Rock Outdoors - your partner in outdoor activities and learning
Fun? Excitement? New experiences? New skills? New friends? - whatever your hopes and aspirations, Rock Outdoors creates unique adventure experiences and programmes specific to the individual or group. From the adrenaline-fuelled challenge to the slower and more exploratory experience - and everything in between - we look forward to being your partner in your first, or next, outdoor adventure!
For individual requirements contact us directly
Based in Burrington Combe, N. Somerset and using venues around the Mendips (AONB), Cheddar Gorge and Weston-super-Mare.
Our warmest wishes to you all during these extraordinary and challenging times. We hope you and your loved ones remain safe and well and we look forward to the time when we can once again open our doors and share our passion for the outdoors and adventures!
There is much for us to do behind closed doors to consolidate or upgrade the administrative side to the business, but it is also an opportunity to plan programmes, activities, personal adventures and skill development and to get our new Base Camp in Burrington Combe fully re-furbished and functional, ready to open its doors and offer a warm welcome.
And other things to look forward to:
- Outdoor climbing at our location in Weston-super-Mare - watch this space to see our progress with Wood Lane Quarry which will soon offer beginner and intermediate group climbing sessions and an abseil.
- Summer holiday adventure and activities - we will post hopeful dates soon but look on the holiday sessions link below for an idea of what the programme will look like.
- NNAS Navigation Courses - consider joining one of our scheduled courses or book a private one. Family courses are also being developed.
- Buy a voucher! These can be redeemed against any of our half day or full day sessions and are valid for a full year from date of purchase - so plan ahead and have something to look forward to.
We look forward to meeting up again soon, and in the meantime enjoy the little adventures close to home - camping in the living room or garden, cooking on a fire, getting creative, enjoying Spring ... make the little things count 🙂 Warmest Wishes, Carol and Neil
Cave Fest UK 2020
This year's event is in Priddy, Somerset with a hub at Rock Outdoors, Burrington. It's planned to be bigger and better than ever! With lots of Caving and above ground activities to keep the family busy. Competitions, live music, workshops, stalls and of course a bar. Join us August 27th to 30th 2020. Website: cavefestuk.co.uk
Many thanksfor all your hard work and commitment this term. We are very lucky to have you both.
Our instructor was fantastic,knowledgable and made us all at ease. We went into wide spaces, tight spaces, climbed up and down and we all managed things we didn’t think we could do. The children asked numerous questions and our instructor had the patience of a saint and knowledge of a professor when it came to answering them. In short when asking the children how many starts out of 5 they would give it they said 10! And for me, it was exhilarating, got a real taste for caving now! Truly fantastic experience and we’ll back again for sure. Thank you Rock Outdoors, it was a truly perfect experience.
Excellent. Exhilarating.Two friends and I went with our instructor/guide Neil to the cave and 3 hours later I can truly say I’ve never had such a great time in a dark, ‘damp-ish’ enclosed space 60m beneath the Mendips! Neil was superb: patient, knowledgeable and calmingly motivational. If you’ve never been caving, it’s a must. If you have been caving, then do it with these guys. Friendly, welcoming and professional.
What an experience...overcoming mind, body and spirit to fully participate and enjoy the caving experience (not bad for someone who turned out to be little claustrophobic!) - Neil was our guide and he continued to encourage and support me despite my reluctance and fear, never pushy or insistent - but just enough to give me the confidence to trust in him and myself! Cannot rate this highly enough! Amazing opportunity to be at one with nature, while having a huge amount of fun along the way! We are travelling from Lands End to John O'Groats and this has been our best experience to date (and we have tried many!)
This was marvellous!I did a charity abseil as part of a fundraising activity. Neil was our instructor and he was great! Very supportive and reassuring for those a bit more nervous, but he also encouraged us to try jumping down the rock face - which we all did! I can’t wait to do it again!
Awesome adventure experienceOur small family group had two awesome half day adventures of rock climbing and caving. The climbing was tailored to our abilities and in a fantastic location. Neil and carol were brilliant instructors, really friendly, patient, organised and incredibly knowledgable. We had so much fun climbing that we decided to try out caving for the first time. Despite initial anxieties about caving, it was an amazing and totally unique experience. Thanks to Neil and Carol, we felt totally safe and had lots of fun. We took the wet cave option which was exciting and thrilling to explore. Throughout the booking process, Carol and Neil were super responsive and efficient. Would thoroughly recommend. Thanks for a wonderful time!