Sitting alongside the retreat centre, the youth centre is the last two of the brick huts built by the fire service during world war II to house its trainees. It provides self catering accommodation for up to 36 and is perfect for day and residential youth groups and even anniversaries and family get-togethers. Our 110 acres estate provides a treasure trove for budding ecologists to investigate the natural world, with lakes for pond dipping, meadowland for grasses, wildflowers and insects, and ancient woodland for native trees, beasts and birds. If you prefer something a bit more active, you can talk to us about taking on conservation projects, or learn practical skills like path building, tree felling, dry stone walling, and building bat and bird boxes.
Further afield there are the North Pennines, Derwent reservoir and Hadrian’s Wall: great for walking, orienteering, night hikes and general sight-seeing.
The centre provides: bunk beds for 32 in two dormitories, two twin-bedded leaders’ rooms, newly fitted kitchen, living/dining area with wood burning stove, two bathrooms with showers, a bathroom for leaders, sheltered veranda, fire pit, fenced off grounds, and access to woodland, ponds and gardens £75 per night for the first eight people, plus £10 for every extra person per night. (NB minimum charge £150—includes eight people for the first two nights).
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