WELCOME TO KONG ADVENTURE

Here you will find a wide range of activities for all ages based in Keswick, right in the heart of the British Lake District, World Heritage Site. Our friendly and experienced staff will be able to help find the right activity for you.

There’s a wide range of activities that we’re able to offer to keep even the most frequent user happy all year round!

The climbing area consists of a multitude of angles from slabs to steep overhangs around the main area, including a Moon Board in our Bouldering Area to get your arms pumping! Tucked away behind all this is our indoor caving system; crawl, squeeze and weasel your way through from the bottom of the climbing wall to the cavern before exiting out of the cave into our cafe upstairs.

If you have tried everything indoors or would just like to take on a challenge outdoors, we have a wide range of outdoor activities available to suit all abilities – including Rock Climbing, Ghyll Scrambling, Mine Exploration and Via Ferrata!

Off on your own adventures?  Then why not check out our independent outdoor store specialising in Climbing, Mountaineering and Running!

Heads RoadKeswick Cumbria CA12 5EZ

KONG Adventure

The Kong Running story started nearly some 30 years ago, in the humble beginnings of a fledgling manufacturing company, King Kong Climbing Walls. Founded by Paul “Corny” Cornforth, the wall manufacturing business bloomed, cementing King Kong Climbing Walls as an industry leader, and now the biggest climbing wall manufacture based in the U.K.

However, the expansion wasn’t just limited to manufacturing and in 2015 Kong Adventure, a brand new ultra-modern climbing centre opened its doors. Half show room, half entertainment complex and 100% awesome, Kong Adventure was built ajecent to the prodigious Planet Fear, a shop dedicated to selling the best outdoor kit.

Meanwhile, Paul had discovered “Feet in the clouds”, and decided to take up fell running whilst healing from an injury that prevented climbing. A perfect storm of circumstance meant that Kong ended up owning the shop unit adjacent to their climbing centre, and Kong Running was born.

A shop like no other, independently owned and staffed entirely by people who are dedicated runners and climbers, Kong Running set about becoming a mecca for off road running. Sponsoring races both locally and afar, plus hosting our own series, we’ve established ourselves firmly in the running world. Be you doing your first trail race, or your hundredth fell race, Kong Running will have the kit for you. 

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