MIllers Dale Viaduct Abseil-Boxing Day 26th December 2018

abseiing in the peak district

Millers Dale Viaduct Abseil on Boxing Day, 26th December 2018 Boxing day is the time when everybody likes to get out and about. So why not come and try one of the most thrilling adventure experiences in the Peak District, the Millers Dale Viaduct Abseil. Perched majestically over the River Wye, the viaduct abseil is is an awesome experience not to miss. How Much Does The Abseiling Cost? Adults……………£25.00 Under 18’s………£15.50 Meeting point: Millers Dale Station Car park Morning Session 10:00 am – 12:30pm Afternoon Session 1:30 – 3:30 pm Sign Up Today! Contact Aspire Adventure Activities now to ask about any of our outdoor adventure activities To book an outdoor adventure or Call Aspire Adventure Activities on +44 (0)1629 732 445 Getting to Millers Dale. From the A623 Baslow to Chapel en le Frith Take the B6049 south through Tideswell Village. Follow this road down to the bottom of the valley for […]


Christmas Guided Walk Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill 28th December 2018

guided walks in the peak district

Peak District Christmas Guided Walk – Chrome Hill & Parkhouse Hill 28th December 2018 If you’re visiting the Peak District this Christmas, then why not book onto our Christmas Guided walk? We will be visiting the Derbyshire/Staffordshire borderlands.  It has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region.   The geology of the Peak District has produced many quirky landmarks no more so than Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill, these hills are the remnants of an ancient reef of limestone hills which rise up like a line of miniature mountains from the hay meadows and soft pastures of the higher Dove Valley, near Buxton. The Dragons Back of the Peak District The chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill range is often referred to as The ‘Dragon’s Back’. Not to be mistaken with the larger more famous range in Wales. Often seen as the only true peaks in the Peak District; a line of […]


Traditional Climbing Course

When talking about traditional climbing or “Trad climbing”,  it’s important to understand what that term means. It’s a style of Rockclimbing in which a  climber or group of climbers place all the equipment required to protect against fall, and remove it when a pitch is complete. Trad climbing gear So now we know what Trad climbing means, what equipment do we use besides harnesses, ropes, helmets and rock shoes when doing a traditional climbing course? Since the 1970’s the development in protective Trad climbing gear has made the sport safer and in turn more popular. Contemporary protective equipment includes nuts, spring-loaded camming devices, slings, tricams, hexagonal shaped chocks and aluminium, steel or brass nuts. These are removable pieces of metal which can be jammed into cracks to support a weight during a fall but can be removed at the end of a climb. Harness Knots for climbing anchors A number of […]


Great Climbing routes for beginners In the Peak District.

Climbing Routes For Beginners

When choosing climbing routes for beginners in the Peak District, the problem is where to start as there are so many! The routes I have chosen are located on some of the best climbing cliffs in the Peak for novices to enjoy. Beginners Climbing Route at High Buttress Arete, Windgather Rocks Rockclimbing at  Windgather Rocks is a delight, it has wonderful views, great climbs for beginners and is easily accessible. As you walk up to the cliff High Buttress Arete just catches your eye at once majestically soaring up in front of you as you approach the rocks. Although its steep once embarked on the route the holds just keep on coming  but as you reach the top there is a final difficult move up with no hold in site but soon  as you feel around you hand arrives on this huge jug which enables you to make the last pull […]


Peak District Climbing Instructor

Climbing Instructor derbyshire

If you are thinking of doing some rock climbing in the Peak District, then you should certainly speak to Dave Mathews.  Dave is a Peak District Climbing instructor, based in Matlock, Derbyshire. Running a long-standing and successful outdoor adventure company, Aspire Adventure Activities. Dave is one of the more experienced Rock climbing instructors in the Peak District. He has been involved in the Outdoor Activities Industry for over 30 years since graduating from teacher training college with a degree in Outdoor Education and Environmental Studies. After a number of years working at the Storey Arms Outdoor Centre in the Brecon Beacons instructing in Rock climbing, Caving and Canoeing Dave went freelance working in various LEA Outdoor Centres and organising his own courses and basing himself on the Peak District. Who can climb in the Peak District? Anyone is welcome to come and climb with Dave. We organise all our day courses according to […]


Give A Climbing Gift This Christmas

Climbing Gift vouchers

Stuck for a present that’s something different for a friend or loved one for Christmas?  Can’t think of a birthday present for someone who has everything or just deading Christmas shopping? Then the gift of Climbing Experience is the ideal present because: Not another pair of boring socks! Easy to purchase. All you have to do is contact us. Valid for a year so you can wait for good weather. Flexible on location in Derbyshire All equipment provided. How to Give A Climbing Gift This Christmas To purchase just contact us and we will do the rest. A gift certificate with a card will be sent to the lucky person straight away. We realise people have busy lives so our gift certificates are valid for a year so you can wait for good weather or a time suitable for you. The locations we for our climbing days are on some […]


5 Tough Rock Faces To Try When Climbing in The Peak District

Redwall at Lawrencefield

I have been climbing in the Peak District for many years now and I never get bored of it. There are just so many exciting places to climb and so many rock faces to scale. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with other climbers and introducing the sport of climbing to new people who are looking for a physical challenge and see the Peak District. Ant Crack-Yarncliffe Quarry Grade Severe As soon as you walk into Yarncliffe Quarry this line catches your eye-a perfect crack going all the way up the cliff. This crack in the rocks is so perfect looking, It looks as though it’s been drawn on the cliff with a pencil and ruler. This is where your jamming skills are useful as you can sink the fist jams into the crack and utilise small footholds on the right wall for your right foot while jamming your left foot […]


Millers Dale Viaduct Abseiling Day, A Success

stag party outdoor activity

Aspire Adventure Activities were booked to provide abseiling at Millers Dale Viaduct by Nick Beck for Matt stag party on the 27 April 2018. The day dawned cold and wet but on meeting the group at Millers Dale car park they were well kitted out and enthusiastic although Matt who was only told of the activity on the day was a bit apprehensive as he was not a  great lover of heights.