This course is for young people aged between 16 and 18 years old who are interested in English Literature.
Follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth as you explore the landscape that inspired them both.

Our Lakes and Literature residential will take you on a journey of discovery throughout this stunning landscape.

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We will visit key locations within the Lake District to help understand what it is about this landscape that is so appealing to writers and poets. Locations such as, Hill Top, the farmhouse that was the source of inspiration for writer Beatrix Potter and Dove Cottage, the former home of poet William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy Wordsworth.

This residential is perfect for those with an interest in English Literature but also have a sense of adventure. We’ll be taking advantage of what the Lake District has to offer with days of hiking, ghyll scrambling and time on Castle Head’s high ropes course.

Our residentials also give you the chance to develop a range of transferable skills. These types of skills help across many areas of life and are particularly good for including in job or education applications. Here are some of the skills that are likely to be covered in this residential:

  • Communicating with others
  • Working as a team
  • Managing your time
  • Taking the lead
  • Resilience
  • Reliability
  • Keeping focused
  • Decision making

The course is suitable for a Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold residential.

We want to ensure participants get to share in their experience with those of a similar age. Please consider what age the attendee will be on the course date and check they fit into the age category when booking.

If the attendee is under 18, the booking must be made by a parent/guardian.

When attending the residential dates which welcome 16-18 year olds, all participants will be expected to follow the behaviour and conduct rules which will be in place to safeguard young people.

See our Residential FAQs page if you’d like to know the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

If these course dates do not suit you, we run similar courses at many of our other centres.

Explore our range of opportunities for young people. Whether you’re looking to complete your gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, want to explore possible careers, or simply want to expand your knowledge of nature and the natural world, our range of opportunities and experiences offers something for everyone.

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Example Timetable

Example Timetable

Arrive 12pm

Day 1

Afternoon - Introduction and tour of the centre

Evening - Icebreakers and team-building activities

Day 2

Morning and afternoon - Trip on Windermere passenger ferry from Bowness to Claife viewing station, walk to Near Sawery and visit to Hill Top

Evening - Gummers How

Day 3

Morning and afternoon - Visit to Coniston and hike to the summit of Coniston Old Man

Evening - High ropes

Day 4

Morning and afternoon - Visit to Dove Cottage and walk from Rydal to Grasmere via Rydal caves.

Evening - Low ropes

Day 5

Morning and Afternoon - Cathedral quarry, Sea level traverse or Ghyll Scramble

Depart 3pm

Please note: to ensure safe and quality learning experiences for students, the timetable may alter depending on weather conditions and local factors at centres.

Before You Attend

What to bring

  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof coat and over-trousers
  • Plenty of comfortable warm clothes (layering is important as temperatures are changeable at this time of year)
  • Clothes you don’t mind getting wet for the ghyll, including old trainers which will get wet
  • Towel and personal toiletries.
  • Hat and gloves (it can still be cold at this time of year)
  • Rucksack (around 25 litres is great for a day sack)
  • Lunch box
  • Drinks bottles/flask (at least 1 litre)
  • Sun cream, sun hat (baseball cap is ideal) and sunglasses
  • Small first aid kit for personal use

This residential is only open to young people who will be aged 16 - 18 years old at the time of attending. 

We want to ensure participants get to share in their experience with those of a similar age. Please consider what age the attendee will be on the course date and check they fit into the age category when booking.

If the attendee is under 18, the booking must be made by a parent/guardian.

When attending the residential dates which welcome 16-18 year olds, all participants will be expected to follow the behaviour and conduct rules which will be in place to safeguard young people.

Opportunities to attend this course

  • Mon 28, October 2024 12:00 - Fri 01, November 2024 15:00

    This residential is only open to young people who will be aged 16 - 18 years old at the time of attending

    Location
    Castle Head
    Price
    £495.00
    Tutor
    Field Studies Council Staff
    Pay a deposit of £100.00 per item