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

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  • THe exterior fo the centre
  • A spacious dining hall with glass walls
  • Looking through the door into the wooden arched glamping pod
  • A row of glamping pods with an old stone building in the foreground
  • A grey haired lady being served at the counter at the cafeterier at Mount Cook Adventre Centre
  • Two poeple wearing climbing harness walking towards the main building at Mount Cook Adventure Centre
  • Three children with climbing harness adn helmets, tieing thier belay ropes at Mount Cook Adventrue Centre
  • Two adults in climbing gear on a ledge at Mount Cook Adventure Centre
  • A happy wedding scene, gests throwing confetti over the bride & groom outside the centre
  • The dining room laid out and decorated fro a wedding at Mount Cook Adventure Centre

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.
Mount Cook, a fantastic purpose built centre, offers groups of 8 - 180 the perfect base for an exciting weekend or holiday in the Peak District. A whole range of outside activities can be organised on- or off-site for a min of 8 people. Popular with schools, clubs, corporate team building, weddings and gatherings of friends and families. B&B, full or half board. Self-catering with sole use bookings.
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.

Details

  • 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

Facilities

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
jShowers
lShop
[WiFi
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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News & Offers from Mount Cook Adventure Centre

August availability at Mount Cook Adventure Centre

June 20th 2024

There’s still time to book Mount Cook Adventure Centre for your large group this August Bank Holiday. With accommodation for up to 180 people, Mount Cook is perfect for large family groups, stag and hen parties, faith groups, sports clubs, charities, or corporate retreats.

Want to book an event you’ll never forget? You can book exciting activities like rock climbing, abseiling, archery and zip wire to go alongside your stay!

Book by the room for up to 4 people for £97.50 per night, or (for really big groups!) book the entire venue for £5,040 per night.

Minimum group size = 8 people
Get in touch today for a bespoke quote.

Plan your stay…

Everything you need can be found onsite at Mount Cook, including nutritious and hearty full board catering, and outdoor activities. However, if you want to venture into Derbyshire, there’s so much to do right on our doorstep!

Mount Cook is right on top of the High Peak Trail, with great access to walking and cycling routes. Black Rocks is walking distance from Mount Cook, with abseiling, rock climbing, Carsington Reservoir is a 10 minute drive away – perfect for walking, paddling, bird watching or cycling.

Just 10 minutes away from the spa town of Matlock Bath and 5 minutes from Wirksworth, Mount Cook offers great access to loads of tourist attractions like Gulliver’s Kingdom, the Heights of Abraham, and Cromford Mills.

Need help planning your trip? Speak to one of our friendly team about what to do in the area!

Late Availability

Summer Exclusive use in Derbyshire

January 30th 2024

Did you know Mount Cook is available for Exclusive Hire? Located on the edge of the Peak District, Mount Cook Adventure Centre is the perfect location for large bookings looking for a picturesque backdrop. We can accommodate up to 180 people, making it ideal for large events.

Summer is just around the corner! Are you hosting a big event, like a conference, a charity weekend getaway, or a faith group gathering? Our Exclusive package is perfect for you.

Our built-for-purpose centre has 35 en-suite bedrooms, sleeping 4 each and 10 cosy glamping pods, allowing up to 180 people to stay on-site. Our Main Hall can hold up to 120 people for a variety of activities: quizzes, talks or an evening disco! The Main Hall is complimented by the Small Hall. This hall can fit 35 people, perfect for meetings, workshops and, with the projector, a cosy movie night. We even have a Tipi! A quirky space for your group to gather in.

The commercial kitchen is available for self-catering or bring in your choice of catering company. We can also provide a hearty menu of home-cooked meals with accommodation for your dietary requirements.

“The passion of the Mt Cook staff to ensure everyone is accommodated and heard and that we can have total confidence in the physical environment, facilities and staff on duty.” Kidney Care UK

Consider adding outdoor activities, the perfect addition to any countryside retreat. Both kids and adults can enjoy the great outdoors with our range of activities and excellent instructors. From archery and Bushcraft to our Via Ferrata and zipline, there’s an activity for all abilities and interests.
Evening activities are also available. Our instructors can guide you along the local footpaths or give you a Bushcraft session around the fire. Want something self-led? We can set you up a campfire with extra wood in our woodland or Dell.

If you are interested in your event being hosted at Mount Cook this summer, get in touch! Our Sales and Booking Team will help you book the perfect weekend for your group.

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