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About Bassenfell Manor

Manor in distanceBassenfell Manor, near Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District, is a residential centre hosting school groups, youth groups, church groups and holidays for individuals.  It is a registered charity (no. 283247). It is situated in over 3 acres of grounds with adventure play equipment and provides comfortable accommodation in 19 bedrooms and a self catering apartment.

Our Management Team will give you a warm welcome. The Ainsworth’s live onsite and there is always a duty manager on call. The Management Team is Mark Ainsworth (Head of Centre) and Debbie Ainsworth (Hospitality Manager), and they will be joined by another married couple in October 2017. Penny Butler is our Bassenfell Community Worker, and her role is to facilitate relationship building, sharing faith and instructing outdoor activities at Bassenfell and beyond. We also have five support staff, various volunteers, freelance instructors and tutors. 

Bassenfell Manor is owned by Christian Outdoor Pursuits Trust which has 9 trustees. The objectives of the trust are to promote the Christian Faith through involvement in character building training by means of outdoor pursuits.local view of Bassenthwaite Lake

‘Friends of Bassenfell’ support the work through prayer, practical help and financial contributions. If you would like to become a friend , please contact us.

During 5 weeks of the summer holidays the centre is used by Christian Adventure Holidays to provide an adventure experience for young people aged 12-17 years. Activities include sailing, canoeing, walking, mountain biking, rock climbing and other outdoor pursuits. A great time is had by all, and the young folk go away with plenty to think about, having learnt more about the Christian faith.

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Whichever direction you're travelling to Bassenfell Manor from, we've provided full directions for you to help make your journey here easier. If using a sat nav, please use postcode CA12 4RG, which will direct you to our main driveway.

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