Group Leader information
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
- Gorge walking
- Field work
Other options (extra cost)
- Mountain Biking
- Pony trekking
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
Sleeping bag/ pillow case/ bottom sheet
Washing kit & 2 towels
Indoor shoes or slippers
Pyjamas or nightshirt
Casual clothes for travelling and relaxing
Large Plastic bag to put dirty cloths into
For each day of activity a full set of warm activity cloths is required:
Thick socks for inside boots
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
All Activity related equipment. For example helmets, buoyancy aids, harnesses etc.
Outside catering is available, please contact the Centre for further details and costs.
Kitchen equipment to bring
- Tea towels
- Washing up liquid
- Scouring pads
- Cleaning materials
- Sandwich bags
- Cling film
- Kitchen foil
- Don’t forget the food!
Equipment provided for activities
- Walking boots
- Limited selection of Wellington boots
- Caving overalls, helmets, and lights
- Climbing harnesses and helmets
- Wetsuits, canoe helmets and buoyancy aids
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|
|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|
|7pm – 9pm||Evening activity|
Morning Jobs List 15kb pdf
These forms need to be emailed to us at least one month before your visit.