November Guided Walk

It has been a year now since our first official Take 2 Adventure ‘Guided Walk’ and what a fab year it has been thank you to all those that have been a part of our walks come rain or shine! A very big well done to all those who braved the October walk! Hats off to you, that was the wettest walk I have done in a very long time. As I write this the sun is shining and skies are blue, so fingers crossed we can have some of this fresh crisp autumnal weather for the next guided walk on Sunday 18th November.

Sunday 18th November – Peak District

Where: Bakewell and Monsal Dale

Distance: 12 miles (18.5km)

Start: 9am – Bakewell Bridge Carpark, Coombs Road DE45 1AQ

£12pp

A circular walk starting in the beautiful town of Bakewell heading over to Monsal Dale passing by villages of Over Hadden and Sheldon before returning to the start point via Magpie Mine, Monsal Head Viaduct and the River Wye. A fab walk, easy terrain and not very hilly so do not be put of by the distance as we will be on good paths and river tracks for nearly all the way.

For more information or to book your place please complete the form below.

 

Private Bookings

We also offer private bookings for up to 6 people, these can be tailored to suit you group’s abilities, aims and goals.

To book or register your interest, please fill in the contact form below with your name, number of participants, date of activity and contact phone number. You will then be emailed a payment invoice to secure your places.

 

 

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October Half Term Adventure Day

After a number of successful school holiday ‘Adventure Days’ we have decided to run another day this October half term holiday.

We will be stepping it up with a selection of new activities to learn and develop existing ‘outdoor’ skills and most importantly have fun.

Activities on offer will be as follows;

  • Air rifles
  • Archery
  • Team Building
  • Bushcraft
  • Fun challenges and games

 

Take2Adventure will provide the following:

  • Fully qualified, First Aid trained and DBS checked staff
  • All activities

Parents will provide the following:

  • Drink
  • Packed lunch
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Warm clothes
  • Hat and gloves
  • Wellies or walking boots (trainers if the weather is fine and warm but walking boots would be preferred)

 

Ages: 6-12 years

Location: Goachers Farm, Wood Lane, North Wheatley, DN22 9BG

Date: Thursday 1st November

Time: 10am-3pm

Price: £16 per child

 

To book your place or for more information email us on take2adventure@gmail.com

Please be aware there are only 20 spaces so book early to avoid disappointment.

Duke Of Edinburgh Open Expedition

Take 2 Adventure deliver and supervise Open Expedition Programmes, which are designed for individuals who cannot make their school dates or who do not have a team to complete their expedition with.

Our next available expeditions are listed below.

SILVER PRACTICE 

28th October – 31st October 2018 | Peak District CANCELLED

SILVER QUALIFYING

14th April – 17th April 2019 | Peak District CANCELLED

The first day will be an opportunity to get to know your group, plan your route and undertake pre-expedition checks. Following this you will complete your training or refresher session with our team of friendly experienced instructors. Take 2 Adventure will provide supplies for this evening’s meal, which will give you the opportunity to come together as a group and test your cooking skills.

You will then go on to complete your 3 day 2 night expedition.

WHAT WILL BE PROVIDED:

  • Tent (shared 2/3 person tents)
  • Stove and fuel (1 per tent)
  • First aid kit (1 per team)
  • Maps and Compass (2 per team)
  • All camping fees
  • Mobile phone (1 per team)
  • DofE Safety Supervisors / Assessors.
  • A pre-expedition information pack including information on how to get to the venue and a complete kit list.
  • Evening meal supplies for training / refresher day

COST

£140 per person, per expedition.

For a 10% discount, book both your Practice and Qualifying expedition.

October Guided Walk!

Our guided walks offer you the chance to explore and experience what our countryside has to offer; with the confidence of knowing you are in safe hands. We will show you some amazing viewpoints and help you step out of that 9-5 routine and challenge yourself to achieve more. Our walks vary in distance so there is always something to suit all abilities: These varying levels are designed to accommodate all fitness abilities and experience and we always try to end our walks with tea and cake or a pint!

Sunday 14th October – Peak District

Where: Lady Bower Reservoir and Derwent Edge

Distance: 10.5 miles (16.9km)

£12pp

The start of the walk will encounter  woodland, which by October will be a wash with autumnal colours. The path will then venture alongside the reservoir, to an steep(ish) ascent up onto Derwent Moor. The upward hike will be honoured with (fingers crossed) views across the moorland and over to Derwent Edge, which is where the walk will start coming to it’s end, along the edge and finally down into the moorland below.

