Mark Wolfson - a personal tribute


Brathay Archivist, Maurice Dybeck, remembers his time with Mark Wolfson, who was Principal of Brathay from 1962-1965, going on to be Chair of Trustees.Find Out more

Brathay staff from the 1960s remember their time with us


Gwyn and Chris both worked for us back in the 1960s. After 50+ years they returned to Brathay Hall to see how things have changed and take a trip down memory lane.Find Out more

Memories from 1949


Maurice, our archivist, shares a letter that was sent to one of our Youth Managers back in 2002, which shares memories from 1949.Find Out more

Do you know your way around?


Our archivist, Maurice, shares some thoughts on how Brathay, in so many ways, does its best to ‘point the way’.Find Out more

Remembing influential filmmaker, Christopher Mylne


Someone associated with the Brathay Exploration Group in its early days passed away recently - our Archivist looks back on his influence on Brathay film-making.Find Out more

Life at Brathay long ago


Maurice, from our archive, shares some quotes from customers’ contributions to the 1960's course magazine: BRATHAY NEWSFind Out more

Extracts from the Log Book of Jim Cave (Coniston Dormitory) 1952


Extracts from a Log Book completed by a young man named Jim Cave who came to Brathay in 1952. Jim was on one of the Four Week Apprentice Courses – our standard fare in those days.Find Out more

A letter from France


Our archivist puts the spotlight on a recent letter he received from France containing memories of a visit to our Ambleside HQ in the 1970s.Find Out more

Whatever (still) floats your boat


​Plenty of the present and past generations have enjoyed (or struggled in) the famous Brathay boats but this post looks at the first outing of a brand new boat in 1955.Find Out more

Looking Both Ways


Our Archivist spends his time looking back to pick up gems from our past that might be both interesting and useful in looking to the future. This week he writes about a couple of recent enquiries which have brought some of Brathay's past explorations to Iceland and Norway to the surface.Find Out more