There is excellent scope for outdoor education in the unspoilt countryside around Cheshire’s central sandstone ridge.
The wooded sandstone ridge combines everything children need for successful and enjoyable cross-curricular learning, from fascinating geology, geography and history, to outdoor activities and fun in a secure environment.
There are four main residential education centres along the Sandstone Trail, catering for children of all ages and abilities. They are ideal for school trips and educational visits. The Cheshire sandstone ridge is also a popular area for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
Cheshire Outdoor Centres
The outdoor centres along the Sandstone Trail cater for both residential and non-residential groups. Activities are both on and off site.
Centre facilities include a kitchen, dining room and boys’ and girls’ and disabled toilets. The dormitories have bunk beds, with separate rooms and single beds for staff.
Activities include: farm visits, habitat walks, bushcraft, tracking and trailing, pond dipping, mini beast hunts den building, campfires and jungle camps.
The outdoor centres also offer field studies for all age groups, problem solving, orienteering, rock climbing, forest art, willow weaving and batik.
For more information contact the Outdoor Centres below:
Delamere Forest Outdoor Education Centre
Fox Howl, Ashton Road, Norley, Frodsham WA6 6PA. 01928 740393.