For more information or to book your place please complete the form below.

 

 

 

 

Private Bookings

We also offer private bookings for up to 6 people, these can be tailored to suit you group’s abilities, aims and goals.

To book or register your interest, please fill in the contact form below with your name, number of participants, date of activity and contact phone number. You will then be emailed a payment invoice to secure your places.

 

 

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Guided Walks are back!

The crazy summer season is coming to an end but things don’t slow down for Take 2 Adventure.

Autumn brings the return of our guided walks and we have some great walks lined up! The Peak District is one of our favourite places to explore and we look forward to sharing our findings with you.

Our next guided walk will be in September. Details are below

Sunday 16th September – Peak District 

Where: Curbar

Meet: Curbar Gap Car Park, Clodhall Ln, Hope Valley, S32 3YR

Time: 9.30am

Distance: 8.4 miles / 13.4 km

£12pp

This stunning walk passes through moorland plains and passes by an impressive series of gritstone edges with views down to the River Derwent valley below and some landmark monuments to Napoleonic Battles are visited.

The walk begins and ends in the village of Curbar.

If you would like to book this walk either visit the Guided Walks
page or email us at take2adventure@gmail.com

Summer Adventure Day

After the success of our previous Woodland Adventure Day we are very excited to announce we will be running another fun filled day this summer.

Wednesday 29th August
10am to 3pm

Come and explore the woods in North Wheatley! We will be stepping it up with a selection of activities to learn new and develop existing ‘outdoor’ skills and most importantly have fun.

Activities:

Fire Lighting

Learn how to use a flint and steel to successfully light a fire

Campfire Cooking

Build a fire and cook some campfire favourites which could include damper (bread), chocolate orange cake, hot dogs or popcorn!

Woodland Challenges

Take part in a variety of challenges designed to test teamwork, problem solving and communication skills in the surroundings of natural woodland.

Bushcraft

Develop some cool bushcraft skills using all naturally sourced plants.

Shelter Building

Upgrade from the tarps and para cord and build a shelter using all natural materials.

Address: (drop off and pick up point)

Village Hall
Sturton Road
South Wheatley
Retford
DN22 9DL

Price:

£15pp (must be booked and paid in advance to secure place)

Ages:

All activities are suitable for 6-12 year olds.


You will need:

  • Drink
  • Packed lunch
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Warm clothes
  • Hat and gloves
  • Wellies or walking boots (trainers if the weather is fine and warm but walking boots would be preferred)

Please meet at Wheatley village hall car park where children will need to be signed in by their parent or guardian by 10am. From here a short nature walk will lead to the woods. They will take part in a variety of outdoor activities throughout the day, there will be plenty of time for breaks and lunch. Pick up will be at 3pm back at the village hall where parents/guardians will need to sign their children out.

To book please complete the contact form below or if you have any questions please email Take2Adventure@gmail.com.

(Please note places are limited so book early to ensure your place)

Duke of Edinburgh Expedition Providers

Take 2 Adventure Ltd are now official providers of the Duke of Edinburgh!

As of now we are looking to build of our very own DofE portfolio! We have worked with and run DofE expeditions for other companies all over the UK but now it is our turn to run the expedition programme, provide support and offer guidance to schools and young people in our local area and beyond.

Working with DofE participants is one of the best parts of our job, aside from the fact that we are able to spend time in beautiful areas, it is being out there with the young people; while they learn through the experience of camping, navigating and cooking, while they explore their local area or further afield and while they overcome the challenges of working as a team. Many these elements come as a first time experience and the debrief at the end of every expedition always gives time for reflection, showing development of their personal skills, the discovery of leadership qualities they didn’t know they had or realising an inner confidence at their abilities. This is what makes DofE so special. That is why we are so excited to help more young people realise their potential and experience all things outdoors along the way!

For more information about how we can provide support or run an expedition for your school, if you are a young person wanting to find an open expedition or simply looking for an additional assessor or supervisor contact us: Take2Adventure@gmail.com

 

May Half Term Adventure Day

After the success of our Adventure Day at Goacher’s Farm Shop last month, we are very excited to announce another fun filled day this May half term.

