Outdoor centre is top for safety

An outdoor educational centre can now offer a range of activities after being found to have top safety practices.

The University of Derby Buxton’s Oaklands Manor Outdoor Leadership Centre now boasts a licence from the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority after a comprehensive assessment found its safety was second to none.

Oaklands Manor’s leaders can now offer activities such as climbing, caving and paddle sports off–site around the UK, as well as leading groups on its 30 foot high climbing wall, complex high ropes course and artificial underground caving course at its 58–acre Buxton site.

Manager Mike Gray said: “Since we opened in October 2012 our Manchester Road centre has been busy with groups of children and corporate clients using our facilities. We are also home to University of Derby Buxton students who learn how to become safe outdoor activity leaders on–site.

“We are delighted to have been granted this licence as it means we can grow the range of activities that we can offer to clients.”

For details about the activities on offer at the centre visit www.oaklands–manor.com