Local organisations

Below is some brief information & links to a number of the local  & national organisations that are present in the Borrowdale Valley. If you think we have missed any please contact us.

Borrowdale Parish Council– This is the Parish Council for the entire valley including the villages of Seatoller, Seathwaite, Rosthwaite and Grange. The Parish Council is currently made up of six Parish Councillors, with space for two more, so if you live in the valley and would like to join please contact the clerk@borrowdale.org.uk

Borrowdale School is the only primary school in the Borrowdale Valley, for further details: www.borrowdale.cumbria.sch.uk or call 017687 77686

St Andrew’s (Church of England) For further details of this church please click on the link Holy Trinity, Grange
Wesleyan Chapel, Grange This is the small Wesleyan Chapel just over the bridge in Grange, for further details click the link

The Borrowdale Shepherds Meet and Show– A traditional Shepherds Meet and Show held every September at Rosthwaite in the Borrowdale Valley

Borrowdale Fell Runners- One of the most successful fell and mountain running clubs in the UK boasting many of the UK & Europe’s top fell, mountain and adventure runners amongst its ranks in various age categories

Glaramara Outdoor Centre– Is a multi purpose venue, providing accommodation, conference facilities, outdoor activities & venue hire.

Derwentwater Foreshore Project– The Derwentwater Foreshore Project is a partnership between the site owners, users, local people and conservation organisations to restore the site, improve the long-term management and increase opportunities for visitors and locals alike.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team – This is the local Mountain Rescue Team based in Keswick which covers the Borrowdale area. The team is made up of more than 40 volunteers who are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to rescue walkers/climbers/mountain bikers etc. who get into trouble. In the last year the team attended over 100 rescues.

National Trust This link focuses on the National Trust work in Borrowdale. The National Trust is a UK Conservation Charity, protecting historic places, and green spaces.

Fell & Rock Climbing Club– The Fell & Rock Climbing Club is the premier rock climbing and mountaineering club in the English Lake District. Which owns 5 climbing huts in the Lake District.

Visit Cumbria– A link with useful information on about the Borrowdale Valley

Lake District National Park– Looks after the unique corner of England that is the Lake District, encouraging people to enjoy the area and understand its beauty. For further details visit the link.

National Farmers Union– The NFU champions British Farming and provides support to farmers, of which there are a number in the Borrowdale Story area, for further details on their work etc please visit their website- See link



See our other pages for where to stay, where to eat, transport.