Outdoor Activities

Our instructors will help you compile your activity programme, depending on the aims and outcomes of your group

AbseilingAbseil

A great personal challenge that gets the heart rate going. You will be essentially lowering yourself off a 70 foot disused railway bridge in an idyllic rural setting next to a stream.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, stretched comfort zone, trust and support, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility.

 

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An all inclusive activity for the whole group to enjoy that requires patience and perseverance, it also happens to be a lot of fun!

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, practice coordination skills.

 

 

Our instructors will teach you how to live off the land using skills practiced by our ancestors, covering different methods of firelighting (including fire by friction), campfire cooking, shelter building and for the more adventurous; knife safety and whittling skills.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance

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We use a number of venues in the region including the river Esk near Whitby and Wykeham lakes located near Scarborough. Both provide idyllic settings to enjoy this great paddlesport.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

 

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A challenging activity that will push the comfort zone of most participants and not for the faint hearted. You will crawl and squeeze your way around an aincient limestone cave that has lots of historical significance in its geology and past usage.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, resilience, perseverance, effective communication, stretched comfort zone.



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We have on site climbing in the form of three trees set up with climbing holds and progressively more difficult in nature, they are affectionately called baby, mummy and daddy tree. Not to be underestimated, there is plenty of exposure to challenge the keenest of climbers.

We also have an off site climbing venue set in a disused quarry on the edge of the North York Moors that provides some challenging routes on real rock.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

Crate Climbing

Set in The Barn, a team challenge to get each member of the group as high as possible on a tower of crates. Everyone has a role to play encouraging, helping with safety and building the crate towers. To successfully reach the top the team needs to show planning, trust, teamwork and balance!

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

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A great activity to focus on team work and helping each other. The Jacobs ladder is a series of horizontal bars hanging vertically in the trees. These get progressively wider apart the further up you go. 3 people climb together and soon discover that to succeed they will need to work as a team.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

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Using our fleet of tandem sit on top kayaks, we use a number of venues in the region including the river Esk near Whitby and Wykeham lakes located near Scarborough. Both provide idyllic settings to enjoy this great paddlesport.

 Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

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A 16 element challenge course set 1 metre off the ground, the Low Ropes provides a great team building experience and an opportunity to help others succeed through support and encouragement.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

 

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The North York Moors is an ideal resource to offer several differing experiences to your group, you can choose from a series of routes ranging in difficulty and skill level, discovering the ups and downs of the nearby Cropton Forest or an extended route all the way from the top of the moors.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

Orienteering

A journey of discovery around Peat Rigg Farm. Not only learning skills in map reading and navigation but also competing against others.

Working in small independent groups to find the controls in our 100 acres of land. Our course is designed to be accessible to all levels. The small teams need to use several skills and work together to succeed in this activity.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

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On site we have 2 zip lines, the low and the high. They offer a great progression in challenge. Flying through the forest at speed is an experience you'll never forget. Every member of the team offers support and encouragement enabling each other to reach new heights and take the leap...

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

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A series of activities which range in challenge and outcomes. These activities are designed to bring a group together or highlight the development of skills and team work towards the end of a residential.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

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This is an opportunity to use communication skills and trust. The night line involves following a rope through a series of obstacles, while blindfolded. This activity heightens the other senses and puts emphasis on trusting each other and communication.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

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Using GPS navigation, groups work independently to find thier way around the Forest. Team work is essential as well as skills in navigation. As the teams journey through the woodland they will encounter several different tasks and challenges which will help them develop mindfulness and experience the wild in new ways.

Outcomes achieved: Increased self esteem, increased self confidence, improved personal responsibility, ability to learn new skills, resilience, perseverance, improved teamwork skills, more effective communication.

Expeditions

A self-sufficient journey through the North York Moors National Park ,or its surrounding woodland, with the added challenge of an overnight camp. This can be undertaken on foot, on mountain bike, or in a canoe. This journey can be tailored to suit the needs of your group.

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Construct your own shelter using minimal equipment for a sustainable camp out around our adventure site.

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A trek through the forest discovering more about the local environment and wildlife. Throughout the trek you will encounter team building challenges and wild experiences to immerse yourselves in nature. For a higher challenge, you may incorporate a stream traverse.

Team Challenge Day

A combination of outdoor activities incorporating physical, mental and creative challenges, these are designed to facilitate a journey of outdoor learning culminating in a final task. An ideal way to energise and invigorate your team and also lots of fun. This session can also be used to consolidate the adventure experiences of a residential programme.