Since 1947, Brathay Exploration Trust (BET) has taken around 10,000 people on over 700 expeditions designed to broaden knowledge and help the planet.

We are an environmental and cultural education charity that builds partnerships to provide UK and worldwide exploration opportunities to young people.

From measuring the depths of Lake District tarns to glacial surveying in Norway, BET specialises in going the extra distance.

2015 Programme

Our 2015 programme is packed and better than ever! Expeditions start in July and we're off to Foula, Iceland, Belize, Norway and exploring what we have here in the Lakes! Taster Weekends in the Lake District are FREE and are happening throughout the year. We have more Duke of Edinburgh choice than ever before - book your Open Gold Expedition Training + Practice and Assessment with us and complete your award in 2015!

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Our self-catered group accommodation next to Lake Windermere and Ambleside is great value and perfect for all groups, eg, friends & families, youth groups, schools, colleges and universities.

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DofE Award

Lakes-based and ideal for your Residential, your Practice & Training, your Assessment, or go further afield on one of our expeditions or environmental studies trips for your residential.

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Brathay Exploration Trust (BET) has been undertaking environmental exploration in the UK and throughout the world for over 65 years. Our work helps to educate, build self-confidence and inspire young people to reach their full potential in life.

We also provide a fabulous Lake District Open Gold Duke of Edinburgh opportunity for training and assessment, plus all of our expeditions are approved for your DofE residentials.

BET believes in the development of our existing and potential new leaders through subsidised training such as ML training and assessments. We also nurture the team spirit of the group by running regular 'meets' at our beautiful base in the woods at Brathay Hall, Ambleside.

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