Abseil peak district from millersdale viaduct

Abseil Peak District

Abseiling in the Peak District is a great standalone activity for people wanting a quick adrenaline fix. We run our 2hr abseil sessions as either a morning or afternoon activity and the price of £35pp is based on a min of 2 people wanting to abseil.  We offer a 15% discount for groups of 3 or more. These abseil sessions are run near Tideswell from the Millersdale viaduct. Please get in touch directly if you want to book a private abseiling course with us.

If you are thinking of doing a charity abseil and would like a bit of practice first? Then we also use the viaduct as a stepping stone for some of the bigger charity abseil events that we run.

Alternatively, If you prefer, then we can abseil off many of the cliffs and crags which surround the Peak District. These add an extra element of adventure as you are surrounded by the natural beauty the peak district national park has to offer. The main difference is that its a little bit slower to get you back to the top of a cliff for another go! Just bear in mind that Abseiling off the viaduct at Millersdale has very easy access. It has steps from the landing zone so a quick means of getting back to the top for another go.

For all of our abseil sessions, we generally meet in the car park at 930am and return here by around 12pm which gives us about 2 hours abseiling on the bridge. There is good car parking and toilets on site with the cafe usually open from 9am on weekends.

You can also combine Abseiling with one of our other outdoor activities to make a full day out on your holiday or excursion. The full days tend to offer better value especially for people looking for more adventure in the outdoors. Follow this link to see some photos of the activities we deliver.

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Why choose us

   Our staff are really easy to get on with 

   They are also very well qualified  

   We hold an AALA license and bridge license so you can rest assured you are in good hands 

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sport climbing courses

Rock Climbing Sport Climbing Course

Sport Climbing Course

Peak District sport climbing has seen a big boom in the last decode or so. Many sport climbing venues have been rebolted by the BMC so making it safer at certain crags. Others are getting more climbers on them so teh routes are cleaner. again this makes it safer for climbers visiting Derbyshire.

Our sport climbing courses are run by climbing instructors that live and work in the area.  This means that they can choose the venue which is most suitable to your needs. This course is ideal for climbing partners or friends who want to make the transition into outdoor sport climbing. You can share the cost and both gain the experience and knowledge from our very well qualified climbing instructors. The price may vary depending on the group size so feel free to give us a call with any questions.

If you prefer then we offer Trad climbing courses which work well for the same transitions from indoors to outdoors. initially these are run as top rope courses before moving onto a rigging course or learning to lead climb.

All of our private climbing courses are bespoke so you can contact us to let us know what you want from the day. We will then tailor everything to you. Our Peak District sport climbing courses usually meet in Calver as we are then closer to more suitable venues.

If you want to see photos from some of the other activities we run then please follow this link.

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Course benefits

   A bespoke climbing course for you 

  Expert tuition from experienced instructors

   Courses run from 930am - 430pm 

   Excellent ratios to maximise learning

During the course you will learn about:

  Fundamentals like rope choice, tying in and belay devices 

  How to clip quickdraws effectively 

   Understand Dynamic belaying 

  How to lower off safely from the top 

   Equipment you will need 

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navigation course exercise

Peak District Navigation Course for Groups

Peak District Navigation Course

We offer a bespoke Navigation Course to groups of all sizes. These include ramblers clubs or walking groups that would like to learn more navigation skills. Equally this course is ideal for those who want the confidence to lead walks within their clubs. Our instructors are all Mountain Leaders and are there to support and encourage you.  They will also share their knowledge and skills to help you develop a good navigation toolkit.

This one day navigation course is ideal for groups who either have limited confidence in their own ability or the skills to map read independently.

If you have a small group then this course can be run on demand. This means that you can choose the dates that suit you and we can supply the staff to deliver the training. The price advertised is for a minimum of 4 people but we will offer discounts for larger groups. Please contact us for further details.

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Course benefits

  Excellent staff ratios allowing more personal input per person

   Build your skills and knowledge

   Develop confidence and independence

During the course you will learn about:

  How to orientate a map (with and without a compass)

  Look at scales on different maps

  Look at features and symbols and what the mean

   Taking bearings 

  Gain confidence in relocating

Our Navigation courses are run not far from our main office in Bakewell in the heart of the Peak District.  We will send clear joining instructions prior to the course start date with the meeting point.

This is a practical course so will we get into these elements as quickly as possible. Everyone will be given opportunities to lead sections of the walk. But don't worry about making any mistakes as we can use these as a learning opportunity as well.

After this course people are generally excited about getting out there for themselves to put into practice what they have learnt.

Course Prerequisites: Just the desire to learn and improve your map reading skills.

Equipment required

Suitable clothing to keep you warm and dry for the expected weather (check a forecast for this area or call us) carry a waterproof or windproof jacket. You will need a pair of walking boots for most of the day, a packed lunch and drink.  Bring some cash as we can always find a café for tea and cake. Maps (OL1 & OL24) and compasses can be provided.

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