We provide a wide range of outdoor education programmes for many different groups.  With our central location in the Peak District, flexible self-catered accommodation and excellent team of instructors and coaches we can tailor programmes to suit you and your group.

Research* has shown that ‘High Quality Outdoor Education’ can result in achieving the following ten outcomes:

1. Enjoyment
2. Confidence
3. Social Awareness
4. Environmental Awareness
5. Activity Skills
6. Personal Qualities
7. Key Skills
8. Health and Fitness
9. Increased Motivation and Appetite for Learning
10. Broadened Horizons

We recognise the benefits of Outdoor Education and Learning Outside the Classroom (LoTC) by providing the opportunity to transform learning, work collaboratively with others, and raise achievement.

“… education is more than the acquisition of knowledge. Improving young people’s understanding, skills, values and personal development can significantly enhance learning and achievement. Learning outside the classroom is not an end in itself, rather we see it as a vehicle to develop the capacity to learn”.
Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto (2006)

* Find out more about the research by the Outdoor Education Adviser’s Panel and the outcomes achievable through ‘High Quality Outdoor Education’.

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  • If you go down to the woods today at expect to find a casualty receiving emergency treatment. The injury might be a pantomime but the trainee first aider will offer real immediate medical assistance. Book for the 29 Feb – 1 March course: 01629 640 491 ,
  • Have you made it into for a taste of the local delicacy while staying here at the centre? The Shop is a 3-mile walk along the setting off directly from - you can make it there on foot in about an hour to tuck in to some pud! ,
  • We’re looking to recruit 3 permanent part time domestic assistants to join our facilities team & help ensure that guests have an excellent stay at our 90 bed outdoor education centre, located in a beautiful area of the nr Bakewell. Apply now: ,