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We believe The Lakes should be accessible to everyone. Our residential breaks help people with a range of disabilities experience the Lake District in a safe and supportive way. Delivering a fun and fulfilling experience that makes a positive difference in their lives.

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From our specialist residential centre on the outskirts of Keswick, we offer individuals, families and school groups the chance to experience everything the Lake District has to offer in a safe and supportive way.

Calvert Lakes Zipwire Adventures


Join other adults with similar disabilities and have challenging fun in the outdoors sampling a range of structured activities.

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Bring your whole family and take part in challenging activities alongside other people of similar ages and disabilities.

Calvert Lakes School Groups


Whether you’re a school group, a charity or a club, develop the confidence and independence of children and adults through challenges and experiences on a break designed just for you.

Calvert Lakes Non-School Groups

What’s on?

See what’s on here at Calvert Lakes – both breaks and our all important fundraising events! What will you choose?

Accessible Adventure Explained

Find out how we make outdoor adventure activities open to all in our series of short films...

Our Stories

We are inspired by the astounding people who stay with us. Hear their stories.

"Calvert Lakes and their instructors have made the impossible - possible for me, I have felt at times like I've been flying."

"Such an amazing positive place to be, with all the best opportunities for our kids. Wonderful instructors, with expert knowledge, great rapport with the pupils."

"Fantastic experience which the students fully enjoyed. Excellent activities run by lovely professional staff and second to none facilities."

"It was the first residential for one of our severely autistic students who finds interacting with other students difficult said that this was one of the best trips of her life."

"The Food has been amazing. I have loved every meal I have had and the cooks have been so lovely. Thank you much!"

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Meet Our Team

We are nothing without our people. Meet the team that help turn your visits into memories for life.

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Meet Our Trustees

Our Trustees share our values and give us their time, expertise, governance and ongoing support.

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Become a friend, volunteer your time or expertise, consider a donation or even sponsor a pony!

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Help us help more

Our goal is to help more and more disabled people access the benefits of outdoor activity. If you are able, give a one-off sum now or choose to give monthly - we are so grateful for your support.

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Latest news

Calvert Lakes welcomes local MP Candidate

Calvert Lakes welcomes local MP Candidate

This week, Calvert Lakes, The Lake District Calvert Trust’s residential centre above Bassenthwaite welcomes a new Chief Instructor to their team while wishing the current one a very fond farewell.