Coniston

Subjects: P.E./Outdoor Activity


YHA CONISTON HOLLY HOW

Watersports, sailing or cycling/mountain biking holidays on some of the country’s best trails. Only minutes from Coniston Water, and the village, this traditional Lakeland house is close to good walks for all levels. The hostel is a major Mountain Leader Training and Assessment base and a popular venue for school trips – ideal for all kinds of activity holidays. This 3-star hostel in Coniston is centrally located. Windermere Lake and Rydal Water are a 20 minute drive from the YHA Coniston Holly How. Coniston Water is within a 10 minute drive. The stunning little Tarn Hows is only 5 minutes away.

YHA Holly How offers dormitory-style accommodation.

Students can walk, cycle, sail and canoe in the surrounding area which has scenic trails for mountain biking and mountains nearby.

Only a few minutes walk away is the The Ruskin Museum and the centre of Coniston is less than half a mile.

Coniston Water is 8 minutes drive from the building.

Accommodation

60 beds: 4 x 4, 4 x 8, 1 x 10 bedded rooms

 

 

Trip preparation.

Our centre offers:

  • Free planning visit
  • Free leader places (1:)
  • Risk assessed accommodation and activities
  • Teaching aids available include flip chart, slide projector, television/ video, OHP and whiteboard
  • Assistance with risk assessment
  • Wet weather alternatives
  • A full set of waterproof top and trousers available free for every student
  • A mini rucksack and water bottle available free for every student
  • Free low-level day, half-day, evening or adventure walks with help from YHA staff
  • Free nightline and low level ropes course in the grounds delivered with help from YHA staff
  • Free team building games available with assistance from YHA staff
  • Free big screen movies available at night
  • Free last night disco

Catering.

 

 

Breakfasts.

We offer a choice ranging from Continental to cooked English.

  • Packed lunches.

We know that healthy activities raise healthy appetites. We pride ourselves on our home made dinners and use local seasonal ingredients. All dishes are freshly prepared. We are hardly enthusiastic about fast food and ‘TV snacks.’

We are happy to cater for any special dietary requests.

‘TMT’ TAILOR MADE TOURS.

Our ‘Outside the Classroom’ tours reflect the location and the environment of our YHA Hostels – however – we are anxious to emphasise that, within reason, we are able to tailor make the content of your tour to meet your specific requirements. You can balance study with activity and there is always a degree of ‘pick and mix.’

OUR EDUCATION SERVICE.

One of our team of experienced and knowledgeable educators is available to visit you school to discuss your requirements. Only when agreement has been reached will your final itinerary be confirmed.

EXAMPLE S OF OUR THEMED TOURS

Subjects:

CROSS CURRICULAR – GEOGRAPHY/ SCIENCE/ ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES.

Course Levels:

Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. A Level / A2.

Learn how to measure the exciting weather events of the Lake District, come rain or shine!

Make your own weather forecast and take readings from the centre’s own unique weather station. Discover the effect the climate has on Lake District life, from visitors to farmers. Find out how it effects the mountain environment and how global warming may be damaging the mountain scenery. Talks by Mountain Rescue and Lake District National Park experts can also be arranged.

MINES AND MOUNTAINS.

Subjects:

CROSS CURRICULAR – GEOGRAPHY/ SCIENCE/ ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES.

Course Levels:

Key Stages 2,3,4. A Level /A2.

Slate saw the arrival of the railways to Coniston and mining was so extensive that most of the ‘Old Man’ mountain slope is thought to be hollow.

Learn how Cumbria’s mountains have been mined for minerals and slate (black gold) and discover how communities grew and relied on the industry for a livelihood. See the remains of a thriving industrial past, the effect on the landscape and how man and mountain have co-existed. Consider the environmental implications of mining and quarrying and how modern-day operations survive in the Lake District National Park.

PE/ ACTIVITIES.

Course Levels:

Key Stages 2,3,4. A Level /A2.

All levels of walking routes,  start from the door, including the Old Man of Coniston, along with a selection of Britain’s finest mountain biking trails.

Cruise, canoe or sail, on the lake, climb a crag or have a go at pony trekking. 

Please note.

YHA Coniston Holly How work with local licensed providers as part of our outdoor activity programmes.

We are well placed to run trips based on such outdoor activities or to include some such activities as part of a study programme.