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Accessible Adventure Competition
The Alpkit Big Shakeout Festival is coming up at the end of this month and Alpkit are running a competition to win a weekend stay in Woodlands, our accessible building for the festival! To enter, all you need to do is: 1. Take a photograph or video of yourself or you, your friends and family
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
The BMC and DMM are teaming up to give youngsters the opportunity to take the step from indoor to out, with the first youth meet weekend being organised at the Climbers’ Club hut, The Downes Hut, located just beneath the excellent gritstone edge, Froggatt. Organised for young climbers (12-17-years-old), wanting to make the step from indoor walls
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
Big Shakeout Festival 2016
We had another great Big Shakeout festival weekend in partnership with Alpkit on 23-25 of September 2016.  Alpkit put on a huge range of ‘School of Adventure Courses’ and talks over the weekend and some great entertainment in the evenings.  We delivered some of the courses both on-site and off-site such as: BIKE & ABSEIL MINI ADVENTURER BUSHCRAFT
“Move More is Sheffield’s physical activity strategy, which aims to help Sheffield become the most active city in the UK by 2020.  Partners include the Sheffield City Council, the NHS, activity and wellbeing providers, businesses and individuals who all want to make it easier for people to be physically active. This July will see the community coming together to discover new activities with
Peakender Festival 2016
The Thornbridge Brewery Peakender is over for 2016 and despite the weather it was another successful event run on our grounds.  We once again provided outdoor activities for both children and adults including: Bike & Abseiling – Riding down the Monsal Trail to Miller’s Dale viaduct and abseiling 60ft off the bridge. Sky Ropes – Climbing
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 all set for our market place stand and to deliver a bouldering workshop for the Derbyshire County Council Learning Outside the Classroom conference tomorrow. If you are attending be sure to say hi!

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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
One month until students visit for their First Night Away
In response to interest from schools during 2019, we recently launched ‘First Night Away 2020’ – an all inclusive 1 night residential visit for pupils in Y2, Y3 and Y4 who have never been on a residential visit. We look forward to enabling younger pupils to experience an outdoor learning residential as part of building
Fall in love with the Peak District this Valentine’s Day
Why not escape to the Peak District on the 14th February for a cosy weekend away? Our snug countryside cottage, 2 The Woodlands, is available to book for a Friday-Sunday stay over the Valentine’s Day weekend and makes a fantastic base for exploring the local area. The grandeur of Chatsworth House, the caverns at Castleton
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
Here at Thornbridge Outdoors we firmly believe that visits can be highly successful whatever the time of year – with each season giving many opportunities for valuable life skills to be learnt – which is why the centre operates throughout the year. Over the last few weeks hundreds of visiting pupils have been having a

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