2021 - 2022
Modern facilities in a stunning location
We are an independent outdoor education centre, established in 2016, dedicated to
providing exceptional outdoor experiences that create lasting memories.
We are located in an area of outstanding beauty, with plenty of outdoor space,
communal areas, and accommodation for up to 180 people.
Mount Cook
3. About Us
4. Our Mission
6. Our Centre
7. Accommodation
11. Communal Spaces
15. Catering
18. Activities
21. Making a Booking
About us
The purpose-built centre took just 1 year to build and
opened its doors to the public in July 2016.
Since the Summer of 2016, we have welcomed over 30,000
individuals and continue to work with a variety of schools,
groups, organisations and charities to provide exceptional
outdoor experiences.
Your Exclusive Use Booking
Why not hire Mount Cook Exclusively for your large event?
Whether a corporate group, wedding, large charity, or any
other special event, Mount Cook has something for
everyone. Our modern, fresh facilities combined with a
large outdoor space make a perfect base for large
We hold the belief that the outdoors should be accessible to all, making it our mission to enable
that for as many people as possible. We are determined to reach individuals who face constant
barriers when it comes to outdoor education, and help them to experience the tremendous
benefits that it can bring.
Our Mission
"The layout of the
building and sole
occupancy were
excellent." - Leeds
Beckett University (2019)
- NUH Youth Service
Built for purpose in 2016, our centre is the perfect base for exploring the
surrounding countryside of the Peak District. We have been able to design the
building to best fit our purpose, which provides us with a large, functional space.
Hold a smarphone camera up to this QR code and take
a virtual tour around our wonderful centre. Check out
the inside of our bedrooms and explore our bright and
cheery communal spaces.
Our Green Ethos
We are proud to create our own light, heating and warm water using our own photovoltaic
solar panels. We also offer our guests electric car charging.
The maximum capacity of Mount Cook is 180 beds, across our 3 styles of
accommodation: Standard Rooms, Glamping Pods and Accessible Bedrooms
After a day of fresh air and activities a good night's sleep is very important! Our standard
rooms have two comfy bunks, sleeping 4 people, complete with complimentary bedding
and an en-suite bathroom.
Standard Rooms
Total Rooms: 35
Total Beds: 140
All the bedrooms and pods lock via key cards, making your accommodation extra safe.
Alternatively, we can unlock all doors for your convenience.
Each pod sleeps 4 guests with a USB charging point, heater and an en-suite toilet and cold
water washbasin. Additional showers are located on the ground floor of the centre. Pods
available March - October.
Glamping Pods
Total Pods: 10
Total Beds: 40
Accessible Rooms
We have two wheelchair accessible bedrooms located on the ground floor of our Centre, which
offer a double bed, with an additional single for a carer, plenty of unobstructed floor space
and a private en-suite wet room. We also have hoists available on request.
For more information on our accessibility, please see our website where you can take a
virtual tour and find out more information on our activities. You can also call one of our
team members to discuss your requirements on 01629 823 702.
This space has a licensed bar,
bluetooth speaker system
microphone, screen and projector
Main Dining Hall
Seats max 120
We have our own CCTV monitored car park for up to 60 cars as well as accessible parking less than 5
metres from the main entrance. We generally keep the Mount Cook site free from cars to ensure safety
for our guests.
Our Tipi is available from April to November.
Quirky outside space, perfect for weddings,
alternative conferencing space, or indoor
Seats approx 40 theatre style
In addition to our indoor spaces our 9 acres of outdoor space also includes two fire pits, a
woodland area and three small fields for activities. There is plenty of space to spread out and
make Mount Cook your own! With an Exclusive Use booking you will have access to absolutely
everything Mount Cook has to offer.
Small Hall
Seats approx 18 theatre style
Riber View
Seats approx 20 theatre style
This perfect small conference space
comes equipped with its own overhead
projector. All you need to do is bring a
laptop with an HDMI port and plug it in!
Riber View is a multifunctional space. It has
a decking connected to the exterior door
that can be used as communal space in
good weather.
Evening Meals
Chicken tikka masala or mushroom stroganoff
Margherita pizza or battered cod served with chips
Barbecue with burgers & pork and leek sausages
Chilli con carne or five bean chilli
Cooked & continental breakfast with juice,
tea & coffee
A selection of sandwiches, variety of crisps,
fruit, slice of flapjack
We can provide full board catering for all our guests. All our meals are hearty and
nutritious! We also have a variety of events menus to suit all of your needs, and will cater
to any special requests where possible.
We can cater for any dietary requirement when informed in advance. Dietary information
will be requested by your Booking Coordinator and all information must be supplied well
before your arrival.
All dinner options served with
sides, a delicious salad bar, and a
If you are staying with us exclusively,
you may prefer to do your own
One of our catering team will give
you an induction on your arrival day
and you will be shown how to use all
the equipment and which fridges and
freezers you will be able to use.
Zip Wire
High Ropes
Bush Craft
Archery Tag
Indoor Climbing
Team Challenges
Game of Tribes
Low Ropes
Add a little bit of adventure to your stay with our highly skilled activity instructors. We have a
wide range of activities here at Mount Cook for all levels of activity experience and a wide
variety of ages. Whether you would like to build team work or learn a new skill, we have
activities for everyone!
Onsite activities take place around the Mount Cook grounds and are run in house by
our own instructors. We have so much available on our doorstep!
& more!
Rock Climbing
Raft Building
Offsite activities take place in the beautiful countryside around Mount Cook and often
require transport. These are the perfect opportunity to explore the Peak District and
add adrenaline to your stay.
Making a Booking
- Mitre Group
We can hold your dates for a maximum of 2 weeks without a deposit.
When you are ready to confirm your booking, please let us know and we will send you a booking form
and a deposit invoice.
You will then be introduced to your booking coordinator, who will be on hand to help you with all the
planning all the detail of your perfect adventure.
After you have picked your dates
Enquire about availability for your group
Confirm dates with one of our sales team
Place your dates on hold
When you are ready to progress with a booking, these are the next steps:
Reserve your space
01629 823 702
If you would like to make a booking, or just
speak to one of our friendly team to find out
more, please get in touch today.
Mount Cook Adventure Centre
Porter Lane
01629 823 702
Pushing Boundaries
Opening Minds
Making a difference to peoples lives through direct
experience with the outdoors
Make Your Own