Green fields highlighted by sunrays through heavy clouds from Curbar Edge

White Hall Outdoor Education Centre

White Hall Outdoor Education Centre
Long Hill
SK17 6SX

Telephone: 01298 23260
Twitter: @whitehallcentre
Facebook: @whitehallderbyshire

Activities available

  • Walking
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Caving
  • Mountain biking
  • Stream and rock scrambling
  • Bushcraft
  • Orienteering
  • Team building and problem solving
  • High ropes

Activities are available for groups staying at the centre. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Accredited courses

  • Lowland Leader
  • Hill and Moorland Leader
  • Rock Climbing Instructor
  • Mountain Bike Leader
  • Teaching Orienteering
  • Canoe and Kayak personal performance awards and FSRT training

With a wealth of expertise under one roof, White Hall Centre is a training and assessment centre for a number of adventurous activities, including mountaineering, climbing, canoeing and orienteering. For more information visit the Whitehall Outdoors website.


  • Up to 94 self-catering or catered

White Hall Centre is available for group accommodation bookings and sleeps up to 85 people across 16 bedrooms. The Centre has a range of facilities on offer for leisure bookings wanting to explore the Peak District or for business bookings in need of meeting rooms and conference spaces. 

The picturesque spa town of Buxton is just 3 miles away and there are plenty of places to explore in the High Peak district during your stay as well as the optional extra to book some of the outdoor activity challenges that White Hall Centre has to offer across the 35 acre site including; high and low ropes courses, zip wires and a purpose built mountain bike track. 

Find out more about bookings.

Public Transport Links

  • Buxton station is 3 miles away with trains to Manchester
  • A bus service stops at the end of the driveway with buses to Buxton, Whaley Bridge and Glossop

Further Information

Derbyshire County Council’s White Hall Outdoor Education Centre is a centre of excellence in outdoor education. We run high quality courses tailored to meet a wide range of needs while also giving great value for money. Situated high on the moors between Buxton and Whaley Bridge, you can walk onto the moors from the door; you have gritstone climbing edges within a few miles and bridleways that run right past our grounds.

White Hall was the first local education authority outdoor education centre, welcoming young people for the first time in 1951. Today White Hall remains the warm welcoming house on the hill where visitors can have life-changing experiences, eat well, sleep well and have fun!

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