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DIRECTIONS

  • What if I don’t want to do a certain part of the course?
    You can opt out of any element of the course that you do not have an interest in. If there is something you definitely do not want to do, we can work out a reduced rate kit package for you. Unfortunately the cost of the course will remain the same.
  • Is there an age limit?
    The course is designed for ages 18+. There is no upper limit as long as you are fit, active and love being outside.
  • How do we book?
    Book here
  • What if I can’t make an Open Day?
    We are open 7 days a week and into the evenings and are more than happy to arrange an individual open day if you are struggling to attend. Just drop us a message to hi@outdoorinstructortraining.co.uk and we can arrange a day and time.
  • What if we have to cancel?
    If you need to cancel your booking, please let us know by email as soon as possible. Your booking will be cancelled with effect from the day we receive your email notification and subject to our standard cancellation charges: In case of a cancellation or amendment of bookings the following rules apply: - Mendip reserves the right to cancel or alter any activity or event due to circumstances beyond our control. In the event of cancellation, an alternative date will be arranged. If we are unable to run the weekend due to Covid restrictions we will offer you full credit or a refund if you prefer. - If you need to cancel or rearrange your booking with more than 48 hours notice then we will create a gift voucher to the value of the booking less a small £5 administration charge which will be valid for 12 months for any of our activities. - If you have to cancel within 48 hours of your booking regretably we can not offer any credit or rearrange your booking. For any cancellation made with less than 48 hours until your booking, due to medical reasons suported by official documentation, a credit will be applied to your account for you to rebook another time. - The term 'booking' shall be taken to mean any session, course or event arranged by Mendip.
  • What activities are included?
    Archery Air Rifle Axe Throwing Bushcraft Rock Climbing Tobogganing Frisbee Golf Orienteering Two evening activities Optional activities- Try Caving, Try Skiing, Try Snowboarding (additional charge applies)
  • Can a member of my group ski, snowboard, or cave?"
    You can book an optional and additional activities: Try Caving on the Saturday Evening (£15 per person) Try Skiing on the Friday evening or Sunday afternoon (£30 per person) Try Snowboarding on the Sunday afternoon (£30 per person) These activities can be booked just for indiviudals (including any under 16s ages 7+) or the whole group.
  • What catering is included?
    All catering is included from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime! Cooked breakfast, packed lunch, home cooked dinner. Each meal includes squash/hot drinks. The bar and cafe will also be open if you wish to buy any extras.
  • What dietary or special requirements can you cater to?
    Yes, our team are great and can cater to all requirements. Please let us know in advance and if you have any specific questions or requests we will do our best to accommodate these.
  • What do we need to bring?
    Towels, linen and pillows are not provided. You will need to bring your own. Don't forget a rain jacket, warm clothes and sturdy footwear. We recommend reading our kit lists for more guidance.
  • What are arrival and check out times?
    You can arrive from 4pm on the first evening. If you can't get here until later, don't worry! Check out is by 4pm on Sunday. Activities will be finished by 3pm so you have plenty of time to get a cup of tea and one last slice of cake before you leave!
  • Do we have to take part in every activity?
    This is your weekend to do as you please! We know it's jam packed and full on, so if any of your family need a break at any point, that's absolutely fine.
  • We have a group bigger than 6. Can we still book?
    You can book as two separate groups or get in touch with us regarding larger group bookings.
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Travel by bike

The Strawberry Line passes very close to our main activity site, campsite and quarry.  An old train line, it currently runs between Yatton and Cheddar as an entirely traffic-free cycling and pedestrian family-friendly path. 

Click here to read more.

Serious cyclists will enjoy cycling Cheddar Gorge and Burrington Combe. Our staff team regularly commute to work by bike; there are plenty of quieter lanes to use to access our sites. We have public showers available at our main site.

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Travel by foot

Local villages Sandford, Churchill & Winscombe can access the majority of our activity sites on foot by taking public footpaths. Click here to access Ordnance Survey

We encourage locals and visitors to use the public footpaths that go through and around our site.

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Travel by public transport

West Link is an on-demand minibus service that allows North Somerset residents to book their bus journeys through an app, website, or phone. Click here to book West Link or find out more.

The Falcon bus travels between Bristol, Exeter & Plymouth, stopping on the A38, a 20-minute walk from Mendip. Click here to view the timetable.

Buses run between Weston-super-Mare, Cheddar, Wells and the local villages including Sandford, where we are based. Click here to plan a route.

Our closest train station is Yatton, a 20-minute cycle ride on the Strawberry Line or 10-minute taxi.

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