Welcome to Rich Adventure
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About us

Rich Adventure is a family-based company based in South Derbyshire, delivering outdoor activities across the country to individuals, schools, clubs and corporate groups. We offer a range of courses from single day activities to multi day expeditions. All our products and courses are mouldable to your needs.

As we are not tied to a single location, we are able to source accommodation and facilities in areas that are geographically suited to our clients- whether you’re after somewhere close to home to reduce travel time for a coach full of excited children, or an adventure that allows for a remote wild camping experience in close proximity to climbing and canoeing venues, we can find a site to meet your needs for the duration of your stay with us.

What’s more, not having a permanent centre allows us to keep our running costs as low as possible, passing on huge savings to you!

The Team


Pete is the Managing Director of Rich Adventure.

Pete has 17 years of experience working in the outdoor industry. He has had the benefit of working in a variety of centres with every kind of client group imaginable.

For the last 13 years he has worked freelance which has provided a wealth of experience from a variety of companies.

He has also managed centres and run courses for numerous companies, and led overseas expeditions in 10 countries with school groups from across the UK.

Pete volunteers at a community first responder going out to a 999 calls on behalf of east midland ambulance service and from this experience he is able to offer a high level of first aid and safety cover.


Claire runs the office with a degree in Outdoor Activities Management.

Claire has 10 years experience as an outdoor instructor. She has worked with a variety of groups including corporate, religious and special needs groups, but specialises in educational programs. Claire also has 6 yearsexperience in management and staff training.

Claire is responsible for marketing, finance, and assisting with the planning and delivery of activity programs.

She has a good understanding of educational development and curriculum links within outdoor activities, and is able to create bespoke activity programs linking to current schemes of work in your school. She is also a community first responder.


We bring in additional staff to help deliver our courses dependant on numbers, selecting only the best staff we can source for each event. We only use staff with appropriate levels of experience and qualifications relevant to the planned activities, in order to maximise the quality of sessions being delivered. We believe that great staff makes for a great experience, and spend time briefing for each event with the staff we use. After each course, expedition or event we have a feedback session with our staff; not only providing them with feedback from us and from our clients on their performance, but also scrutinising the way we run the company, so that we can maintain a high standard of service and aim to offer the best experience to all our clients and staff.

Activity Days

From one-day teambuilding to off-site rock climbing.

Our one-day school programmes can be a great way to give your class a gentle introduction into the great outdoors as a one-off, or become a regular part of your school week.

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Forest Schools

Forest schools are about engaging children in learning through nature.

It's about allowing children to learn about environmental responsibility through active use of woodland resources.

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Our residential trips are great for school groups looking for something a little bit different.

We can run courses from camp sites, youth hostels, bunk houses or even using your school as a base

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Dof E for schools and youth groups

The perfect opportunity to try each activity for a shorter length of time with less commitment than the Silver or Gold packages, and is open to groups aged 14+


Silver allows for continued personal development and encouraging participants to try new activities or show commitment to those started at the bronze level.

We offer our silver expeditions on foot or canoeing, to both bronze award holders and direct entrants.


Achieving the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold award shows a high level of commitment to personal growth and development, as well as a willingness to contribute to the community at a high level.

Many employers and universities look favourably on those who hold the award, because of the attributes required for this level of achievement.

Open Expeditions

Open Expeditions are designed for individual participants to be able to complete their expeditions for The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. We offer open expeditions at each level of the award, helping you to plan and undertake the practice and qualifying expedition with ourselves.

At each level of the award, we offer 2 days of training alongside your expeditions. This allows time for the team to get to know each other and work on important skillsets prior to heading out on your expedition, so that you can have a safe and enjoyable expedition experience. We will liaise with your Local Organisation or Direct Learning Centre as necessary to ensure that they have all the paperwork they require and are happy for you to complete your expedition with us. We provide pre-planned routes for your practice expedition, and during the practice and training days as a team you will have the opportunity to plan your qualifying expedition for yourselves. Whether you are booking on to our open expeditions on your own or with a few friends, we believe it's really important to build a strong team who can trust each other; we'll nurture these relationships and help you get to know each other as living with anyone 24 hours a day can be daunting, especially if you don't know them!

For more information on our expeditions on offer at each level of the award, please follow the links below:

20 conditions - Leaders Download
DofE Expedition kit list Download
Expedition training framework - bronze Download
Expedition training framework - gold Download
Expedition training framework - silver Download
Open expedition application pack Download
Parental consent form 2016 Download
Rich Adventure canoeing route cards Download
Rich Adventure walking route cards Download
Training framework - core paddling skills Download
Water sports safety code Download
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07545484902 / 01283 684030
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