School Trips at Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire

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Bring a group to one of our writing houses in Devon, Shropshire or Yorkshire, to work with published authors, and ignite a lifelong love of creative writing.
Our schools weeks are led by two professional writers, with tutorials, group workshops, and time and space to write. Groups live, write and eat together, cooking their evening meal in teams. Whether you want to bring talented writers, or individuals who need more support, each week is shaped around the participants’ needs and interests.

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school trip at Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire
Arvon – Lumb Bank, Yorkshire school groups

Why are Arvon great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

An Arvon week provides a chance to develop writing and language skills, alongside imagination and creativity. The experience can also improve participants’ communication skills and self-belief. For many, these five days can be life-changing.

Writers we work with include Mark Haddon, Malorie Blackman, Simon Armitage and Jamila Gavin.

The Ted Hughes Arvon Centre, Lumb Bank is an 18th-century mill-owner’s house which once belonged to Ted Hughes. The house stands in 20 acres of steep woodland, in a striking Pennine landscape of woods and rivers. It is half a mile from the historic village of Heptonstall and two miles from Hebden Bridge.

What size groups do you cater for?

16 students and 2 teachers

Is there first aid on site?


Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?


Anything else?

For more information, read our FAQs here or email Joe Bibby on

Arvon can in certain instances assist with funding for school groups to come thanks to the generosity of individuals, trusts and foundations.

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Teacher Checklist

- Risk Assessments
- Inspection Visits

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UK Location

★★★★★ Dhruti Shah,
"I was selected to go on an Arvon trip by my school when I was 11. It helped hone my writing skills and gave me confidence. Going on that course helped me, as a child, decide I wanted to be a writer and a journalist. "

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