Learning centres and sites


We deliver our activities and visits from a range of inspiring sites across the National Park. At our centres you will be able to use the facilities described below, for days delivered in the field we will give advice on the nearest toilets and other facilities with your booking details.

Longdendale Environmental Centre

Our centre near Glossop delivers high quality curriculum-based environmental education as well as family and community events and has a large classroom and well established wildlife garden, surrounded by stunning landscape. Over the past decade the centre has developed an excellent reputation for delivering programmes that inspire young people.

Find out more about Longendale Environmental Centre.

Macclesfield Forest

The site at Macclesfield Forest has a classroom that provides shelter for visiting groups, together with toilet and handwashing facilities. Macclesfield Forest and the surrounding land is a workplace. The forest produces timber and farmers use the open fields and moorland to graze livestock and produce crops. The area is also the source of drinking water for Macclesfield from Ridgegate and Trentabank Reservoirs.

Find out more about the site at Macclesfield Forest.

Moorland Discovery Centre

Just over seven miles from Sheffield city centre, the Moorlands Discovery Centre is set in the grounds of the National Trust's Longshaw Estate and is made up of large areas of moorland, woodland and farmland. Surrounded by some of the National Park's most spectacular landscapes. The centre delivers high quality curriculum-based environmental education as well as family and community events.

Find out more about the Moorland Discovery Centre.

Residentials at youth hostels

We are working with the Youth Hostel Association in the Peak District to offer a range of programmes that support the school curriculum. We can offer competitive packages for one-night breaks with two days of activities, which start from £45 per student. You could also create your own tailor-made visit.

Find out more about residentials at youth hostels.

Field study sites

We offer a range of educational opportunities across the park at our field study sites.

Sites include: Castleton, Edale, Langsett, Tideswell and Thorpe

Facilities at these sites vary and can be discussed prior to booking. Each site offers fantastic opportunities to study different aspects of the National Park from busy tourist villages to dramatic moorland hydrology.

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