Group & event organisers

Adult groups

This page is for those organising a visit to Derwent Hill for a group of adults.  If you are organising a visit for a group of children or young people, please see the information for course organisers for schools, colleges or youth groups.

We want your visit to be a successful & enjoyable experience.  If you don’t find the information you need here, please contact us.

Where is Derwent Hill?

Derwent Hill is in the village of Portinscale about 1 mile from Keswick, Cumbria.  It is in the Lake District National Park, overlooking Derwentwater.  Please see the information for Getting to Derwent Hill.

What time should we arrive/depart?

Arrival and departure times depend on the nature of the event and what we agree with you.  When you make a booking, we send you a booking confirmation or contract which includes these details – please refer to this and ensure that the members of your party are aware what time they should arrive.   Please get in touch if you want to make any changes.

What facilities are there at Derwent Hill?

Most adult groups stay in our Training Centre, but some clients book our Education Centre.  Please refer to the relevant page to find out about the facilities.

What paperwork do I need to do?

If your event includes activities, each participant/guest needs to bring a completed personal details/consent form with them.  Please let us know in advance if you are aware of any participants who have specific dietary needs (e.g. gluten free) or may need support during the activities due to a disability.

What times are meals?

Meal times depend on the nature of your event – on training courses times are arranged to suit the programme; if you are running a conference or other event please get in touch if you have specific requests.

Is there a bar/Can we bring our own alcohol?

Our Training Centre has a bar with a range of reasonably priced bottled beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks and free tea and coffee.  The bar is normally open from just before dinner until 9.00 pm or 11.00 pm, according to your requirements.  If you bring your own alcohol you will be required to pay a corkage charge.

Can you arrange transport to Derwent Hill?

Yes!  We can arrange for collection from Penrith TrainStation.

What else is there to do in the local area?

There is lots going on in the local area – take a look at the Keswick Visitor website.


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