Cumbria Outdoors

Cumbria Outdoors offers a wide range of facilities and venues. Emphasis is placed on making the service accessible to all groups and individuals through-out Cumbria and beyond.

The opportunities for residential experiential learning provided by Cumbria Outdoors promote personal and social development. In addition to this Cumbria Outdoors provide curriculum linked living history programmes, family learning, health and wellbeing and environmental awareness course for all ages.

Our three operational centres are placed in the Northern Lake District, which is an ideal environment to pursue an extensive range of learning experiences. Our locations are all in an area of outstanding natural beauty, and benefit from close working relationships with the Lake District National Park to have granted us access to areas of conservation

Benefits to your School

All activities are led by our Outdoor Education Leaders who are experienced professionals who also have a sound local knowledge. Cumbria Outdoors hold an Adventure Activity Licence and complies with all current Health and Safety legislation and regulations. The service also currently holds The Association of Heads of Outdoor Centre Gold Award.

The benefit for Cumbrian schools of choosing Cumbria Outdoors is that our systems are integrated with the county council's Evolve online notification and approval processes. Cumbria Outdoors is proud to hold a Gold Quality Badge status which is an added advantage to schools which purchase a programme through us. By holding this status, it removes the need for attending schools undertaking additional safety provider checks.

As a traded service, Cumbria Outdoors understands the pressure on budgets and can, therefore, provide value by tailoring the booking to suit everyone's budget and need. Where costs might still be a barrier to groups or individuals, Cumbria Outdoors will try to assist by accessing or signposting to additional sources of funding.

We are now offering a fantastic opportunity for school staff to experience a one night 'preview' residential with Cumbria Outdoors, to enable them to gather information and speak to our outdoor education leaders before embarking on an educational visit. Planned for 2nd - 3rd February 2018, this overnight visit will offer the opportunity for staff to familiarise themselves with the range of programmes we offer, participate in an outdoor activity and enjoy some of our home cooked residential menu. Further details on this opportunity can be found here.