Activities

With adventure, the level of challenge needs to be exciting but not overpowering. The adventure may consist of one significant component or a flowing set of smaller activities, and they can take part in one place or form a journey.

For example...

Canoeing is never 'just' canoeing at High Borrans! It can involve teamwork, raft building, hill scrambling, cloud watching, exploring, singing, duck races, lake orienteering, wild swimming...all from one canoe session on our tarn!

It is possible to build up progression as skills and experiences develop, either within a course or with repeat visits.

Overground
  • Hill walking and exploring
  • Ghyll scrambling
  • Self-led walks
  • Climbing and abseiling
  • Rock scrambling
  • Expeditions and camping
  • Mountain biking
Underground
  • Cathedral Quarry and the dark tunnels
  • Caving
In/on water
  • Canoeing on High Borrans Tarn
  • Canoeing on the larger lakes
  • Wild swimming
  • ‘Jumps’
Onsite
  • Orienteering
  • Ropes course
  • Night line 
  • Problem solving
  • Abseil tree
  • Sledging
  • Practical conservation
"High Borrans was the best time of my life!" Matthew, George Stephenson High School