The south lakes is a forgotten gem, with fantastic rock that only a few people access
We will help you learn everthing you need to get climbing
From undulating grasslands and woodlands appear fantastic limestone outcrops
Clean, warm welcoming, quiet lodge accomodation
We have fantastic rock just 400m from the road
With a high instructor to client ratio there is lots of opportunity to get plenty of coaching and improve your technique
The south lakes is the place to go for lots of climbing beacuse limestone is an amazingly feature rich form of rock.
The rock is brim full of climbable lines stacked shoulder to shoulder.
Routes are short, easy to protect and quickly accessed. More climbing, more coaching and more fun.
When we meet up we will have a quick briefing and information sharing session to work out everyones goals and experience. After a quick review of systems to ensure everyone is on the same page and we will get climbing.
There will be lots of climbing time and opportunities to push yourself and learn as, well as sit back and enjoy the routes.
We have chosen these cabins because they combine a caring owner, nice cabins along with great proximity to pubs, the indoor climbing wall and the train station.
The site has only ten cabins in total, each at the end or thir own short drive. It gives a great sense of space and calm and ensures that only your vehicles are moving around in your area.
There is a selection of doubles, twins, bunks and triples. You can even hire a cabin to yourself if you would like the extra space.
Lovely simple food is prepared by the instructors, with all meals provided. There is also access to the kitchen to make you own snacks and brews. Help washing up or chopping is always appreciated but not mandatory.
Breakfast is cereal, toast and something hot in a bun.
Lunch is fresh local pie, cake and hot drinks.
Saturday dinner is typically Lasagne , with garlic bread and salad.
On Sunday we normally stop for a warm lunch and recovery near the climbing venues - which means we can climb untill the last minute and send you home with a packed meal for your journey.
2 Climbing days and 2 overnight stays: Friday to Sunday
Pickup: Oxenholme Station 7PM Friday
Drop off: Oxenholme Station
Free extension in accommodation to Monday 10am (own transport)
£200 per person in a shared room
Indoor accommodation in a shared room
Food from Saturday Breakfast to Sunday Evening
All technical equipment
British qualified climbing instructors
Transport from the train station and to the climbing venues
Transport is not included to Oxenholme - Direct trains from Manchester, London, Glasgow and Edinburgh
Teach and refresh the basics of climbing safety
Belay each other
Lots of climbing
Help you improve your climbing with coaching
If the weather is poor we will go inside for some of the time
Go for a pint
Have a laugh as a friendly welcoming group of like minded people
Climbing access requires 400m rough ground walking
Suitable for all people able to manage own travel to the pickup point
Suitable for all those who do not need a dedicated guide or bring their own
We will help with inductions to buildings and climbing guidance
Suitable for those able to self manage without dedicated support or with a dedicated carer (who doesn't necessarily have to climb)
We will help with meals, reminding about medications etc
Participants should be capable of being left at the accommodation unsupervised or accompanied by a carer
South Lakes Climbing access requires 400m rough ground walking
Instructors can support from the bottom, top and alongside to get people started and confident
Additional support from rope systems can help climbers struggling with strength
Not suitable for those who rely on wheeled mobility aids - though we have some great alternatives
Suitable for people with most auditory impairments that do not require signing to communicate or please bring an interpreter
Our current climbing instructors do not use BSL. A BSL assistant instructor is occasionally available.
We have radios and Tloop transmission units to aid hearing when climbing and in general
Does this sound like the ideal family break or a great thing for your up for it mates why not take the trip just for yourselves?
You can come on the dates listed (if noone else is booked on yet) or customise it to suit just yout needs, dates and aspirations.
For 4 or more people often a trip or activity costs less if you take it private
When we plan a trip or actviity we design it to maximise the range of needs its accessible to.
The same with dates we have to take a guess when a trip would suit people.
We love requests to move dates to suit you and we love to take a standard trip and focus it on a particular need set. We call them editions and regualrly specilise activities for people.