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Thurston Outdoor Education Centre: Activities


  1. About the centre
  2. Residential courses
  3. Activities
  4. Self-catering
  5. Camping for groups
  6. Safety policies and procedures
  7. Friends of Thurston
  8. Contact and directions


Activities we provide at Thurston Outdoor Education Centre:

  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Rock climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Gorge scrambling
  • Improvised rafting
  • Hill walking and mountaineering
  • Sea level traversing
  • Mine exploration
  • Orienteering
  • Paddleboarding
  • Rowing

Qualified instructors

All our activities are run by qualified and experienced instructors. Details of our staff qualifications are available on request.

Thurston is inspected and approved to run these activities by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA). Our AALA licence reference is R0572. To confirm our licence details, call the Adventure Activities Licensing Services on (029) 2075 5715.


We hold these awards:

  • LoTC Quality Badge
  • AHOEC Gold Standard Award
  • AAIAC Adventure Mark
  • RYA Training Centre Status

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