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Thirteen Bends Road Closure, 24 September – 21 October 2018
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.
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
Residential ‘Bundle’ Prices for 18/19
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
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
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.
Accessible Mountain Trike
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
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
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

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Activity 14 – Cartoon My Walk
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to illustrate a walk – either one that you’re going to go on today, or a walk that you have been on recently. You can enjoy this activity at home or at school, and it can be completed inside or outside, anything goes! Every
Activity 13 – Orienteering Second Steps
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are taking your talent for orienteering to the next level, now that you’ve successfully mastered the basics. In the Second Steps challenge, the instructors are challenging you to draw and follow a dot map. This is going to be a little trickier than the shape map you
Activity 12 – Orienteering First Steps
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to learn one of the first steps towards become an orienteer, which is the art of drawing a map, and then charting your way across the map as you navigate through the territory before you. Orienteering requires good navigation skills, and navigation is a key
Activity 11 – Lava Pool
This week, the instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to cross a treacherous lava pool, stepping from rock to rock to avoid falling into a pool of molten lava! You’d better tread carefully or… BANG! you’ll sink beneath the lava and the volcano will erupt. That means back to the beginning for you! The
Activity 10 – Pyramid
This week, we’re travelling back in time to Ancient Egypt to try our hand at pyramid building. The instructors here at Thornbridge Outdoors are challenging you to construct a pyramid yourself, and then imagine that you have to relocate it to avoid a sudden plague of locusts! Without breaking the key rules, how will you

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