Bendrigg Trust

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Bendrigg Lodge, Old Hutton, Kendal LA8 0NR, UK

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Martha Martha

I work at Bendrigg Trust but also attended an Adult Course with my brother who has a physical disability. We attended a week long course for adults with a physical disability, staying in Acorn House accommodation which is fully accessible. (Automatic doors, lighting, wider spaces for wheelchairs, ceiling mounted tracking hoists from bedrooms to bathrooms, shower beds, profile beds and everything else you might need!)

There has been some improvements made to the grounds with a new tarmac path winding up the hill that used to be quite steep… now it is much easier to get up and down in a wheelchair, a welcomed improvement. The views are stunning overlooking the woodland and the mountains in the distance. A great back drop for a trip away to have some fun adventures.

We took part in activities every day including Climbing, Canoeing, Archery, Zip Wire, Caving and a day trip into the lakes. It was a wonderful week, my brother had the opportunity to do lots of things he hasn’t done since he needed to use a wheelchair and his confidence and independence grew throughout the week. The social aspect of the trip was brilliant as well, we made some new friends and had a fantastic time chatting round the campfire in the evenings and even had a night at the pub for tea with a game of pool.

The staff are really friendly and helpful from booking through to catering teams and the activity instructors, who also work hard to get you involved with helping others, for example with b-laying in the climbing and cheering other people on when they need some support.

It was great fun and my brother and I had a fantastic time making some of our happiest memories together. I’d highly recommend Bendrigg Trust to anyone, and only wish we would have known about it when my brother was younger so we could have accessed it with our family too.

JoZ74 JoZ74

Bendrigg Trust is the most amazing place. It’s recently been modernised too so all the rooms are fully equipped with everything that you may need to make your stay an enjoyable one. There’s hoists some electric beds obviously everywhere is wheelchair accessible.
The only reason I didn’t give it full marks is because the paths are quite steep. At one point i thought I was on an expedition to the top of Everest as the staff put ropes on my chair and everyone helped . That’s the point everyone helps ,it’s not an issue. Also the centre is an activities centre in the lake district so you have to expect some hilly terrain.
There are a range of activities. Whilst I was there I did zip wire, rock climbing ( pulling up on my arms ), absailing, big bendy slide , archery , big rope swing and bikes/ adapted bikes.
It was a great weekend as it was a ‘Family weekend.’ They run a couple a year when families that have a disabled member can all come away together and do activities.
There are other families too and it just works . It was amazing fun. My able bodied children enjoyed it as did everyone else there was no difference which is what felt nice.

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