Ashville College – Yr 7 Team Challenge 2017

Another successful and fun-filled 2 days were had by all attending our recent school activity event.

Seventy-Six Year 7 students from Ashville College Harrogate attended our two day Team Challenge and Team Bonding event in rural Yorkshire; challenging themselves to a tour de force of activities including a Rock Experience, Gorge Scrambling, Biking Skills and team challenge games! Although these events were fun and exciting we hope everyone went away with a new set of skills, developed team bond, and an increased sense of self-confidence.

We’d like to thank all the students, teachers, staff and Sixth Form helpers who made it all possible and such a wonderful two days.

We always look forward to our School Outdoor Activity Events and can’t wait to do it all again next year! A great time had by all.

Adventure Website Updates

As part of the preparation for spring (typically an upturn in demand for our Outdoor Adventures) we’ve revised a lot of the content on the website with additional activities for Outdoor Clubs, Geography Field Trips and Team Fun Days for sports clubs.

Most of the popular outdoor adventures from previous years have been maintained so if you’re planning a corporate event, stag do or hen party then please browse the site for your group and contact us with details of your group size, potential dates, your objectives and budget – we can then tailor an event to suit you perfectly.


Congratulations Welcome to Yorkshire – Tour de France in Yorkshire

Congratulations to the team at Welcome to Yorkshire on securing the first two stages of this iconic race in 2014 – beating bids from Barcelona, Berlin and Venice.

It’s obviously going to be a very popular event with organisers expecting three MILLION people to line the route.  Day one starts in Leeds and ends in Harrogate via Hawes and Skipton – a minimum of 115 miles of stunning Yorkshire countryside.  Day two sees the riders starting in York and traveling through Knaresborough, Keighley, Huddersfield, Holmfirth before ending 110 miles later in Sheffield.

There’s an overview map of the routes taken by each stage below:

Tour de France Yorkshire 2014

For any groups wanting to improve their mountain biking skills we offer tailored experiences and adventures to suit all skill levels, experience and objectives – from good fun stag do’s, as part of a team building programme and for more serious adventure seekers.  Contact us with details of your group size, preferred dates and what you want to achieve and we’ll propose an outdoor experience to suit your group.


Team Building Events 2013

While the current season’s weather can be quite challenging for anyone wanting to participate in outdoor activities we are running group events throughout the winter.

However the majority of enquiries we currently receive are for Team Building activities for next spring and summer when the weather in Yorkshire is more dependable and conducive to positive and great fun days out.

Our outdoor activities are perfect as part of a wider leadership development program, a one off team building day or simply as a great staff reward day.

Each day is based on a proven event and tailored for the specific group who are taking part so we can deliver your objectives ensuring everyone experiences something new or develops their existing skills.

The range of team building activities delivered in 2012 included:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Abseiling
  • Treasure Hunts
  • Gorge Walking
  • Coasteering

And we’re adding new events across Yorkshire all the time so if you want to get the most out of your team in 2013 then contact us with details of the group size, potential dates and your objectives and we’ll outline an event within your budget.

Gorge Walking Yorkshire – Special Offer 20th October

We have a late availability offer for a group Gorge Walking experience on Saturday 20th October, 10-1pm in North Yorkshire – one of the most popular activities we offer.

The experience includes a 67ft abseil into a beautiful gorge, scrambling up waterfalls, swimming through deep pools and sliding down lots of natural chutes – as well as a certain amount of horse play on the way.

All the safety equipment you need is provided (wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet not to mention the abseiling kit) and the whole event is managed by a highly qualified and experienced outdoor instructor so it’s suitable for groups of all ages.  All you need to bring is your swimmies, some old trainers/walking boots and a towel.

As it’s the end of the season we’re making this outdoor experience available for a group of up to six at just £200 – you can bring less people if you want, or if your group is larger then please contact us and we’ll calculate the difference is price based on the size of your group.

This is a great opportunity to experience a terrific outdoor adventure with Rock Steady – it’s offered on a first come first served basis at this price so please contact Rock Steady through this link to check availability and confirm your details.

