ROCK LEA (above) is Peak Activities Ltd's long-established
friendly meeting point, informal home-from-home & UK operational base.
It is situated in the heart of the charming, unspoiled village of Hathersage
located in the very accessible Peak District National Park.
We bought this Victorian building in 1985 to replace our former base
at Edale and over the years we've welcomed thousands of visitors
here...all year round. Our Sports & Outdoors Activities Division still
trades as Rock Lea Activity Centre...or Rock Lea for short. Rock Lea
stands in a sunny but very private location in the very centre of the
village of Hathersage...just 350 metres from Hathersage railway station.
Climbing and sports shops, lots of great pubs inns and cafes and the
village's open air heated swimming pool are all just a couple minutes'
walk from our base in the centre of this charming and lively Peak
Hathersage swimming pool is adjacent to Rock Lea.
Getting to Rock Lea by public transport such as rail
or service bus is reaslly easy. Hathersage railway
station is only 350 metres away and the 272 bus
stops about 100 metres away.
Location Map The Peak District National Park
B&B's Hotels and Inns in Hathersage
NEWS FROM ROCK LEA Getting to Hathersage is easy ! Maps
Hathersage Rail Station
Hathersage's bus stops and railway station
are both just a few minutes walk away Rock Lea.
Nearest bus stop 100 metres. Rail station 350 m.
From Rock Lea we can run a wide variety of events. These include open courses for the public
such as introductions to rock climbing, multisports breaks, and beginners caving weekends.
However, the bulk of our business involves designing and running private tailored training and
development programmes for private parties from schools, businesses and utilities. We have
an impressive list of blue chip clients and a national reputation as being a very reliable & safe
place to use for key training projects involving the use of experiential learning processes.
Rock Lea offers a comprehensive range of training facilities and services and one
of the broadest range of outdoor sports activities on offer anywhere in this area.
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Comments from the travel trade and media.
Getting to Rock Lea is really easy by road and rail.
The wide choice of outdoor sports activities on offer at Rock Lea.
Team Building and Training with Rock Lea's staff
Rock Lea is one of the very few outdoor centres in
the UK offering specialist trainers with chartered status.
Messages of support and testimonials from customers
Comments from delighted customers
Rock Lea is a friendly & informal base - but don't just take our word for it !
Endorsements from people who've enjoyed coming to Rock Lea.
For those groups who are not staying in local
inns or hotels, etc. Rock Lea is often a great
place for parking your cars, putting on your
welly boots, sizing up caving suits and anoraks
etc. before heading off into the hills or deep
underground - and its' a good place for getting
washed up and changed and fed afterwards !
Other groups ( especially large ones) can get
refreshed and changed at one of the many
other venues we use locally.
Rock Lea is overlooked by the imposing crags
of Stanage Edge (below) which is a famous
climbers and walkers paradise. For the past
eighteen years Rock Lea has been the family
home of Iain and Caroline Jennings and their
youngsters and friends who together run
Peak Activities Ltd. Rock Lea is one of the
places where some of our vehicles and
equipment and some of our personnel
are based in the Hope Valley.
We have other depots in Bamford and Edale,
and for groups wanting residentials we have
lots of places such as hostels, conference
centres and hotels where your programmes
can be based. In that case we'll be coming to
you each day and so you may not be visiting
Rock Lea at all.
Accommodation option for Peak Activities clients.
Getting here by road or rail is really easy !
The conference centre and the hostel shown
above are just two of the many residential venues
we use for adult groups. These are both just a few
minutes from Rock Lea. The Marriott Hotel (below)
in its secluded gardens is only a few minutes transfer
away in one of our minibuses or by coach is another
very popular and good value venue for our customers.
View from the Marriott Hotel
We have our own secure private car parking at
Rock Lea and there is a public car park adjacent too.
Our own private car park has room for up to two
large coaches and numerous visitors' cars.
Peak Activities Ltd's tutors can transport people
from Rock Lea using a combination of air conditioned
VW LAV' people carriers and our Land Rover Defender
& Transit minibuses.
One of our VW Caravelles has a wheelchair ramp and
can safely seat someone travelling in their wheelchair.
We have several air conditioned VW Caravelles and a
12 seat 4x4's based at Rock Lea and a multi purpose
Transit people carrier. Peak Activities has a fleet of
18-speed ATB mountain bikes based nearby for
those who prefer pedal power when they're
visiting us !
Our base and our nearby studio in an adjacent
village are very well equipped with state of the
art training and development resources, including
non-linear digital and analogue video editing
equipment, modern presentation equipment and
a host of tried and proven training resources.
Just next door too is the conference centre
which we often use....and not too far away is
the 2,500 acre upland farm estate which we
use exclusively for our company's training
Non-residential groups coming to the
Peak District for the day tend to meet us
at our base at Rock Lea. However, we also
often look after groups who are staying in
local inns, hostels, hotels and camping barns.
Please refer to our web site's accommodation
pages and specific details of hotels etc. for
details of where you can stay overnight if
you're coming here for a few days.
We also tailor events for people who want something unusual
and different ! Meetings with our most senior consultants
Dr Jennings FCIPD and Wing Commander Pete Daughtrey MCIPD
are often held informally at Rock Lea.
A group enjoying one the superb bar snacks
served all day at the LJ - just next door to Rock Lea.
Conveniently there are two pubs just at the bottom of our front garden
and several more inns are within very easy walking distance. All serve
excellent lunches and bar snacks and great evening meals. A superb
open air swimming pool is just across the car park from our base.
Local shops within a two minutes walk sell everything you may need.
There are two great climbing shops and outdoor equipment suppliers,
a post office, a chemists/pharmacists, several food shops, a bakery next door
sells superb sandwiches and cakes, and there are also lots of gift shops and
tea shops in the village.
A group up from Essex cleaning kit and enjoying a cup of tea
in Rock Lea's back yard between caving and walking sessions.
If you would like to make an appointment to
visit Rock Lea sometime or if you would like to
book a group event with us, please call us as soon
as you're ready.