Peak Activities' team of safe, friendly rock climbing instructors based in Hathersage is the first choice for group organisers & individuals wanting safe & reliable rock climbing and abseiling experiences located in the scenic Peak District National Park...

Our rock climbing instruction has been featured on television & radio...

Click for Press Features on our rock climbing, abseiling & other services...


For over 25 years Peak Activities have supplied quality rock climbing
instruction for private parties with specific needs & requirements.
We also run
3 levels of public ( Open ) events all year round. We are
NOT a machismo organisation and we want you to have fun, so do
rest assured our
patient, friendly staff will take very good care of you !
No special fitness and no prior experience is needed to take part... and
we provide all the fancy kit you'll need. Just bring a sense of humour !


Our base is just 350 metres from Hathersage's little railway station on
the scenic Hope Valley Line running between Sheffield 10 miles to the
East and Manchester in the West. Getting here for your climbing event
just couldn't be easier. It's environmentally green coming by train too !
Click the train for more travel information.



Click for Dates & Prices of our Adults' Open Climbing Weekends for complete beginners...

Click here for dates & prices
of public follow up weekends & advanced climbing events.


Peak Activities provides individual climbing tuition and group climbing
instruction in the Peak National Park and have enough qualified qualified
rock climbing tutors to cater for parties of up to 60 people at a time at
our other base in the Peak District. Our other base is in the Austrian Tyrol.

Our popular UK beginners rock climbing & abseiling weekends and
our popular private tuition & guiding services in Derbyshire are open
to anybody over 16. We try to keep our prices as low as possible but
we never compromise staffing ratios and the quality of the tuition we
provide. We pride ourselves on being a friendly climbers' base where
the kettle's always on for a brew and where guests feel at home and

Click to see various "thank you"  letters from several of
our delighted previous climbing & abseiling customers...
TRAINING THE TRAINERS - Ropework tuition for a female training specialist from 
      Lincolnshire Police Authority  during a residential personal skills and confidence 
      building course for Police Cadets involving abseiling, rock climbing, high ropes 
      challenges and potholing. The coach on the left is Wing Commander Pete Daughtrey
      who is one of our leading programme designers and course facilitators.

Please click for individual and corporate clients' kind unsolicited endorsements & testimonials.




From our popular base in Hathersage, in the Peak National Park
in Derbyshire, Peak Activities Ltd's staff
run a range of safe, fun
non-machismo beginners' rock climbing and
abseiling training
sessions. These are open to individuals coming here on their own
or with family & friends. We have been running successful, highly
acclaimed beginners
weekend abseiling & rock climbing courses
in the
Peak National Park for over 25


Click for the dates & prices of our novices climbing & abseiling weekends
in the beautiful Peak National Park. Choose from
beginners / first timers
rock climbing & abseiling weekends
, intermediate events for enthusiasts
or advanced courses or opt to use our
personal guiding service.

Click for the prices & dates of our follow-up and advanced climbing weekends
in Derbyshire for enthusiastic individuals who have done some climbing before
here in Derbyshire or at other climbing centres.

For people who want to learn to lead climbs we have some advanced rock
climbing skills training courses - and of course you can hire our instructors
private tuition on a 1:1 or 1:2 or 1:3 basis...which allows rapid progress
and the scope to make mistakes and learn from them under the safe aegis
of our senior instructors.
Guiding is very popular, but sadly it costs more for
us to provide for our customers than our
open ( public ) climbing courses.

Click for details on our team of SPSA & MIA qualified climbing staff & associates...



Our centre is fully licensed by the government's AALA licensing
authority to run
rock climbing, abseiling and mountaineering
activities ( as well as caving, trekking, mountain biking and loads
more activities ) all the year round in remote areas.
License No. L0352/R0671.

We offer enjoyable worthwhile and above all SAFE rock climbing
and abseiling experiences for the people who trust us to look after 
them...and unlike some of the brand new businesses working in the 
area these days we are very old fashioned about treating people the 
way we'd like to be treated and not letting out customers down
...well except on the end of a rope !  Click here to read what many 
of our customers and the travel press have had to say about our 
excellent people, products and services.

We offer a very superior service with no corners being cut...and lots 
of our customers and the media seem to appreciate what we do for 
our clients. 


Many of our of our instruction team such as Dave Baines MIA ( above ) have
built up over 25 years experience as safe  local climbing, abseiling and caving 
and potholing instructors.

We cater for groups and also run weekends and mid-week sessions 
for individuals.   You can choose to join one of our open beginners
weekends ( especially for total novices ) that have been very highly 
acclaimed on BBC television and radio - or why not try our follow up 
weekends for people who have climbed before but who would prefer
instructors looking after them to ensure they climb in total safety.

Our new  "Leading Edge" Learning to Lead Weekend Course for more
experienced climbers is a modern 2 day course for those who want to
get to grips with more advanced outdoor rock climbing skills and 
ropework for rock climbing safely.

