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image for Field Study Centre item typeBlencathra Centre at Field Studies Council Blencathra Centre

  • Green Tourism Gold Award
  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Field Study Centre

Blencathra Centre

Blencathra Centre


Accommodation in mainly twin and family rooms. Non-residents welcome on all courses. Self-catering hostel and cottages available. Five fully-resourced workrooms, library and wi-fi capability. Residents bar, lounge, TV room, shop and games room.

Over the last 60 years the Field Study Council has touched the hearts and minds of incividuals of all ages through fieldwork and courses at our network of Field Centres, work overseas and the production of publications and other educational resources. The Blencathra Centre has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality programmes, over 5000 visitors and 90% repeat business and is committed to helping people discover, explore, understand and be inspired by the natural world.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsPushchairs availableRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome Host

Disabled access


CA12 4SG


Plan route to Field Studies Council Blencathra Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NY 303255  Lat: 54.61980 Long: -3.08091

From M6 jct 40 turn left onto A66 for Keswick. After approximately 14 miles turn right at the first small signpost into Threlkeld village and follow the road, swinging left into the village past the 2 pubs and church and on a bad corner turn right up the narrow steep road and continue for a mile until you reach the centre.
From Windermere folow A591 through Grasmere and along Thirlmere. At the B5322 unction turn right towards Threlkeld. After about 4 miles turn right again onto A66 at a T-junction and in approximately 300yds turn left into the village of Threlkeld and continue as above.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Disabled accessDisabled access