27th March 2018
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At Granite Trails, we know that adventurous activities can be extremely beneficial to a young persons upbringing. They can improve confidence, physical and mental health, ability to work with others and inspire lifelong love and respect for the outdoor environment. This is particularly relevant to young people who don’t participate often in traditional games and sports.
Our approach to working with young people is simple. Experienced and well qualified staff, who will help young people to realise their potential in fantastic places.
We can offer a wide range of activities including;
Dartmoor rock adventure day. We’ll head out to the climbers paradise of Dartmoor, home to some classic climbs of all grades suitable for beginners and experts. your day could involve some rock climbing, abseiling (lowering yourself down a cliff), bouldering (climbing hard moves, low enough not to need ropes), a spot of weasling (a unique Devonian activity involving wriggling through holes and gaps in rocks, sounds weird but its really fun) and the world famous Greator ridge scramble. Book now
Wild camp night out. Dartmoor is brilliant for wild camping and we know all the best spots! This can be a real taste of adventure for people of all ages, from primary school to a staff training trip. We will provide everything you need including tents, stoves, roll mats, torches and even sleeping bags if you need them. We can also include a night hike out on to the moors with a few local legends, just to make sure everyone sleeps well, we can also sort out food to cook out on camp stoves for dinner and breakfast. Book now
Support for Duke of Edinburgh award and Ten Tors. If your school, college or group are taking part in the DofE or the Ten Tors challenge then we can help you. Finding suitably qualified staff within your team can be difficult, have you thought about hiring in one of our team to help? How up to date are your team with the latest knowledge, industry best practice and recent incident analysis? Our team are all full time outdoor professionals and undertake rigorous CPD training to remain at the cutting edge of the outdoor industry. A staff training day with Granite Trails could help you and you’re team make good decisions to make sure young people in you’re care have fun and stay safe. We can tailor this to suit you’re budget, get in touch for more details. Book now
Adventurous field trip? Ever thought about making a field trip more exciting and memorable for you’re students? We have many years experience in supporting school field trips particularly for Geography, History and the Sciences. These subjects can come alive in the eyes of students when given the chance to see the places and processes they have been studying for real, inspiring a life long interest in the subject and aiding understanding. We can take you to fantastic locations and incorporate adventure into the experience. Here are a few ideas which have worked well with our customers in the past. Book now
Source to sea river journey on foot and mountain bike.
Glacial feature studies in Snowdonia or the Lake District.
River survey with a Tyrolean crossing (improvised zip line).
Neolithic and bronze age site visit on Dartmoor, navigating with map and compass.
Survey plant life through a range of different habitats, and at different altitudes.
Get to grips with different rock types by climbing them, in Devon we can climb on 3 different rock types in one day!
Remember, everything we do is bespoke for you. So if you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, get in touch and we can help.