Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Derwent Hill, Near Keswick, Lake District, sleeps 60-81 in 18 bedrooms.
We have been running outdoor education courses at Derwent Hill since 1962. Our beautiful location, comfortable venue & professional team enable us to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive residential setting.
Learning is most effective when activities are both enjoyable & challenging, and when they are chosen to match the needs of individuals and the intended outcomes. We use real adventurous activities and carefully balance the risks and benefits to provide powerful learning experiences. Our courses are based on an experiential learning process using a range of outdoor activities set in an inspirational landscape.
All activities at Derwent Hill are led by our team of professional tutors. Their friendly approach & wealth of experience ensures a memorable experience. We work with all ages and design activities to achieve agreed learning or recreational outcomes.
We are usually able to adapt most of our activities to include children and young people with disabilities. We have an all-terrain electric wheelchair, a minibus with ramp and wheelchair space, and have some specialist equipment for outdoor activities including a wheelchair-accessible motor boat.
Accommodation is in small dormitories with en suite bathrooms. The largest dormitory sleeps 8 in bunk beds, whilst the smallest room sleeps 2 in one set of bunk beds. All bedding is provided but not towels. 9 staff beds are available in en suite rooms (3 single, 3 twin) near the student dormitories.
Accessible accommodation is available in the Lakes Wing. One bathroom is equipped with a hoist and adjustable height washing table.
There are three dining rooms. Students have a choice of meals, collected from the servery. Three recreation rooms are available which can also be used as classrooms. Facilities include TV/DVD, pool table, table football & indoor games, large screen and data projector. There are two heated cloakrooms and two efficient drying rooms for students and a staff drying room.
Groups in the Education Centre from £193 per pupil for 5 day courses, weekends from £93 per pupil. For a group of 14 in the Training Centre, a fully catered 2 night weekend costs from £1,876. Activities from £292 per day, per group of 9 people. Full prices on our website.
5 day Primary school prices (all inclusive) from £193 per pupil, weekend prices from £93 per pupil (low season 2015/16). Full prices on our website, Outdoor Education page.