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The Lake District Calvert Trust is a residential outdoor centre with 40 years’ experience delivering challenging outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities.

On the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, our centre offers a warm welcome; accessible accommodation and exciting breaks for schools, groups, families and individuals with their friends and carers.

We are accessible to people of all ages with sensory, learning or physical disabilities, including those with the most complex needs for which most outdoor centres cannot cater.

If you haven’t been before or just not visited in a while, come and see what’s new...start planning your next activity break at the Lake District Calvert Trust! 



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Latest News and Events


Charity Ball Auction now open for online bidding!


We are delighted to announce that the fabulous auction prizes donated for the Charity Ball are now available for online bidding prior to the event on Friday 11th September (please note online bidding will close at midnight on the 10th September) 


To check out our Grand Auction Lots please click HERE 

For our Silent Auction Lots please click HERE


Remember to check again soon as more prizes will find their way to our bidding pages shortly!


The 2015 venue, the Low Wood Bay Hotel, is located in a fabulous setting overlooking the breath taking views of Lake Windermere. Guests attending this black tie event will enjoy a delicious four-course dinner and evening entertainment including: live music from the talented Roz Sluman and The Smooch Band; a fun casino where you can try out your luck on Roulette or Blackjack; and a lively Charity Auction with Auctioneer Colin Tomlinson.


Prizes donated by generous supporters of the trust include: holiday breaks in Venice, France and the Isle of White; paintings by the late Dr Alistair Brewis; lunch at the highly acclaimed L’Enclume Restaurant; the opportunity to meet Ben Fogle at the Sands or Catamaran sailing on Windermere.


Grand Auction: Water colour 'Newlands Valley' by Dr Alistair Brewis


During the evening James Rebanks, the popular ‘Herdy Shepherd’ and local author, will be introducing an exciting new project to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Lake District Calvert Trust; the first sculpture of the ‘Go Herdwick’ Public Art Trail will be on display at the Ball. The Trail is expected to attract thousands of visitors and will run from Easter through to autumn 2016.


All proceeds of the Calvert Trust Ball go towards our ‘Bridging the Gap Fund’ which enables visitors to come to the Trust without finances being a hindering factor. By supporting the 2015 Charity Ball you can help to ensure that people with disabilities, who otherwise would not be able to afford to, can experience one of the Calvert Trusts truly life-changing courses which can provide positive results lasting long after their stay.


The Lake District Calvert Trust would like to thank the following Sponsors for their generous support with this event: Brewin Dolphin, Barclays Bank, Grapevine Wines, Low Wood Bay Hotel, Mason Gillibrand, Print Graphic and The Scott Partnership.











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