Embrace Winter Adventure and Challenge at Brathay’s Lake District Residential Centre
The impact of a People Development course at Brathay doesn’t fade with the changing seasons. In fact, winter in the Lake District offers unique opportunities for adventure and personal growth. At Brathay, our outdoor learning and development programmes are thoughtfully tailored to work with the season, not against it. So, why should you consider booking a People Development course at Brathay during the winter months?
1. Improve communication with a torchlight walk
Imagine navigating a Cumbrian trail guided by torchlight, when all of your other senses are heightened in darkness. This simple and unique experience introduces a layer of adventure and challenge that is completely different from a daytime hike. Our facilitators leverage this activity to help your team foster problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills as you collaboratively navigate the trail.
2. A sunrise experience to kickstart your day
At this time of year, you won’t need to get up too early to see a beautiful winter sunrise. At Brathay Hall, we are fortunate to have access to two idyllic viewpoints. The first is from our private boathouse overlooking the lake of Windermere. The second option is a short hike up Todd Crag, where you can gaze out over the entire valley. This awe-inspiring experience is a wonderful way to kickstart your day with your team and develop a deep connection to nature for the rest of your stay.
3. Develop a closer connection to nature
Winter in the Lake District reveals a quieter and more serene side of nature. The snow-capped hills, frozen lakes, and frost-covered trees create a magical atmosphere. It's a time when the wilderness seems to be in hibernation, and by immersing yourself in this tranquil beauty, you can forge a stronger connection with the environment.
4. Embrace the challenge of winter weather
Of course, winter presents challenges. Dealing with the unpredictable nature of winter provides unique opportunities to learning adaptability, resilience and problem-solving skills. Our expert facilitators are dedicated to guiding you in uncovering your inner strengths. They will help you and your team step outside your comfort zone in a nurturing and supportive environment. This transformative experience will help you grow as a valuable team member.
And don’t worry about kit, we have all the essential clothing and equipment you’ll need to face the elements.
5. There's no harm in keeping warm with some indoor workshops
When outdoor activities are not on the agenda, you won’t be left out in the cold. Brathay Hall offers cosy indoor group spaces where our delivery team can facilitate purposeful workshops, constructive discussions and problem-solving activities.
6. Gain a unique perspective
Bringing your team to the Lake District in winter means you’ll have a quieter and more exclusive experience. When we take you onto the lake or up onto the fells, you’ll revel in the sense of having space all to yourselves. This allows you to establish a deeper connection with the experience and take it at your own pace. Plus, winter opens up a range of activities that are not available in other seasons.
A People Development course at Brathay is about embracing adventure, challenge and personal growth. It will provide unforgettable experiences and valuable skills for individuals to grow in their professional and personal life.