High Borrans is North Tyneside Council's outdoor education centre set amidst some of the Lake District's most spectacular scenery, 3 miles from Windermere. With the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks on our doorstep we are able to offer a huge variety of activities and outdoor experiences, from canoeing on our own tarn or on the larger lakes, to ghyll scrambling and caving.

We have been providing courses since 1967, and can accommodate up to 55 people (with school groups this is 48 students and 7 staff).


OPEN FOR PRIVATE BOOKINGS & VENUE HIRE - Families, adults, youth groups, scouts, guides, weddings, birthday parties...


Tel: 015394 42816                      Email:High.Borrans@northtyneside.gov.uk


Check out the Friends of High Borrans website for more information on the new charity.

From the Blog

Bookings open for Canoe Festival

Bookings are now open for the Cumbria Canoe Festival, hosted by High Borrans 11th - 13th April 2014. With lots of inspring speakers, practical sessions and activities, and a BCU update on Friday, it promises to be a weekend to remember, as well as learn! Come for the whole weekend or just the bits that interest you, accommodation is available too. Canoe Festival Flyer BCU Coach Update Booking Form [...]

Gold D of E Residentials

Following the huge success (even if we do say so ourselves!) of the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Residential course we held here last summer, we're putting on TWO courses this year: Monday 7th - Friday 11th Apri l2014 Monday 18th - Friday 22nd August 2014 It costs £280 for the week, including accommodation, all meals, activities, instruction and transport during your stay. All you need to do is get here!

DofE Leaders - Navigation & Outdoor Skill training

Suitable for leaders of Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions. Basic Navigation and Outdoor Skills Training Course Date: Friday 14th - Sunday 16th February 2014 Venue: High Borrans OEC Course Tutor: Dawn Elliott

Whittle while you work - WOOD CARVING COURSE

Forget about giving up chocolate, starting that fitness regime or doing more good deeds for your elderly neighbours! Make your New Year resolution for 2014 a little different to normal - try something new!

Cumbria Canoe Festival - April 2014

Calling all paddlers! High Borrans is hosting the Cumbria Canoeing* Festival on 11th - 13th April 2014. *Canoeing in the broad sense Who is it for? ‘Paddlers’ from Centres, clubs and other recreational paddlers, and those who want to get into or return to paddling.Aims? For people to go away having had a great canoeing weekendSupport Canoeists CPD at all levelsInspire peop[...]

Bookings now open until 2017

Due to popular demand, we have opened up bookings to end of the summer term 2017. Email Heather with your requests to make sure you don't miss out on your preferred slots. Heather.Cole@northtyneside.gov.uk Prices have now been published up until March 2016, so if you have a provisional booking that is not yet confirmed, now is the time to send the booking form back. Bookings Forms North Tyneside Scho[...]

Borrans the Bear conquers Peru

Many of you will have met the latest addition to the High Borrans family - Borrans the Bear took up residence at the Centre during the summer and has been enjoying many adventures, from scaling mightly Lakeland peaks to dangling on the ropes course and even trying his hand at canoeing. Borrans enjoying ghyll scrambling with Carville Primary School Although Borrans loves hanging out with the boys and gir[...]