hundred metres further to a gateway on the left with the Holmescales Activity Centre sign.

Travel up the gravel driveway and park in the car park at the top in front of the lodge.

From the South (M6)
Exit at M6, junction 36, take the third (right) exit from the roundabout and take the first (left) exit at the next roundabout (only 150 metres further) signed A65 for Endmoor, etc.

Follow the road past a Texaco garage, under the motorway. Travel past the Preston Patrick Memorial Hall on the left, past Crooklands Hotel on the right and travel through the village of Endmoor. Travel out of Endmoor heading towards Kendal where you will see a right hand turn sign posted Gatebeck, just before you reach Summerlands Industrial Estate. Take the right hand turn to Gatebeck following the road straight ahead, travel over a narrow bridge and turn left at the junction. Travel through Gatebeck following the country road for a approximately 1 mile and you will see the activity centre entrance on your right handside. If you reach the riding school you have gone too far!,

Travel up the gravel driveway and park in the car park at the top in front of the lodge.

Call  01539 722147