University of Leeds Outdoor Centre Lake District National Park Dale Head

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Lake District National Park Dale Head, Seathwaite via Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6EG

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PreSchool, 5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

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.

Listed under: Accommodation & Residential | Hostels | Bunkhouses | Outdoor Residential Centres

What we offer

Self catering accommodation for groups.

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).

The centre is for self programming groups.

What makes us a great choice?

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

Group Sizes Catered For

38 people in three large dormitories

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

No restrictions.

Risk Assessment Details

Building meets all current safety standards for electrical safety, gas and water supply with an alarm system for smoke and fire detection.

Pricing Information

The accommodation is charged per night for the whole building and includes all costs.

First Aid Information

No staff on site. Groups should have a first aid qualified person.

Available Facilities

There is NO TV, video, internet connection or any mobile phone coverage. Nearside public telephone is 3 miles away.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Not currently suitable for disabled groups.

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.

Room Sizes and Facilities

Mainly bunks with a few single beds. Rooms for 16, 14 and 9.

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