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Guardian Article – Family fun in the Peak District
There is a great article in The Guardian Weekend magazine this month giving a snapshot into what the Peak District has to offer.  The journalist Lisa Buckingham and her family enjoyed an exciting weekend of biking, abseiling, climbing and weaselling which we helped to provide along with Peak Mountaineering and Hassop Station Cafe and Bike
Merry Christmas from the Thornbridge Outdoors Team
We would like to wish you all a restful Christmas and hope 2018 fulfils all your dreams and ambitions. It’s been another busy year here seeing the completion of our new accessible building Woodlands which has already received many positive reviews from a wide variety of groups. 2 The Woodlands cottage has also undergone a makeover and is now being let out to
2017 Improvements & Developments
What a year it’s been! Not only have we been busy providing more people with memorable outdoor experiences, we have been busy listening to your feedback and making the improvements! We have… fitted smart Hive heating systems in each building (including the Base Camp!) to make sure the buildings are nice and toasty ready for
We are hiring!
A rare and exciting opportunity – we are recruiting a full time outdoor education tutor to join our team here in the Peak District. Do you have a passion for working with people in the outdoors? Are you an experienced outdoor instructor? Are you enthusiastic about the amazing potential impact that outdoor learning has on
Study Based Getaways
How about combining revision/project work with outdoor activities​ and/or using our accommodation and meeting spaces for distraction free study to create a brilliant residential that helps students to achieve the best that they can? Examples to date: A focused music practice weekend for secondary school students. A ‘revision camp’ with a mixture of outdoor activity sessions and teacher led revision sessions. A university screen
CBBC – Our School
Our instructors Martin and Cath was part of an episode of Our School filmed by the BBC.  The episode featured Firth Park Academy going on a canoeing trip, you can see how they got on by watching the episode on BBC iPlayer!
Did you watch BBC Countryfile last night?  They were working with one of our instructors Claire, bouldering in the beautiful Peak District not far from our centre; shame about the weather!  Our location in the Peak District gives you access to high quality climbing crags and caves.  You can also book one of our instructors for a
Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition 2017
Once again the Climbing works in Partnership with Links School Sport Partnership and ourselves are hosting the Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition. To enter a team for the 2017 Sheffield Schools Bouldering competition please complete the registration form and submit by 20 January 2017: Sheffield Primary Schools Registration Form Sheffield Secondary Schools Registration Form Primary Schools A
The video from the Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition 2016 is now live on BMC TV.  Check it out and let us know what you think.
We are running InsideOut bouldering courses with the Climbing Works and the BMC throughout the year. The first course for anyone new to outdoor bouldering is the InsideOut Introduction which takes place at Burbage South, just 20 minutes drive from The Climbing Works. Participants will get to ‘grips’ with Peak Gritstone, learn safety and environmental

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Subsidised Hill and Moorland Leader Training Course
The Alpkit Foundation are offering 6 people the chance to undertake the Mountain Training Hill and Moorland leader training course at a hugely subsidised rate.  This is an intensive skills course and typically would be well over £200 per person, but with a bursary from the Alpkit Foundation they can offer places for £100.  So
#WinterResidentials
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Courses for 2019 – Walking, Mountain Biking & More
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