If you are traveling here from Chesterfield / Sheffield direction, please note that Thirteen Bends is closed from 24 September – 21 October 2018. More details can be found on the roadworks.org website.
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
We have just published the prices for school ‘bundle’ residential visits from September 2018 through to March 2019. Our ‘bundles’ are a simplified pricing system which are suitable for the vast majority of our school groups. ‘Bundles’ aren’t fixed programmes and can incorporate a lot of flexibility. They do however enable school groups to plan
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
We are looking for a well-motivated and customer focused person to join the small customer services and business support team here. It is an exciting opportunity to work at our outdoor learning centre in such a beautiful location. Please apply on the Sheffield City Council website and get in touch if you have any questions.
Following the opening of our accessible accommodation Woodlands, Gillian and Jane from Accessible Derbyshire have very kindly let us borrow this brilliant Mountain Trike Push. It is a trike that is equipped with air shock suspension, hydraulic disc brakes and off road tyres, perfectly suited for our 850m bike and trike trail onsite, or the
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
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
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
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
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
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
General News During the winter we have completed some planned works to the Farm House male bathroom, although not revolutionary (tricky to do anything with the shape of the room and being a grade II listed building) it has certainly improved the cosmetic looks and is more appealing to the eye than it has been
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
If you haven’t booked your school’s residential visit for the next academic year please get in touch with us to explore the many options available – including fully instructed, part instructed, accommodation only, fully catered, self catering and more – book soon to make sure you don’t miss out. We have a small amount of