We have wonderful memories of three or four visits to Castlerigg in the 1980s.

Beautiful gardens with views of amazing mountains all around – we climbed our first Wainwrights leading to a lifelong love of the mountains.

Prayer sessions and a chapel with cushions on the floor, something we had never seen before. The food was always lovely, especially the apple crumble!

We played games, explored the gardens in the dark and the disco on the final night of our first visit with St Bernard’s is still a memory to smile about.

A special place – long may it continue to shape the young people of the future……..


Julie & Gillian Flanagan (Sacred Heart – Barrow)