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Duke of Edinburgh visits Ullswater

The Duke of Edinburgh in Ullswater Photo: Outward Bound Centre

The Duke of Edinburgh has visited the Outward Bound course in Ullswater.

The Duke, who is patron of the organsiation, had a tour of the nearly completed £3 million development which has been designed to improve facilities for young people who attend residential learning programmes at the centre.

We were delighted to have our Patron HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at our Ullswater Centre today to help us celebrate the progress on our development.

The investment will make a huge difference to the thousands of young people who come to this centre every year.

The trust's Ullswater centre has for a long time been running at maximum capacity.

The new development will make the facilities much more efficient and will make a greater impact to the young people visiting the centre.

The development includes a new purpose built accommodation block, workshop and equipment stores, together with 10 learning and review rooms located throughout the woods.

There will also be an environmentally friendly biomass boiler, supplying the majority of our heating and hot water.

– Nick Barrett, Chief Executive of The Outward Bound Trust

This project is due for completion by the end of August this year.