North Pennines Centre

North Pennines Field Study Centre in Durham - ideal for groups

...set in dramatic scenery - sleeps 18


  • Group Friendly

Converted Vctorian school in the North Pennines AONB, sleeping up to 21. The centre is available for cultural, recreational and environmental activities with comfortable residential accommodation.

Lanehead is high in the North Pennines, close to the source of the mighty River Wear. Set in wild and dramatic scenery, Lanehead's Victorian School was converted into a residential centre.

Accommodation with self-catering or full board.


ACCOMMODATION (minimum 10): £20 per person per night

MEALS: from £20 per person per day

ACTIVITIES & PROGRAMMES: from £35 per person per day

Further information:

We provide facilities for:

  •         wellbeing courses
  •         walking & cycling
  •         creative activities
  •         staff conferences & training
  •         geology & mines
  •         retreats & eco-study
  •         sustainability planning
  •         celebratory events

And also:

  • Programmes of activity can be provided, led by fully-qualified instructors
  • Areas for workshops, rehearsal, devising & production
  • Staff and expert support
  • Outdoor adventure activities

You can hire the Centre for a wide range of activities, and for different lengths of time, from a single session, or a day-visit, or a weekend or week residential, according to your needs.

Examples include:

  • 2, 3, 4 or 5-day residencies during the week
  • summer schools
  • weekend courses
  • day visits, either as introductory/ exploratory events, or to achieve specific tasks using the facilities
  • daytime and evening events
  • seminars and small conferences
  • regular sessions
  • longer-term development of projects.

We can provide facilities and catering to your specification, from basic refreshments up to conference standard, and from the hire of a space to a fully-programmed multimedia project with technical support.

We believe that:

  • Linking environmental education with creativity provides the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of the relationship between the individual and the natural world
  • The use of landscape and the experience of the outdoors provides stimulus for creativity
  • Intensive collaborations can be achieved in an environment free of other external distractions, and where time and space can be available to nurture reflective practice
  • Experiential learning can extend personal development
  • Outdoor & environmental experiences can provide material for developmental processes, which in turn can provide meaningful experiences for participants
  • Policies and consideration for the environment and its sustainability underpin the entire operation

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Contact Details

North Pennines Centre
County Durham
DL13 1AJ
T: 01434 381889