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Facility Improvements
We are always striving to improve and have been busy working on the facilities we offer to make staying here more comfortable and enjoyable. Whilst it’s great to have a number of large buildings and an extensive site it certainly takes some maintaining and can be complicated to improve – especially within the confines of a conservation area
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!
Teepee Village
We have been putting the Teepee Village back together after the winter season!  We are even trialling some new ground matting for more comfort…come and try them yourselves!
We are very much looking forward to having a stand at the Geographical Association conference on Friday and Saturday. If you are going come and have a chat to see what our beautiful Peak District location and years of experience in outdoor and environmental education can offer your group!  Plus we have an exclusive competition…
We are running InsideOut bouldering courses with the Climbing Works and the BMC throughout the year. The first course for anyone new to outdoor bouldering is the InsideOut Introduction which takes place at Burbage South, just 20 minutes drive from The Climbing Works. Participants will get to ‘grips’ with Peak Gritstone, learn safety and environmental
Sheffield Schools Bouldering Competition
We have had a fantastic day at the Mini Works working with the Climbing Works and Links School Sport Partnership on the finals of the primary and secondary bouldering competitions for Sheffield schools.  The aim of the annual competition is to provide a day for Sheffield school children to experience a new activity in a fun and friendly environment
We are part of the newly formed PE, Swimming & Outdoor Learning (PESOL) team within the Inclusion and Learning Services of Sheffield City Council.  We have released our annual report for 2015 that you can download below.  PESOL Annual Report 2015 (PDF, 3mb)
Mountain Training Climbing Awards Review
Mountain Training are inviting you to give your opinion on their current administered climbing coaching awards in the hope that it will: Gain feedback on the content and scope of the awards. Identify the pathway of development for climbing instructors. Gain greater understanding on the use of the awards. Identify the challenges faced by climbing instructors in Mountain
Bespoke CPD for School Staff
We ran a few very successful OEAP Outdoor Learning Cards courses this March for Sheffield School staff. Look at how enthusiastic they look- ready for the orienteering and den building section of our 3rd course. Get in touch if you are interested in getting these fantastic resources in to your school to encourage learning outside the classroom

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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
What’s been going on, improvements and general news
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
Courses for 2019 – Walking, Mountain Biking & More
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
Book Your 2019/2020 Residential Visits
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

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