Lakes charity on a high

A CUMBRIAN charity which provides exciting outdoor adventure holidays for people with learning difficulties and disabilities reached new heights this week when it opened what is thought to be the UK's first wheelchair-accessible high ropes course.

The Lake District Calvert Trust welcomed its first thrill-seekers who took on the challenge on Tuesday.

The centre, based on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, saw 18 wheelchair users - members of the Back Up Trust, which supports people affected by spinal cord injuries - make their way round the swinging course.