Our Approach to Adventurous Outdoor Activities

Working in the Peak District and beyond, our Qualified and very experienced instructors will guide you through any activity, varying the level to individual needs and always with safety as their primary concern. Whenever possible groups will just see one instructor throughout their activity programme. We have specialist equipment with people with disabilities, these include; specialist buoyancy aids for water activities and harnesses for climbing and abseiling.

We aim to create opportunities that allow participants to explore and experience themselves in a number of different situations and environments. This is achieved by offering people the chance to take acceptable risks – (that is, to freely undertake actions and involve themselves in situations that push against the boundaries of their own capacities). This process fosters the development of skills and is educational, allowing participants to learn through experience that which cannot be taught – they have to find out for themselves.

We have significant expertise in putting together programmes of exercises for groups and individuals, designed to facilitate reaching targeted learning outcomes. These programmes are often part of wider Apprentice Development, Graduate Training, Outdoor Education or Youth Work provision. If you would like to use our expertise in outdoor experiential learning to :

  • Develop your employees
  • Enhance your youth work 
  • Engage some struggling students
  • Please contact us or better still, come and visit one of our locations.

For a full activity experience visit our Hollowford Centre. Very limited activities by arrangement at Shining Cliff.



Challenge a fear of heights, descending on a fixed rope

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Take part in Archery to release the inner Robin Hood

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Step back from the modern world and learn how to survive

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Canoe & Kayak

Canoe and/or Kayak. Spend some time on the water

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A challenging new environment, explore caves and mines

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Hills & Mountains

Easily accessible, a healthy leisure time activity with a view!

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Off Road Cycling

Learn off road mountain bike skills. Don’t walk – ride!

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Using maps to plan your own mini adventure in the countryside

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Raft Building

Putting team work to the test to build a working raft

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Rock Climbing

The Peak District draws people from all over the world for this personal challenge

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Personal and team challenges requiring co-operation to succeed

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Zip Wire

A personal challenge flying over the pond at height

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Team Building – Challenge Tasks and Problem Solving

Being able to work with others is an essential skill in every aspect of life.

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