Why you should visit Derwent Hill

10 Compelling reasons

 At Derwent Hill, we pride ourselves on our friendly, professional approach. There are many reasons why you do not want to miss an opportunity to visit!  Here are just 10:  

1. The Fun

Happy teenage pupils posing in a waterfall in the gorge

The residential learning experience premise is always centered on enjoyment. Adventurous activities in wild surroundings add to that element of excitement.

2. Our Courses

Happy pupils ready for canoeing on a cold day wearing balaclavas

Our standard courses are always being developed and improved. We listen to our customers and keep pace with new thinking in Outdoor Education, Training and Development.

Our experienced tutor team can also develop a bespoke programme working with you to achieve your goals.

3.The Reviews

Arial view of a successful primary school team during the big swing activity

Many of our visitors return year after year.

On Facebook we are rated 5 stars based on over 70 reviews.

Our review page will give you an insight into some of the great experiences previous customers have had.

4. Being Off Grid

Embracing nature by walking through the bluebell woods

In a world where everyone spends more time using smartphones and tablets, Derwent Hill gives you the opportunity to take a step back from technology and reconnect with the natural environment.

5. The Team

Derwent Hill staff at the base of crag

Our qualified team works together to cater for your needs, ensuring that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable and that you leave with memorable experiences.

6. The Food

Our courses and events are fully catered and our chefs trained to cater for all dietary requirements.  This gives you more time to relax and enjoy your stay.

7. Space to explore

Sunny arial view of Derwent Hill and grounds

The grounds of Derwent Hill provide a great, natural space for children to run around.  You can walk down to the lake shore from the main house, taking in the stunning scenery as you go.  The scenery from every aspect of the grounds is magnificent. Take a look at our video!

8. A World Heritage Location

The Lake District is now officially a World Heritage Site recognised by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

World heritage status means that the Lake District landscape is to be celebrated and protected.  In addition UNESCO recognises the significant cultural offering that the Lake District has.

Derwent Hill’s location gives unparalleled access to the Lake District and beyond.

9. The Stunning Views

Sun rays breaking through and lighting up the Lake District mountains

Derwent Hill boasts panoramic views across Derwent Water “the queen of the lakes”.

10.The History

Derwent Hill's historic building and beautiful gardens

Derwent Hill has been an Outdoor Education & Training Centre for over 55 years.

But we are not only about Outdoor Education for young people.  Join companies such as Nissan and Hydram Engineering, who use Derwent Hill for their Corporate Training & Development, come on one of our Activity Holidays or organise a relaxing social break with family and friends.

Contact us to arrange a visit to see for yourself – we can assure you of a warm welcome!