Path Hill Outdoors Environmental Outdoor Activities
Path Hill nr pangbourne, , RG8 7RE
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer
All our work with schools enhances classroom learning and can become integral to the school curriculum.
Working closely with you, we can plan bespoke programmes that suit your needs, whether you are looking for one day of activities, a residential camp or a series of days throughout a term or during the different seasons.
We focus on team building, personal challenges and leadership through the themes of bushcraft, expedition skills and discovery about the outdoor environment.
What makes us a great choice?
We are based on a working organic farm next to pristine Chilterns woodland. We have access to the River Thames and the meadows on the Hardwick Estate.
Hardwick woods are predominantly beech woodlands but forty-two different tree species have been found. This is a good indicator as to the great age of the woodlands here.
The woods today are for the most part very carefully managed. At maturity beech trees are selectively felled out to make room for younger trees. The woods are also home to a huge number of flower, fungi, insect, mammal and other animal species.
Accreditation and Awards
YES, LOtC Badge, Member of the Institute of Outdoor Learning and we hold the AALA accreditation.
Group Sizes Catered For
5 - 150.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
We provide a projector within a classroom on request. We provide worksheets for students if this is a requirement for your day.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Risk Assessment Details
Teachers are welcome to carry out their own risk assessments. We provide risk assessments for all our activities.
Education Officer Information
Mark Hillyer is our Education Officer.
All days are designed in partnership with schools. We will ensure that visits match students? needs and support schools in follow up work back in the classroom.
Costs for a class of up to 30 students:
One instructor at £400 per day
Two instructors at £600 per day
Lunch can be provided - usually cooked over an open fire - for an additional £60
Most activities will only require one instructor however some activities, such as canoeing, will require two qualified instructors.
Day courses are from 9.30am to 3.00pm
Overnight camps start at £45 per student for groups of 25 or more Staff are free.
This cost includes accommodation, food and activities.
The overnight camps will usually run from 12.00 noon to 12.00 noon the next day or similar 24 hour period i.e. 10am to 10am the next day. Additional charges may apply for longer periods.
We have the facilities for large groups - 150+ people.
Please contact us to discuss prices for groups fewer than 15 students.
In cold weather wear layers of clothing - try and avoid wearing jeans, they take a long time to dry out. Bring a hat and gloves. It is always a good idea to have waterproofs. In summer bring along a sun hat and sun protection.
Also pack the following - Any medication required Waterproofs Packed Lunch (if food is not provided) Hat and gloves Midge repellent Sun protection Water bottle Day bag or pack.
First Aid Information
All our staff are First Aid Qualified.
We can provide campfire cooking as part as your visit or you can bring packed lunches.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Opening Hours & Information
We are open all year round. Monday- Sunday 9a.m - 5p.m