Mount Cook is a not-for-profit organisation based in Derbyshire, offering a range of exciting outdoor activities and modern en-suite accommodation.

Our mission: 

"To provide access to the outdoors and outdoor activities for all, especially young people and those who would not otherwise have the opportunity." 


Have fun, try out new activities, get active and discover the stunning Derbyshire countryside - together. Our Adventure Breaks are perfect for groups seeking fun in the great outdoors. The activities we offer will entertain your little ones, challenges the teens and inspire the adults!

We know that learning can successfully extend beyond the classroom walls and into the great outdoors! When done effectively, outdoor learning can translate into a wealth of life skills. 

Our brand new Big Kids Weekends are an opportunity to let your hair down, spend quality time with your mates and embrace immaturity! Enjoy a range of activities and Glamping accommodation.

Experience a range of exciting outdoor activities, meet new people and make the most of your school holiday! Suitable for children aged 8 - 12. Residential and Day Tripper options available. 


Rooftop Rider Zip Wire - NEW for 2018!

"Amazing!" ... "Incredible!" ... "It's so fast!"

The first of it's kind in Derbyshire, our brand new Rooftop Rider Zip Wire is an experience you don't want to miss!

Starting 15 metres off the ground on Mount Cook's roof, the Zip Wire will send you flying 108 metres through the air to the opposite side of Steeplehouse Quarry. Guests can expect to reach speeds of up to 40 mph!

Guests can experience our Rooftop Rider Zip Wire by booking onto a Family Adventure Break or Adventure Holiday Camp. Groups of 8 or more must book a Mount Cook residential. 


Don't just take our word for it...

The Invaders trip to Mount Cook was marvellous. The activities were perfect for bringing the Roman history curriculum to life... The children came away from our visit buzzing about Romans and Roman life - an experience they will long remember!
— Alison Dugdale, Headteacher at Middleton Community Primary School
We have a fabulous weekend, from beginning to end - all your staff were so friendly, nothing was too much trouble. We found the teaching styles great, whether it was for us parents and carers or whether it was for the young adults with Down’s Syndrome, who needed a little more demonstration and explanation... DHG would certainly return to Mount Cook.
— Sarah Smith, Downs Heart Group
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I just wanted to thank you all for the amazing time and opportunities you have given me... I have come away from it with so much more confidence, it’s unbelievable.
— Bethany Wharf, NCS participant

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