Safety

At Newlands we take the safety of our clients very seriously. With fully trained and qualified staff, who are also all CRB checked and first aid trained, £5 million Public and Product Liability Insurance, and fully serviced and maintained modern equipment, we have a safety record to be proud of. The Centre is licensed to provide activities to under 18’s (see the AALA website) and all activities are geared to the participant’s abilities, age and prevailing weather. Newlands also operates well within the guidelines laid down by the Department of Education and National Governing Bodies.

Newlands Adventure Centre operates a strict participant / Instructor ratio, again in accordance with the set guidelines and Newlands activities are run with groups of 8 (Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Rock Climbing) or 10 people (Ghyll Scramble / High Ropes / Archery / Orienteering / Mountain Walking / Team Building) to each Instructor. We never go over the set ratio and if you are a participating adult accompanying children, you have to be included in the group total. Please note that for most residential groups we operate a strict 8 people to 1 Instructor ratio for all activities.