Springboard has a long history of delivering school residentials and outdoor learning to groups of young people from across the North East in both mainstream and alternative education. Allenheads Lodge is an ideal remote location with no local shops or amenities to get away from all of the hubbub of a normal urban education environment. We offer adventure activity residentials in the heart of the North Pennines with staff who are experienced in working with a range of young people with a range of needs. Accommodation is split over four rooms with shared bathrooms and has 24 beds so is ideal for smaller groups of young people with staff support.
We offer all of the classic outdoor adventure activities with some more bespoke options that are a little bit out of the ordinary. Our closest adventures are based in the village and over a residential we travel to venues across the North Pennines while always minimising the driving. Close by we have the always popular Ghyll Scramble in Ashgill Beck, a beautiful location with fun and options for everyone, even the most timid children will be able to push themselves there. There is excellent canoeing and climbing near Hexham where young people are guided through the basics in each activity, how to stay safe and support there peers. Other activities include bushcraft, shelter building, hill walking, navigation, mountain biking and white water tubing.
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