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Bewl Water Outdoor Centre is a Truly Outstanding Venue for Outdoor Education and Residential Trips.

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, we are the perfect base for a weekend or residential week. Combined with the great facilities and excellent equipment our friendly, highly qualified professional staff will make learning and adventure fun. The Centre is AALA registered as well as being Royal Yachting Association and British Canoeing approved. Groups staying at Bewl Water Outdoor Centre can either take part in a variety of taster activity sessions or develop established skills.

We welcome groups of all ages with activity programmes tailored to the needs of each group. During a typical week a group may take part in a variety of team building and problem solving activities, raft building, orienteering, canoeing/ kayaking, group walk, stand up paddleboarding, sailing, axe throwing, archery and more. When a group book they let us know what they hope to achieve and we build a programme accordingly.

Our residential centre (built in 2007) is well equipped and can accommodate groups of up to 44 young people plus 4 staff. The rooms are en-suite and the centre includes a dining and lecture room (or social area). We offer a fully catered menu, chosen to offer a healthy and filling three meals today!

All specialist equipment for the activities is provided by the centre (buoyancy aids, waterproofs, climbing harnesses, helmets, etc.). A recommended clothing list is included in the information sent out when a visit is booked. All our instructors are first aid trained and NGB qualified.

Bewl Water Outdoor Centre is DDA compliant and we have a suitable en-suite bedroom for residential group members with disabilities.

Residentials are offered all year round (although activities will differ depending on the weather).

What Activities are Available?

  • Giant Stand Up and Paddleboarding - Great fun on the water! Our 8-10 person giant SUP builds water confidence teamwork and paddle skills – but be warned – you might get wet! Plus if you want to challenge your balance single Paddleboards are available to develop your skills.

  • Climbing - A small bouldering wall warms you up for our giant climbing tower. Looking at technique – not how high you go is key to overcoming your challenge.

  • Challenge Course and Teambuilding Challenges - Physical and mental challenges that build communication skills, teamwork and leadership. Great fun for adults and kids.

  • Bushcraft - Channel your inner Bear Grylls. Learn to light fires without matches, build a den to keep you warm and dry – plus toast a marshmallow or two at our campfire.

  • Canadian Canoes - Learn expeditionary paddling techniques and journey around our beautiful reservoir.

  • Axe Throwing and Archery - Calling all Vikings! Try your hand at Axe throwing and Archery. Our experienced Instructors will show you the techniques necessary in a safe and fun session. Then why not challenge each other to see who is the most skilled warrior.

  • Codebreaker or Orienteering - Map work made fun. Use the beautiful woodland to learn to navigate. Then spice it up with our codebreaker challenge where you can put your new skills to the test.

  • Sailing - Learn to sail with friends in our stunning three masted Longboat. The stable design allows groups to get practical experience of sailing around the reservoir (with an instructor) – without getting too wet!

  • Raft Building - Build your own raft and challenge another team to a fun race on the beautiful reservoir.

To make enquiries, or for more information please contact our friendly team.