New Year, New You?

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12 December 2018


It’s that time again – time to reflect on the 12 months past and look to the year ahead, deciding targets we want to achieve, adventures we want to enjoy and habits we want to break.

If you’re setting your New Year’s resolutions, then Willen Lake is a great place to start. There’s plenty to do here, all year round, and we’ve included some of our favourite ideas below:

New Year’s resolution idea one: Conquer your fears

According to YouGov over 50% of the population are afraid of heights, making them Britain’s greatest fear. If you’re determined to beat this phobia, then head down to Treetop Extreme, our fun, adrenaline-inducing high ropes course. With three difficulty levels to choose from you can really work your way up – and our thrilling 13 metre simulated freefall will be the perfect finale for your experience.

New Year’s resolution idea two: Try something new

You’ve probably seen photos of celebrities trying extreme sports such as wakeboarding, or working on their core by stand-up paddleboarding, and yearned to give it a go. Believe it or not, you don’t need a film-star salary or your own tropical paradise to enjoy these activities – we have a dedicated watersports centre at Willen Lake, which offers a whole host of different experiences for people to enjoy. Try activities including wakeboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking or windsurfing, with expert tuition to get you started.

New Year’s resolution idea three: Get fit

Exercising more was the number two new year’s resolution for 2018, and we’re sure it will feature high on the list this year too. If you’d prefer to enjoy the fresh air while burning calories, then Willen Lake is the perfect, picturesque location. A circuit of both the North and South Lake is about 5k, and with several pieces of outdoor exercise and natural gym equipment situated alongside the footpaths, you can blend cardio with strength-building.

New Year’s resolution idea four: Meet new people

Many of us are looking to widen our social circle but are not sure how to do it. Why not try an organised activity such as ParkRun, which is held every Saturday morning at Willen Lake? This is a hugely popular event that is free to attend. With a post-run coffee following each run, there’s plenty of opportunities to strike up conversations with fellow runners.

These are our favourite ideas for making the most of 2019 at Willen Lake, but there’s lots more you can try – whether it’s enjoying a family day out or spending time with friends. We look forward to seeing you at the lake soon!



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