It’s what you can do that counts…
A registered charity, for over 40 years, the Lake District Calvert Trust has been welcoming guests with disabilities to our dedicated centre, so that they can enjoy the benefits of outdoor activities in a safe and accessible, yet challenging environment. Although part of the Calvert Trust family, with other centres in Exmoor and Kielder, the centre in the Lake District was the first to open and retains a unique feel and approach.
Set in a stunning location overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake, our main centre is fully accessible throughout, with us also having our own stables and boathouse at separate nearby locations. We endeavour to run as many activities as possible out in the wider Lake District so that our residents also get to explore one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.
As part of our charitable aims, we also offer locals and visitors alike the opportunity to use our state of the art water centre and riding school to ensure that every aspect of what we do is open to as many people as possible.
Staff, Trustees, residents and occasional visitors, everyone contributes to the Calvert Trust belief that ‘it’s what you can do that counts’.
People with disabilities sharing in life’s opportunities.
Flexible – We adapt and innovate
Ambitious – We stretch ourselves and our guests
Inspiring – We encourage and stimulate
Sensitive – We understand and empathise
Imaginative – We see beyond the obvious
Our mission is to enable people with disabilities to achieve their potential through the challenge of adventurous activities in the countryside in order for them to develop, change perceptions and make positive and lasting changes to their lives.