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Situated in the old grounds of Thornbridge Hall, Thornbridge Outdoors provides an atmospheric and secluded location to base your weekend of adventure in the company of people who like doing good things and going nice places.
The event would not be happening if the guys from Thornbridge had not got involved so we are chuffed to have them as an event partner. The venue is an ideal base for walking, climbing and riding in the Peak District. On site facilities include high ropes, pump track, mini cave system, lecture rooms, kitchen, yurt and even a story tree! The camping and party marquee will all be based in the grounds, how is that for convenient! The campsite is well situated, offering sheltered flat camping a short walk from the action. On site facilities include hot showers, clean, serviced toilets, a washing up area and water points. *No vehicles are allowed on the camping fields at any time.
Bunk house accommodation is available for those staying with children or wanting a little more comfort. (See below)
Sorry no pets. No fires but BBQs are allowed if raised from the ground and used outside your tent. Noise to be kept to a minimum after 10pm in the quiet and family areas.
We will do our best to provide parking but if the weather is wet then it will be on the road. The furthest you will have to carry stuff is about 300m. BE PREPARED. When parking please think of others.
A Zero to Landfill Festival
All our waste and rubbish is handled by Peak Waste Recylcing with zero going to landfill. All waste gets hand sorted after the event.
Camper vans & live-in vehicles
Do you like to bring all the comforts of home with you when you camp? We have limited space for a few camper vans (caravans or motorhomes) at no extra cost but these will be let in on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to fire regulations you will be parked in a field designated for vehicles. You will have to be completely self sufficient for the weekend as there are no electric / waste or water hook-ups. *Thornbridge Outdoors reserve the right to prohibit vehicles on site if the weather causes the ground to become unsuitable for traffic. Neither Thornbridge Outdoors or Alpkit will have vehicles or equipment on site capable of towing stranded camper vans or caravans.
Bunkhouse - Thornbridge Lodge
The Lodge is located on the Thornbridge site and sleeps up to 36. It is a great option for families not quite ready to spend the night under canvas. The building has 9 bedrooms with a mixture of bunk-beds and single beds sleeping up to a maximum of 6 in a room. The shared facilities include hot showers, drying room and a well equipped kitchen. There is also a separate shower/toilet for disabled. The building is centrally heated. Please note, you will have to supply all your own bedding.
Bed & Breakfast
If you fancy a little more luxury and would like to experience some local hospitality there are a number of Bed & Breakfasts in the area.
Food & Drink
We know you are going to be making the most of your day which is why we have worked hard to make sure you can also make the most of your evenings with us. Hang up your rucksack and enjoy hearty cooked food, great beer, live music, lectures, fun and games.
On Saturday breakfast will start early! There will be snacks available to purchase most of the day and on Friday and Saturday evening there will be a choice of hearty food to refuel after your adventurous day out for both meet eaters and vegetarians.
The Alpkit Foundation School of Adventure brings together some of the best instructors, guides and inspirationalists in one place with one aim: to inspire and educate in an amazing environment.
The School of Adventure is about giving you the chance to try something completely new, learn the specific skills of a new discipline, or simply do more or do it better without committing to a whole weekend course. Many of the sessions won't teach you everything but they will give you a set of core skills to work on.
The School of Adventure is run by the Alpkit Foundation using only qualified instructors.
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