Autumn Newsletter

We thought you’d like to know who has joined the team, who has left and what’s happening at Derwent Hill over the next few months.


If you ring Derwent Hill you might find yourself talking to Sarah who joined the office team in September 2015 – she will be working closely with Barbara, Anghie & Jo on course administration and business support.

Sebastian has joined the venue team as a general assistant & as the title implies you will find him doing a great variety of jobs around the house!

We look forward to welcoming Ian & Corallie who will join us in November as apprentice Outdoor Education Tutors


After 9 years we are saying goodbye and a big thank you to Lucy who has done a great job as Facilities Supervisor & wish her well in her new role in a Keswick based travel firm.

We say goodbye to David & Richard who are at the end of their year long apprenticeship in Outdoor Education & we would like thank them for all their hard work & wish them good luck for the future!

We would like to thank Amber who has worked in the venue team since the spring & wish her well on her next ventures!


Beautiful Autumnal trees in Derwent Hill's gardens

Getting ready for 2016 / 2017

We are starting to take bookings for the next academic year starting in September 2016 so if your school hasn’t made a booking please get in touch!

We already have lots of bookings for our ever popular Family Activity Holidays but there is still some space so please get in touch if you want a holiday with a difference!

Out and about

The colours in autumn can be fantastic & we often see wildlife gearing up for the coming winter & if you are lucky enough you might see one of our red squirrels.

A grey Squirrel in an Oak Tree at Derwent Hill

2015 /2016

We are already looking busy until the end of July 2016 but there are some weekend / weekday vacancies in both the Training & Education Centres so if you are looking to organise a course, event or something social with a group of friends we would love to hear from you.

Social Media

You can find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram – if you have any old pictures of Derwent Hill please share them & use the tag # derwenthill and a tag with the year e.g#derwenthillhistory1970 – we would love to have picture from every year since 1962!