Follow this link to see more details and a video of a rock climbing and gorge walking adventure so you can get an idea of what the Gorge Walking is like.

Family Gorge Adventure

We provide a range of outdoor activities across Yorkshire throughout [although there's less demand for activities which will get your REALLY wet and more for guided walking] the winter so if you have another date in mind, want to try a different event or need to plan a good fun group activity in 2013 then just contact us with the details.

Rock Steady Gorge Jumping

York accommodation – new hotels added

After a manic summer of group outdoor activities we’ve finally got some time to catch up with admin – including posting an update to the blog which was sorely missing in September!

We’ve now added three more accommodation venues in York and one in Bradford – browse the Group Outdoor Activities map where you can see the accommodation relative to where our main activities take place.

We’re happy to suggest accommodation for your group’s activity or organise it as part of a Team Building event – just ask when you enquire for details or view the accommodation section of the website to see a range of places to stay across Yorkshire.

Many of the venues are fellow Welcome to Yorkshire members so you can be assured of a warm welcome – either after or before your group outdoor activities.

Group Outdoor Activities accommodation

Tour de France in Yorkshire – Back le Bid with Welcome to Yorkshire

Congratulations to the hard working team at Welcome to Yorkshire – they’ve now got over 150,000 (yes one hundred and fifty THOUSAND) pledges of support for their campaign to bring the iconic race to the hills and dales of Yorkshire.

With the tremendous achievements of Bradley Wiggins at both the Tour de France and the recent Olympic games there is renewed interest in cycling across the UK.

If your group are into mountain biking and want to develop your skills – or you’re new to mountain biking and want our expert instructors to guide you on a great day out then please do contact us.  We offer mountain bike experiences across Yorkshire for groups of all abilities for team building, a stag do, hen parties or simply groups of mates who want to get outdoors and do something different.

Stayin North York Moors – Great Guide for vistors to Yorkshire

Stayin The North York MoorsFor anyone visiting Yorkshire there’s a great website with really useful information on Accommodation, Eating Out as well as Tourist Information for places across the North York Moors.

North Yorkshire Bathing Huts

So whether you’re planning an overnight or a full holiday in Yorkshire it’s worth visiting the website to find great places to stay like log cabins, holiday cottages, campsites, hotels, guest houses, holiday parks, apartments and lots more, plus a whole range of things to do places to go and fantastic culinary delights.

North Yorkshire is truly a wonderful place with something for all the family and all budgets, so start planning your holiday to this wonderful region and enjoy a holiday never to forget.

North York Moors Steam RailwayThe website is accessible by clicking the Stayin North York Moors logo above or at this addess


Ghar Parau Foundation – supporting British Cave Expeditions

At the recent Bradford Pothole Club winch meet by Gaping Ghyll we met a guy selling amazing cards raising funds to support British cave expeditions undertaking exploration and cave science.

The pack of ten high quality cards are blank inside so can be used for any purpose – and the pictures are certainly unique.

Amazing CavesYou can buy the cards from Bernies or Inglesport in Ingleton; Hitch n Hike in Hope Valley, Derbshire or from the Ghar Parau Shop – follow the link for more information.

If cavers would like any advice or have questions about organising or participating in caving expeditions etc abroad they can contact the Ghar Parau Foundation who will put them in contact with the relevant people.

If you fancy organising a group caving experience day with Rock Steady Adventure then click this link for more information Yorkshire Caving.

More Outdoor Activity Freelance Instructors Required

Due to increased demand for outdoor activity events including team building, stag dos, hen parties and school groups we are looking to recruit additional freelance instructors in the Yorkshire area.

The particular qualifications currently sought are experienced instructors with qualifiactions in Coastal Watersports / Fastwater Rescue and Mountain Leader / SPA.

The vacanies provide opportunities to work on varied outdoor activity courses with some of the best instructors in the industry – so if you’re interested then please make contact through the website ‘Contact Us’ page.