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For over 40 years Bendrigg Trust has provided adventure residential courses for over 87,000 disabled & disadvantaged people throughout the UK.
Onsite we have two separate accommodation units – Bendrigg Lodge and Acorn House both have a varying degree of accessibility and aids. Bendrigg Lodge building consists of a large dining room, kitchen, lounge and bedrooms sleeping up to 40 guests over 3 floors. Accessible bedrooms are available on the ground and first floors, accessed via a ramp or lift. These rooms include some ceiling-mounted hoists and profile beds.
There are also other accessible aids such as shower chairs available if needed.
People of all abilities are welcome at Bendrigg, including those with autism, physical disabilities, learning or behavioural difficulties, our team will work with you to enable everyone to participate in the adventure activities.
Our onsite activities include zip wire, climbing wall, indoor cave, archery, cycling, tube slide, sensory swing and sensory room, sports hall games, orienteering & bushcraft. We also go offsite for canoeing, caving and other activities.
Bendrigg Trust is proud to be one of the first Outdoor Education Centres in the UK, to be awarded the AHOEC GOLD standard badge. This also entitles Bendrigg to display both the ‘Learning outside the Classroom’ and the ‘Adventuremark’ badges. The AHOEC GOLD standard is awarded for excellent standards of safety and quality in all areas of its provision, proving we are a leader in our field.
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|Season (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)|
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BY CAR Postcode: LA8 0NR Grid Ref: 581892 Take the M6 to Junction 37 (Kendal/Sedbergh). Turn east towards Sedbergh on the A684 for approx ½ mile. Turn first right off this road (signposted Old Hutton). This junction is quite easy to miss as the main road is bending left and the right hand turn is on the apex of the bend. Go straight on, taking the long, narrow road down to the reservoir (just over ½ mile) and turn right again at the corner of the reservoir (there is a sign for Bendrigg Lodge on the right hand side of the road at this junction). Keeping the reservoir on your right, go past the sailing base and continue down the hill. Take the 90º turn to the right at the bottom and then go over a small bridge. Keep on this road; Bendrigg Trust is another 1¼ miles (do not take any other small roads to the side as you do not want to re-cross the motorway). Look out for our small Bendrigg Trust signs at each junction, (they have our logo on – not county council signs). Our buildings are located on the left hand side at the top of the hill. Please report to the Lodge main reception on arrival.
BY TRAIN The nearest train station is Oxenholme Lake District, approximately 4 miles away. There is no public transport to Bendrigg Lodge however pick up can be arranged with Bendrigg or taxi’s are available outside the station building.
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