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Course Dates 2018



Lowland Leader Training

10th – 11th February

Lowland Leader Assessment

20th – 21st October

Hill & Moorland Leader Training

16th – 18th March

22nd – 24th June

17th – 19th  November

Hill & Moorland Leader Assessment

16th – 18th March

17th – 19th August

17th – 19th November

Expedition skills module

On request with a minimum of 4 candidates

Mountain Leader (Summer) Training

23rd – 25th March & 6th – 8th  April

6th – 11th August

Mountain Leader (Summer) Assessment

14th – 15thApril & 20th – 22nd April

29th – 30th September & 12th – 14th October





Powerboat Level 2

24th – 25th  February,

3rd – 4th  March,

8th – 9th September,

20th – 21st October,

3rd – 4th November

Safety Boat

7th – 8th April

6th – 7th October

Dinghy – Adult level 1 Start Sailing

Dinghy – Adult level 2 Basic Skills

Dinghy – Youth stage 1

Dinghy Youth stage 2

Dinghy Youth Stage 3

All Sailing courses run on the following dates:

19th – 20th May

16th – 17th June

8th – 9th September

6th – 7th October



BC 2 star

21st – 22nd April,

2nd – 3rd June,

14th -15th July,

15th – 16th September

Foundation Safety & Rescue Training

5th March

Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Paddlesport

20th – 21st March

Paddlesport Leader Training

27th – 28th February

Paddlesport Leader Assessment

20th April – 1st May




16 Hour Outdoor First Aid

26th – 27th January

16th – 17th March

18th – 19th May



Instructor Award

16th – 18th March




Ski Course Organisers

November 2018



Food Safety

26th January

Push the Boat Out, Go Canoeing and Open Days


Sailing days, activity days, barbecues and canoeing! 

Take your pick from a Royal Yachting Association’s ‘Push the Boat Out’ sailing taster, British Canoeings ‘go Canoeing weekend or our land based activities such as high ropes, abseiling, leap of faith or our crate stack challenge.

Fancy learning some survival skills? We’ve got bushcraft courses, archery and shelter building too.

If you don’t fancy trusting your survival skills to provide you with dinner, don’t worry, most of our days have a barbecue on offer too.

All activity is supervised by our fully qualified instructors and we will provide you with all the equipment you’ll need. All you need to do is book on, turn up and have fun!

Click here for more details & Booking


Holiday Adventure Club

Spend the holidays exploring the water and woodland with nature walks around the Rivington and Adlington area and canoe trips on Lower Rivington Reservoir, or discover your adventurous side with exciting activities like Raft Building, Archery and the Leap of Faith on site at the Anderton Centre.

  • Programs for 6-10y and 11-14y with dedicated leaders
  • Activities 9:30am – 4:30pmadventure-club-01
  • Breakfast Club 8:00am – 9:30am includes breakfast
  • Late Pick Up supervision 4:30 pm – 6pm includes afternoon snack
  • Packed lunches available


Booking and more information 



NGB Courses 2017

New courses dates from Lancashire Outdoor Activities Initiative are now online, follow the links for full info about each course and for booking.


Lowland Leader Training  

Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 May

Lowland Leader Assessment 

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 October

Hill and Moorland Leader (HML) Training 

Monday 20 – Wednesday 22 March

Friday 24 – Sunday 26 July

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 October

Hill and Moorland Leader Assessment 

Saturday 25 – Monday 27 March

Friday 21 – Sunday 23 April

Monday 16 -Wednesday 18 October

Mountain Leader (ML) (summer) Training     

Monday 30 October – Saturday 4 November

Mountain Leader (summer) Assessment

Monday 1 – Friday 5 May

Monday 25 – Friday 29 September


RYA Powerboat Level 2

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 March

Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 April

Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 June

Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 July

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 September

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 October

Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 October

RYA Safety Boat Course

Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 May

Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 October

RYA Level 1 & Level 2  Sailing Course (Adults)

RYA Stage 1 & Stage 2 Youth Beginners Course

Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 March

Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 April

Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 June

Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 August

Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 September

Saturday 21 – Sunday 22 October


Archery GB Instructor Award

Friday 24th (evening) – Sunday 26th March

ITC Outdoor First Aid Courses

Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 March

Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 May


British Canoeing 1 star award

Saturday 1 July

British Canoeing 2 star award

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 March

Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 May

British Canoeing 3 star canoe/kayak touring

Thursday 23 – Friday 24 February

Christmas is coming…

Christmas Team Building

Reward your teams’ hard work this year and bring your office Christmas party to The Anderton Centre…

Our fun filled activity sessions will give you an appetite for our renowned three course Christmas lunch. We offer both land and water based activities, all organised by our fully qualified staff, with the emphasis on everyone having fun.

Check out our packages and menu here or get in touch to see how we can help you start the festive season with s little adventure!



Phone: 01257 484220