D of E Gold Residential

Gold Residential Opportunity offering adventurous activities combined with conservation.

2024 dates coming soon.

We are pleased to offer an opportunity to complete your D of E Gold Residential at our Centre. Carlton Lodge comprises a 12 acre site including a 4 acre conservation area within which is a large lake. We have a full range of wet and dry activities and 3 separate accommodation blocks. Course dates will be announced soon.

The week will consist of adventurous activities such as kayaking, improvised rafting, high ropes, zip wire, climbing wall, problem solving, archery and an off-site day Bouldering and Caving, combined with a day of conservation work on our site. 

Attendees who complete the programme will be enrolled on the John Muir Discovery Award for conservation (see http://www.jmt.org/ for more information - no extra cost) and will complete their D of E Gold Residential Section. 
The cost of the week for 2024 will be £252.00pp. This includes all activities led by professional instructors, food, bedding and accommodation (but not travel to the Centre). 

We are a 10 minute walk from Thirsk railway station and are easily accessible from the A1. For more details and a booking form please contact me, George Plant, on 01845 522145 or send me an email, with your telephone number to george@nyy.org.uk 



We are now offering camping space for up to 36 people - a truly 'in tents' experience! 

You can bring your own tents or we can arrange to supply them for you. Camping groups will be allocated their own washing and dining facilities. 

Camping is a great value way to enjoy a residential activity programme, and itself offers additional opportunities for learning and personal development.

The sports complex can be booked on a fully- or self-catered basis and can accommodate a total of 36 people in dormitories varying in size from 2 to 12 beds.  

It has a combined dining and lounge area and is equipped with a stairlift for those with limited mobility.

The Stables can be booked on a fully catered basis and can accommodate a total of 36 people in dormitories varying in size from 2 to 8 beds. 

The Stables feature a dining area and separate communal lounge, as well as 3 downstairs, wheelchair-accessible dormitories with adjacent accessible showers and toilets. 


Sorry no - because of the training requirements and risk assessments we have to put in place we can't let you do your own adventorous activties. We do allow ball games, wide games and problem solving on the field during your down time but you will need to bring your own equipment. 

Carlton Lodge provides all bedding even for the self catered.The exception is those that are camping in their own tents.

Yes, risk assessments cover all aspects of our operations and a risk management summary is available for group leaders.

Yes we do. The Stables accommodation is fully accessible and all activities can be adapted to any need.

Yes. With prior warning the majority of special dietary requirements can be catered for.

Yes. We conform to UK national governing bodies codes of practice where applicable and the centre is licensed by AALA (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority).

There are four activities per day. Start time 9.30am until 4.30pm with an hour for lunch. Each activity lasts 1 hour 30 minutes. We also offer inclusive packages which include evening activities between the hours of 7.00pm and 8.30pm.

Anyone. Our specailty is working with organised groups of young people. We recommend that minimum numbers should be eight but if you have less, please get in touch and we will do our best to help.