Tuesday 29th May
10am to 3pm

Come and explore the woods in North Wheatley! We will be stepping it up with a new selection of activities to learn new and develop existing ‘outdoor’ skills and most importantly have fun.

Activities:

Fire Lighting

Learn how to use a flint and steel to successfully light a fire

Campfire Cooking

Build a fire and cook some campfire favourites which could include marshmallows, damper (bread), chocolate orange cake or popcorn!

Woodland Challenges

Take part in a variety of challenges designed to test teamwork, problem solving and communication skills in the surroundings of natural woodland.

Nature Activities

Make your very own natural picture frame or create a woodland collage with items found within the wood.

Shelter Building

Upgrade from the tarps and para cord and build a shelter using all natural materials.

Orienteering

Learn how to read a compass to find designated points (and prizes)

Fun Games

Play a variety of fun games such as scavenger hunts, nightline and many more!

Address: (drop off and pick up point)

Village Hall
Sturton Road
South Wheatley
Retford
DN22 9DL

Price:

£15pp (must be booked and paid in advance to secure place)

Ages:

All activities are suitable for 6-12 year olds.


You will need:

  • Drink
  • Packed lunch
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Warm clothes
  • Hat and gloves
  • Wellies or walking boots (please not trainers)

Please meet at Wheatley village hall car park where children will need to be signed in by their parent or guardian by 10am. From here a short nature walk will lead to the woods. They will take part in a variety of outdoor activities throughout the day, there will be plenty of time for breaks and lunch. Pick up will be at 3pm back at the village hall where parents/guardians will need to sign their children out.

To book please complete the contact form below or if you have any questions please email Take2Adventure@gmail.com.

(Please note places are limited so book early to ensure your place)

 

Easter Holiday Adventure Day

We are now fully booked for this adventure day! Thank you to evrthe one who has signed up or enquired.. watch this space for our next available dates.

Take 2 Adventure offer activity days in the school holidays for children aged 6 to 12 years! Get them away from their computers and phones and let us show them how to have fun outside!

Thursday 5th April
10am to 3pm

Come and join us at Goacher’s Fruit and Farm Shop in North Wheatley this Easter Holiday! With plenty of outdoor space and access to their orchards, a variety of activities will be on offer for your children to engage in, learn new skills and most importantly have fun.

Activities:

Archery

Learn how to shoot accurately and play games against others for the chance to win prizes!

Fire Lighting

Learn how to use a flint and steel to successfully light a fire

Campfire Cooking

Build a fire and cook some campfire favourites which could include marshmallows, damper (bread), chocolate orange cake and popcorn!

Dirty Water to Drinking Water

Learn how to make a survival water filter and purify dirty water, do it successfully and be rewarded with a hot chocolate from your own water filter!

Team Building Challenges

Take part in a variety of challenges designed to test teamwork, problem solving and communication skills.

Nature Activities

Make your very own natural bird feeder or create a woodland collage with items found around the orchards.

Improvised Shelter Building

Use tarps and para cord to try and build a shelter.

Fun Games

Play a variety of fun games such as scavenger hunts, tug of war and many more!

Address:

Wood Lane,
North Wheatley
Retford
DN22 9BG

Price:

£15pp in advance (£17pp on the day)



You will need:

  • Drink
  • Packed lunch
  • Snacks
  • Waterproof coat and trousers
  • Warm clothes
  • Hat and gloves
  • Wellies or walking boots (please not trainers)

Please meet at Goacher’s car park where children will need to be signed in by their parent or guardian by 10am. They will take part in a variety of outdoor activities throughout the day, there will be plenty of time for breaks and lunch. Pick up will be at 3pm when parents/guardians will need to sign their children out.

To book please complete the contact form below or if you have any questions please email Take2Adventure@gmail.com

April Guided Walks – Double Whammy!

We are excited to announce our next guided walk will be a double whammy! Due to a hectic schedule in March we will be offering two days.. back to back.. on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April! 

We will be running a ‘challenging’ route on the Saturday. A fantastic 14.5km walk (9 miles) taking in the spectacular Kinder downfall and the highest point in the Peak District. Followed by a ‘moderate’ easier going day on the Sunday, a 10.5km (6.5 miles) circular starting in the bustling hub of Castleton, up to the summit of Mam Tor then following the ‘great ridge’ around to Lose Hill, taking in the panoramic views across the Hope and Edale valleys. For more information on the walks and to book your place click  here.

