From trekking to gorge walking, climbing to caving, our activities are designed to challenge and excite. Whether a residential or day visitor, choose your own favourites and we will design a unique program just for you.
This is a fantastic half day activity, trekking up a beautiful gorge, past water fall, sampling wild food, seeing geology and geographical features; hunting for fossils, frogs and playing games.
A full on, adrenalin filled activity with slides, jumps, wading and swimming, as you make your way down Ash Gill gorge, one of the Pennines hidden gems. For those a bit more daring you could add in an abseil from the top of Ash Gill Force, a 40 foot high water fall.
Designed to challenge teams both physically and mentally, consisting of practical challenges that need team work and problem solving, while on a journey through a beautiful part of Weardale. This can be adapted to your needs.
Take a trip back in time to explore a disused lead mine in the heart of the
Northern Pennines, lead by an experienced and qualified guide, who will take you on a fantastic
journey through time and geology, with a bit of adventure thrown in too.
Learn basic skills to manoeuvre a canoe, play games and have some fun under the supervision of a skilled coach on our sheltered river site, close to the centre.
Spend the day canoeing on a magnificent lake, while learning new skills. You will visit the lakes islands and may even venture up a river or for the very brave make a cliff jump (optional). You can bring your lunch or opt for a BBQ.
For those with a little more experience you can take a guided river trip and shoot some rapids. Our guides will give you top tips along the way to improve your skills.
We can provide skills coaching for the British Canoeing 1 and 2 Star Award.
By special arrangement you can take longer trips/expeditions. Bespoke packages may include anything from wild camps to hotel accommodation.
We have 4 elements to our high ropes course that can be used as a whole activity or as
Take a trip into the higher hills under the supervision of a Mountain Leader who will help you learn to, or improve you navigational and hill skills. They will guide you to the places that you though were beyond your reach and hopefully give you more confidence in your own ability.
An exciting way to learn about river safety while having lots of fun sliding, splashing, swimming and playing in the river. A great way to build confidence for swimmers and non-swimmers alike.
This is a great team building activity, requiring individual skills, good communication and
cooperation. Teams build a tower out of crates while stood on top, until it collapses, leaving
the builders swinging on their safety ropes; it’s great fun.
We offer a variety of climbing sessions
As part of a residential you can have an introduction to climbing. This session covers the basic skills, builds confidence and team work.
We are able to use various sites and have a local site ideal for most sessions.
Introduction to climbing: this is a full or half day course, aimed at the needs of the group or individual, we try to cover all the fundamental skills to get you started as a climber on real rock. Our instructors will cover choice of equipment and fitting, belaying, movement on rock, holds tying in and climbing calls.
This is a challenging team activity using logs, barrels and ropes to make a raft; then the real fun starts when you have to test it out and can you capture the other teams raft. Sink, swim or succeed, you will have a great time.
Numerous exercises, games and challenges to promote communication, cooperation and cohesion within groups. You can also select any of the other activities and our instructors could adapt them to involve team work.
Great on site activity, on our all-weather archery range. Test your skills as a new Robin Hood.
This activity we like to keep you guessing on, but its great fun with a team work element.
We will put a programme together to meet your needs; from a simple practical refresher and improvement session to a full course.
On site activity; just what it is, fun physical and frantic.
Bridge the River Wear, high up on a rope.
Let our instructors guide you to new skill to build Improvised shelters. Stay inside while it’s tested with a bucket of water, if you dare.
Learn to make bread and bake it on an open fire or cook you lunch. Our instructors have lots of knowledge and tips and will show you how to use natural ingredients.
Learn how to make safe fires using flint and steel and some other techniques. This session also covers fire safety and the law.
Immerse yourself in the full experience; spend the night out in your shelter after lighting a fire and cooking your supper.