50 years of adventure and life-changing experiences in beautiful isolation, 1969 – 2019

Ridgway Adventure · Outdoor activities
Adventure courses for prep schools

We use over 40 years of knowledge and experience at Ardmore to design adventure courses for years 6, 7 or 8. Each six day course is slightly different, all making the most of this limitless wild natural environment.

There is a fun family atmosphere at Ridgway Adventure that fosters team spirit and real adventures that are designed to stretch and challenge pupils but that can, with application, be achieved by all.

A history of adventure and exploration resonates from this remote crofting settlement and can light a fire in children's imagination of what is really possible.

Climb a mountain from a wild base camp, sea kayak in a sheltered sea loch teeming with wildlife, learn survival skills, forage for and cook wild foods from the seashore, rock climb and abseil on an ancient rocky outcrop and put all your skills together to survive overnight on an uninhabited island.

Our three guiding principles of self reliance, positive thinking and leaving people and places better than you found them, have stood the test of time and form the background of everything we do.

This is Ardmore!

Current prep schools include York House (Year 8), Hertfordshire; Highfield School (Year 7), Hampshire; Hornsby House School (Year 6), London; Kingshott School (Year 7), Hertfordshire; Brambletye School (Year 8), West Sussex; Heath Mount School (Year 8), Hertfordshire; Greshams Prep, Norfolk; Westbourne School, Sheffield; St Leonards Prep, Fife.

Class trips arranged by parents during holiday time include Twyford School (Year 7), Hampshire; Belhaven Hill School (Year 8), East Lothian.

"I have been visiting Ardmore for six years and I cannot now imagine taking my top year anywhere else. The remoteness, the stunning landscape, the caring staff team... the wonderful activities all combine to make the week at Ardmore a perfect climax to our children’s time at York House."

Jon Gray, Headmaster, York House, Hertfordshire

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John Muir Award

During their course, pupils complete the John Muir ‘Discovery’ Award. For more details, see the JMA website.

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