Tel. 01433-650345 .......Fax. 01433-650342 ......



If you are looking for something for a group of people
( such as corporate parties from work or a stag group
visit on a Saturday or a Sunday ) - why not plan a special
 tailored 1, 2 or 3 day event for your private party on a day 
or over dates which suit you ?  Climbing can be dovetailed
into a wide range of other outdoor activities we provide 
- such as larger scaled trailquests, orienteering challenges 
and inter-team competitions and contests.

Exclusive bookings for group organisers are easy to 
set up and book and are very reasonably priced if you 
can book reasonably well in advance.

We have an excellent record for safety and service. 


CALL US ON 01433-650345 & DISCUSS 

We specialise in events for first-timers ...and being in the
very heart of the accessible Peak District  it's really easy
to get here from all parts of the UK.   The crags on our
doorstep such as Stanage Edge and Froggatt Edge are 
simply amazing climbing venues !

No special equipment or fitness is needed...
....just a sense of fun and a willingness to have a try !



All our outdoor activities are very safe and well managed.
We are licensed by the government's AALA authority to
take groups of under-18's climbing, abseiling & much more !





People of all ages can enjoy great climbing in good company 
with close personal tuition from our friendly, patient team of 
nationally qualified tutors.  

Over in the Austrian Tyrol some of our mountain leader have 
Austrian and German Bergfuhrer geprufung climbing leader 
and international mountain guide qualifications.

All our fun rock climbing and scrambling events can be enjoyed 
by novices & enthusiasts. The local crags in the Peak District are 
less than 5 minutes drive by minibus...or a pleasant stroll from 
our base - Rock Lea if you'd prefer to stretch your legs and take 
in the views.

All our activities are very well insured.  We carry £5 million
Personal Liability and Third Party Insurance Cover and we 
have full Employer Liability Cover in addition.  All of our 
centre's minibuses which transport you between the local 
crags and our base and car parking area are insured for 
commercial useage.


We are an AALA Licenced Centre with a first class health & safety record.

We're always pleased to run exclusive private sessions for non-residential groups 
of 5 to 50...& can cater too for really small groups of 1, 2, 3 & 4 seeking private
instruction and exclusive personal guiding.

Jump on the bus and see what you can  do after you've been climbing !

Tel. 01433-650345 .......Fax. 01433-650342 ......

With over 20 years experience of running public and private 
climbing & abseiling sessions in the Peak Park's Hope Valley,
our SPA, and MIA qualified staff & team of experienced part-time
instructors are without doubt the first choice for people seeking 
single and multi-pitch rock climbing & abseiling tuition in the 
Peak National Park. You'll be warmly welcomed and we'll supply 
everything you need for really great sessions climbing. 
 Minimal kit is needed.
The main item to bring along on one of our climbing
sessions is a big smile and a sense of fun !


Gripping Stuff ! Go for it !        

Private groups...  gifts...      Stag Groups...

We have lots of different accommodation options available locally - from campsites to four star hotels....

We can also supply follow-up events and advanced training.

Peak Activities can also run events for scouts, schools & other youngsters' groups....

Below : Birmingham Cable's Health & Safety Manager learning the ropes abseiling....
              No special level of fitness or prior experience or special equipment is required
		to enjoy our beginners events. If in doubt, call us and  discuss any concerns....


Abseiling... Caving, 
Mountain Biking, 
Treasure hunts, 
Multisports weekends, 
High Ropes Challenges,
and lots more sports on offer besides climbing !

A few delighted customers' comments
...(well quite a lot of kind comments here really !!!)






Corporate Clients List.... 
Using climbing as a team 
development tool.
(televised case studies)...

Click here to see articles about us in the Sunday Times,
Telegraph, Independent & features on BBC tv, radio & other media....





Click for details on our team of SPSA & MIA qualified staff and associates...




ABSEILING... Mountain biking.... Other activities we can offer you...

What if it rains ?

Getting here is really easy.... Location Maps...

Other exciting things to do whilst you're visiting the Peak District National Park...


In Hathersage there are some great pubs in
which to stay and for relaxing in at the end 
of a great day of climbing !  This one is the 
Scotsmans Pack.


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Insurance... Bookings... FAQ's... Late booking offers...


Tel. 01433-650345 .......Fax. 01433-650342 ......

Rock Lea Activity Centre, Station Road, Hathersage Village, Hope Valley,
The Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, S32 1DD.





If you think this commercial web site could be more user friendly or informative, 
do please phone through any suggestions you might have. We want this web site 
to inspire and inform people about our excellent team and the quality of the many 
events we run from Rock Lea every year. We are always willing to consider
reciprocal links with web sites of other bone fide organisations such as hotels, clubs, 
climbing shops and local authorities/tourist organisations seeking to inspire people to 
enjoy and develop responsible and sensitive outdoor activities and programmes in 
the wonderful Peak District National Park.