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St Andrew’s Youth Centre

Access... Is by a small private lane, so anything larger than a mini-bus could be in trouble. Coaches should unload in the village car park, against which is our boundary wall.


Coniston, popularised by the poet and social critic, John Ruskin, is situated in the southern part of The Lake District National Park. Coniston Water is the third longest lake in The Lake District and was where Donald Campbell broke 4 World Water Speed Records in the 1950’s.

The Centre stands in the middle of Coniston, which lies in between the Old Man (803m) and Coniston Water. The village supports a range of shops and services, a filling station, five pubs, and some sporting facilities (tennis, swimming and bowling).

Its central location in the Lake District National Park ensure that there are opportunities for a wide variety of activities including for example: water sports, mountain biking or rock climbing, or many educational activities focusing on issues such as: environmental studies, land management, development of communities, tourism and industrial heritage (copper and slate mining/quarrying in the locality); and further afield in the Furness Peninsula and the West Coast of Cumbria, a chance to explore urban issues.

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The Centre Provides:

What we offer:

Excellent facilities

Affordable accommodation

Well equipped kitchen

Games room

Welcome and hospitality

A resource for leaders

Beautiful surroundings

What you need to bring:

Sleeping bag (we provide pillows/cases, blankets & beds!)

Clothes and wash things


Outdoor gear
We can also offer:

Worship - our Warden is an Anglican priest and can help with planning and leading worship, meditation and teaching.

Teaching and nurture.

Catering contacts - although most groups will want to self-cater, we can provide contacts for the provision of catering services to suit individual needs.

The Centre is comprehensively equipped and will accommodate groups both large and small.

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More Information

If there is any further information that we can provide to assist you with the planning of your visit or activities, please use the form on our Contact Us page. We will be only too pleased to help.

The Centre’s Accommodation

There are beds for 53 people. Two large dorms can take 16 in 8 pairs of bunks. There are seven smaller rooms. Two have two pairs of bunks, one has one pair, another has three pairs of bunks. One room has a double bed, another has a double and a single. The seventh room is a small lounge/quiet room that has a two-seater settee & armchairs.

Each of the large dorms has a shower and loo, with others scattered about the Centre. One of these is disabled friendly, as is the hall, but the kitchen, dining room and lounge are accessed only by a narrow staircase.

There is also a lounge with a TV, a dining room and a hall with games equipment (pool 30p per play, table football 20p per play and table tennis). The well equipped kitchen has a large catering size gas oven (six burners), a warming cupboard, fridges, freezers, electric griddle and a microwave.

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We have produced a plan of the Centre in PDF format to assist you - this can be downloaded here for either viewing or printing.

Centre Floor Layout - click here to view

Download our 2013 leaflet -
Information, Prices & Bookings

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