Posted by: southwestadventuresuk | May 26, 2014

Mountain Biking

A weekend spent doing a MBLA trail cycle leader course with Dan French of Exmoor Adventures.  Hope to get our students out on the mountain bikes during the autumn term and expand the outdoor education opportunities that we offer.  Excellent bike riding and only 20 minutes from home -ideal!


Posted by: southwestadventuresuk | May 11, 2014

Climbing Competition

Congratulations to the students at Court Fields School who have won the 2014 South West Inter Schools climbing competition after a strong second round performance at The Climbing Academy, Bristol on Sunday 11th May.

With probably the youngest aggregate age of all the teams, this was a superb result for the Court Fields squad, building on their surprise second place finish in the first round of the competition. Many thanks to the parents who have supported us during both rounds of the competition as well as the Quay Climbing Centre and The Climbing Academy Bristol for organizing the event.


Posted by: southwestadventuresuk | February 11, 2014

Tim Emmett Lecture

As part of my brief to improve outdoor education at my school we have booked a climbing speaker. Tim Emmett is an extreme athlete, climber, ice climber, sky diver and TV presenter. Tim will be giving a lecture in the Court Fields school hall on 12 March 2014 and will include video clips of his adventures from around the world.

Tim rarely gives lectures in this area so this is a unique chance to hear a very entertaining speaker. As part of his visit to the school Tim will also be giving two motivational talks to the Court Fields students. Tickets are available from the finance office, the eventbrite website or by following this link. Tim Emmett

snow hole

Location – Court Fields School, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8SW.

Tickets are only £6.75 and are available on Eventbrite.  Hope to see you there!

Posted by: southwestadventuresuk | January 26, 2014

Climbing competition

The Court Fields climbing squad surprised themselves by taking second place in the first round of the SW inter-schools climbing contest at The Quay Climbing Centre in Exeter, splitting the strong competition from North Devon schools Pilton College and Park School.  Thanks to The Quay Climbing Centre for organizing and hosting the event and to Mr Walmsley for his support during the day.  Photo by N Jenkins


Posted by: southwestadventuresuk | September 22, 2013

Berry Head

Had a great day out on Saturday with Noel on a repeat of the Magical mystery tour on Berry Head.  The weather was warm and the sea was a lovely temperature for late September.  It was also good to see old friend Steve at the top of Moonraker – a great day was had by all.

Big thank you to Noel for taking the picture, it was done on a disposable camera and scanned because we didn’t want to take a digital on a deep water solo!

Magical mystery tour

Posted by: southwestadventuresuk | August 24, 2013

Culm Coast

On Saturday I returned to the coast near Hartland with Paul and did a couple of little gems at Vicarage Cliff, Box of Delights HS and Sunstruck VS.  Beautiful location and only saw 2 other climbers but the nearby cream tea emporium was busy!


Posted by: southwestadventuresuk | July 19, 2013

Hound Tor

Another sunny day on Dartmoor with the students from Court Fields who all did plenty of climbing, bouldering and abseiling.

Posted by: southwestadventuresuk | July 18, 2013



Two days coasteering on the north Devon coast with Russ and the students from my school.  Hot weather, warm water, perfect conditions, can’t beat Devon when its like this!

Shots taken on a Go-Pro camera.

Posted by: southwestadventuresuk | June 15, 2013

SPA training

Hay Tor2Last weekend I was running an SPA training course with Simon Tong.  After an evening in the climbing wall on Friday night we made the most of the lovely weekend by going to Hay Tor on Saturday to look at personal climbing skills, placing gear, building belays and personal abseils.  Simon took them to Chudleigh on day 2 to look at group management and group abseils.


Hay Tor1Please get in touch if you are looking for an SPA training or assessment course. We can usually provide one at fairly short notice if there are 4 people for training and at least 2 for assessment.






Posted by: southwestadventuresuk | May 12, 2013

SPA training and assessment dates

This summer we will be running SPA training and assessments in Devon on the following dates.

SPA Training – 7 – 9 June 2013
SPA Assessment – 5 – 7 July 2013
SPA Training 13 – 15 Sept 2013

Cost £130

Courses run by Simon Tong (MIA)  and Mal Dickson (MIA)

Candidates need to be registered with the MLTE prior to attending the training courses.

Fill in the form on the contact us page for more details.

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