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Outdoor Education
For Schools

Outdoor Education Activities in the Lake District

Motivating young people to learn, have fun, and gain valuable skills that can be transferred into their everyday lives!

School trips and outdoor residentials are invaluable! Our inspiring people and environments allow young people the opportunity to explore the great outdoors and learn about themselves and each other. We offer high-impact, life-changing adventures in awe-inspiring locations around the Lake District, allowing young people to leave the ordinary behind, head into the wild and discover the power within themselves!

Education Programme Outcomes:

Build Confidence

Boost Relationships

Improve Resilience

Promote Wellbeing

Appreciate Nature


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Exciting Outdoor Learning

We use the most inspiring locations within the Lake District National Park to deliver real adventure experiences to your pupils.

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What we offer:

  • Everything from a half-day visit to 2-7 day Residentials.

  • A range of exciting activities in the heart of the Lake District.

  • Quality accommodation and healthy home-cooked food in private hostels. Self-catering is also available.

  • Minibus transport from accommodation to the activity venues if required.


Ghyll Scrambling

Scramble up a mountain stream, climbing, jumping and swimming in the crystal clear water. Teams will work together to complete the scramble safely, learning the value of risk management, clear communication and stretching comfort zones. All whilst having the time of their lives!

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Learning Outcomes

Effective Teamwork

Build Self Confidence

Effective Communication

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We work with accommodation providers all around the Lakes from independent hostels, YHA's to Tents and Tipi's.


We are trade partners with the YHA so we can offer you the best rates available. Full board includes Breakfast, Packed Lunch and Evening meals.


Overnight expeditions are available so one of your evenings can be spent sleeping under the stars.

Already have your accommodation sorted? Not a problem! We can work out from where you are based.

What do we provide?

We deliver bespoke packages that we co-design with you, with your aims and objectives at the forefront. Whether you are looking to bring the Nation Curriculum alive, help develop students' personal and social skills or for something more specific out of your trip, we can help you.


Learning doesn’t end when you leave! Through fun reviews and reflection, our skilled tutors will help pupils to understand how their experiences relate to their real lives. This transfer of learning can then be applied and developed both at school and in their personal lives.

School Children Ghyll Scrambling

Why Us?

We operate in loads of different venues around the Lake District which means we have a lot more flexibility within the programmes that we deliver. We only use real adventurous activities in our programmes, giving each student a true outdoor experience in nature

We have over 20 years of designing and running bespoke trips and residentials for schools and organisations from half-day activities to week-long, fully-catered residentials.

All our staff are highly experienced and super skilled outdoor practitioners. Each group will have a dedicated tutor for the week.

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Why Outdoor Education?

Whatever your aims are for your trip, the benefits of Outdoor Adventurous Activities are plain to see. The very nature of OAA builds each individual's confidence and resilience, it teaches them skills of working within a team and communicating effectively as well as helping with their mental health and wellness.

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Our Programmes

We deliver quality outdoor learning in a real environment and our programmes reflect this in their design. Time is allowed for the participants to ‘be’ in nature and ‘discover’ what’s around them, whether that be picking Bilberries on a hillside or watching as the sun sets over the mountains, they will make memories that they will remember for ever!

Sample 5 Day Residential Programme

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Make a Booking:

Please contact us to discuss your requirements and reserve a date. Simple easy booking!

The best Outdoor Ed for Schools in the Lake District - here's what people are saying...

''Thank you Path to Aventure team! We had the most amazing time. The staff were brilliant. The children really enjoyed all the activities and have learnt so much about themselves and working with each other.'  -

Edward Fielding

'' Another great year 6 residential. Everything was fabulous from the activities to the food, to the fantastic weather  "

Charlie Harris

'' Al was amazing with the students, really got them engaged and involved, even those that were reluctant to start with."

 Natalie MaCellan

"If we want our children to move mountains we have to first let them get out of their chairs!"

                                                                                               - Nicolette Sowder

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