Edale Activity Centre

YHA Edale Activity Centre

YHA Edale Activity Centre

YHA Edale Activity Centre invites you to try some of its most exciting activities for an adventure to remember in the great outdoors. Whether you’re on your own or with your family, a beginner or a seasoned adventurer, we’ve got something for you. Over twenty years of experience and our own team of qualified instructors ensure safety, quality and great memories to last a lifetime.

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On land

Set within some of the Peak District's most stunning countryside, Edale is ideal for walking, caving and climbing activities.

White Peak Walker

The many limestone dales of the Peak District provide less physically demanding, but no less interesting, terrain to explore in the company of a knowledgeable and experienced instructor. Many sites such as Cheedale & Lathkill Dale are local or national nature reserves, hinting at the wildlife and scenery to be discovered. The terrain underfoot is occasionally rocky or muddy but easy-going riverside meanders are a more likely scenario for relaxed exercise in a striking environment in the company of other like-minded participants.

£124 for the full weekend including full board accommodation.

Edale Skyline

A legendary itinerary covering Lose Hill, Back Tor, Mam Tor and the whole of the southern edge of the Kinder Scout plateau to complete a classic round trip. Two full days in the company of our knowledgeable and qualified instructors who will help to ensure success by navigating and pacing accordingly as well as easing the strain with local knowledge and minibus transport from/to the restart point – it will never be more accessible than this!

£114 for the weekend inclusive of full board accommodation.

Introductory Caving

A weekend of subterranean exploration, suitable for complete novices, discovering the unique underground world of Derbyshire’s famous caves and mines. In the company of qualified and knowledgeable instructors and with all specialist equipment provided, you only need moderate fitness and flexibility, and an adventurous streak to venture into the depths of this memorable environment.

£165 for two full days of cave/mine exploration and full board accommodation throughout.

Intermediate Caving

For those with limited previous underground experience who want a taste of the vertical, this course offers smaller groups an opportunity to descend/ascend pitches within cave systems in order to access the more difficult, less frequented areas. Detailed instruction from qualified cavers plus all specialist equipment provided are the essential ingredients to further your underground aspirations.

£170 inclusive of two full days of caving plus full board accommodation

On water

Tackle the open water with our boat-based activities.

Introductory Open Canoe

Suitable for complete novices, this course maximises time on the water and concentrates on the basic paddling technique and all aspects of water safety. All specialist equipment is provided and instruction is given by suitably qualified and experienced BCU coaches. Different venues and an element of journeying add interest to the input and prepare participants for the certificated BCU1 Star Personal Proficiency Award if desired.

£165 inclusive of all course content and full board accommodation.

Family activities

Families will love the abundance of child and adult friendly activities available at Edale.

Family Multi Activity

The return of our popular action packed holiday featuring adventurous yet accessible outdoor activities that appeal to children and adults alike. Our position in the heart of the Peak District National Park enables climbing, abseiling, caving, canoeing, weaselling, archery, orienteering, bushcraft and both high and low ropes courses to be on hand every morning, afternoon and evening – children (from 8 years old) and adults alike invariably rise to the challenge.

This is an all-inclusive package including full-board accommodation in family rooms. Those arriving by train can be transferred in our own minibuses

Four nights fully inclusive (Monday – Thursday) Adults - £290 Under 16s - £225

Multi Activity Weekend

Our popular action packed holiday featuring adventurous yet accessible outdoor activities that appeal to children and adults alike has been transformed into a weekend package. Children (from 8 years old) and adults alike invariably rise to the challenge.

£120 for a full programme of activities plus full board accommodation for the weekend.

School Holiday Activities

Easter / Half Term Holidays

A series of one-off family friendly activities are scheduled every day of the Easter and half term holidays for those that wish to sample our accessible adventures. Children (from age 8) must be accompanied by an adult but these experiences are available to anyone staying at any Peak District Youth Hostel. Choose morning (9.15am - 12.30pm) or afternoon (1.30pm to 4.45pm) to sample climbing, abseiling, canoeing, kayaking, raft building, caving, weasling, orienteering, archery, high ropes course, hill-walking and much more. Prices per half day are £20 for adults and £14 for children.

Navigation training qualification

Browse through our Navigation, Training and Qualification courses below and once you've chosen your favourite.

National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Bronze Award

A weekend in the heart of the Peak District learning basic navigation skills in accordance with the NNAS syllabus - a certificated award which will be presented to successful candidates after training and continuous assessment throughout the course. Qualified, skilled instructors and appropriate terrain on our doorstep make this course as accessible as possible to all candidates.

£140 inclusive of all tuition and full board accommodation.

National Navigation Award (NNAS) Silver Award

A full weekend of training and continuous assessment in accordance with the syllabus, in the heart of the Dark Peak. Qualified and experienced instructors will provide input in detailed map work and basic compass technique on appropriate terrain to give maximum encouragement to candidates who, if successful, will receive this recognised and certificated award plus the skills and confidence to start venturing off the beaten track.

£140 inclusive of all course input and full board accommodation for the weekend

National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Gold Award Training

A full weekend in the challenging terrain of the Dark Peak uplands such as Kinder Scout & Bleaklow, training in accordance with the syllabus for the most demanding conditions of featureless terrain and poor visibility. This course is training only but our qualified and experienced instructors will ensure the greatest familiarity with all aspects of the syllabus in appropriate conditions to adequately prepare candidates for subsequent assessment.

£140 inclusive of all course input and full board accommodation for the weekend.

National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) Gold Award Assessment

The moors of the Dark Peak are the ideal terrain to test suitable candidates for this certified and nationally recognised award at its highest level. Candidates must have completed Gold Award Training.

£145 for the weekend inclusive of full board accommodation.

MTE Hill and Moorland Leader (HML) Training

The HML award is a nationally recognised qualification for those intending to lead groups away from the paths in upland terrain. The Dark Peak is the very epitome of this terrain and we use Kinder Scout – our back garden - as the ideal training ground. All aspects of the syllabus are covered in a largely practical way by very experienced and suitably qualified staff to prepare candidates as thoroughly and realistically as possible on this three day course.

£224 inclusive of all course input and three nights’ full board accommodation.

MTE Hill and Moorland Leader (HML) Assessment

Ideal terrain on our doorstep enables us to cover all aspects of the syllabus with the greatest efficiency and convenience on this intensive three day course. Candidates must have attended Hill and Moorland Leader Training.

£224 inclusive of all course input and three nights’ full board accommodation