Lost Earth Adventures

Lost Earth Adventures at StudfoldLost Earth Adventures is a specialist, renowned outdoor activity provider based in York. Fully accredited, AALA-licensed and awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence seven years running, Lost Earth Adventures manages all outdoor activities, and packages at the centre, and offers discounts to all guests staying at Studfold.

The experienced team offers a huge selection of thrilling outdoor activities to get involved in, including rock climbing, abseiling, caving, gorge walking, navigational instruction, orienteering, hiking, nature walks, mountain biking and other outdoors tuition for children and young adults.

All activities are available onsite or within a 15-minute drive from Studfold. The team can organise bookings for individuals, small groups and large groups such as school and youth groups. Take a look at the Activities and Packages below to see further details of what’s on offer.

Lost Earth Adventures also offer activities throughout the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District, the Lake District and across many other parts of the UK.

How to book

You can contact Lost Earth Adventures directly to book your activity. Call 01904 500 094, email info@lostearthadventures.co.uk or visit their website at www.lostearthadventures.co.uk.


Gorge walking at Studfold

Experience the outdoors like never before! Scramble up a mountain. Feel the breeze on two wheels. Experience the thrill of rappelling a vertical crag. Slide down natural pools. Squeeze through ancient passageways. Activities include gorge walking, rock climbing, abseiling, caving and more, with full day, weekend or week-long packages available. All of these amazing activities are right here on Studfold’s doorstep. This is adventure at its finest.

The Lost Earth Adventures Experience at Studfold

The nitty gritty detail:

  • All activities are led by highly experienced and qualified instructors.
  • Activities are suitable for children aged 7+.
  • Activities are suitable for all abilities.
  • All technical equipment is provided by Lost Earth Adventures.
  • Safety instructions will be given during activity briefings.
  • For onsite activities, changing facilities and hot showers are available.

Rock climbing

Look ‘Cyclops’ in the eye or show your moves to the ‘Dancing Bear’. Rock climbing at nearby Brimham Rocks is unforgettable, perfect for small and large groups of all abilities. Half-day and full-day available.

Mountain biking

Jump on the saddle and explore the very best of Nidderdale by mountain bike. There’s a diverse range of trails, from vast single-track forest routes to challenging technical descents. Ideal for all abilities.

Hiking at StudfoldHiking

Ramble up the sparkling River Nidd or walk along the impressive Victorian Gouthwaite Reservoir. Clamber up and downhill on this guided hike. An ideal half-day or full-day hike for both small and large groups.

Gorge walking

Dive into plunge pools, scramble beneath and above waterfalls, slide ancient chutes and bomb into the water from high jumps. Suitable for all abilities and group sizes and just a short walk from the centre.

Navigation and orienteering

Let us teach you the skills to confidently navigate your own path across hills, crags and moorland. Beginner to advanced courses available tailored to the group. Perfect for school and youth groups.


Explore the unbelievable subterranean world. Tunnels, vertical shafts, giant open chambers and magical waterfalls, this is the best caving in the UK. Don’t like tight spaces? We’ll tailor sessions to suit you.


A thrill like no other, experience the adrenalin of dropping over sheer cliff faces, many of which are 25m vertical edges. Expert instructors guide the way. Suitable for all levels and group sizes.

Large groups and corporate bookings

Lost Earth Adventures always deliver an exhilarating, unforgettable day out. Whether you’re a school group, cadet force, scout group, corporate team or charity, all activities are tailored to suit your group’s needs.


Gorge walking at StudfoldOutdoor education

(Mucky) hands-on learning. No textbook required. Let learning transcend the four walls of the classroom. Effective, engaging and safe educational programmes that suit curriculum Key Stages and stimulate the students’ development and interpersonal skills. Courses and packages available from standalone half-day sessions to full-week residentials

Corporate leadership and team building

Leave the ties at the office. Your team will love this! Develop core communication, gain trust within your team and enhance your team’s skillsets through mentally and physical demanding challenges in competitive or non-competitive games. Activities are often combined with traditional team-building methods to create fun and immersive activities that genuinely work.

Family adventure weekends

Active breaks the whole clan can get involved in. With such a diverse array of activities on offer and suited to all abilities, this is fun for the whole family to take part in. So fun, you’ll want to come back every year. Half-day and full day sessions give you a taste of the action while bespoke multi-day events can be arranged tailored to what your clan want to do.

All programmes:

  • Rock climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Weaseling
  • Caving
  • Gorge walking
  • Mountain biking
  • Scrambling
  • Hiking
  • Orienteering
  • Navigational education
  • Team building
  • Wild camping
  • Geology, PE and outdoor learning

Two-day expeditions

  • 2-5-day residential adventure
  • Nidderdale wild weekend away
  • Adventure racing

…and lots more

What Lost Earth Adventures can provide:

  • Transport
  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Guidance and instruction
  • All safety and technical equipment

How to book

You can contact Lost Earth Adventures directly to book your activity. Call 01904 500 094 or email info@lostearthadventures.co.uk.


Gorge walking at Blayshaw Ghyll