In Derbyshire we are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing how to spend a day. Whether you want to do a spot of shopping at Derbion, or fancy getting back in touch with nature in one of the many green spaces in the county, the options are endless.
Taking up a large portion of the county and providing ample opportunities for days out, is the Peak District. One of the country’s oldest national parks, the Peak District caters to all parties.
Perhaps a day admiring the beautiful architecture in the spa town of Buxton or testing your endurance skills by ascending Kinder Scout. If the latter sounds something you’d be up for, maybe check out the Hope Valley based tourism group which has recently been named in the top three groups in the country for Visit Britain’s “Experience of the year” award.
Situated in Bamford, Pure Outdoor offers lots of unique ways to experience the glorious Peak District. Whether you want to clamber up the side of a stoic rock face, or are interested in exploring what lies beneath the national park, the outdoor group have many fun activities to enjoy.
Benefiting from the unrivalled natural facilities of the surrounding hills and mountains, Pure Outdoor also scooped up second place for the Visit Britain award for ethical, responsible and sustainable tourism award. Climbing, bouldering, hiking, biking and caving are a handful of the activities listed on the Pure Outdoor website, where people can also do training courses for outdoor activity qualifications.
Founder of Pure Outdoor, Guy Wilson, said: “The first concept of Pure Outdoor goes back to 2011 on expedition in Alaska that resulted in the first ascent of ‘Sourdough Suicide’ on Mt Geist. With many days spent waiting for weather windows and dreaming big – sketching notes and doodling ideas.
“Upon our return I could just make out a few notes on some of our scraps of paper. It was a business plan and it was simple. “Climb more, Work less, Have fun”. It holds true to this day. We wanted to do a better job. To design an outdoor company to educate and inspire and to share our passion. We wanted to be out there doing, learning and experiencing.”
All technical equipment except climbing shoes are provided and for navigation and hill walking courses people are asked to supply their own map and compass. Bookings can be made online or over the phone.
On Trustpilot, Pure Outdoor customer Laura Mannes said is an “exceptional outdoor adventure company” with “endlessly patient and fun” instructors.
Reviewer RK said: “Pure Outdoor have been great to deal with, would highly recommend. We will be booking again, great course!!”
If you have received a copy of the Pure Outdoor new brochure, they can also be made with the booking form. For more information visit the Pure Outdoor website.