Each day can be booked individually; the Saturday ‘challenging’ walk £12, the Sunday ‘moderate’ walk £10 or both days can be booked at a discounted rate of £20.

We will be camping at Coopers Field Campsite in Edale on the Saturday, so for anyone wanting to do both days, why not book in too or contact us and we will be more than happy to recommend other accommodation options.

This is a great opportunity to get out for the weekend and enjoy some spectacular views in the Peak District. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Also, don’t forget our “Discover the Pennines” walking weekend in June. We only have one room left. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discover the Pennines – Walking Weekend

We are excited to announce our new “Discover the Pennines” walking weekend!

The adventure will take us to the Pennines, one of England’s most special places. A stunning landscape of open heather moors and peatlands, attractive dales and hay meadows, tumbling upland rivers, wonderful woods, welcoming communities, intriguing imprints of a mining and industrial past, distinctive birds, animals and plants and much, much more. In recognition of its special qualities the area has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Discover The Pennines – 1st-3rd June 2018 

Join us on our mini discovery weekend in June, where we will be exploring the Pennines and relaxing in a charming cottage in the beautiful surroundings.

Your mountain leader will show you the best of the local area on your guided walks, the evening will be your time to relax around the fire or enjoy the garden, while your evening meal is being prepared.

We aim to provide a sociable, fun adventure, where you can enjoy your time with like minded people and share stories over a glass of wine and home cooked food.

What is included

  • Two nights accommodation in a lovely cottage
  • Delicious breakfast selection
  • Hearty walker’s packed lunch for Saturday and Sunday
  • Scrumptious two course evening dinner on both Friday and Saturday night
  • Two guided walks with a qualified and knowledgeable mountain leader
  • Advice and tips of areas to visit in your free time

Check in from 4pm Friday 1st June.

Approximate finish time on the Sunday will be 3-4pm.

Pricing

Room 1: Double Ensuite £290 (£145pp)SOLD

Room 2: Double Shared Bathroom £270 (£135pp) SOLD

Room 3:  Double Shared Bathroom £270 (£135pp)

Room 4: Twin Shared Bathroom £250 (£125pp)SOLD

For more information or to book your place, either email us at take2adventure@gmail.com or click here to fill out the booking form.

What’s On In 2018!

Wow…2017…what a year you have been!

We have gone from changing our careers and moving down to Devon, to now running our own adventure company based in Retford all in the space of a year!

It has been immensely enjoyable throughout all these changes and we have been lucky enough to do some amazing things with some awesome people! We are so excited as to what the future holds for us and Take2Adventure and we can’t wait to get cracking in 2018!

We have finished this year with some very successful guided walks in the Peak District, delivered adventurous activities to over 170 school children in just the winter term alone and already booked out 70% of our time next year! We really honestly believe that we have one of the best jobs in the world! Here are a few things we will be up to next year.

  • Training and Assessing Duke of Edinburgh awards throughout the country
  • Delivering our Schools Adventure Programme
  • Hosting our Guided Walks and Challenge Events
  • Taking school groups on a three week trip to Borneo
  • Being a mentor/instructor for the NCS programme

As we are so excited about next year we wanted to give you the heads up as to what’s going to be on offer. So below are some dates for your diaries, booking for these events will open in the new year.

Sunday 25th February – Guided Walk, Peak District

Saturday 14th April – Guided Walk, Peak District (challenging)

Sunday 15th April – Guided Walk, Peak District (moderate)

Sunday 13th May – OutKlass Fitness Guided Walk, Peak District

Friday 1st June – Sunday 3rd June – Walking Weekend: Discover the Pennines

Saturday 7th July – Guided Walk, Peak District

Saturday 14th July – Guided Walk, Peak District

Sunday 26th August – Guided Walk, location TBC

More dates will be available in the second half of year and these will be released in the next few months. Also there will be numerous Adventure Clubs for kids running in the school holidays around the Retford area so watch out for those!

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook competition where we are giving away five £10 vouchers for next year! Entry closes on Friday 23rd December!

We look forward to seeing new faces on next years events and welcoming back past ones!

We would like to thank everyone for their support in 2017 and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Here’s to more adventures!

Stuart and Laura