Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

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An inspirational place to learn, develop and create lifelong memories.

Situated in the heart of the Peak District National Park in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the Centre is an ideal venue for a residential stay or activity day.

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About Us

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About us

Residential stays or activity days, in the heart of the Peak District National Park.

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Our facilities

Crowden has sleeping facilities for up to 40 people across 14 bedrooms.

Our staff

Our staff

Our staff are highly trained, experienced, professional and friendly.

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Professionally inspected to ensure we remain at the forefront of good practice.


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Your pupils will have opportunities to gain new skills, build resilience and have fun.

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A great way to break down barriers, build confidence, and increase motivation.

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The Centre is available for hire by groups to run their own residential programme.

Team building


Your team can build strong bonds through shared experiences and fun, friendly competition.


Hire the Centre for your own events:

  • Family gatherings
  • Cycling groups
  • Art groups

It's a great base for exploring the area and accessing all the North West has to offer.

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Specialist courses

At Crowden we run courses which enable people to be nationally qualified outdoor instructors.

These include the Rock Climbing Instructor (RCI) and the Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI). We also provide skills courses in climbing, caving, paddlesport, hill walking and navigation courses.

In addition, we can design and deliver one off specialist courses that meet your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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Crowden an inspirational place to learn, develop and create lifelong memories

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