Founded in 1976, Calvert Trust is the inspiration of John Fryer-Spedding, whose vision was to enable people with disabilities to benefit from outdoor activities in the countryside.

The Lake District Calvert Trust now employs 42 permanent staff and we welcome over 3,500 people every year to our specialist facilities. We are accessible to people of all ages with sensory, learning or physical disabilities, including those with the most complex needs for which most outdoor centres cannot cater.

The main site above Lake Bassenthwaite is built around an 18th century farmhouse and byre, and can cater for up to 60 guests. Rooms are specifically designed to enable the care of those with profound and complex disabilities with a full range of additional specialist equipment available on request. Separately on the outskirts of Keswick, we have a 16th Century tithe barn (which is in the process of being redeveloped into a specialist residential unit for those recovering from acquired brain injury) and a riding school.