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  • Member of Cumbria Tourism

Team building activity

Challenge Course

Challenge Course

Details

What does the activity involve?
The team must traverse a series of low level challenges across wires and onto platforms without touching the ground. The course can only be completed with the help of your team mates. Problems involve real and imaginary ground-based obstacles (either natural or constructed) that challenge a group to pool their resources and work together to find solutions. Success is achieved only when all members have contributed to the outcome.

What are the aims of this activity?
The Challenge Course is designed to explore group interaction, problem-solving, and leadership and to develop trust, communication, co-operation, and planning skills. An excellent activity for slightly older groups.

Opening details

Duration: 1.5 hr
Ages: 12 – Adult

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Address

Lakeside,
Newby Bridge,
Ulverston,
Cumbria,
LA12 8BD

Directions

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Map reference: SD 374897  Lat: 54.29904 Long: -2.96338

By Road
The southern Lake District is conveniently linked to the M6 motorway. To find Lakeside, leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow the A590 which is sign-posted Barrow-in- Furness. Approximately 18 miles after leaving the motorway you will reach the Newby Bridge roundabout. Continue through the roundabout on the A590 and turn first right over a bridge and past the Swan Hotel. Lakeside is sign-posted three and a half miles along this road on the right. The Main entrance is based at North Camp which is the second turning after South Camp.

By Rail
South Lakeland is linked to all mainline services. The nearest station is at Grange-Over-Sands which is connected with the stations of Lancaster and Carnforth on the West Coast Line making it an easy destination from London, Scotland, or continental Europe. It is also possible to reach Lakeside from the east of Britain by taking the picturesque Leeds to Lancaster line that also connects at Carnforth. From Grange-Over-Sands station, road transport to Lakeside is required.

Parking: free

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