Hinning House Outdoor Education Centre, owned by Wigan Council and run by us, celebrated its 50th birthday in September.
The Centre, a mile south of Cockley Beck in the Duddon Valley, runs courses for young people that aim to broaden their horizons, build their confidence and increase their independence. As well as the chance to take part in adventurous and challenging activities, children can also take part in a local farm visit and learn more about the community that they are part of while staying at the centre.
Head of Centres Dave Harvey said: “Hinning House is special for a number of reasons, but the key one is its location. The Centre has always been a close part of the community, and many people who live in the valley have worked at the Centre at some time or other. The children who visit leave with a greater understanding of valley life, and the impact of their visit can last a lifetime.”