Go Adventure Activities was set up by three long term outdoor enthusiasts and instructors, Mick Bailes, Ruth Jenkins and Neil Bentley. More about us

Our Activities

Who can we provide instruction
and coaching for?

Individuals, small groups and families to larger group sizes we can provide expert guidance, instruction and coaching. 

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Telephone: 0114 4000040

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Climbing Instruction and Coaching

If you have not climbed outdoors before or have some experience this is a good place to start. Or you may already have experienced indoor wall climbing and want to give it a try on ‘real rock’. You may want to improve your current climbing technique and grades, we can help you achieve this.

Have a go at climbing routes on a famous Peak District gritstone outcrop. Eastern Peak area would be Stanage or Burbage edges. Western Peak area either the Roaches, Ramshaw or Windgather rocks.

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Cave and mine exploration

Adventure underground and explore what lies beneath the landscape of the Peak District.  Experience the incredible beauty of an environment sculptured from 300 million  year old limestone.

Discover delicate calcite formations, fossils, rock pools and waterfalls, which have formed naturally in this subterranean world. Learn about its geology and the history and folk law of local miners who searched for the valuable mineral veins that are encapsulated within the rock.

Our Introductory Caving Experience will involve trips along mainly horizontal passages and caverns and don’t need any previous experience. You will need to be reasonably fit and ready for an exhilarating days activity.  

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Mountain Biking

The Peak is a fantastic area to go off road riding. 

We offer guided rides on old railway routes now set up as off road tracks – Monsal, Tissington and Hartington trails.  Or ride around the Ladybower, Derwent and Howden dams in the heart of the Dark Peak.  While riding your guide will be able to tell you about the  local history and geology of the beautiful Peak areas. 

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Hill and Mountain Walking

Our walks are ideal for small to large groups or we can provide personnel tutoring of Navigation and Mountain Skills.

We offer walks anywhere in the U.K so If you want something bespoke let us know, where, how far and your interests and we can help you design a great walking day out. Our walks are split into three levels.

Whether you want to learn essential navigational skills to start exploring wilder areas for the first time or are looking to tackle the higher mountains, we can provide a bespoke navigation course just for you.

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Groups, Family, Stag and Hen

Choose challenges that suit your group’s needs for a fun filled day of adventure activities to remember.

We can provide a full range of events for groups of friends, charity challenges,  team building for work colleagues or just a great day out. A challenging programme can be agreed that includes any of our standard activities or bespoke activities that suit your group’s individual needs and goals.

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About Us

Go Adventure Activities is run by Mick Bailes, Ruth Jenkins and Neil Bentley. We’ve all been exploring and adventuring in the outdoors from an early age and have built up a massive variety of experience between us.

This ranges from mountaineering and climbing around the world to establishing some of the hardest climbs in the country.

We also share a great local knowledge of the Peak District and it’s history, both above and under ground in the caves and mines of the Peak.

Neil Bentley

I am a passionate outdoor enthusiast. Climbing, cycling, mountain walking and surfing being my favourite activities.  I have climbed for 34 years, my highlight was making the first ascent of Britain’s first confirmed E10 graded climbing route (Equilibrium on Burbage edge in the Peak). 

I managed the UK’s first indoor climbing centre,  The Foundry in Sheffield,  for 20 years.  I’ve also worked on various TV and film  productions including climbing stunt double for Matt Damon in Bourne Identity and film location safety team member keeping Johnny Depp and Tim Burton safe on set at Pinewood  Studios making Charlie and the Chocolate factory.    

I love the opportunity to share my enthusiasm and experience when working with clients.

Ruth Jenkins

My love of climbing led me to become a member of the British climbing team I have climbed and competed all over the world and I was the first British woman to climb the grade 8b.

For the last 18 years I’ve worked as a stunt woman, performing in Harry Potter as the moaning myrtle double and was carried by Batman in Batman Begins.

My career as an outdoor instructor began 30 years ago and has perfectly complimented my stunt work.  I really enjoy sharing and using my experiences when instructing and coaching.

Mick Bailes

Being brought up in the Peak District one of my earliest memories is of scrambling and exploring the rocks on Higgar Tor. As a teenager I learned to climb on the gritstone of Burbage and Stanage, before the development of Indoor Climbing Walls. 

My greatest satisfaction as an instructor is introducing people to climbing outdoors for the first time and seeing the thrill they get from climbing on ‘real rock’.

Personally I love the challenge of climbing and mountaineering in all conditions from ice and snow in the winter to the incredible variety of rock formations you can find in the summer throughout the UK and rest of the world.


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Telephone:  0114 4000040

Email: [email protected]

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