Outdoor Learning

Fancy getting out of the training room?

If you’re looking for something a little different then why not give our outward bound learning a go? We’ve linked up with the fabulous Phil Longbottom and his team at Ormside Mill Residential Centre in the heart of Cumbria’s beautiful Eden Valley, to provide a memorable learning experience with a difference, and one that’s guaranteed to take you and your team out of your comfort zone!

Bringing learning alive through actual experience, tapping into all the senses, in all the elements really helps learning stick, and it’s also a fantastic opportunity to blow off the cobwebs of work and spend valuable time together as a team, in the great outdoors.

What kind of activities can we offer as part of your learning experience?

There’s a whole host including:

  • Archery
  • Bushcraft
  • Camping Expeditions
  • Canoeing
  • Caving
  • Kayaking
  • Orienteering
  • Gorge Scrambling
  • Hill Walking
  • Cliff traversing and cliff jumping
  • Mountain Biking
  • Night Walking
  • River Crossing
  • Rock Climbing and Abseiling
  • Teamwork Challenges
  • Woodland Skills
  • Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Once we know a little more about your specific learning needs (e.g. team working, leadership skills, improved decision making, communication or problem solving skills etc), we’ll then help you to create your own bespoke event, tailored with activities designed to help to meet all of your goals.

Sorry to bring it back to work, but…!

Whilst the activities are fun and challenging it’s important that you don’t lose sight of the main reason you’re there, so our very own head honcho, Mike Ode, will help you keep on track and will help to draw out the learning from your event. (Any excuse to jump off a cliff or go canoeing!!)

It’s also important that your learning sticks long after your time with us, so Mike will also help you to identify how you can transfer and implement what you’ve learned, back in the workplace.

Where is Ormside Mill?

Ormside Mill (- a beautifully converted water mill) is a residential and activity centre sitting in a quiet rural location in the heart of Cumbria’s beautiful Eden Valley, just three miles from the lovely market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

With comfortable furnishings, a fully-equipped self-catering kitchen, central heating and a cosy wood-burning stove, Ormside Mill provides great-value accommodation for groups of up to 18 people on an exclusive use basis. All equipment needed to participate in all of our activities can be provided too, so no need to worry about waterproofs and wellies!

Visit the Ormside Mill website for more details and to take a look at their gallery and Facebook page. It may well give you inspiration for your own event!

Don’t fancy an overnighter? 

Don’t worry, our expert team will work with you to design an action-packed full day event, which will still pack a punch with your people!

Next Steps

If you fancy something a little different, with maximum impact, then get in touch now to discuss how we can create a truly memorable event that you and your team will never forget.