BIG 15th Birthday Celebration Weekend - Camp

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BIG 15th Birthday Weekend
Aug 06

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Join us in the Peak District this summer to celebrate OutdoorLads' 15th Birthday!

This event page is for the Camping option. There is also a Hostel option available.

To mark OutdoorLads' 15th birthday, we'll be celebrating all things outdoors! Expect lots of outdoor activities over the weekend, as we'll be staying at a specialist outdoor activity centre in the heart of the Peak District, with extensive grounds, and lots of opportunities for outdoor pursuits nearby.

This event will be a bit different to other BIG events, as you'll be able to stay in hostel accommodation, or be a proper OutdoorLad and camp in the grounds for the weekend. There will be a more relaxed vibe on the evening entertainment. Expect more board games, less disco. More chatting with friends old and new over a drink, less dancing with your tops off at 4am (ahem... DJ Dan). Lots of good times reconnecting with friends after an extended absence!

OutdoorLads will have exclusive use of the site, designed for large groups like ours. You can be sure that everybody you meet over the weekend will be an OutdoorLad or a member of staff at the venue.

You can do as much or as little as you desire over the weekend (but we do advise you to get stuck in!). As the event nears we'll be publishing all related events over the weekend. From the usual OutdoorLads variety of walking, climbing, cycling, to the less usual high ropes, canoeing, caving and mine exploration. We'll message attendees in advance of these events going live.



We're planning a wide variety of events over the weekend! Here's what we currently have confirmed (there's more to come!):


Friday Evening Zumba

Wine & Cheese Tasting




Walk - Circular Walk (18km) 

Walk - Five Derbyshire Dales in a Day (20km) 

Walk - Derwent Valley (16km) & Brewery Tour 

Walk - Bronze Age Nine Ladies Stone Circle Walk (17.5km) 

Walk - Water-cum-Jolly Dale (16km) 

Walk - Headstone Viaduct, River Wye (10km) 

Walk - Magpies n Puddings Hike (16km) 

Sport Climbing - Horseshoe Quarry

Road cycling - Monsal, High Peak and Chatsworth Cycling (50km)

Saturday Evening Board Games

Saturday evening BODYBALANCE™




Cycling - Monsal Trail (30 km Any Bike / Any Rider)

Walk - Monsal Trail (10.5km)


All meeting points are at the camp, in the bar area, and times / meeting points will be displayed in the bar on arrival for you to check.


Food: As you're camping, you're obviously welcome to bring and cook your own food on your camping stove / BBQ, but these must be raised off the grass. For a very small cost, you can also book some or all of your meals to avoid the faff of cooking. Details in the 'Food & Drink' section below.


Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs.

Campervans, caravans, motorhomes: Due to the venues licencing restrictions, we are unable to accept campervans, campervans and motorhomes. 



Aerial shots kindly supplied by and used with permission from Will Allaway.

Landscape photograph of tents kindly supplied by and used with permission from Wesley Chambers.


IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement

You MUST complete a Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending an OutdoorLads event. You only need to complete this Participation Statement once, not for each event you attend.

COVID-19 – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • You must also immediately self-isolate and not attend the event if you or someone in your household or support bubble shows coronavirus symptoms or tests positive. You can find the NHS self-isolation guidance here.
  • OutdoorLads’ Covid-19 Policy for hostel and BIG events applies to this event. On arrival, we will need to see evidence that you are fully vaccinated, or have registered a negative lateral flow test in the last 48 hours, or have Covid-19 antibodies. Evidence of this can be obtained via the NHS App in England, with equivalent schemes available in Wales and Scotland. Our full policy and more details can be found here.
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