Adventure Training and Activities for Cadets

Land-based and water-based Adventurous Training packages

Locations in the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, Norfolk, Scotland and Wales


    Specially designed for cadets, our Adventure Training (AT) packages offer cadets the chance to learn a wide range of skills in a short space of time. Many of our instructors are ex-services and all activities are overseen by a former serving officer. We focus on honing leadership, teamwork and developing confidence, discipline and trust.

    Choose from single-day activities to a residential trip covering many activities. Suitable for any group size and experience level, with locations across the UK, near military camps or in rural settings.

    Expedition Training

    Cadets aged 16 and over can enrol onto the Public Services BTEC Diploma and you can complete your expedition module with Lost Earth Adventures. What’s more, Expedition training develops cadets in many areas and they will receive all the help required to complete this important module with confidence.

    Flexibility at the core

    We know that every cadet unit has different requirements. While one group may never have tried caving, another may wish to try vertical caving. We work with you to ensure the unit’s objective is challenging but realistic. As part of our mantra, we aim to equip every cadet with a heightened sense of self-belief, trust in others and appreciation for the great outdoors.

    Outdoors learning

    As holders of the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge, we know how beneficial learning in real environments is. That’s why the vast majority of our activities take place in real-life environments, not simulated and artificial ones. This sets us apart from many providers, so if you’re looking for truly adventurous training for your cadets, we can help. We also provide Learning Outcomes for all our activities.


A diverse experience of the great outdoors

Choose from a wide selection of outdoor activities which aim to get the most out of your cadets.

Land-based activities

  • Rock climbing hones agility, strength and problem-solving as they climb some of the UK’s best crags and cliffs.
  • Abseiling encourages teamwork, self-confidence and trust as they learn to belay others down vertical cliff faces.
  • Mountain biking helps with coordination, agility and self-confidence as cadets learn biking skills and maintenance.
  • Rough track cycling focuses on building technical biking skills on forest trails, dirt tracks and old railway lines.
  • Hiking develops communication, leadership and coordination skills as cadets hike to set landmarks or set routes.
  • Bushcraft introduces cadets to foraging, tracking and building shelters, teaching them about survival in the great outdoors.
  • Navigation & Orienteering teaches cadets the basics of map reading and navigation as they work in teams to reach a set point.
  • Team building entails various smaller activities which hone cadets’ trust in team members and helps them learn about themselves.
  • Command tasks include many known and popular team-building tasks which require communication and effective teamwork skills.
  • Slacklining naturally improves traits like balance, coordination and discipline while the difficulty of the activity helps with motivation.
  • Archery focuses on hand-eye coordination, discipline, control and coordination and is a firm favourite among cadets in our experience.
  • 2-day expeditions encompasses navigational, orienteering and bushcraft skills as cadets spend two days away from the camp to reach a set point.

Water-based activities

  • Gorge walking builds confidence and trust in others as they traverse ancient streams and gorges in fast-moving water.
  • Canoeing promotes self-esteem and teamwork as cadets learn to navigate lakes set in stunning locations.
  • Raft building is all about teamwork. Cadets must work together to build a raft, then race against others across lakes.
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding encourages technical skills including agility as cadets learn how to operate board and paddle.

Underground activities

  • Caving encourages teamwork, self-confidence and trust as they delve into remarkable complex underground systems.
  • Weaseling mixes scrambling and rock hopping with underground caving, encouraging agility, coordination, balance and more.
  • Vertical caving heightens all the learning outcomes of horizontal caves with the introduction of ropes and harnesses in caves.

Premium activities

We also have several premium activities built for instructors looking to gain even more out of their cadets.

  • Canoe White Water Expedition takes all the skills of regular canoeing and places cadets on white water, with the aim to travel from one point to the other on a fast-moving river instead of a lake. This hones cadets’ coordination, teamwork, communication and leadership.
  • Introduction to Mountaineering comprises scrambling, bouldering, rock climbing, the Tyrollean Traverse and more as cadets learn an array of technical skills while traits like leadership, self-confidence and communication are also developed.

This list of activities is not exhaustive.










Sample itinerary

A sample of what an adventure training week may look like

Activities can be undertaken on one half-day or we can build multiple activities into a week-long trip.

MondayArriveMountain BikingWide Games
WednesdayGorge WalkingCavingSports
ThursdayExpeditionExpeditionCamp Craft
FridayRock ClimbingDepart


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See a detailed map of our central locations.

As specialist operators of expedition and adventure training, we have locations across the UK, including in the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District, the Lake District, Norfolk, Scotland and Wales. You can choose to camp or stay in indoor accommodation. We can arrange this for you as part of the package. Usually, we operate near several military camps listed below.

  • Catterick, North Yorkshire
  • Wathgill, North Yorkshire
  • Warcop, North Yorkshire
  • Totley, South Yorkshire
  • Swynnerton Training Camp
  • Leek and Upper Hulme, Staffordshire & Derbyshire
  • Altcar, near Liverpool
  • Thetford, Norfolk
  • Capel Curig, Wales
  • Sennybridge, Wales

We can organise Adventure Training near any UK Armed Forces base. Our team have worked with Joint Services Adventure Training centres and can be trusted to deliver an effective, efficient service throughout.


How much is Adventure Training?

Quality. Ease. Affordability. We combine all three into every Adventure Training package we provide. Prices start at £35 per cadet. To get a quote, call us on 01904 500094, email us or fill in the form below.

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Your Safety

Certification and your safety

We take your safety and that of our trip leaders very seriously. Every activity we offer has been thoroughly risk-assessed.

We are a licensed company with AALA, hold the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge and have £10m Public Liability insurance. Certificates of all of these can be provided to help with your JSATFA form.

Our activity locations are often in remote areas and as with all outdoor activities, there is inherent risk to participants and trip leaders. Rest assured, every precaution is taken to ensure the overall safety and enjoyment of our participants and staff.

Our guides

Our guides are highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable.

All instructors have been assessed by the relevant national governing bodies for all of their qualifications. Copies of these can be made available if required. Our guides have sound judgement and exemplary attitude towards safety.

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