Brathay Blog

Catch up on what the Brathay team are up to, and their thoughts on a range of subjects relating to our work with children and young people, our research activities and fundraising.

“The only shame was that we couldn’t stay longer!”


Young people from Liverpool and Manchester training for careers in accountancy and financial services with the Leadership through Sport and Business Foundation spent the weekend at Brathay developing some key teamwork skills.Find Out more

Brathay and climate change - part two!


Part two of our 3-part series of short articles about Brathay Exploration Group and the part played by members in understanding climate change. Find Out more

Brathay finds financial lender that's prepared to buck the trend


Many commercial lenders shy away from the charity sector. Thankfully, our Finance Director Heather Dixon has found a social lender with the vision to support the work we do.Find Out more

Unearthing the mysteries of climate change - part one!


Part one of a 3-part blog explaining Brathay's early role in helping scientists to measure glacial retreat.Find Out more

Everybody Loves a Happy Ending


As Assistant Head of our Bradford centre, Julie Whiting plays a big part in the day-to-day delivery of our community programmes. She loves her job, and never more so than when she gets to see a young person grow and flourish over the years.Find Out more

New migrants find friendship and adventure at Brathay


When new migrants visited us at Brathay Hall in Ambleside recently, confidence levels increased and unexpected friendships were formed.Find Out more

Climbing Loughrigg Another Way


Our Chief Executive, Godfrey Owen, spends the day with a PAYES group as they climb to the summit of Loughrigg in pouring rain to celebrate Another Waynwright Day.Find Out more

More Musings From Maurice


When our visiting archivist Maurice Dybeck comes to stay with us at Brathay he finds plenty going on to remind him of bygone days. Find Out more

Making Memories


Brathay residentials bring new challenges and experiences into young people's lives that they are likely to remember forever.Find Out more

Remembering Ioan Thomas


We take a moment to remember a prominent member from the early days of the Brathay Exploration Group, Ioan Thomas.Find Out more