Adventure Okehampton

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Activities include Bushcraft, Gorge Walking, Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing

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Activities available from £9.00 per person

Minimum age from 10 years (18 if unaccompanied)

Packages available from £112.00 per person

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Listed on Go Get Adventure since December 2010

Description of Adventure Okehampton

Our residential activity centres set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon catering for groups, families and individuals seeking an adventure holiday. We offer a wide variety of activities suitable for day visits, weekend breaks, school holidays or educational visits. Catering for groups up to 180, we provide a good Devon welcome to our accommodation centre, and as a 'Dartmoor First' organisation we support local traders to provide good home-cooked meals that are sustainably sourced.

Adventure Okehampton offer residential Activity Holidays on the edge of Dartmoor and are proud to be listed by Sunday Times (18 April 2010), as one of the best value family activity holidays for Summer 2010. Packages are available for school holidays offering opportunities for all ages and budgets. We also offer a number of different activity programmes and breaks for individuals and small groups.

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Activities at Adventure Okehampton

Bushcraft

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Start to develop your Bushcraft skills, ready to go wilderness walking; we learn to light fires and build small shelters at both sites. At Bracken Tor if it's wet, we meet at our traditional roundhouse made from Hazel branches and thatched using traditional techniques, similar to Bronze Age roundhouses. Bushcraft is a very popular activity at the moment and is available for groups and family activity programmes. Although this activity is based outside we do have a purpose built roundhouse to shelter in if the weather deteriorates before the groups manage to build theirs! We also run a weekend long course on Bushcraft skills; some courses are aimed at adults only, whereas others are suitable for families. You learn to make shelters and get the basic skills of firelighting and water harvesting before heading off for a night on Dartmoor, making your own shelters, and sleeping in them.

Price Per Person: From £9.00

for children under 14 with participating adult. £14 for 14+ years old

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Mountain Biking

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Mountain biking is a physically demanding activity and does require a certain level of bike riding ability. There are some trails locally developed that cater for beginners through to advanced levels. Our activity session starts from the Youth Hostel at the Goods Shed. Once you have been assigned a Mountain Bike we give some basic skills training, where we also assess your riding ability, before setting out for the Mountain biking trails. We currently use tracks and trails that will allow you to develop your riding skills, negotiating some tight tracks and going over rough terrain.

Min-Age: 10 years (18 if unaccompanied)

Price Per Person: From £10.00

for children under 14 with participating adult. £17 for 14+ years old

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Gorge Walking

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Get wet and enjoy Devon's wild rivers with our activity of Gorge Scrambling. This is an exciting ascent of a Dartmoor river through pools and up waterfalls. Great for building confidence in the water and for team building. Gorge Scrambling is one of our most popular activities; it is a half-day session and is available for group bookings and on our family activity holidays.

Price Per Person: From £10.00

for children under 14 with participating adult. £17 for 14+ years old

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Rock Climbing

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We offer both rock and wall climbing activity sessions. Our own climbing wall provides a great start for anyone to learn the basics. We start with belaying, and move onto to climbing techniques including some low level traversing to build confidence. Our wall has three different sections, with varying degrees of severity including overhangs. The wall allows participants to grow in confidence, and a series of challenges can be introduced for more complex sessions. It is ideal for young climbers to start out as well as for group sessions. Rock Climbing activity sessions can take place at a number of venues on Dartmoor. We select venues that suit the group level. Rock climbing is most suited to slightly older groups as there is more of a challenge in identifying the routes and feeling for holds compared to tackling routes on the climbing wall. Climbing is available as half day activity session for groups and is also available on our families programme family activity breaks. We also offer weekend courses in our Discovery Breaks series. These courses provide an introduction to climbing, which will teach you the basic skills in climbing, including belaying and ropework, starting on our climbing wall, and then moving to various locations on Dartmoor.

Price Per Person: From £9.00

for children under 14 with participating adult. £15 for 14+ years old

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Note: Adventure Okehampton may provide additional adventure activities that are not detailed here. You will be able to contact them for further information.

Packages at Adventure Okehampton

Bushcraft Weekends

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Fancy following in the footsteps of Ray Mears and learning some bushcraft skills? Following the interest in various bushcraft programmes on television we introduced various sessions from evenings to weekends allowing you to test your skills under guidance from experienced instructors. We are now offering this activity as a weekend course: great fun for adults and children with separate courses for families and for adults. It includes making fires, oven making and cooking, collecting water, shelter building and wild camping.

Length: 2 days

Price: From £112.00

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Rock Climbing Discovery Breaks

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An ideal way to safely learn all the basics of climbing and abseiling. Basic rope work and belaying, gear selection and use are all covered with plenty of time to put theory into practice. Climbing is as much about balance, flexibility and thought as pure strength and is a sport open to all. Okehampton is ideally situated on the edge of Dartmoor. Our local crag is within walking distance, there are the large granite Tors for which the moor is famous and North Devon with its extensive sea cliffs are only a short drive away. There is a great variety of climbing to suit all.

Length: 2 days

Price: From £127.00

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Note: Adventure Okehampton may provide additional adventure packages that are not detailed here. You will be able to contact them for further information.

Location of Adventure Okehampton

Location: West Devon & Dartmoor, Devon, West Country

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Adventure Okehampton
The Youth Hostel
Klondyke Road
Okehampton
Devon
EX20 1EW
United Kingdom

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