Our three very different adventure centres provide opportunities for challenging personal and team development…
Maes y Lade Centre
Brecon Beacons, Wales
Maes y Lade is a converted Welsh Hill farm at the foot of the Black Mountains, within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. With 63 beds in two self-contained buildings, plus outhouses, the centre is a fantastic base for clubs, schools and private groups to explore the local area.
Maes y Lade is in easy reach of the River Wye, the Brecon Beacons and limestone areas to the south containing some of the most extensive cave systems in Britain and both natural and quarried climbing areas. This local environment provides an area of outstanding natural beauty, and means we are able to offer courses of an adventurous and challenging nature including abseiling, mountain biking, rock climbing, caving, canoeing, gorge walking, kayaking and mountain walking.
Maes y Lade is run by EBGC’s David Hassard, who has made the permanent move from Essex to Wales. The centre is available for youth groups, schools and private groups to hire. Although our primary aim is to fill the centre with young people from Essex, we welcome young and old from everywhere!
High Row Centre
Lake District, Cumbria
At the foot of Carrock Fell sits High Row, our outdoor pursuits residential centre in the Lake District. Just a short drive off the A66 and about 10 miles from Keswick, within minutes of Penrith, the centre provides a unique opportunity to explore the beauty of the Lake District through outdoor pursuits and activities.
High Row offers so many possibilities for young people to have a life-changing residential experience – from living together and sharing the domestic chores to experiencing all the challenges of adventurous activities (hill walking, mountain climbing, gyhll scrambling, abseiling, mountain biking, watersports and much more), all the while being away from TV and mobile phone reception.
The centre was formally known as the Carrock Fell Youth Hostel and is ideally situated for access to the Caldbeck Fells, Blencathra and Skiddaw Forrest. There is also easy access for the many watersports opportunities in the Lake District. Working together with members of Maryport Boys’ and Girls’ Club, the centre has been refurbished to provide comfortable and welcoming accommodation all year round.
If your Club is interested in taking a group to High Row or taking part in one of the many residentials that take place there over the year then please contact us >
Stubbers Adventure Centre provides a range of land and water based adventurous activities for people of all ages and abilities. Climbing, Quad Biking, Jet Skiing, Sailing, Tunnelling, Archery and High Ropes are just some of the activities that are on offer. Centre staff will be happy to arrange a programme that is ideal for your club whether it be a children’s birthday party, annual school or club trip or company team building day.
Youth groups affiliated to Essex Boys and Girls Clubs benefit from a 20% discount on Stubbers publicised rates. To book your visit please call 01708 224753.
Ockendon Road, Upminster Essex RM14 2TY.
T: 01708 224753. Reg. Charity No. 1080941. www.stubbers.co.uk