BSO Guided Family Weaseling Walk


This is an offsite activity where you will have to arrange your own transport

Have you ever wondered how to spice up your walks and make them more exciting for the kids in the group no matter their size? Ever wanted to try caving but don't like the idea of getting cold and wet? Fancy combining the excitement of caving and bouldering with a much loved hike in the fresh air of the outdoors. Say hello to weaseling, the closest you can get to caving without going underground!

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BSO Guided Family Weaseling Walk BSO Guided Family Weaseling Walk
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What to Expect:

This is a fully guided exploration of one of the famous gritstone edges of the Peak District. On the day you'll
- Meet at the Sofa Meeting Point
- Use your own transport to reach the location (approx 30 mins.)
- Enjoy your guided Weaseling course
- Return to Thornbridge in your vehicle
Along the way, your guide will lead you through, under and over the boulders. This course explores the small boulder fields found at the foot of many of the Peak District's gritstone edges. It is a great way to introduce children to movement on rock, squeezing through small gaps and crevices as well as giving parents ideas and confidence to add more adventure to their walks.

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What to Bring:

Gritstone is an abrasive rock so avoid dressing in your lightest weight down jacket or windproof. We also advise long sleeves and trousers to avoid the dreaded ‘grit rash’ on your skin!
- Waterproof jacket and trousers
- Walking boots or outdoor shoes
- Warm clothes (avoid cotton t-shirts which dry slowly)
- Hat and gloves
- Small rucksack
- Sun cream
- Sun hat
- Snacks and plenty of water
Please note: there are no toilet facilities at the weasling venue.

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Essential Information:

Minimun Age: 6 (under 16s must be accompanied by a ticket holding adult)
Course Provider: Thornbridge Outdoors
Student / Instructor Ratio: 10:1
Start/Finish: Thornbridge Outdoors
Transport: This course requires your own transport
Meeting Times & Logistics:
Please meet at the School of Adventure Meeting Point at least 10 minutes before the course starting time to find your guide and ensure a timely departure. This activity takes place off-site, latecomers will be left behind.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you require more information about the course or the Big Shakeout Festival, please get in touch.

Can I book a School of Adventure activity without a weekend pass?

No. You must have a valid Big Shakeout weekend ticket to participate in any School of Adventure Activities. Any orders for activities without a Big Shakeout weekend ticket will be cancelled and refunded.

What about Covid?

The Big Shakeout Festival and all courses will operate in line with the latest government restrictions. If the festival or a course cannot be run due to Covid restrictions, full refunds will be issued.

Will School of Adventure courses still go on if the weather is bad?

We will do everything we can to make sure your chosen activity goes ahead, however in some circumstances a course may have to be cancelled due to weather or lack of numbers. In these cases we will either offer you a place on an alternative activity or refund.

Will I receive a ticket for this course?

You will receive an email confirmation with an order reference number upon completing your order. Your order number is your unique reference number, bring it along with you and present it at along with your name at the School of Adventure Meeting Point.