We are fortunate to have 30 acres of grounds at Thornbridge Outdoors, including:

  • Open areas for games and camping
  • Woodland areas for activities and protection from the wind
  • Onsite car park for approximately 25 cars plus one disabled parking space
  • Overflow car park for approximately 32 cars (weather dependant)
  • Low ropes course
  • Den building area
  • High ropes activities
  • 850m cycle trail around the site, that is also suitable for wheelchairs (bikes can be rented to use the trail when hiring an instructor)
  • Dedicated bike skills area and challenging rock garden
  • Pond
  • Orienteering courses

A variety of activities are available on site and in the surrounding area of the Peak District.

Please note that no dogs are allowed on site (except for assistance dogs).


Hover over different parts of our site and when it turns blue, click to see a picture and find out more.

Thornbridge Outdoors Grounds & Site Map
Entrance 2 The Woodlands Cottage Lodge Farm House Campfire Woodlands Yurt Monsal Trail Pond Dipping Cheedale Room Wyedale and Lathkill Rooms Bouldering Wall Base Camp & Kitchen Teepees Sky Ropes Secondary Field Main Field Jacobs Ladder Zip Wire Mountain Biking Pump Track Low Ropes Boulder


Entrance to Thornbridge Outdoors

2 The Woodlands Cottage

2 The Woodlands Cottage Accommodation


Outside the Lodge

Go to the Lodge page.

Farm House

Outside the Farm House

Go to the Farm House page.


Campfire at Thornbridge Outdoors


Thornbridge Outdoors, Woodlands Accessible Accommodation

Go to the Woodlands page.


The outside of the Yurt

Go to the Meeting Spaces page.

Monsal Trail

Pupils biking on the Monsal Trail

Pond Dipping

Pupils pond dipping environmental activity) at Thornbridge Outdoors

Go to the Environmental Activities page.

Cheedale Room

Inside the Cheedale meeting room

Go to the Meeting Spaces page.

Wyedale and Lathkill Rooms

Inside the Wyedale and Lathkill Room

Go to the Meeting Spaces page.

Bouldering Wall

Bouldering Wall at Thornbridge Outdoors

Go to the Rock Based activities page.

Base Camp & Kitchen

The Base Camp dining room

Go to the Camping page.


The teepee village

Go to the Teepees page.

Sky Ropes

Pupil on residential at Thornbridge Outdoors on the Sky Ropes (High Ropes)

Go to the High Ropes activities page.

Secondary Field

Secondary playing field at Thornbridge Outdoors

Main Field

The camping field at Thornbridge Outdoors

Jacobs Ladder

Adults on the Jacobs Ladder (High Ropes) at Thornbridge Outdoors

Go to the High Ropes activities page.

Zip Wire

School pupil on the zip wire (high ropes) at Thornbridge Outdoors

Go to the High Ropes activities page.

Mountain Biking Pump Track

A women mountain biking on the bike trails and pump track at Thornbridge Outdoors

Go to the Bike Trails and Hire page.

Low Ropes

Sun breaking through the trees in the Low Ropes (onsite ground-based) at Thornbridge Outdoors

Go to the Onsite Ground-Based activities page.


Pupils on the climbing Boulder (rock based activity)

Go to the Rock Based activities page.


Download the Thornbridge Outdoors Site Map (PDF, 3.5mb)

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