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Make the most of your weekend by booking an exciting High Adventure Activity!


NEW!!! We are now offering a range of exciting activities at weekends that you can book, turn up and take part in. No previous experience is required and all equipment, professional instruction and insurance is included.


Amazing introductory prices of £20pp for the 2 hour sessions and £30pp for the 3 hour sessions.

Who are the activities suitable for?

· Anyone 7 years old and above

· Family groups

· Friends

· Birthday parties / events

Where are we?

Most activities take place at High Adventure, 233 Keighley Road, Cowling, North Yorkshire, BD22 0AA. Watersports take place at Ponden Reservoir. Full details will be emailed to you when you book. 





Challenge yourself on three separate aerial activities at our purpose built facility:


ZIP LINE - A supervised climb to the platform and attachment to the line makes this a great activity for everyone. Zip down the line in one long photo opportunity.


LEAP OF FAITH - After climbing a pole (with a safety line of course!) you stand on a wooden platform and make your 'Leap of Faith' for a trapeze bar. The great thing about this activity is that we can move the bar as close as you like or as far away as you dare!


ABSEIL - You will first need to scale the ladder in our purpose built climbing wall to get to the access platform to allow you to Abseil, like a pro, down the outside of the building. All the activities are run by qualified instructors at a professional Outdoor Education Centre.

2 hour session: Available Saturday and Sunday (9:30am - 11:30am 12:30pm - 2:30pm, 3pm - 5pm)

Location: High Adventure, 233 Keighley Road, Cowling, North Yorkshire, BD22 0AA

Suitable for: Age 7+ (instructor led activity)

Price: £20 per person




Using our purpose built Archery and Axe Throwing range you will learn how to fire a bow and throw an axe in a safe, professionally instructed environment.

ARCHERY - Starting with the basics you will be taught how to safely load and fire your bow along with safe range practise to collect your arrows. Once you have mastered the basics you will be coached on improving your technique and accuracy to compete against your family/friends in a fun competition.

AXE THROWING - There is a surprising amount of technique involved in axe throwing, yes anyone can pick up an axe and throw it but it's the making it stick in the target at the other end that's the tricky bit. You will learn a single and double handed technique for the throw and progress to getting your distance from target just right to maximise your success rate.

2 hour session: Available Saturday and Sunday (9:30am - 11:30am 12:30pm - 2:30pm, 3pm - 5pm)

Location: High Adventure, 233 Keighley Road, Cowling, North Yorkshire, BD22 0AA

Suitable for: Age 7+ (instructor led activity)

Price: £20 per person

Camp Fire at Night




This session takes place in our purpose built outdoor Bushcraft Classroom. This gives us the perfect environment to maximise the time to teach you about the most important aspects of survival - Shelter, Fire, Food and Water. There is a parachute shelter so the rain doesn't bother us and we have a store of dry wood to ensure success in firelighting. All the materials are to hand so we can concentrate on the skills.

SHELTER - Learn about different types of shelter and have a go at building your own.

FIRE - Discover different methods of fire lighting and set your own fire that you will build from a spark.

FOOD & WATER - Understand the dangers of poor decision making in this area and use the fire to brew up some 'bush tea' and make a simple 'bush snack' (for our younger and young at heart participants this could be marshmallows to roast!!

2 hour session: Available Saturday and Sunday (9:30am - 11:30am 12:30pm - 2:30pm, 3pm - 5pm)

Location: High Adventure, 233 Keighley Road, Cowling, North Yorkshire, BD22 0AA

Suitable for: Age 7+ (instructor led activity)

Price: £20 per person

On site Cave 1




High Adventure has one of the best, if not the best, artificial caving system in the UK giving you the chance for a unique, challenging, safe and fun experience.


Most people’s quite rational fear of 'caving' is getting stuck or having an obstacle too difficult for them, but as it’s an artificial cave there are plenty of exit points, so if you don’t fancy one of the challenges along the way then it’s easy to opt out and re-join the group further on.


It’s a fantastic activity for families and groups of friends who fancy something unusual and physically challenging that you do together as a team, everyone is active all the time!


On arrival we will kit you out in full Caving gear (oversuit/wellies/helmet and light) and lead you through an epic adventure. There’s mud and water in the system so you will need a change of clothes for after – Good luck!!

3 hour session: Available Saturday and Sunday (1pm to 4pm)

Location: High Adventure, 233 Keighley Road, Cowling, North Yorkshire, BD22 0AA

Suitable for: Age 7+ (instructor led activity)

Price: £30 per person





A fantastic wet session filled with fun and new skills. On arrival at Ponden reservoir you will be kitted out with a buoyancy aid, helmet and paddle then as a team we get the equipment down to the water’s edge ready for your session.

Canadian Canoes - We use Canadian canoes rafted together to form a very stable catamaran to allow you to get straight on the water without worrying about getting soaked right at the beginning of the session. When you have picked up the skills to manoeuvre your craft we’ll introduce some fun games, challenges and of course, races!


Giant SUPSOur giant stand up paddle boards are a proper laugh, it will of course be everyone else not paddling in time or rocking the board, never you!! While you can stay dry, if you wish, during the canoe-rafts session there is a greater chance of 'going in' in this session but that’s all part of the fun. There are changing facilities on-site so don't forget your towel and change of clothes. At the end of the session we'll need your help getting the equipment from the water’s edge back to the compound.

If the weather is really bad we will revert to the Cave Challenge at High Adventure.

3 hour session: Available Saturday and Sunday (1pm-4pm)

PONDEN RESERVOIR Location: Please note: this activity takes place at Ponden Reservoir so please meet us at the reservoir for this activity. (click here for location)

Suitable for: Age 7+ (instructor led activity)

Price: £30 per person

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Want to go Caving, climbing, canoeing or kayaking and do much more than just have a taster session?


Our new weekend mini courses are for you!!


Our new weekend mini courses are designed to give you the skills and confidence to join us on a full day of either Climbing, Caving, Canoeing or Kayaking in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Saturday is a training day at High Adventure Outdoor Education Centre.

Sunday is a full-on event day doing your chosen activity, putting into practice your new skills.

Private courses are available for groups of 6 or more which give you total flexibility and a discounted rate per person, see below for details.


B&B Accommodation is available for £40pp (including packed lunch)


Who are mini-courses suitable for?

  • Anyone 7 to 70 with good mobility and a sense of adventure

  • Great for family groups wanting a wholesome, challenging and fun experience delivered by seasoned professionals

  • Perfect for couples and friends wanting to do something a bit different, learn new skills and make new memories

  • Ideal for anyone wanting to take up one of the activities as a new hobby as you’ll be able to take your first steps in safety with our professional team.


As an added bonus you’ll each get a certificate of achievement when you complete the course.


Our Canoeing and Kayaking mini-course include 2 official British Canoeing Paddlesport awards over the 2 days which will look great in a young person’s record of achievement - See the Canoeing/Kayaking section for details.

How much do the courses cost?

  • £150pp for a weekend course (min 2 people booking)

  • £125pp for a private two day course (min 6 people booking)

  • B&B Accommodation is available for £40pp (including packed lunch)


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