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Wellies By the Lake

Updated: Dec 18, 2023

Members of our 7 North team headed to the shores of lake Ullswater earlier this month (one of our favourite places!) to spend the afternoon with The Outward Bound Trust and hand deliver 50+ pairs of our Lakeland Active wellies for use by young people on their outdoor learning courses at their Howtown and Ullswater Residential Centres.

Arriving with a van full of wellies in various styles and sizes for donation (lots of Rydals, Kentmeres, Pooleys and Heltons), our team were met by Outward Bound Adventure Resource Co-ordinator, Gav as well as Phil, Kryse and their new recruit Katie who kindly gave a tour of the lakeside Howtown Centre and their impressively stocked kit room.

Outward Bound Trust and 7 North Cumbria team

Outward Bound Trust are an educational charity with a mission “to inspire young people to believe they can achieve more than they ever thought possible”. A truly fantastic endeavour in a time when, like Outward Bound Trust say, “confidence, resilience and wellbeing is needed more than ever”.

We've worked with The Outward Bound Trust since 2021 when we first spoke to Phil the Facilities Technician at the Howtown and Ullswater Centres about using their private jetty for a summertime photoshoot of our bestselling Lakeland Active Eden Water Shoes (you can see some images from this photoshoot below!). After learning more about the Trust's amazing work we donated over 100 pairs of Eden water shoes for young people to use at their Ullswater based centres and our connection has continued ever since!

Becs our Director of Strategy and Content said, “The team at Howtown are absolutely brilliant – we’ve loved the days we’ve spent down on the lake with Phil over the last two years! We’ve always been so looked after by the team, it’s ace knowing that the kids on their residential visits have been able to use our water shoes, so it was great to bring a big batch of wellies with us this time.”

The kit room tour was a really insightful experience, learning of all the different clothing and equipment needed by the young adventurers who come to Outward Bound Trust to enjoy a potentially life-changing outdoor experience.

As Becs continued “We spent ages looking around the store rooms at Howtown seeing everything they use on their adventures, planning other products we could donate and coming up with ideas for new kit. Huge thanks to Phil for taking me out paddling on the lake in the rain and providing a warm cup of tea afterwards!”

For details on our bestselling Lakeland Active wellies just head to our website: and to find out more about The Outward Bound Trust visit their website:

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