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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.
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)

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You can now take your MTB assessment at Thornbridge Outdoors
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