About us

Path to Adventure

Who are we?

We are a family business with a joint experience of over 25 years working in the Outdoor industry. We are a small team of dedicated outdoor professionals. Safety is at the heart of everything we do to make sure you have a fantastic and memorable adventure. Our experience and knowledge enables us to tailor activities to suit anyone regardless of age and ability and ensure you have a fabulous time.


Our ethos

We love the Lake District, sharing our knowledge and showing you fantastic places that otherwise you may never have found. We are passionate about conserving the environment we work in so that it can be enjoyed by all for years to come.  


We believe there is undiscovered potential in everyone. Working with people in the outdoor industry and seeing them achieve things they never thought possible is one of the many reasons why we do what we do.

Heather Wolfenden 


Alastair Wolfenden 


Heather's background is very varied but is mainly a mix of outdoor facilitation, instruction and hospitality management. She has working experience and training from a number of distinguished organisations and charities such as the Outward Bound Trust, The Children's Society and Christie's of London and has worked with a number of prestigious clientele both in the corporate and hospitality sector including Bear Grylls, Airbus, Maersk, GSK and the All Blacks!

'I absolutely love spending time in the mountains whether's it walking, biking or climbing. I also go surfing and snowboarding whenever I can. I feel privileged to live and work in such a beautiful place, its great to be able to show others how lovely it is.' 

Al started his outdoor career with a degree in Outdoor Education BSc (Hons).  After completing his degree he has worked all over the uk with a variety of people in the outdoors. To name but a few, his previous clients include - Bear Grylls, BMW, Rolls Royce, BAE systems, Jacobs and Princes Trust. He has also spent a number of winters in the French Alps managing a large team of people for a ski company. 

'I love being outdoors whatever the weather, there's always fun to be had come rain or shine! I enjoy everything from walking the dog to mountain biking, canoeing and Skiing. One of the nicest things about working in the outdoors is sharing my skills and knowledge with others.'

What our customers say about us

  • 'Al. Thank you for an amazing afternoon abseiling in and around Cathedral cavern. We all had a fabulous time. For anyone else reading this I can thoroughly recommend Al at Path to Adventure. He was the ultimate outdoor event professional, whilst also being warm and friendly. He has a lovely manner, quickly gauging everyone’s skills and seamlessly adapting his instructing accordingly, catering for all levels and ages. He shares his local knowledge adding extra interest to your day.'


       Jane Ferris


  • 'Fantastic company! Firstly, The communication with Path to adventure team was fantastic and they were very accommodating. I was organizing a group booking so I often had to be in touch regarding the groups various questions and the response was always fast and professional. I spoke to a few companies and Path to Adventure stood out to me above others with their communication, offer of service and competitive prices. On the day, we had a really friendly and nice instructor who was extremely good at managing a group with different abilities and confidence. He was very relaxed and made us all feel comfortable with the challenge. 
    I really recommend this company for your adventures. I will be booking again.'


      Laura Thomas

  • 'I took my 3 children 15, 14 and 11 yrs and we had such an amazing fun time scrambling up a ghyll! Heather was a wonderful guide - clearly very knowledgeable of the area and we felt in very safe hands. The children absolutely loved it - the waterfalls, jumps, the backflops and the climb at the end - great fun! Thoroughly recommend!'

       Melanie Munn


Let the Adventure begin...