Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

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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


See how charity boat restoration project transforms Lake District Calvert Trust Catamaran!

Each year International Paint Ltd Europe’s leading supplier of boat paint maintenance solutions choose a charity project whereby they restore a boat back to its former glory.  This year they contacted The Lake District Calvert Trust and as chance would have it, we were in the process of decommissioning our old catamaran. This was the ideal opportunity to repair and revamp the catamaran, at no charge!  The Catamaran which had seen better days, had been invaluable in offering people with disabilities the chance to experience sailing on lake Windemere where it had been moored.  International Paints have been keeping a blog diary on how the project has been going, so follow the link to or follow them on facebook to find out the full story. 


Once completed, the restored Catamaran will be moved to a new mooring on Lake Derwentwater where it will, once again, service the needs of the Calvert Trust visitors for many years to come.


Calvert Trust catamaran newly restored, bright and gleaming!




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