Welcome to Longsleddale Outdoor Pursuits Centre

An Adventure at LOPC by 8th Prestwich Scouts

After 8th Prestwich Scout Group brought their Cubs, Scouts amd Explorers to the centre for the weekend, they sent us this video of them Ghyll Scrambling.

Thanks guys! We're glad you enjoyed it!

Join Us, Visit Us, Help Us...

Longsleddale Outdoor Pursuits Centre is a voluntary outdoors centre based just North of Kendal in the Lake District. It was formed 40 years ago to provide free or cheap access to the outdoors for the underprivileged youth of Bolton / Manchester.

We need volunteer instructors (It's a great place if you are looking for log book time), we need clients (like schools, scout groups, team builders etc), and we need customers (clubs, families, corporate, outdoors providers etc). At the moment our instructors are from all over the UK - Manchester, the Lake District, the Peaks etc. - but we need more!

The location is fantastic! The activities we run are mountaineering, climbing, abseiling, archery, orienteering, team building, ghyll scrambling, mountain training. There is much more to do in the area that we don't currently offer such as mountain biking, canoeing & kayaking etc.

The centre is available to book with instructors, without instructors or on a bunkhouse basis (by arrangement).

If you are interested in volunteering for us, we will train you then offer support to gain your NGB's. We'll also pay a small amount to cover travel expenses to and from the centre.

Please have a look around our expanding website and pass the message on to friends that may also be interested. If you think Longsleddale could be the place to volunteer, the place to bring your group or the place to bring your business, or if you have any queries, please get in touch here on facebook or email us at lopc@live.com.

Speak to you soon, Dave Clark — at Longsleddale Outdoor Pursuits Centre