Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure



20 years of Calvert Trust Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor is celebrating 20 years of supporting people with disabilities to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure.

 

Founded in August 1991, the charity spent several years fundraising, renovating and adapting, before opening the doors of their beautiful Victorian farm building to the first guests on the 7th of April 1996.

 

Calvert Trust Exmoor before renovation

The centre before renovation works began

 

Tony Potter, Chief Executive of Calvert Trust Exmoor said; “This is a fantastic milestone to reach, we are delighted that we’ve been able to assist in excess of 30,000 people in our first 20 years.

 

Looking at the next 20 years our challenge is to continue to meet the increasing aspirations of disabled people who want to enjoy the challenges of outdoor adventure.  To do so we will need to develop new highly accessible activities whilst at the same time ensuring our facilities develop to meet the demands of our visitor’s needs.”

 

After completionThe centre after renovations were completed

 

Calvert Trust Exmoor has won several awards over the last few years, including Gold in the Visit Devon Awards in November 2015, Gold in the South West Tourism Awards in February 2016, and Silver in the Access for All category at Visit England Tourism Awards in March 2016.

 

Water activities

An early example of activities on Wistlandpound reservoir

 

 


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