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Thornbridge Outdoors

Type:Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Great Longstone
DE45 1NY
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Our centre is located near Great Longstone, in the heart of the Peak District a few miles outside Bakewell,


Thornbridge Outdoors is run by Sheffield City Council and provides outdoor education and environmental activities for groups, training courses, an event venue, management training and accommodation for weekends in the Peak District.
We welcome enquiries from any organisations seeking day or residential experiences here at Thornbridge Outdoors or at a location of your choice.
Our centre is located near Great Longstone, in the heart of the Peak District a few miles outside Bakewell, It has an extensive 55-acre site in an idyllic setting, accommodation for 60 people, a camping area, meeting rooms, cycle trails and various onsite activities.

If you want to book one of these spaces while you are staying here, you will be required to hire it for the duration of your stay.  Please enquire at the time of booking your stay.








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  • Other AwardsAHOEC - Gold Standard AHOEC - Gold Standard 2019



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Free Parking

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Bus:Buses are available from Sheffield to Bakewell (5 miles from Thornbridge) or to Ashford-in-the-Water (1 mile from Thornbridge). It is also possible to get a bus from Bakewell to Great Longstone via Ashford in the Water. See for latest timetable.Train:The nearest train station is Grindleford (approx 7 miles away), on the Sheffield to Manchester line. :Local taxis: Longstone Taxis (8 passengers) 07818 432345Neil’s Taxis, Longstone (6 passengers) 07816 201746 Airport:The nearest airports are Manchester airport (35 miles from Thornbridge), East Midlands Airport (50 miles from Thornbridge), Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport (54 miles from Thornbridge). The nearest railway station is Grindleford, which is 7 miles away.

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