Safety

All activities are geared to the participant’s abilities, age and prevailing weather. Newlands operate well within the guidelines laid down by the Department of Education and National Governing Bodies as well as having our Adventure Activities Licence (A.A.L.A).

We operate a strict participant / Instructor ratio, again in accordance with the set guidelines and Newlands activities are run with groups of either 8 (Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Rock Climbing)or 10 people (Ghyll Scramble / High Ropes / Archery / Orienteering / Mountain Walking / Team Building). We never go over the set ratio and if you are participating adult accompanying children, you have to be included in the group total.

We provide all the safety equipment required and all Instructional staff are DBS checked and first aid qualified.

To read more into our risk assessment and see our AALA licence.

We get asked a lot of questions about Rookery Woods so we hope thought we would answer some of them here for you! 

Where is Rookery Woods? 

  • Rookery Woods is based at Keswick Climbing Wall next to Castlerigg Stone Circle!

Do I need to Book? 

  • No! Rookery Woods does not require a Booking! However if we are really busy there may be a short way until we can let you in the Woods! During that wait you could use our onsite Café, The Hungry Heifer! 

How Much does it Cost? 

  • Rookery Woods is £5 per Child for all day! That’s it! Adult’s do not need to pay to enter Rookery Woods however you did need to be supervising your children in the Woodland at all times.

What is the Age Limit? 

  • Rookery Woods is designed for Children aged 8 and under!