Waitby winter wonderland

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Take a look at how the snow has transformed the Eden Valley into a magical wonderland. Parts of Cumbria have had an immensely tough time of it recently – many are still reeling from the onslaught of the flooding. But the area is still very much open for business and it is amazing how the more »

Win a Waitby weekend and two pairs of Rockfish wellies!

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The British summer has done its usual thing this year, although we’re keeping our fingers crossed for an Indian Summer here at Waitby School. But in case the weather doesn’t perform, and to celebrate our recent revamp, we’ve teamed up with the fabulous Rockfish Wellies to offer an exciting more »

Kirkby Stephen’s railway heritage

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It is impossible to ignore the legacy of the railways on the countryside surrounding Kirkby Stephen and Waitby School. There are many walks along disused railway tracks, and we have the working line that passes just in front of the school, from which we are occasionally treated to the splendid sight more »

Free guided walk fit for a king

Explore Richard III's connections with Penrith

A special Richard III guided walk is being organised around Penrith on Friday 20 March. The walk starts at 10:30am from St Andrews Church and will also take in landmarks with associations with Richard III including The Gloucester Arms and Penrith Castle. The walk, which is free of charge and more »

A short visit photo diary

Birds flying at sunset close to Waitby School

  The last few days have been absolutely beautiful, with perfect temperatures and plenty of sunshine illuminating the lush June countryside. Our resident photographer, Ms Waitby School Junior, or Gracie_HB as she is also known, has been busy taking lots of photos, which we thought we more »

New stuff at Waitby

And this is before Uruguay scored...

So, exciting news at Waitby School – wait for it – drum roll – we have a new TV and sound system! Over the years we have been stocking an extensive library of CDs to play through our wired-in Bose surround sound speakers. There are two main disadvantages to this, the first being that more »

What’s on near Waitby in Winter

Amazing underground waterfalls at White Scar Caves

From Marmalade to cycling, from film festivals to local walks, from classic vehicles to modern art, there’s a lot going on near Waitby School in the next few months. Here’s some highlights… Marmalade…Mmmm For the past eight years, Dalemain has created and hosted The World’s more »

Britain’s Finest competition winner

Sunrise at Waitby School

In Autumn last year, Waitby School organised a competition in partnership with our friends at Britain’s Finest. The prize was a long weekend at Waitby, complete with Champagne, chocolates and a voucher for a local restaurant. Congratulations to our prize-winner, David Clarke. We know you more »

Social hiking at Waitby with Paul Steele and friends

Two of the Nine Standards

In November, Waitby School hosted the first of what we hope will be many Bald Hiker Social Hikes. Organised by the Bald Hiker, world-famous travel blogger Paul Steele, the aim of these weekends is to socialise and enjoy the countryside. “I get asked many times if I would help introduce people to more »

From our younger guests…

Hannah, you win the awesome genius award for your drawings!

We’ve had some wonderful feedback over the years (see our testimonials), but one of the most uplifting things that we get to do is to read the views and stories of the children who have stayed at Waitby School over the years. Gracie has left a book in the school desk and some little more »

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