Outdoor Activities

Family and group activities can be provided by prior arrangement. Both Helen and Andy are qualified outdoor leaders and are keen to offer introductions to caving, climbing, abseiling, walking and gorge scrambling in the Yorkshire Dales. Dates and specific activities offered will be tailored to meet group requirements/experience. More advanced caving days or training in navigational skills can also be offered.

Mid-week adventure breaks for outdoor enthusiasts, aged 55 years plus, who fancy a new challenge, are now available. Two or three night breaks allow participants to partake in outdoor adventures with like-minded older adults at a more relaxing pace, allowing time for conversation and discovery of the fantastic Wensleydale food, drink and scenery.

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Call Andy and Helen on 01969 666034 / 07513279899 for more details on activities in the Yorkshire Dales. They will be happy to offer advice to help you make the most of your time in the Yorkshire Dales.

Mid-week adventure breaks for the young at heart…

If you are 55 years plus, love the outdoors and fancy a new challenge, Hardraw Old School Bunkhouse offers mid-week breaks of 2 or 3 nights when sociable outdoor adventures can be combined with enjoyment of Wensleydale scenery and more relaxing sampling of local fare.

Following requests of many visitors to the bunkhouse, these adventure breaks for older adults allow a sociable introduction to new challenges in the fantastic scenic backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Adventurous activities offered are chosen by guests and can be selected from walking, caving, abseiling, climbing or gill scrambling. Participants can choose between 2 and 4 activities during a mid-week adventure break. Our recommendation would be one activity per day as this allows adventure to be interspersed with more relaxing enjoyment of the countryside and the numerous excellent local eateries.

These short breaks are self-catering but opportunities are provided to allow participants to arrange jointly cooked meals and/or meals out at local cafes and pubs. Adventure break participants have sole use of the bunkhouse and no-one will be required to scale ladders to top bunks – unless of course you wish to do so!

Cost includes: bunkroom accommodation (just for adventure break participants, single sex rooms available), a selection of half-day activities chosen by participants (with fully qualified instructors & all technical equipment provided) and provision of information regarding local facilities and self-guided excursions.

Adventure breaks focusing on one specific activity can be arranged, please call Helen on 07513279899 to discuss your requirements.

Please note: These adventure breaks require a minimum of 3 persons to take place.


You can now check the availability at the bunkhouse before you book your stay by going to the accommodation page.