Low Bank Ground is a Wigan Council Outdoor Education Centre in the Lake District, managed on behalf of the Council by Brathay.

We provide high quality, enjoyable learning through the outdoors for all.

Our qualified and experienced teaching staff offer courses where the emphasis is on an adventurous approach to the exploration of 'natural' environments such as mountain, forest, lake and river. We have a wide range of resources available and the necessary experience to be able to adapt our standard course to accommodate requests from school or college groups. We work with visiting staff to provide the range of activities they need, whether this is to focus on a relevant curriculum area, team building or environmental issues.

Low Bank Ground Residential Centre On The Shores Of Coniston Water Young Boy Having Fun

Environment & Sustainability

Low Bank Ground has a strong reputation for promoting environmental awareness and sustainable lifestyles through our programmes, good practice and links with communities.

Through our work and the life of the centres we aim to encourage:

  • active citizenship
  • healthy living
  • active and co-operative learning
  • awareness of the local and global environment
  • personal responsibility.

Our ethos is based on caring for oneself, each other and the environment.

The Centre has been involved for many years in environmental education training for teachers, youth leaders and countryside staff and have worked with many partners including the Countryside Agency, the National Trust, the Lake District National Park Authority, Cumbria County Council, Cheshire Landscape Trust and the Adventure and Environmental Awareness Group.


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Low Bank Ground Facilities

Situated on the shore of beautiful Coniston Water, Low Bank Ground is the perfect base for all outdoor activities with easy access to the lake and the Coniston Fells.Find out more

School & College Courses

Low Bank Ground give students the opportunity to live and learn together for short periods of time in a new and interesting environment. Find out more

Independent Group Accommodation at Low Bank Ground

Low Bank Ground is set in the remote and beautiful location of Coniston, now available for group accommodation bookings.Find out more