Region: North West

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Meadow View Cottage, Scarness Farm, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria CA12 4QZ

Contact: 01768 776143



We are a small independent provider based in the Lake district in Cumbria who specialize in providing: Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions, John Muir Awards (conservation), and accreditation with National Governing body awards (BCU, MLTB, RYA, Archery GB).

Why is this outreach service great for educational needs?

We provide our services through a flexible approach. Being able to tailor where we met client groups reducing the amount of unnecessary travel and logistical support they need. Allowing more time for a tailored activity session thereby allowing young people to learn through participation and experience

What does a typical school educational outreach visit include?

Each visit is different tailored to the client request.

All our activities are tailored to the needs of the group and can cover various curriculum elements:

Environmental topics, outdoor exploration, leadership, team building and informal education ( forest schools, learning outside the classroom etc).

What group sizes do you cater for?

Our maximum ratios per instructor is activity dependent (governed by National Governing Body Guidelines).

We can work with large groups by arrangement.

Can you provide worksheets or information packs?

Some activities we do can be linked with elements of the curriculum or key stages (B.C.U star awards /paddle power and Duke of Edinburgh awards, John muir award) Teachers would need to contact us to discus specific requirements.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Children/young people can take photos but it’s not all ways possible due to nature of activities they could be taking part in.

What is your process for taking bookings?

Postal, Phone and e-mail contact, consent forms, booking forms and terms and conditions will be e-mailed across or posted out.

What is the cost?

Costs are group size dependent, ranging from £25 per person participating in activities.

Is specific clothing required for when you visit?

Clothing required is activity dependent and will be discussed upon booking
Activity specific safety equipment will be provided.

Do you have first aid or will the group need to provide qualified first aider?

All instructors are qualified first aiders and carry first aid kits as part of their safety equipment

Where geographically will you visit?

We are mobile so depending on group size and activity, we can operate around the U.K
We mainly operate within the Lake District and Cumbria.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

We can provide a range of activities and educational awards:

From traditional outdoor activities like Canoeing, kayaking, Climbing and abseiling and Archery. To Duke of Edinburgh and John Muir awards.

A lot of what we do can be linked to elements of the National Curriculum and we can provide accreditation through National Governing Bodies.

Camping and accommodation can be arranged.

We hold an Adventure Activities License No L8038/R1775  Health and Safety Executive,
Approved Activity provider for the Duke of Edinburgh Award.  


Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Boat Trips Bushcraft Climbing Duke of Edinburgh Award Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Sports Team Building Walking Tours Water Sports

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Environmental Studies Leisure & Tourism PE

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December