About Thurston



Owned and operated by South Tyneside Council, Thurston Outdoor Education Centre offers fully catered residential activity courses, camping and camping barn facilities and self catering accommodation in the stunning setting of the English Lake District. We are situated on the shores of Coniston Water with the majestic “Old Man” as a backdrop and Grizedale Forest close by.

The centre has been providing residential outdoor education courses for over 30 years. Recent years have seen the centre grow and evolve to offer self catered accommodation and camping facilities.

Thurston was recently awarded a Sport England grant to implement sustainable and environmental energy measures. Solar panels and a ground source heat pump have been installed and a small hydro plant is planned for the near future.