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 The Blencathra Centre

The Blencathra Centre occupies a dramatic setting at 300m on a south facing slope of Blencathra in The Lake District National Park and offers an unparalleled panorama across the Keswick, Helvellyn and Skiddaw areas. Purposely converted from a former Sanatorium in 1993 these unique buildings provide field courses for schools and universities at all levels as well as a programme of courses for individuals and families. It is primarily a residential centre with increasing numbers of day visitors partly as a result of a close working relationship with the YHA.The Blencathra Centre is part of the Field Studies Council, an environmental education charity.As such it is important that we try to ‘practice what we preach ’and promote the importance of sustainability to our visitors. Every year we host more than 8000 learners from over 300 schools and universities .Our visitors come from all over the UK, and for many it is their first visit to the Lake District.  During their
courses, students come into contact with our approach to ‘green tourism’. It is a unique experience, enriched through an awareness of the special relationship between people and the environment.

You can find out more on the Blencathra Centre site.

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