Ghyll Head OEC, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria for Youth and Schools

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Outdoor Centres
Activity venue for rent for large groups in the Lake District National Park

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Ghyll Head OEC, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, sleeps 16-68 in 17 bedrooms.

Ghyll Head is an established Outdoor Education Centre with all the facilities you would expect. We are an ideal venue for a school, youth group or college activities week, a field studies week, corporate team building or a retreat for faith groups.

We can deliver a comprehensive adventure activity programme from Yr4 upwards or field study weeks at GCSE or A level. We can also simply provide full board for you to then deliver your own programme.

Ghyll Head is a Victorian house adapted for use by organised groups and accommodates 52 residents in a range of bunk bedded rooms with a number of twin rooms for accompanying staff. The dining room, wash up room, games room and lounge are all well equipped. Located a few miles south of Bowness the centre is ideal for the central and south lakes.

We deliver in the main adventurous activity weeks and weekends in the real outdoors in Lake District National Park. Our focus is personal development, teamwork skills along with outdoor activity skills for both pupils and staff.

A venue for INSET training for school staff or parent governor focus groups? Call us.

All equipment, qualified instruction accommodation, local transport and food are included.

We have on site barrier free accommodation in a modern bungalow for 16 along with a barrier free boathouse on Windermere allowing access to the lake and our water activities. The bungalow accommodation can be part of a larger package allowing for 65 beds in total.

We accommodate a range of needs, diets and activities to suite a range of groups, call us we'll be pleased to create a bespoke package to suite your needs and budget.

We are open year round 7 days a week and by negotiation self catering could be an option. We may stipulate a minimum number for a booking or, an all up minimum price to have sole occupancy of the house.

We're active, well qualified and great fun as well as being able to deliver high quality learning in the outdoors.


Self catering is generally only possible in the Bungalow, however during the Christmas and School holiday periods the house may be available.
We can accommodate 52 in one sitting in the house. Family service at the table.
Our lounge has a large bay window giving excellent views of the western fells and fantastic sunsets.
There is a large TV and DVD player in the lounge only.
We have broadband and Wi-Fi available. Vodafone and Orange mobile reception is good.
We have table football and pool.
The house enjoys central heating throughout.
There are 11 bedrooms in main house. 9 rooms have 2 to 3 bunkbeds and 2 bedrooms that have twin beds. Most rooms have a washbasin.
We can provide all bed linen. Guests are asked to make their own bed and to strip it on departure.
There are two communal shower rooms and 4 single showers and one bath.
Ghyll Head's Main House is not well suited to residents with mobility difficulties. However, we have barrier free accommodation for 16 on site.
We do not have any cots or child minding facilities.
Ghyll Head is a licensed Outdoor centre and can cater for a full range of exciting activities on site, on the lake and further afield in the hills.
The nearest pool is in Kendal leisure centre.
There is private parking for all our residents, except for large coaches.
We are a non smoking facility.
Guide dogs only.


We located 3 miles south of Bowness. On the A592, take a left turn up a steep hill signed Ghyll Head and Cartmel Fell Rd. We are on the right.
Bowness on Windermere is approximately 3 miles away.
3 Miles in Bowness.
3 Miles in Bowness.

Booking Information

Generally full board, accommodation with all the kit and a days instructed activity starts at £45 to £77.50 pp p day. [+VAT] depending on season.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Leader Rooms
Risk Assessment
Educational Focus
Presentation Aids
Outdoor Activities
Disabled Facilities

Getting here

Ghyll Head OEC
Ghyll Head
LA23 3LN
United Kingdom
Leeds Bradford International Airport.

Rental Rates

Our full board, full programme courses, with all equipment and instruction price s range from £49 to £78 pp pn. (+VAT) However, we will deliver bespoke courses and prices will match the needs of the group, please call.

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Ghyll Head OEC, Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria

Gill Wilkinson

Joined us: 2012
+44 (0)1539 443 751
Ghyll Head OEC
Ghyll Head
LA23 3LN
United Kingdom