** Despite the recent change to social gathering restrictions (9th September 2020), we can confirm that as an essential service, youth sector activity can continue unchanged where COVID secure to NYA guidance standards **
National Youth Agency
We're Open Again!
Welcome to Discover@Kepplewray! We create adventurous, inclusive and enriching experiences for all, regardless of ability. Our accessible and comfortable outdoor activity centre is near Coniston Water in the Lake District National Park, by the beautiful Duddon valley.
We re-opened after lockdown on 4th July and are once again hosting lots of participants safely each week as things get back to normal for challenging and fun outdoor activities. To keep everyone safe and well, we have strict procedures for daily temperature checks for everyone by infrared thermometer, daily deep-cleaning of public spaces and equipment and, if required, staggered mealtimes to reduce numbers in any one space.
We’ve had great feedback including, ‘…I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone involved with the holiday camp last week…[my daughter] loved it. The instructors were absolutely fantastic - experienced, kind, funny, willing to let the kids try out stuff and giving them a real sense of freedom and adventure….she came back on a high from each day, and keen to do more - which is exactly the outcome you want from a camp like this’.
We want groups to be able to come to The Kepplewray Centre with confidence whenever the time is right, and we hope you’ll be able to plan your activity-based event before long. Please select from the options above to find out more about what we do and how we ensure that your group will have a great stay!
Recent Changes to Covid 19 Tier Levels
Following the recent introduction of the 3 Tiers of Coronavirus infection and the subsequent guidelines, The Kepplewray Centre and Broughton in Furness remains Tier 1 - Medium which is the lowest level. This allows us to continue to provide outdoor activities to our guests in a Covid Secure environment.
Broughton is a rural community some distance from the urban centre of Barrow in Furness which has recently moved to Tier 2 and in a separate council area.
For more information relating to the Tier 1 - Medium, please click here.
Kepplewray Launch Participation Inclusion Fund
The Kepplewray Centre in Cumbria is providing grants of up to 90% to get financially disadvantaged young people, and anyone living with disability or other barriers back into the great outdoors!
Kepplewray's new Participation Inclusion Fund is made possible by generous donations, and provides huge discounts to qualifying individuals within groups for residential and day outdoor activities. These include: stand-up paddle-boarding; kayaking; canoeing; ghyll scrambling; climbing; trekking and exploring; abseiling; archery; fencing and many others!
Click here for more information.
October Half Term Holiday Club
Join us at The Kepplewray Centre during the school holidays for fun and outdoor activities - what a great way to keep the kids occupied!
Discover adventure and blast away that holiday boredom by canoeing, ghyll scrambling, paddle boarding and lots of other great activities with our team of instructors.
During all activities we will ensure social distancing measures are in place. All those taking part including staff will have their temperature taken on arrival and masks will be worn when using our transport. Hand washing will take place throughout the day and equipment will be thoroughly cleaned between each use.
Tuesday 27th October - Friday 30th October 2020
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New Paddle Board Fleet...
Why not be one of the first to try out our new stand up paddle boards. These individual boards are fun, easy to control and perfect for the summer weather. We're even investing in some new wet-suits to make the activity even more enjoyable. find out more
Support Kepplewray During Coronavirus
Every month we usually welcome hundreds of young people to our Centre in the Lake District National Park to stay in the countryside and take part in some great activities, to develop themselves and learn about the world around them. We are specifically an inclusive centre and work with guests of all abilities and ages.
Due to COVID-19 many of our bookings were postponed and, as a charity, our income has been affected. Whilst we have taken the necessary steps to minimize outgoings and are using the available Government support schemes we still find ourselves facing a shortfall. We need nearly £5,000 per month to keep Kepplewray running, so you are able to help financially, please click here to go to our GoFundMe page.
Thank You from the Kepplewray Team.
News from The Bethesda Project
Find out the latest news from our sister project in Burundi. Read More
Coniston to Barrow Walk
The Coniston to Barrow walk has been postponed this year due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Kepplewray had entered a team of over 30 walkers to undertake this event and the much more challenging Keswick to Barrow Walk to raise much needed funding for the Centre,
Due to the complete close down of the Centre this year which occurred during our busiest period we have lost most of the income for the year. If you would like to support Kepplewray and can make a donation, please click here.
We will be entering a team for next year's event on Saturday 8th May 2021.