Cumbria's finest school trip destinations
With a resident population of just under 500,000 people, the large English county of Cumbria, in the North West of the country, is one of the most sparsely populated. Much of the county is classed as rural, with lots of upland, moorland and mountainous areas. Cumbria contains several conservation areas including the Lake District National Park, the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and parts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With such stunning natural landscapes and a long coastline, it is no wonder the area boasts so many outdoor education centres, offering everything from geographical field studies to adrenaline sports and outdoor residential activities. Attracting school groups from the major northern cities of Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool, the Cumbria is a fantastic place to take your class.
On the page below we highlight some of the best Cumbrian venues for learning outside the classroom. Click on any of the trips to read more about any that take your fancy. We add new venues on a regular basis, so feel free to bookmark the page for future reference.
Please click the following link for our full list of visit options in the North of England.
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Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft
FSC Blencathra occupies a dramatic setting at 300m up the south facing slope of Blencathra with an unparalleled panorama across the Lake District National Park. Visit for residential geography and biology trips at all ages. ...
Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, Accommodation Only
Perched on the edge of Lake Windermere, with views out across stunning mountain vistas, YHA Ambleside offers an unforgettable location for a Lake District getaway. This well-equipped hostel is perfect for activity breaks for walking and watersports. ...
Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Biology, Physical Education, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports
With easy access to both the coastline of Morecambe Bay, the glaciated uplands of the southern Lake District and the lakes of Windermere and Coniston, FSC Castle Head is ideally situated for a wide range of field studies and adventurous activities. ...
Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports
YMCA Lakeside is one of the largest outdoor education centres in Europe. Established in the 1960's we've welcomed over 1 million children and young people to a world of outdoor learning. Situated on the beautiful banks of Lake Windermere. ...
Citizenship, Geography, Fieldstudies, Physical Education, PSHE, SEN
Outdoor education makes lasting impressions on young people that instill skills for life through building strong relationships with peers & leaders, increase confidence, self-awareness & motivation which enhances their learning & outlook on life. ...
Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education
YHA Langdale is a beautiful Victorian mansion owned by the National Trust and is a fantastic destination for UK school trips, student tours and educational visits, with spacious grounds that include a Victorian arboretum. ...
Physical Education, Languages, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports
Over 110 years of experience, and 4000 groups annually means you can trust Scout Adventures with your School residential. With both indoor accommodation and tented village options, our instructors can deliver an experience built around you. ...