BSO Guided Family Weaseling Walk


Have you ever wondered how to spice up your walks and make them more exciting for the kids in the group no matter their size?

Suitability: Minimum age 6 yrs. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Nothing defines the landscape of the Peak District more than the long gritstone edges which border the high moorlands. Overlooking the green valleys, not only do they provide a beautiful environment and habitat for wildlife but they have also provided a playground for generations of rock climbers. This is a fully guided exploration of one of the famous gritstone edges of the Peak District. Along the way, your guide will lead you through, under and over the boulders. Say hello to weaseling, the closest you can get to caving as you can get without going underground!

Each participant will need their own ticket.


What you will get out of the day

This course explores the small boulder fields found at the foot of many of the Peak District's gritstone edges. It is a great way to introduce children to movement on rock, squeezing through small gaps and crevaces as well as giving parents ideas and confidence to add more adventure to their walks.

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Recommended kit

Gritstone is an abrasive rock so avoid dressing in your lightest weight down jacket or windproof. We also advise long sleeves and trousers to avoid the dreaded ‘grit rash’ on your skin!


Waterproof jacket and trousers

Walking boots or outdoor shoes

Warm clothes (avoid cotton t-shirts which dry slowly)

Hat and gloves

Small rucksack



Sun cream

Sun hat

This is a morning walk but people still get hungry so please also remember to bring your own snacks, water and fluids.

Any medication you may need.

Please note: there are no toilet facilities at the weasling venue.

Meeting times and logistics

​Meet at the SofA meeting point 10 minutes before the course starting time to find your guide and ensure a timely departure. You will need your own transport to get to the starting point but obviously car sharing will be organised where possible. If you are late your course will start without you.

Meet your guide at the SofA meeting point

Depart in cars from Thornbridge

Arrive at weasling venue (approx 30 mins)

Your guide will lead you to the weaseling venue and start the course

Return to cars

Return to Thornbridge

Course info card Description
Provided By Thornbridge
Student / Instructor Ratio 10:1
Location Offsite: Peak District
Min age 6

General advice

  • The School of Adventure is run by the Alpkit Foundation and all courses are with qualified instructors.
  • To participate in School of Adventure activities you must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket.
  • Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket may be cancelled and refunded.
  • Course times indicate the time you will be leaving from your meeting point to returning to it.
  • Your instructor will require you to sign a participation form before your activity commences. Children under 18 must get their form signed by their accompanying parent or guardian.
  • For courses offsite you will have to provide your own transport.
  • Courses will start without you if you are late.
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A few goodies that might help you get the most out of this course.

Climbing Games book

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Bouldering Essentials

Bouldering Essentials
The complete guide to bouldering, from beginner to expert there is something for everyone

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