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We believe in 3 key elements to the success of your residential experience.

  • Activities
  • Staff
  • Accommodation

We believe that a third of the success of an adventure residential, is your accommodation. It is therefore essential to us that you and your students are comfortable and well fed. We also want for your young people to have the freedom to explore in a safe and comfortable environment.

The Adventure Element Ltd are proud to use local Youth Hostels and Outdoor Centres to base our residential programmes from. All of our clients find this to be a positive experience as the environment is informal but groups still have space to explore and privacy away from others.

 Borrowdale YHA, Keswick

Purpose built hostel at the head of the stunning Borrowdale Valley. 86 beds split into 2 separate parts of the building. Layout allows for two groups to be accommodated independently of each other. Extensive grounds which are suitable for orienteering and team challenge activities.

Location: Borrowdale, Northern Lake District
Visit their website: Borrowdale YHA

 Holly How YHA, Coniston

hollyhowyha.jpgThere’s so much to do on an Outdoor Residential here! Canoeing on Coniston Water, Mountain walking and climbing in the Coppermines valley or simply soaking up Lakeland life in Coniston village which is only a few minutes away.

This is a superbly equipped hostel and is a traditional Lakeland house and is set in stunning scenery. An ideal venue for all kinds of outdoor residential breaks and outdoor activities.

Location: Coniston, Southern Lake District
Visit their website: Holly How YHA

 Blencathra Centre, Keswick

blencathracentre.jpgOperated in partnership with the Lake District National Park Authority, the Centre occupies a dramatic setting on the south west side of Blencathra mountain.

The site offers a magnificent panorama of the Lake District with its rich tapestry of England's highest mountains, quiet pastures, wooded valleys, streams, lakes and settlements which provide a focus for the Centre's activities.

Location: Near Keswick, North Lake District
Visit their website: Blencathra Centre


 Sleeping arrangements

Pupils - Rooms are all of a dormitory style and furnished to high standard. shared facilities.

Accompanying Staff - Twin rooms, often with ensuite facilities.


The hostels deliver delicious meals and they will cater for all dietary needs. With a choice of evening meals, freshly prepared with locally sourced produce. Everyone will be well fed and fuelled ready for their day of activities.

Fussy Eaters?
We know some of your pupils may be particular about what they eat. Don’t worry though, whether it’s because of special dietary needs or simply someone who’s really particular, we will always find something to suit any special requests you may have. And if they’re still hungry, we can offer alternatives and extra food.