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Brathay Escapes gives you space to think; offering complete corporate retreat packages, including accommodation, catering and a range of both indoor and outdoor activities; set against the beautiful backdrop of the Lake District countryside on the Brathay Estate at the head of Lake Windermere.

What do you get with a Brathay Escape?

A Brathay Escape is a complete corporate retreat package, including accommodation and activities, all hosted on the Brathay Estate. With a Brathay Escape you can select a bespoke package to suit the needs of your team including:

Scafell accommodation at Brathay

Range of accommodation options

Accommodation to suit your team and budget from bunk house lodging up to luxury, lake-view Scandinavian lodges.

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Team building fun on our high ropes course

Selection of on site activities

Select activities from a range of on site options to help your team connect, unwind and re-energize as a group, and learn new skills.

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Dining in our canteen

Bespoke dining experiences

Choose from on site professional catering facilities or bespoke dining experiences for you and your team using local, seasonal produce and finely brewed craft beers. Or dine wild with our bush cooks crafting a foraged feast from the natural bounty of the Lake District.

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View of Windermere from Brathay

Breath-taking Lakeland scenery

360 acres of scenic Lake District countryside with views of tarns, picturesque villages, ancient woodland and the beautiful Lake Windermere to help reflect and inspire.

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Brathay Hall and grounds

Superb location

Located near Windermere and Ambleside at the head of Lake Windermere with convenient access to the rail and motorway networks.

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Talented support staff

Support of our highly talented staff who are on hand to ensure your Brathay Escape never fails to impress.

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Wifi and 4G coverage in selected areas so that escaping the office doesn’t mean being out of the loop. Or escape completely and try a ‘digital detox’, finding your own space to think without distraction.

The Brathay Estate

Why choose a Brathay Escape?

Success in business is built on great teams, teams who share a dedication and focus on how to achieve that success. A Brathay Escape is an opportunity to find your space to think; to renew your team’s focus and strengthen the connection between you, your team and your vision.

Find your space to revitalise your team amongst the cosy villages, towering hills and peaceful woods with some of the Lake District’s most beautiful and inspiring scenery.

Or find your space to impress clients with unique, signature meeting spaces commanding views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding area guaranteed to create an impact.

Brathay Escapes offers a blend of bespoke accommodation, on site activities and beautiful location unmatched anywhere in the UK, combined into a single custom package to suit you and your business.

View of Windermere from Loughrigg

What activities can we do at Brathay?

At your Brathay Escape you can choose from a variety of on site activities overseen by fully qualified instructors ranging from the challenging and physical to cookery, crafts or even promoting mindfulness and well being.

Take to the fells and see some of the most beautiful views in the Lake District with activities including, guided walks, orienteering, scrambling, rock climbing, ghyll scrambling and fell running.

Or take to the water and enjoy raft building, kayaking, canoeing, challenger canoeing, whalers, sailing and even the excitement of wild water swimming.

The Brathay Estate also offers expert guided aerial activities including high ropes, climbing walls, abseiling, plus a whole host of other activities.

Enjoy the natural bounty of the Lake District with bushcraft courses including foraging, wild cookery, crafts, and rewilding.

Or simply find space to relax, take in the sights with mindfulness and wellbeing courses, guided mountain biking or a tour and tasting of the many excellent local breweries to ensure you and your team get the best chance to unwind and de-stress.

Rowing on Lake Windermere


Brathay is the perfect location for escaping with your team. A superb lakeside setting in the heart of the Lake District. Highly recommended.

Shaun Hannaway, Learning & Development Advisor

A stay at Brathay never fails to inspire; a tranquil setting by the shores of Lake Windermere in the heart of the beautiful Lake District.

Anne Cannon, Training & Delivery Manager

Just had a fabulous stay at Brathay in the heart of the Lake District; the beautiful setting, superb accommodation and great food makes it the perfect space to develop.

Mark Higgins, Delivery Manager

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History of Brathay

In 1946 Francis Scott founded the Brathay Hall Trust, creating “Holidays with Purpose”; week long outdoor educational courses for children from poor socio-economic backgrounds designed to teach them outbound skills promoting learning and personal development.

Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, The Brathay Trust continues to build its expertise in skills development to this day, providing a wide range of learning opportunities for children as well as personal and organisational development programmes for employers and their employees.

Brathay Escapes is the new arm of Brathay, supporting the core charitable trust by providing corporate retreats and team building activities designed to inspire your team to success.

Brathay through history