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

The Dangle at 'Dunum is back!

Each year as part of the annual Friends of High Borrans Young Leader Award scheme we offer participants the opportunity to take part in a sponsored abseil off the viewing tower At Segedunum Roman Fort in Wallsend.  If you are an award participant and would like to book a place, please email heather.cole@northtyneside.gov.uk. More information, including sponsorship forms can be found on the Friends of High Borrans website.  [...]

Young Leaders Award 2015

Plans are hotting up for the annual Young Leaders Award programme, check out the Friends of High Borrans website for more information and to see who is joining us this year.  

Duke of Edinburgh Opportunities

Dates for our Gold DofE Residentials are now out and bookings are being taken. And find out why you should book our campsite for your expedition! Check out our DofE Page for more information, or call the office on 015394 42816.

Fees till 2017

We've now published our fees up until 31st March 2017 so anyone with a booking between now and then should return their forms asap as we can't hold provisionals for longer than 2 weeks. Fees to March 2017

Dozens dangle at 'Dunum

Our annual sponsored abseil off the viewing tower at Segedunum Roman Fort was yet again a resounding success. Over 60 Young Leaders, Mentors, Ambassadors and their supporters braved the famous dangle at 'Dunum to raise money for the Friends of High Borrans and the 2014 Young Leader Award scheme. Even the weather was nice... Don't look down... Some people did it in pairs... Exp[...]

Teacher's Weekend - February 2015

Teacher and Staff Weekend at High Borrans Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th February 2015 For staff leading or taking part in outdoor education residential courses. Come and enjoy the activities the children do and improve your understanding of the benefits of the different types available. Relax in a Lake District country house with colleagues and let yourself be spoiled a little. Discover and discuss the elements involved in[...]

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 [...]