Hampshire Mountain Centre

Group Leader information

Programme planning

We will be pleased to discuss your programme and ensure that you and your students have the best possible programme to satisfy the aims of your course. Please note the Centre reserves the right to change the programme to fit the needs of the group in line with prevailing weather conditions on the day on delivery. Please contact the centre to discuss the options.

  • Mountain walking
  • Caving
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Gorge walking
  • Abseiling
  • Expeditions
  • Field work


Ratios of qualified instructor to students/pupil 1:10
We aim to work in partnership with you to provide high quality learning experience and a high standard of care and safety for all students and staff visiting The Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre.


Personal equipment to bring with you

You are likely to get wet on activities so bring at least a complete change of warm cloths for each day, remember they will get dirty so bring old things that don’t matter.  Perhaps bring something better for the evenings. Use the check list below to help prepare for your visit.

  • 1 litre water bottle (very important)

  • Warm hat, gloves, scarf (even in the summer)

  • Sun hat / Sun cream(summer) / lip balm

  • Single duvet cover / pillow case / bottom sheet

  • Washing kit & 2 towels

  • Indoor shoes or slippers

  • Pyjamas or nightshirt

  • Casual clothes for travelling and relaxing

  • Wellingtons

  • Torch

  • Large Plastic bag to put dirty cloths into

For each day of activity a full set of warm activity clothes is required:

  • Underwear

  • Thick socks for inside boots

  • T-shirts

  • Long-sleeved tops ( e.g. warm sweaters – fleece)

  • Loose warm trousers (e.g. track suit bottoms not jeans)

  • Old shorts (for over wetsuit- Gorge Walking/ Canoeing)

  • Trainers (plus an old pair for water activities)

  • Swimming costume (for water activities)

The Centre will provide

  • Walking boots

  • Waterproofs

  • Day sack

  • All Activity related equipment. For example helmets, buoyancy aids, harnesses etc.

Personal kit list Microsoft Word 27kB


Outside catering is available, please contact the Centre for further details and costs.

Kitchen equipment to bring

  • Tea towels
  • Washing up liquid
  • Matches
  • Scouring pads
  • Cleaning materials
  • Sandwich bags
  • Cling film
  • Kitchen foil
  • Don’t forget the food!

Equipment provided for activities

  • Waterproofs
  • Walking boots
  • Limited selection of Wellington boots
  • Caving overalls, helmets, and lights
  • Climbing harnesses and helmets
  • Wetsuits, canoe helmets and buoyancy aids

Drying rooms

Each unit has its own drying room where equipment and wet clothing can be hung up to dry.

Each contain Pegs, Boot rack, Heating, Dehumidifier.


We recommend  the following times, to make the most of your stay here at The Hampshire & Cass Foundation Mountain Centre.

7am Wake up - Tidy rooms
7.45am Breakfast
8.30am Bedroom checks
8.45am Pack for the days activities
9am Students carry out centre jobs
9am Staff meeting with instructors and visiting staff
9.15am Pupil meeting with course director
9.30am Activity group meet with instructor for the day
4pm Return from activities – pack equipment away
4.45pm Shower and free time until evening meal
6pm Evening meal
7pm – 9pm Evening activity

Morning Jobs List 15kb pdf

Activity Group Responsibilities form 7kb pdf


Important information

These forms need to be emailed to us at least one month before your visit.