Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

Thornbridge Outdoors

Thornbridge Outdoors
Longstone Lane
Great Longstone
DE45 1NY

Telephone: 01629 640491
Twitter: @thornbridgeout
Facebook: @thornbridgeout
Instagram: @thornbridgeout

Activities available

  • Walking
  • Climbing / abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Mountain biking
  • Bushcraft
  • Orienteering
  • High Ropes
  • Low Ropes
  • Problem Solving
  • Environmental
  • Bouldering

Groups staying at the centre can book instructors at Thornbridge Outdoors to lead adventure activities both on and off-site. Thornbridge Outdoors instructors are well qualified and experienced to enable you to get the most from any of the activities they offer.

Accredited courses

  • Lowland Leader
  • Hill and Moorland Leader
  • Expedition Module
  • Climbing Wall Instructor and Abseil Module
  • Mountain Bike Leader
  • First Aid Courses

For more information and to search for upcoming course, visit the Thornbridge Outdoors website.


  • Up to 90 self-catering or catered
  • The Lodge (sleeps 38)
  • The Farm House (sleeps 38, dining room seats 36)
  • Woodlands (sleeps 10)
  • The Woodlands Cottage (sleeps 4)
  • A well sheltered and flat campsite with 9 teepee's for up to 40 people including a kitchen, dining room, toilets and showers.
  • Various meeting rooms available to hire.

All are self-contained and have their own fully equipped kitchen and dining/meeting room to self-cater. They all have outdoor space with seating and a BBQ for the nice sunny days.

The Lodge, Farm House, Woodlands and 2 The Woodlands Cottage can be booked separately or together. We offer several different catering options or you can arrange a supermarket delivery to self-cater.

Find out more about bookings.

Public Transport Links

  • Grindleford station is 7 miles away with trains to both Sheffield and Manchester
  • Buses stop at Great Longstone, about half a mile away, travelling between Bakewell and Castleton.

Further Information

At Thornbridge Outdoors the mission is To widen the horizons of young people through real outdoor adventures in the Peak District. The majority of their work with young people is through high quality, bespoke residential visits for schools during term time.

At weekends and during school holidays they work with a wide range of clients to make the most of the accommodation, beautiful 30 acre site and fabulous location. Weekend and holiday customers include friend & family groups, reunions, wedding receptions, faith groups and small conferences/festivals.

Thornbridge Outdoors is the perfect base to access the wonderfully diverse countryside and interesting towns/villages. They reside in the small village of Great Longstone where there are two pubs, a shop and a local park in walking distance. The Monsal Trail is accessible from the grounds; popular with walkers and cyclists this flat traffic free route travels 8.5 miles between Bakewell & Blackwell Mill near Buxton. The gritstone edges of Froggatt and Stanage are within easy reach.

Thornbridge Outdoors has an interesting history which dates back to the days of William the Conqueror. In 2003, Thornbridge Education Centre became Thornbridge Outdoors. Whilst continuing to provide residential / outdoor and environmental experience for Sheffield children, it has now become far more than just an ‘Education Centre’.

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