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Lake District Calvert Trust

Based on the shores of Lake Bassenthwaite, The Lake District Calvert Trust is a residential outdoor centre with 40 years of experience in delivering challenging outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities.   They offer exciting residential breaks for schools, groups, families and individuals with their friends and carers, which are accessible to people of all ages including those with the most complex needs for which most outdoor centres cannot cater.

Their experienced staff and adapted equipment allows guests to really experience a range of activities including (to name a small selection) sailing, climbing, abseiling, horse riding and bushcraft.   Safety of guests is paramount and their instructors hold all the relevant national governing body awards, with the centre fully licenced by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA). 

Catering for up to 60 guests per week, rooms are specifically designed to enable the care of those with profound and complex disabilities and a full range of additional specialist equipment is available on request.   The team of chefs provide all guests with 3 meals per day, which are freshly prepared on-site using local ingredients and can be adapted to accommodate any special dietary requirements.

Who to contact

017687 72255

Where to go

Lake District Calvert Trust
Little Crosthwaite
CA12 4QD

The centre is located above the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake in the beautful Lake District.   We are within easy reach of the M6 with the nearest tyrain station in Penrith.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£52-147 dependent seasonality and duration of stay Per overnight stay


Referral Details

No referals required.   Please contact us directly for details including price and availability.

Other notes

We can cater for any level of disability, but service users must be accompanied by a carer / family member as no respite care or care support provided.   Our activity instructors however are fully trained and specialise in delivering activities to those with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and multiple annd complex needs.

This service is part of the Local Offer

Local Offer


Offers and discounts may be available for late available space.   Please check the offers page on our website for current deals. 

Bursary funding may also be available. For more details check our Bursay Page and then contact us direct to discuss more specific requirements.

Contact Telephone
017687 72255
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
5-11 years
Parents & carers
11-16 years
19-25 years
0-5 years
16-19 years
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