Marrick Priory

Outdoor Adventure Activities

Individuals - Youth - Schools - Organisations - DofE Award - Residentials

A wide range of outdoor adventure activities tailored to your groups age, ability and experience. We provide all specialist equipment.

Residential groups have sole use of the building during your visit, with accommodation for 50+  and a full programme of outdoor adventure activities.

We are a DofE Approved Activity Provider.  We offer bespoke training, supervision and assesment courses.

Walking in the the Yorkshire Dales with Marrick Priory - outdoor adventure activities.

Walks - Yorkshire Dales

Our instructors can guide you through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with stunning and accessible views.

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High Ropes Course at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

High Ropes

We have a fantastic High Ropes Course designed to challenge you and get the adrenalin going.

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Caving with Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Caving

If you want a real adventure, why not try a Caving trip. The Yorkshire Dales has some of the best caves in the UK.

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Raft Building and Watersport at Ellerton Lake with Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Raft Building

Raft Building is a great team activity for families, friends or colleagues. Build your raft then launch it.

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Open Canoeing with Marrick Priory at Ellerton Lake - outdoor adventure activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Open Canoeing

Open canoeing is an easy way to get out on the water. Brilliant for seeing wildlife, exploring and team work.

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Kayaking on the River Swale at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Kayaking

Have the freedom to paddle your own kayak, learn the basics then let the games begin.

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Archery at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Archery

Archery is fantastic for all ages and skill levels. Learn some key techniques then let the games begin.

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Navigational Skills at Marrick Priory - outdoor adventure activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Navigation Skills

Improve your navigation so you can become more independent and confident when walking on the hills.

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Rock Climbing at Marrick Priory - outdoor adventure activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Rock Climb in Yorkshire

Some superb places with fantastic views and beautiful settings. This is traditional climbing at its best.

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10m high Climbing Wall at Marrick Priory - outdoor adventure activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Climbing at Marrick Priory

We have a purpose made 10m high outdoor climbing wall and expert coaching to help get you started.

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Walking in the the Yorkshire Dales with Marrick Priory - outdoor adventure activities.

Walks - Yorkshire Dales

Our instructors can guide you through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales with stunning and accessible views.

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High Ropes Course at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

High Ropes

We have a fantastic High Ropes Course designed to challenge you and get the adrenalin going.

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Caving with Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Caving

If you want a real adventure, why not try a Caving trip. The Yorkshire Dales has some of the best caves in the UK.

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Raft Building and Watersport at Ellerton Lake with Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Raft Building

Raft Building is a great team activity for families, friends or colleagues. Build your raft then launch it.

Book
Open Canoeing with Marrick Priory at Ellerton Lake - outdoor adventure activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Open Canoeing

Open canoeing is an easy way to get out on the water. Brilliant for seeing wildlife, exploring and team work.

Book
Kayaking on the River Swale at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Kayaking

Have the freedom to paddle your own kayak, learn the basics then let the games begin.

Book
Archery at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Archery

Archery is fantastic for all ages and skill levels. Learn some key techniques then let the games begin.

Book
Rock Climbing at Marrick Priory - outdoor adventure activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Rock Climb in Yorkshire

Some superb places with fantastic views and beautiful settings. This is traditional climbing at its best.

Book
10m high Climbing Wall at Marrick Priory - outdoor adventure activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Climbing at Marrick Priory

We have a purpose made 10m high outdoor climbing wall and expert coaching to help get you started.

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Navigational Skills at Marrick Priory - outdoor adventure activities in the Yorkshire Dales

Navigation Skills

Improve your navigation so you can become more independent and confident when walking on the hills.

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Mountain Walking and Hiking in the Lake District with Marrick Priory - Outdoor adventure activities - North Yorkshire.

Walks - The Lake District

Our instructors can tailor a day to fit your ambitions - from the superb lower hills to 3,000ft mountains.

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DofE Expeditions

We are a DofE Approved Activity Provider. We offer bespoke training, supervision and assesment courses.

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Orienteering with Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Orienteering

Orienteering is a great activity to exercise the brain and body, whilst also experiencing the great outdoors.

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Gorge Scrambling at Hell's Gill - outdoor adventure activities - - Marrick Priory - Yorkshire Dales

Gorge Scrambling

Gorge Scrambling is an amazing experience for groups of friends, colleagues and teenage family groups.

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Bushcraft and Shelter Building - outdoor adventure activities at Marrick Priory - Yorkshire Dales

Bushcraft & Shelter Build

It is fun to re-connect with the natural world. Build your shelter, try fire lighting and prepare food & drink.

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Staff at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Staff

We work with a well balanced blend of professionalism and friendliness that creates a safe and relaxed atmosphere. All our instructors are qualified, first aid trained and have previous experience working at other outdoor adventure activity centres.

Facilities at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Location

Marrick Priory is a historic 12th century building that has been developed into an Outdoor Education and Residential Centre. It is situated in Swaledale in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with great outdoor adventure activities.

Testimonials

"We hired Marrick Priory for our Away Day. The warm welcome, beautiful surroundings and superb lunch made it the perfect venue. All at great value"
Organiser
Parish of Richmond
"The instructor was very kind, encouraging and inspirational. I also learnt that you can help people just by cheering them on. I had a great time."
Highfield Primary at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire
Schoolchild
Highfield Primary, Leeds
Programme of Activities at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Programme

A full day typically includes three outdoor activity sessions; a 3-hr morning session, a 3-hr afternoon session and a 1.5-hr evening session. Some sessions can be shortened or extended depending on your groups needs and programme.

Meals

Our cooks are very accommodating and provide plenty of homemade food to keep your energy levels up. Breakfasts and evening meals are three courses. Each day you can also make your own pack lunch from a varied selection that we provide.

Facilities at Marrick Priory Outdoor Adventure Activity Centre - Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire

Facilities

We like guests to treat the Priory as if it were their own home. You will have sole use of the building. Sleeping accommodation for 50+ people, a large dining room, drying room, chapel and two common rooms.

Enhancing life skills through adventure

Ethos

We welcome a huge variety of school groups, adult groups and youth projects of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. We simply ask that all groups respect the Christian faith and traditions that lie at the heart of the Priory and its 850 year old history.

AALA Licence

Marrick Priory is licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA). We comply with nationally accepted standards of good practice in the delivery of adventure activities, with due regard to the benefits and risks of the activity.

Governance

Marrick Priory is run by the Head of Centre and a board of dedicated trustees. There is a close affiliation with the Church of England through the Diocese of Leeds, who have been instrumental in supporting and developing the centre since the 1960.

Get in touch

If you have any questions or special requirements we are happy to assist