Group accommodation / leisure breaks

Short Breaks with Cumbria Outdoors

With our ideal locations on the shores of Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite Lake, you're spoilt for choice of where to stay and what to do!

Whether it's a trip into Keswick on the launch from Hawse End, a walk up Catbells or Skiddaw, or some activities on the lake with our outdoor leaders - there's plenty to keep everyone busy. Or if sitting reading a book is more your thing, we've got the perfect views for it. 

At the end of the day you can all relax in our comfortable lounge areas - a great place to unwind after a day of activities, or for those getting closer to nature from your camping chair overlooking Bassenthwaite at Scarness Campsite!


Hawse End Centre, Hawse End Cottage and Scarness Campsite all have well-equipped kitchens with all the facilities you need to cater for your own guests. Why not take advantage of local supermarket deliveries to free up car space for your journey. All deliveries can be organised for the day of your arrival with prior arrangement. See our prices for the options for each centre, for a minimum stay of 2 nights.

Catering options

If you're looking to enjoy your time doing your own thing, whether it be just chilling and looking at the views or maximising your time in the great outdoors, you can leave the cooking to our in-house catering team, we have various options, please get in touch with us to discuss menus of your choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Lesley and her team have been great organising our catering this weekend

Adventure Activity Breaks 

These are our adventurous all-inclusive 3-day, 2-night breaks, with accommodation at either Hawse End Centre or Hawse End Cottage, outdoor leaders and equipment, catering, all done for you.  Just arrive and let us do the rest!