This website makes extensive use of JavaScript. For a richer experience please enable JavaScript in your browser.

High contrast version - your agreement to receive cookies is required

To view a high contrast version of our website we will need to give your computer two cookies. These are functional cookies - they do not collect any of your personal data, but simply remember that you agree to receiving the colour scheme cookies and that you want this website to have a high contrast colour scheme.

If you would like to turn on the high contrast function and receive the cookies, click on the 'accept' button. You will be able to delete the cookies at any time from your machine. If you do not want these cookies or no longer want the site to appear in high contrast colours, click the 'cancel' button. If you do not accept the cookie this function will not work.

We are asking your permission to place these cookies on your machine as part of the European e-Privacy Directive which applies to all sites in the UK. You can find out more about the Directive, the cookies we use on our website and how you can control cookies at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/privacypolicy.htm#cookies.

Resizing the text size - your agreement to receive cookies is required

To change the size of the text on our website we will need to give your computer two cookies. These are functional cookies. One remembers that you have agreed to receiving the text size cookie while the other one remembers what size of text you have chosen to view the site with. Neither of the cookies collect any of your personal data.

If you would like to change the text size and receive the cookies, click on the 'accept' button. You will be able to delete the cookies at any time from your machine. If you do not want the cookies or no longer want the site to appear with different sized text, click the 'cancel' button. If you do not accept the cookies this function will not work.

We are asking your permission to place these cookies on your machine as part of the European e-Privacy Directive which applies to all sites in the UK. You can find out more about the Directive, the cookies we use on our website and how you can control cookies at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/privacypolicy.htm#cookies.

Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure you have the best experience on our website and we do not collect your personal information. If you continue without changing your computer settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive our cookies and we will not show you this notice again. You can change your cookie settings at any time so that your computer rejects our cookies.

Find out more about cookies and changing your settings

Activity centres and guides

The activity centres and guides listed below are accredited through the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA).  Accreditation through AALA is only required for centres and guides doing adventurous activities with young people in a commercial setting.  This means that many well qualified and experienced guides are not part of this scheme especially if they concentrate on working with adults.  Many guides work on a freelance basis and can be contacted through the Association of Mountaineering Instructors or the Association of Caving Instructors.

Above & Below

2 Greenstead
Newby
Via Clapham
Via Lancaster
North Yorkshire
England
LA2 8HR

Tel: 015242 51011
Fax: 015242 51011
www.abovenbelow.co.uk

Activity categories covered by the licence: watersports, trekking, caving, climbing.

Bewerley Park Centre for Outdoor Education

Pateley Bridge
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
England
HG3 5JB

Tel: 01423 711 287
Fax: 01423 712 648
www.outdoored.co.uk

Activity categories covered by the licence: watersports, climbing, trekking, caving.

Buckden House Outdoor Education Centre

Buckden
Skipton
North Yorkshire
England
BD23 5JA

Tel: 01756 760254
Fax: 01756 760423
www.buckdenhouse.co.uk

Activity categories covered by the licence: caving, climbing, trekking.

Dales Mountain Biking

West Hagg
Fremington
Richmond
North Yorkshire
England
DL11 6AU

Tel: 01748 884356
www.dalesmountainbiking.co.uk

Activity categories covered by the licence: off-road cycling - (Summer conditions only).

Dales Ventures

(Tony Flanagan)
Ffrancon
Thornton-in-Lonsdale
Westhouse
Near Ingleton
Via Carnforth
Lancashire
England
LA6 3PB

Tel: 01524 241210

Activity categories covered by the licence: climbing, trekking, caving.

Dolomite Training Ltd

(Steve Rudge MBA)
Unit 4 Dunston Place
Dunston Road
Chesterfield
S41 8NL

Tel: 01246 269110
Mob: 07784 005097
www.dolomitetraining.co.uk

Dolomite Training's license permits them to work with school groups under 18 as well as being a useful standard for our adult groups. It covers mountain biking, climbing, trekking, caving and watersports.

H F Holidays Ltd. - Newfield Hall

Newfield Hall
Airton
Malhamdale
North Yorkshire
England
BD23 4AA

Tel: 01729 830235
Fax: 01792 830556
www.hfholidays.co.uk

Activity categories covered by the licence: hill walking and mountaineering - (Summer conditions only).

High Adventure Outdoor Education Centre

233 Keighley Road
Cowling
Keighley
North Yorkshire
England
BD22 0AA

Tel: 01535 630044
Fax: 01535 637646
www.highadventureoec.co.uk

Activity categories covered by the licence: climbing, watersports, trekking, caving.

Ingleborough Hall Outdoor Education Centre

Clapham
Via Lancaster
North Yorkshire
England
LA2 8EF

Tel: 015242 51265
Fax: 015242 51020
www.ingleboro.co.uk

Activity categories covered by the licence: climbing, trekking, caving.

Low Mill Outdoor Centre

Low Mill
Askrigg
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
England
DL8 3HZ

Tel: 01969 650432
Fax: 01969 650729
www.lowmill.com

Activity categories covered by the licence: watersports, trekking, climbing, caving.

Marrick Priory

Outdoor Education & Residential Centre
Richmond
North Yorkshire
England
DL11 7LD

Tel: 01748 884434
Fax: 01748 884434
www.marrickpriory.co.uk

Activity categories covered by the licence: watersports, climbing, trekking, caving.

North Country Guides

Manor House
Carkin
East Layton
RICHMOND
North Yorkshire
England
DL11 7PE

Tel: 07950 440576
www.northcountryguides.co.uk

Rock Steady Adventure

York Eco Business Centre
Clifton Moor
York
YO30 4AG

Tel: 08456 123636
www.rocksteadyadventure.co.uk

Activity categories covered by the licence: climbing, trekking, caving, watersports.

Yorkshire Dales Guides

Hornby Laithe
Stainforth
Settle
North Yorkshire
BD24 9PB

Tel: 01729 824455
Fax: 01729 824466
www.yorkshiredalesguides.co.uk

Activity categories covered by the licence: watersports, climbing, trekking, caving.

Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI)

Many AMI mountaineering instructors work on a freelance/self-employed basis and are available for hire by the day or for longer periods. Although based in a particular geographical area, instructors are normally able to work in locations all over the UK to meet client needs.

In addition to mountaineering instruction members may offer other services such as gorge scrambling, sea level traversing and general adventurous activities. Many are also qualified in other activities such as sailing, canoeing, caving and orienteering to name but a few. These activities can be tailored to groups of different sizes, backgrounds, ages and abilities. You can obtain more information by contacting AMI members directly.

Visit the Association of Mountain Instructors website.

Association of Caving Instructors (ACI)

Some Instructors are available for 'hire' on a freelance or self-employed basis, and offer a wide range of caving activities. This can vary from single day introductory educational and adventure trips in a cave or abandoned mine suitable for beginners, (schools, families, scouts, corporate teams, etc), through to one to one guiding over several days, or a programme of technical instruction in personal skills, rigging, and rescue delivered over a period of months. Whatever your interests or ability, ACI members will be able to tailor their instruction to meet your needs.

Although often specialising in particular caving areas, most will work throughout the UK and abroad. Many are also qualified in other activities and are able to provide instruction in rock climbing, gorge scrambling, mountaineering, canoeing, orienteering and so on.

Visit the Association of Caving Instructors website.