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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
Special offer this Christmas
Christmas is a great time of year to get together with all your family and friends, so why not make it extra special this year and get everyone together in one place? Our cosy indoor group accommodation makes for a perfect base for those long winter strolls (with a stop off at the local pub
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
We are proud to be supporting the Learning Away Brilliant Residentials campaign to encourage more schools to take their children on residential trips.  Learning Away have been researching what makes a brilliant residential and have published their findings on the Learning Away website.  There are also free resources to use and case studies to read. You can
An Exciting Development…
The building of a new outdoor classroom with specialist accommodation. After several years of planning and preparations, including months of newt catching (honestly!) building is now well underway. On the site of our old, and underused, stables building a new building is being constructed that will include: an outdoor classroom – a great space with
If you have completed a booking/contact form on our website since 27 June, please can you re-submit it.  We have had a technical problem with the forms meaning they have not come through to us, even though you get a ‘successful’ message.  Sorry for the inconvenience caused.
“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
Farm House Increased Capacity
We have been busy making improvements on site and this includes updating most of the bunk beds in the Farm House.  This has enabled us to increase the number of beds to 38 from 31, but the building capacity will be capped at 34.  This will allow groups more flexibility when staying in the Farm House,
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.

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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
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