Perched on a hill between a traditional Derbyshire Dales market town and the village that started the industrial revolution, Mount Cook looks out onto the two strongest influences of rural Derbyshire’s historic culture. Read on for an insight to the range of accommodation and educational packages.
Mount Cook is surrounded by spectacular views, historic towns and a range of fantastic facilities, which are all tied together by the friendly and fun atmosphere. The happy staff work as a team and creating a warm and friendly environment for the guests, creating a real sense of community.
Mount Cook offers a range of engaging and informative educational packages, which aim to inspire both pupils and teachers! Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costume, reconstructed artefacts and local historic features, we bring Prehistoric Britain, The Romans and The Industrial Revolution to life for children and young people.
The famous Glamping Pods provide accommodation for up to 40 guests, each with an ensuite toilet and washbasin. Check out their main page for the rest of the accommodation offers!
In addition to all the incredible onsite activities, the location is a natural attraction itself! The pedestrianised High Peak Trail runs parallel to the Centre, where guests can hire bikes, ride horses or go on hikes into Derbyshire. Carsington Reservoir, located 15 minutes from Mount Cook, is ideal for water-sports which include canoeing, kayaking and raft-building. And Black Rocks, a five minute walk from Mount Cook, is a unique prehistoric rock formation in the landscape, ideal for climbing, bouldering, abseiling, rock scrambling, or simply exploring!
The Centre’s closest market town, Wirksworth, is a historic and quaint place to visit with quirky shops, cute pubs and great places to eat.
From Mount Cook, guests can visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cromford Mill – the heart of the industrial revolution during the 19th Century.