Low Bank Ground, on the shores of Coniston Water, and Hinning House, in the Duddon Valley – have been providing high quality, residential outdoor education for over 25 years. Our qualified and experienced teaching staff offer schools and colleges exciting outdoor courses using dramatic and inspiring natural environments.
Education, and a belief in developing the potential of all young people, lies at the heart of the Centres’ ethos.
Low Bank Ground is situated in awe-inspiring surroundings that ensure the ‘WOW!’ factor is a fundamental part of any visit. Activities make use of the surrounding area as well as the local sites, and all children have maximum opportunity to participate for the whole session. The Centre can accommodate up to 52 people in two self-contained buildings – Highfield and Rough Close – which can also be hired separately. As well as tailored residential stays for schools and youth groups, Low Bank Ground is also available on a self-catering basis for independent groups.
Low bank Ground and hinning House both provide high quality residential outdoor education that is competitively priced and gives excellent value for money. All staff are dedicated to the needs of the visiting children and staff, the focus being a learning experience which is safe, enjoyable and a preparation for continuing to learn throughout life. By using real life settings and experiences, young people have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding in an environment that is both stimulating and challenging.
Activities available include:
Hill walking, orienteering, rock climbing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, raft building, ghyll scrambling, bushcraft, environmental / conservation
Evenings can be staffed if required, although many visiting teachers prefer to make use of the time to develop their relationships with their children through using some of the range of self-staffed activities that the Centres offer.
Low Bank Ground and Hinning House are managed on behalf of Wigan Council by Brathay Trust.