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Highfield Outside
Canoeing across the water from Low Bank Ground
Camp fire and BBQ area on Low Bank Ground waterfront
Highfield First Floor 4 person
Rough Close kitchen
Rough Close bedroom 3 - First Floor
Low Bank House exterior - this building houses the dining hall for catered groups
Low Bank Ground in Spring
Rough Close exterior
Rough Close exterior
Highfield building in the snow - December 2022
Group raft building for families and friends!
Sunset from Low Bank Ground looking over to Old Man of Coniston
Rough Close lounge
Rough Close ground floor bedroom 1
The view of The Old Man of Coniston from Low Bank Ground
Rough Close bedroom 3 - First Floor
Highfield exterior and parking area
Highfield lounge
Highfield bedroom 1 - First Floor
Highfield First Floor Bathroom 1
Highfield First Floor bunk room
Low Bank Ground walled garden
Low Bank House exterior and trees
View from Highfield looking towards the lake
Snow covered views from Low Bank Ground toward the Old Man of Coniston
Canoeing across the water from Low Bank Ground
Camp fire and BBQ area on Low Bank Ground waterfront
Highfield First Floor 4 person
Rough Close kitchen

Low Bank Ground Activity Centre, Coniston, Lake District

Sleeps 12 - 50 14 Bedrooms 50 Dining

Large outdoor activity centre bunkhouses near Coniston Water sleeping up to 50 with activities for adventure holidays

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Low Bank Ground Activity Centre, Coniston, Lake District, sleeps 12 - 50 in 14 bedrooms.

Highfield sleeps 43 which includes a specialist accessible hygiene suite.
Rough Close sleeps 16 in 4 rooms.
You can book either or both buildings depending on your group size but please be aware our overall site capacity is 50 guests.

Low Bank Ground is an outdoor activity centre near Coniston Water. We accommodate schools, youth groups, independent groups and families.

Once a stone-walled Cumbrian farm, the 4 buildings have been restored to create a well situated outdoor centre which has beautiful grounds boasting a variety of tree and plant life. The centre is just two short fields from the waters edge where we have a fully equipped boat house and jetty.

Low Bank Ground is comprised of 4 main buildings. Two of the buildings, Highfield and Rough Close, provide self-contained accommodation, alongside a separate building (Low Bank House) which hosts the dining facilities for catered breaks. The 4th building is Yew Tree Lodge that provides additional changing facilities and informal indoor activity space for evening activities.

Our packages include:
- Tailored residential stays for schools, colleges, and youth groups - we have a fantastic track record in providing safe outdoor education for young people. By using real life settings, young people can develop knowledge and understanding in both a stimulating and challenging environment

- Private hire for independent groups on a catered or self-catered basis e.g. sports clubs, corporate team-building, large family gatherings, birthdays

- Training and activity courses for adults, corporate groups and family groups

Our activities:
We offer a range of land and water-based activities, coaching and courses for people of all abilities delivered by our fully qualified and friendly instructors. Some of our activities include:
- Hill walking
- Orienteering
- Rock climbing and scrambling
- Canoeing
- Kayaking
- Raft building
- Ghyll scrambling (climbing waterfalls and jumping into pools of water)
- Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP)
- Bushcraft and den building
- Archery and axe throwing



There is an open WiFi network at Low Bank Ground.


Jacks Room in Highfield is a fully adapted suite with two access beds, hoists, access showers, commode and wet room. Please enquire for use.

Dog Friendly

Dogs are welcome - we charge £5 per dog to allow for the additional cleaning.


Highfield and Rough Close have fully equipped kitchens with water boilers, stoves, microwaves, toasters, fridge-freezer.

Dining Room

The main dining room for catered packages is situated in the Low Bank House. Highfield and Rough close have fold-out tables for self-catered guests.

Sitting Room

Rough Close sitting room has sofas and soft chairs and is 3m x 7m. Highfield has a large sitting room with soft chairs and is 6m x 10m. TV in each.

TV and Music Facilities

Both Highfield and Rough Close have terrestrial TVs with an HDMI input. Both buildings have a bluetooth speaker.

Games Room

There is no games room.

Heating and Open Fires

Central heating kept at an ambient constant temperature.


Highfield: total of 10 bedrooms sleeping up to 8 people each. Accessible suite for 2. Rough Close: 4 bedrooms each sleeping 4. En suite rooms.


Optional: Guests may bring their own sheets and covers or pay £12 per person for linen and towels. Beds will not be made for them.


Highfield has 9 bathrooms (9 showers and 1 bath) and one upstairs toilet. Rough Close has 4 en suite bathrooms and a downstairs toilet.

Children's Facilities

We have travel cots and high chairs available to rent, please enquire.


Outdoor instructors can be booked in advance max ratio 1:10.

Swimming Pool

There is no pool.


There are plenty of off road car parking spaces for both Rough Close and Highfield. No additional cost.


No smoking is allowed on site.

Booking Information

Please enquire for a tailored quote.
A full day of activities of your choice costs £290 for 1 instructor at a ratio of 1:10. Any additional instructors will be charged at £290 per instructor.
Bed linen and towels £14 per person, per stay.
Cot hire £14 per cot.
Dog £6 each.

Show Availability

Find the availability for each of our units.

Rough Close

Please contact the owner for availability dates

Please contact the owner for availability dates


Fantastic setting on the east side of Coniston Water in the Lake District. When approaching from the Ambleside direction (N) the driveway will be on the right after Bank Ground Farm.

  • Buses from Coniston village.
  • Windermere train station is 10.5 miles away (30 minute drive) and can be reached by bus or taxi.
  • Coniston - a quaint village just 1.5 miles away around the top of the lake. Ambleside is 7 miles away - a 20 minute drive.
  • Coniston has a Spar and petrol station, 2 small grocery shops, a butcher and a selection of gift shops. The nearest Supermarkets are ALDI/ Booths/ M&S 12 miles away in Ulverston.
  • Coniston has five lovely pubs to choose from just 1.5 miles away around the top of the lake. It also has a number of cafes and restaurants largely open in summer.
  • Manchester airport is a 2 hour drive from Low Bank Ground via the M6.

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Planning an Event?

This venue is available for Business Groups and Youth & School Trips

Canoeing on Coniston Water as the sun goes down
Low Bank Ground for your business and team building events

Business Groups

Great venue for a team building weekend for corporate groups - meeting rooms and functional spaces for meetings and talks. Activity packages and catering available.

The sailboats, kayaks and boathouse owned by LBG down on Coniston Water
Camp fires by the side of Coniston Water

Youth & School Trips

Outdoor activity centre with bunkhouse accommodation and leader facilities. Catered or self catering. Instructor-led activities on and off the water. Tailored packages for your youth or school group.

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