Patterdale Hall is Bolton School’s residential and adventure learning centre, ideally located on the shores of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District.
The centre provides a warm welcome and fully qualified instructors, who help pupils to enjoy themselves at Patterdale and make the most of their time there. All activities are supervised and the instructors offer appropriate challenges and a real sense of adventure to every group.
Pupils can enjoy orienteering, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, archery, gorge-walking, a ropes adventure course, rock climbing and abseiling. The Hall is also a perfect base for hill walking expeditions as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. In recent years, trips to Patterdale have allowed the Year 6 girls to complete individual John Muir Awards for conservation.
Bolton School pupils from Year 4 and up take advantage of Patterdale Hall’s facilities, with the Junior School trips building up to longer visits in the Senior School. This ongoing programme of outdoor adventurous activity throughout their school career helps to foster well-rounded individuals with varied and transferrable skills such as resilience, independence, collaboration and leadership.
In addition to physical activities, Patterdale Hall is also used for other school trips and has hosted Bolton School’s Geography and Geology field trips, writing retreats, A Level language study weekends and more.
In 2016, Patterdale Hall achieved the prestigious AHOEC Gold Standard Award. This is a great achievement, as the AHOEC sets a very high bar for this award, which also entitles Patterdale Hall to the LOTC Quality badge and the AAIAC Adventuremark.
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