Oaklands Manor - Specialist Outdoor Centre

Our specialist outdoor leadership centre, Oaklands Manor, provides a unique learning environment for students studying our outdoor courses.

Surrounded by stunning views of the Peak District and only a five minute drive from our main campus in Buxton, a regular, free mini bus service ensures students travel easily between sites.

Oaklands Manor boasts a range of bespoke facilities, including:

  • three teaching rooms 
  • break-out study space
  • a specialist computer suite
  • onsite teaching staff
  • a bespoke drying room for wet gear after caving and canoeing practicals
  • shower facilities
  • kitchen facilities
  • caving, canoeing, climbing and bush craft kit storage
  • an enclosed courtyard, which can be used for small research projects 

Surrounding Oaklands Manor are 58 acres of mixed woodland containing specialist outdoor equipment, including:

  • a 30 foot high climbing wall
  • a bouldering wall
  • high and low rope courses
  • an artificial underground caving course

In addition, the surrounding Derbyshire Peak District provides the perfect environment for a range of outdoor activities:
•   climbing at the Roaches, Stanage Edge, Burbage Edge, Yarncliff and Castle Naze
•   canoeing and kayaking in the River Derwent and Combs Reservoir
•   the Peak Forest Canal - students can work on improvements to it with British Waterways.

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