If you are a young person who will be visiting Derwent Hill as part of an organised course or you are the parent / guardian of a young person you will probably have lots of questions.
The trip organiser from the school, college or youth will give you information but the following should help:
Where is Derwent Hill?
Derwent Hill is in the village of Portinscale about 1 mile from Keswick situated in the North west of the lake District National Park.
Grid reference NY 254 236
Latitude 54 degrees 36 minutes north longitude 3 degrees 9 minutes west
Who owns Derwent Hill?
Derwent Hill was opened by Sunderland City Council in 1962 and since then thousands of people have visited the centre.
What activities does Derwent Hill offer?
The actual programme will have been arranged with your trip organiser but you can follow this link to find out the range of activities on offer at Derwent Hill
Do you have to be fit to take part in a Derwent Hill course?
All Derwent Hill courses are busy and action packed and a positive attitude and a willingness to try new things are more important than physical fitness. Many people find the activities challenging but the tutors at Derwent Hill will support and encourage everyone to get the most out of the course.
What is there to do during social time?
Derwent Hill has a pool table (50 pence), table football (50 pence), TV, DVD and various games.
What clothing / other things are needed?
Follow this link for a full kit list. We provide all specialist equipment but if you have your own waterproofs, boots or rucksack please feel free to bring them. You don’t need to bring any money but if you would like to buy a souvenir of your visit please follow this link to see what is available.
What is the accommodation like?
Dormitories are shared between a number of young people and you are expected to make your bed and keep your room tidy!
What is the food like?
Breakfast is at 8 00 am & dinner at 5 30 pm with a packed lunch during the middle of the day . All our food is cooked on site and you will have a choice of healthy meals every day.
What will the weather be like?
Derwent Hill is in a mountainous area and has very varied weather – to find out what the weather forecast is for the next few days follow this link to the Met Office Keswick weather.
you can now view current vacancies in the Education Centre by following the link below.