You can now take your MTB assessment at Thornbridge Outdoors
We’re pleased to announce that, for the first time, during 2020 you’ll now be able to take your assessment for the British Cycling Mountain Biking (MTB) Level 2 Leader Award here at Thornbridge Outdoors. We have in past years run the training only, but we’re now happy to be able to offer both. The training
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
Courses for 2019 – Walking, Mountain Biking & More
Hill & Moorland Leader Courses Are you interested in being able to lead groups on the hills and moorlands of the UK including the Peak District, Dartmoor, Exmoor, the Yorkshire Dales and the Cheviots?  We still have limited spaces available on our HML Assessment course on the 4th – 6th of May.  For more information regarding
❄ Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ❄
The centre is quiet this week as schools are busy with Christmas fairs, nativity shows and carol singing – we hope that everybody is having a fantastic time. As strange as a quiet centre seems to us – we’re used to it bustling with excited groups – we’re making the most of it by making some
Outdoor First Aid
Our next two Outdoor First Aid courses are now full.  If you need to renew or want to gain the qualification for the first time, please book onto our course on 24-25 January 2019!
Exciting Training Opportunities for 2018
Training in the beautiful Peak District Not sure what to do with that Christmas money? Or set yourself a New Year’s resolution to get more training done this year? We have plenty of courses to chose from with dates set up until October this year including… Outdoor First Aid (late availability) A course focusing on
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
John Muir Award in Schools – One Day Course
This one-day (09.30-15.30) introductory course is for teachers, head teachers, classroom assistants, pupil support and youth workers, community learning staff, and all who support outdoor learning. It explores the relevant skills, knowledge and approaches needed for delivering the John Muir Award in a schools/education/curriculum context. The John Muir Award is suitable from upper primary level
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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Activity 22 – Rainwater Harvesting
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to help save the planet as you learn how to harvest rainwater, and then put the rainwater that you have collected to great use at home. As they say, ‘When it rains, it pours!”… but how much does it actually pour versus the tap
Activity 21 – Cross the Canyon
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to a group activity. You’re going to turn yourselves into a sort of human chess board, switching places with other players as much as the rules allow in order to solve the great problem… how do you cross the canyon?? Will your team make
Bring your family to stay and enjoy the Peak District
We are excited to say that we are reopening the accommodation at Thornbridge Outdoors! The team have been working hard to prepare the accommodation ready to welcome guests back to the centre.  We are looking forward to seeing people enjoy their stays in the Peak District again – especially as we are well aware that
Activity 20 – Leaf Bashing
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to get arty with leaves. In this activity, you’re going to head outdoors in search of the most interesting and patterned leaves that you can find. Then, when you get home, you’re going to press the leaves so that their patterns imprint onto a
Activity 19 – Blueprints
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to a test of your communication skills. Get together with a friend, or with your brother or sister, and let’s see if – when you’re both listening carefully and speaking thoughtfully – you can become masters of communication! Your words will be the blueprints

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