The adventure specialists

Outdoor activity & education centre

A purpose built learning and adventure hub in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales Guides have their very own outdoor activity centre, located only 2 miles outside of Settle and in a perfect position to access the beautiful and famous hills, mountains and caves of the Yorkshire Dales.

Features of our recently renovated centre include:

Cavers Briefing Area

A specially designed CAVERS BRIEFING AREA! Caving is our greatest passion here at Yorkshire Dales Guides, and so, of course, deserves its own room! 😊 Large groups can be quickly and efficiently kitted out in all the required equipment, in a comfortable and private area equipped with 4 large changing rooms and a toilet/shower. It is, typically, then only a 15-20mins drive to the parking location for the caves, depending on venue chosen for the day. Rather than change in the cold on a remote lane, cavers can return to our premises to change in comfort following their exciting foray into the underworld!

The Activity Barn

A specially design cavers briefing area! Caving is our greatest passion here at A 15 m x 10 m x 8 m high activity room, with vertical caving training and high ropes facility (see vertical caving training facility page), 6 m high climbing wall, and 7 m long traverse wall. The area is also an excellent space for our team building activities, many of which are organised by our very own managing director and psychologist Steph. The entire area is floored with 18mm thick rubber matting to ensure comfort during activities, and includes a large space heater for cool autumn/winter days.

The Office

Where many of our navigation and first aid courses start and end, with comfortable seating, access to white boards and projectors and kitchen facilities.

Lots of Space!

The centre is surrounded by ‘acres’ of fields extending down to the river Ribble, perfect for outdoor activities such as team building, and navigation training before heading onto the local hills. Our quiet, private and secluded location makes for a relaxing place to learn and have fun!

Accommodation only 10 metres away!

Why not make a mid-week or weekend break of it, and stay in the wonderfully spacious Hornby Laithe Bunkbarn, located on site. This well maintained and clean bunkbarn can sleep up to 50 (36 adult sized bunks and 14 smaller bunks), has comfortable lounge and dining areas, a well-stocked kitchen, drying room, and external games room (table tennis and pool tables). Stainforth, a small village, is only a 10min walk away and has a pub ‘The Craven Heifer.’ Alternatively, only 20min walk away is the wonderful Knight’s Table restaurant at Little Stainforth, close to the stunning Stainforth Force.


With a 50-bed bunkbarn, acres of fields for camping, the large Yorkshire Dales Guides activity barn, as well as a private and scenic location only 2miles from Settle, our site is a perfect place for hosting events small and large. We have had various events take place at our site over the years, from scouting events and school outdoor activity residentials, to weddings and private parties. Get in touch for more info, or to arrange a tour of the site!

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