Our staff are highly qualified and trained to lead outdoor activities. We have three full-time teacher staff at the centre, plus three student instructors.

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Nick Winder – Head of Centre

  • BEd (Hons) Science and Outdoor Education with QTS (secondary) LPIOL

  • REC First Aid; Mountain Rescue First Aid Certificate

  • Mountaineering Instructor Award

  • D of E Assessor

  • IOL Bushcraft Instructor

  • Local Cave Leader Level Two (CIC trained)

  • BCU Level 3 Kayak

  • BCU Level 3 Canoe 5 Star

  • MIAS Mountain Bike Instructor Level 2

  • RYA Power Boat Coxn Level 4

  • GNAS Archery Leader

  • White Water Rescue Technician 3 (WRT3)


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Tim Hindle – Deputy Head of Centre

  • BSc Geography QTS (secondary)

  • Rescue and Emergency Care First Aid

  • Summer Mountain Leader

  • Single Pitch Climbing Award

  • Winter Mountain Leader

  • Local Cave Leader Level One

  • BCU Level 3 Kayak

  • BCU Level 3 Canoe

  • British Orienteering Federation Leader


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Chris Watson – Tutor / Instructor

  • HND Sports Science with Outdoor Education

  • Certificate of Education

  • Rescue and Emergency Care First Aid

  • Summer Mountain Leader

  • RYA Safety Boat Coxswain

  • Single Pitch Climbing Award

  • Local Cave Leader Level One

  • BCU Level 3 Kayak 5 star

  • BCU Level 3 Canoe 5 star

  • Swift Water Rescue Technician 1


What did I learn today? That if you walk on water, you get wet!