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

Cumbria Flooding Update - Jan 2016

Flooding Statement, January 2016 High Borrans OEC and the activity venues used by the Centre have not been adversely affected by the Cumbrian floods. All activity venues are being constantly re-evaluated for any changes, for example the water level and structure of the ghylls. The recommended access route to High Borrans remains the same: leave the M6 at junction 36, take the A590 and then the A591 up towards Windermere. Please not[...]

Gold DofE Residential 2016

Dates for our Gold Duke of Edinburgh Residential course for 2016 are Wednesday 20th - Sunday 24th July 2016.  The course will be focused on Conservation and Environmental projects in an adventurous setting, along with some outdoor activities.  For more information click here. 

Friends of HB Christmas Party

CHRISTMAS PARTY 5TH – 6TH DECEMBER AT HIGH BORRANS I know, I know, it’s not even summer yet and far to early to be thinking about Christmas, but the little unseasonal flurry of snowflakes here yesterday (yes, in June!) reminded me that these things do come around quickly. So we’ve planned the annual FoHB ‘do’, and this year have decided to hold it in December with a suitably festive theme, and to give you the c[...]

2 Day Outdoor First Aid Course - Jan 2016

We're holding a 2 day outdoor First Aid Course here at the Centre on 7th and 8th of January 2016.  Price is £115 per person, see here for further details. 

Be Tick Aware

Summer is now here (yipee!) and it's the time of year when the pesky little ticks come out to play. With more and more cases of Lymes disease being reported in recent years it is important to remove one immediately should you discover one on your body. So here is a useful fact sheet about tick bite risks and prevention.

Dangle at 'Dunum 2015 is a swinging success

Daringly, North Tyneside’s young people stepped into the unknown and abseiled from the viewing tower at Segedunum fort, Wallsend during the afternoon and evening of Monday 8 June.  The annual event, now in its fourth year, is the first major challenge that participants in the Friends of High Borrans Young Leader’s programme face.  In addition to presenting a physical and mental test it provides them with an opportunity to ra[...]

Vote for funding for Friends of High Borrans

We are thrilled that Mark Wilson of Newcastle Falcons, and Patron extraordinaire of the Friends of High Borrans, has entered our charity into the Aviva Community Fund competition.