University of Leeds Outdoor Centre Lake District National Park Dale Head
Region: North West EnglandDisabled Facilities: No
Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips
Address: Lake District National Park Dale Head, Seathwaite via Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria LA20 6EG
Contact: 0133 3435080
Self catering accommodation for groups.
Situated in the less frequented Duddon Valley in the south west corner of the Lake District National Park ideal for self programming groups wanting to organise a wide variety of educational and outdoor activities.
It currently has very basic facilities and only suitable for well organized and hardy groups (perhaps training a team before going off to a much more remote part of the world). It has limited washing facilities, portaloos and no hot water system. Heating is only provided, by pot bellied stove, in the common/dining room. Kitchen facilities are rudimentary (gas rings and hot water boilers).
Do you have a video link on YouTube or anywhere else regarding your accommodation?
What size groups do they cater for?
38 people in three large dormitories
Please provide location information?
No public transport within 10 miles. Access only possible by car or mini bus over Wrynose Pass or from the south through Broughton-in-Furness.
why you are great for educational visits?
A fantastic location within 8km/5miles of the summit of Scafell Pike and at the foot of Grey Friar.
Excellent base for adventurous activities such as
• fell walking - Coniston Old Man horseshoe from the door
• climbing – Seathwaite Butress, Wallabarrow Crag, Dow Crag
• white water paddling – river Duddon
• ghyll scrambling
Is there anything you offer specifically for educational visits?
The centre is for self programming groups.
Can you provide information regarding room sizes and room facilities?
Mainly bunks with a few single beds. Rooms for 16, 14 & 9.
Are visitors allowed to take photos, video or audio, if appropriate?
What is your process for booking pre arranged risk assessments?
Building meets all current safety standards for electrical safety, gas and water supply with an alarm system for smoke and fire detection.
What is the cost of the accommodation?
The accommodation is charged per night for the whole building and includes all costs.
Please list facilities available?
There is NO TV, video, internet connection or any mobile phone coverage. Nearside public telephone is 3 miles away.
Do you have first aid on site or will the group need to bring a qualified first aider?
No staff on site. Groups should have a first aid qualified person.
Are there disabled facilities?
Not currently suitable for disabled groups.
Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University
Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December
Accommodation Type: Bunkhouses Hostels Outdoor Residential Centres