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.