The Delaware Outdoor Education Centre near Gunnislake in the Tamar Valley provides a centrally heated, residential base, with a large sports field and a sunny garden with picnic benches
The centre provides small dormitory centrally heated accommodation, for up to 67 people. In the main centre there are 5 large dormitories: 4 with 4 bunks, sleeping 8 and 1 with 6 bunks sleeping 12. There are 3 staff rooms; 2 sleeping 2 and 1 single room. There is a kitchen, dining room / common room, showers, toilets and drying room.
(The Headmaster House can be used as extra sleeping space, there are 2 dormitories with 4 bunks 8 beds and 2 single Leader rooms).
For all residentials you and all members of your party agree to keep the centre clean and tidy, to leave the centre in a similar condition as you found it when you arrived. A charge will be made for any extra cleaning incurred. For all self-catering residentials it is recommended that a member of staff holds the Food Hygiene Certifcate.
The centre is within easy access of both Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor, ideal for walks, climbing and historical remains. The picturesque Tamar Valley is near with the National Trust house of Cotehele and the World Heritage site of Morwellham Quay.
At the Delaware Centre, we specialise in outdoor pursuits and our experienced instructors have an excellent reputation for delivering safe and enjoyable activity sessions at all levels, from simple 'tasters' for beginners up to instructor training and assessments in such activities as mountain and moorland expeditions, rock climbing, white water canoeing, mountain biking, orienteering and first aid. Groups visiting the Delaware Centre vary in size. It is normal with larger groups to sub-divide in order to undertake each activity at different times using the minibuses available.
We now have an indoor all weather activity barn with a new climbing wall, and space for indoor activities if the weather is inclement.
Visiting leaders may choose their own programme content, in consultation with the centre staff. Programme planning needs to take place one-month in advance of the proposed visit, please browse the activity descriptions below to decide your programme content and liaise with centre staff:
- Canadian canoeing
- Problem solving team building and personal development tasks
- Climbing and abseiling indoors and outdoors
- Moorland exploration
- Mountain biking
- Indoor activity barn is now available for use in the evenings for Sports activities
- Activity packs available in the centre
- Circus Skills Workshop
- Screech Owl Sanctuary