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Steve Herbert, Head Teacher, Montreal Primary School

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Lake District Adventures

Tailor-made School Trips to the Lake District

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We can offer tailor made school visits to a variety of locations within The Lake District. With an enormous range of activities, sights and attractions, we can create a package to suit your requirements.

As Lake District specialists, we can produce an itinerary to showcase the very best of what the Lake District has to offer. Working in partnership with Highpoints Adventure and Westlakes Adventure, we are able to provide quality instruction in a range of outdoor sports.

School Visits to Eskdale Valley

Tailor-made school trips to Eskdale and Wasdale

eskdale waterfallThe Eskdale Valley, in West Cumbria, is the perfect destination for your school residential visit. A wealth of activities and attractions await you in this secluded and picturesque corner of the Lake District. Choose to stay at YHA Eskdale or YHA Wasdale Hall.

Eskdale Valley stretches from Gosforth, near the west coast of Cumbria, through to the foot of Hard Knott pass, and contains the small villages of Santon Bridge, Boot and Eskdale Green.

The valley is notable as being one of few major valleys in the Lake District not to have its own lake, although several tarns are perched above the valley sides.

As a contrast, the nearby Wasdale Valley contains some of the most spectacular scenery in England. England's highest mountain, deepest lake and smallest church can all be found in the Wasdale Valley.

A quiet part of the Lake District, this area is the ideal destination for a school trip. Eskdale and Wasdale lend themselves perfectly to a range of outdoor activities and are home to some fabulous attractions.

School Visits to Coniston

Tailor made school trips to the South Lakes

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Located in the heart of South Lakeland, Coniston is a fabulous destination for a school visit. Numerous world class visitor attractions lie within easy reach of Coniston and its lakeshore location makes it an ideal destination for a variety of outdoor activities. Why not take a cruise on the lake, visit the home of John Ruskin or find out more about Donald Campbell and his famous boat 'Bluebird' in the Coniston Museum? When deciding on a destination for your next school visit, Coniston really does have it all!

Transport Options:

Coach Travel

All our school visit prices include return coach travel from your school. Wherever you are located in the UK, we will send one of our luxury coaches to collect you from your school and return you safely at the end of your visit.

Rail Travel

Rail Travel to the Lake District

As an alternative to coach travel, why not travel to the Lake District by train? We can arrange rail travel from your local railway station to Oxenholme Station in South Cumbria where one of our coaches will meet you to transfer you to your chosen accommodation.

For those groups visiting the Eskdale Valley, there is the option to transfer to the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway to be transported right to the heart of the Eskdale Valley. For further information on our 'Travel by Rail' options, please contact us.

Our Accommodation

NEW FOR 2016 - Camping

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For 2016 we are offering the opportunity to camp in the Eskdale Valley. As an alternative to our traditional youth hostel accommodation, why not try our new full-board camping option? We provide all the camping equipment (with the exception of sleeping bags) and as much or as little support during your stay as you require. A variety of support packages are available to suityour needs.

YHA Holly How, Coniston

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YHA Eskdale

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YHA Eskdale and Holly How have been popular destinations for school groups for many years with many groups returning year after year. Both hostels are ideally suited to school groups with all the facilities one would expect from a YHA hostel. Choose from a variety of board options.

Brathay Trust Outdoor Education Centres

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For 2016, we have teamed up with Brathay Trust to offer activity visits to their 3 outdoor education centres. Low Bank Ground on the shores of Coniston, Hinning House in the Duddon Valley and Brathay Hall on the shores of Lake Windermere are fully inclusive outdoor education centres offering tailor made programmes of activities for school groups of all ages.


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