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Outdoor Centres

Discover Dalehead Outdoor Activity Centre in the Lake District and Selside Outdoor Activity Centre in the Yorkshire Dales – perfect bases for your grand adventures.

Our centres are ideal bases for outdoor activities such as caving, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and many more.  Great for team building, sports club pre-season training or for a weekend away in the countryside with your friends.

Check availability online or contact our Bookings Team on 0113 343 5080 or at Sportleeds@leeds.ac.uk.

Dalehead Outdoor Activity Centre. Lake District

Perfect for groups wanting rustic accommodation in the Lake District!

Nestled in the Southern Lake District Fells, Dalehead Bunkbarn sleeps up to 36 people and is ideally placed as a base for your grand Lakes adventure. Rustic, bunkhouse accommodation is set in a stunning location and will tick all the boxes for anyone with a love of the outdoors, or those who want to experience the rugged majesty of the Lake District for the first time.

Available for exclusive use to staff, student or public groups – friends, clubs, societies, departments – Dalehead is located just 10 miles north of Broughton-in-Furness, with Grey Friar, The Old Man of Coniston, Harter Fell and the Scafell range all on your doorstep.

Activities in the area:

Dalehead is available for bookings all year round and the centre can be booked for individual weeknights or for longer stays.

Selside Outdoor Activity Centre. Yorkshire Dales

Based in the heart of the Dales, Selside Outdoor Activity Centre sleeps up to 23 people and is the perfect base to host your Yorkshire adventure. Simple, hostel-style accommodation is set in a stunning location, right at the centre of Yorkshire Three Peaks territory, and will tick all the boxes for anyone with a love of the outdoors, or those who want to experience the real Yorkshire for the first time.

Available for exclusive use to staff, student or public groups – friends, clubs, societies, departments – Selside is situated three miles north of Horton-in-Ribblesdale and is ideally located for Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside, Ingleborough and Ribblehead.

Activities in the area:

  • Caving – Alum Pot is 10 minutes walk
  • Rock climbing – Twistleton Scar is 15 minutes drive away
  • Hill walking – located in the three peaks valley
  • Canoeing/kayaking
  • Mountain biking

Selside is available for bookings all year round.

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