Allenheads Lodge has a long history in outdoor education and has been owned and operated by Springboard since the 1970s. The lodge offers groups an opportunity to be involved in many outdoor and experiential learning activities across the North Pennines. Our staff are fun and energetic and can motivate even the most challenging groups. We are currently a key delivery partner for the Princes Trust Team programme and run regular weeklong residentials for them. We also run day activities to schools, youth organisations and colleges. Transport can be provided from locations in Tyne and Wear, Durham and Teesside. Catering is available as part of the package, please get in touch for more information.
Our activities are based within Allenheads or the wider North Pennine area; all of our activities are within a short drive. Allenheads Lodge is ideally located for day excursions to The Lake District National Park and we have a variety of activities based from there as well. If you prefer, we can also offer activity-based residentials from handpicked campsites and bunkhouses in the heart of the Lake District. We have an extensive range of equipment including camping, mountain biking, hill walking, gorge walking, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, rock climbing and abseiling.
Residentials can be tailored for the group, team building, experiential learning and environmental aspects all come as part of our residentials but a key emphasis can be placed on whatever meets your needs. Our instructors are qualified and experienced in delivering activities, in addition they experts in many areas of training. The majority of staff are qualified teacher/trainers, NVQ assessors, quality assurers or centre co-ordinators for many areas, including outdoor leadership. Allenheads Lodge is part of Springboard Sunderland Trust, which was awarded a ‘good’ grade in their last Ofsted inspection.
We also hold a current AALA license giving groups the assurance we are in line with current good practice and the standards set out by the HSE.
For a full list and more information on the activities we offer please click here.