Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Porter Lane, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Matlock, DE4 4LS

Call The Office on 01629 823 702

Adventure Centre on the edge of the Peak District

Mount Cook is a spacious purpose built outdoor centre run on a not-for-profit basis. Completed in 2016, this wonderful centre oozing quality and serenity provides the perfect base for groups of 8 - 180 looking for an exciting break in the Peak District.

The main building sleeps 140 in 34 ensuite bedrooms and houses a large glass-fronted, licensed refectory. There are a variety of meeting spaces available that can be equipped with projectors and screens for all your classroom or conferencing needs. Just outside 10 unique pods, with lighting, USB charging point, heating and ensuite WC each sleep 4 in bunks. Showers are a few steps away in the main building. All bedding is provided. BYO towels. B&B, half or full board. Self catering is available for sole use bookings.

Set in 9 acres of private grounds, there is a wonderful range of exciting outdoor activities on site, plus more off-site. These can be pre-booked for any group of 8 or more.

The Centre boasts direct access to the High Peak Trail & The Pennine Bridleway for walking and cycling, and Black Rocks for climbing. Cromford Mills World Heritage Site, the Heights of Abraham, Chatsworth House and Carsington Reservoir are all close by. While the quaint market town Wirksworth is with walking distance and offers a selection of lovely pubs and restaurants.

Popular with schools, clubs, corporate team building, weddings and gatherings of friends and families. There is ample free parking for up to 40 vehicles just a 2 minute walk away from the main building, as well as electric vehicle charging and accessible parking.

This accommodation is featured on our map of the Peak District and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    180: 140 Beds: 34x4 + 2x2 (disabled access), 10 Pods: 10x4 + 40 Camping
  • Open:

    All year. Office hours; weekdays 9-5.
  • Price per night:

    Contact Mount Cook.
  • Booking:

    Book via email or telephone.
  • Directions:

    From A6 at Cromford follow signs to Wirksworth up Cromford Hill, at the top turn right onto Porter Lane (signposted Middleton By Wirksworth and Ashborne) Mount Cook well signposted on the left and shares the main entrance with the Eco and Stone Centres. From Wirksworth follow the main road towards Cromford, after the railway bridge in Bolehill turn left and follow the above instructions.
  • Public Transport :

    Train at Cromford (buses from Cromford Village), buses from Derby, Matlock and Bakewell.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks The Pennine Bridleway Limestone Way White Peak Loop
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This accommodation is available at the following peak times

Available August Bank Holiday 2023 Available October Half Term 2024


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
rAccessibility features
dBedding provided
gFully heated
mMeals available (with notice)
nBreakfast available (with notice)
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
wGroups Only

r Accessibility Info

Mount Cook Adventure Centre is a non-for-profit activity centre based just outside of the Peak District. Their aim is to make outdoor adventure accessible to everyone. This is reflected in the measures they have put in place to accommodate a range of disabilities. ..Click for photos and more


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Looking for August Bank Holiday accommodation for a large group?

July 13th 2023

Accommodation for large groups on the edge of the Iconic peak District – up to 180 people in en-suite bedrooms and cosy glamping pods. Either book the entire venue or just the rooms you need. Exciting activities and full board catering available to book.

Perfect for a family event, charity retreat, or company getaway.
Activities include zip wire, high ropes, archery, abseiling, rock climbing and much more!

Mount Cook is based on the south-east edge of the Peak District near loads of great tourist attractions like The Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath and Cromford Mills. Make the most of this summer by booking your large group in at Mount Cook Adventure Centre.

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Fundraiser Fete at Mount Cook!

May 6th 2023

Join us for an exciting fundraiser day to raise money for the HELPING HAND OF UKRAINE. Fun activities, food and drink, raffles, tombola, and brass band entertainment.

Adult:£10.00 per person
Child (under 18):£5.00 per person
Family of 4: £25.00 per family

Entry fee includes:
Access to the fete and access come-and-try activity sessions of zip wire, low ropes, archery and bush craft
Food and soft and alcoholic drinks are available to buy onsite.
Raffle, tombola, craft stalls and fete activities will be extras to buy on the day, so bring some coins!
Activities suitable for children over 6 years old (zip wire: 9 years old). Minimum weight for zip wire 25kg, maximum weight 116kg. All proceeds from ticket sales go to the Helping Hand of Ukraine.

Book Tickets:

The Helping Hand of Ukraine support respite trips for children affected by the Chernobyl Disaster. Recently, they have been supporting children and families affected by the war in Ukraine by taking over car loads of supplies and aid to Poland where they are transported to families in need.
Mount Cook are proud to support their heroic efforts and we look forward to respite trips being able to resume as normal.

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