Explore and Discover courses in Winter

Choose a winter course at Derwent Hill

Winter courses can provide young people with some memorable experiences that will last a lifetime.

The weather can be a bit on the changeable side but every sunny day feels like a bonus & the frosty mornings and snow on the mountains can be magical.

Snow covered forrest above Derwent Water

Activities in Winter

With the Lake District largely empty of visitors, time on the lake & in the mountains feels like a visit to a truly wild environment.

The dark evenings make for great night walks and the chance to star gaze on clear evenings.

We usually get out on Derwent Water in rafted canoes – sometimes emulating the early explorers by breaking through the ice to get to our destination.

Early morning, misty canoeing, on Derwent Water

We visit Goldscope Mine in the Newlands Valley combining an underground trip with history and geology. The gorges can be fun and a visit to Whinlatter forest is a great chance to explore a different environment. If the weather is cold or wet what could be better than building a shelter, lighting a fire and doing some woodland cooking!

As ever the Big Swing, High Challenge and orienteering are firm favorite in the winter months.

We know that winter courses are great and we have many schools who choose to come in winter!

Snow covered drystone wall overlooking Blencathra