Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre

(Cornwall Outdoor Pursuits)

Castle Gotha
PL26 6AZ
St. Austell
01726 72901

Cornwall Outdoors has been established in the outdoor industry for over 30 years, delivering adventure activities and outdoor learning experiences to all ages.

CORNWALL_PORTHPEAN2From taster sessions to corporate events, high level personal performance coaching and instructor/coach training, Cornwall Outdoors has a proven track record in providing high quality outdoor training and education. Our Training Team is made up of highly qualified, professional outdoor instructors and coaches with high level awards and with experience in delivering top quality courses.

In addition to its Training Team, Cornwall Outdoors operates 4 residential centres in Cornwall. These centres are located the length and breadth of the county and use their local environment to deliver exciting and inspirational activities in the outdoors.

Activities include :

Canoeing / Kayaking

At Porthpean we are passionate about paddlesport. situated near St Austell in Cornwall and right on the coast this is an excellent venue for kayaking and canoeing for people of all ages and abilities. as part of the instructor course you will achieve your level one paddlesport coach award as detailed below, We can also arrange numerous other BCU / UKCC courses from beginner to advanced.


One of the great outdoor sports, climbing provides a massive buzz and a huge sense of satisfaction to those who take on the challenge. Whilst the physical demands are obvious, you also need mental strength and a cool head to complete your climb. Climbing initially developed in this country as an outdoor sport on crags in the mountain regions of the UK where it continues to flourish. More recently there has been a huge growth in the popularity of indoor climbing on climbing walls. Our part-time course will focus on the latter with the opportunity to experience different climbing walls in the region. The full-time course will also cover use of climbing walls but will also embrace outdoor climbing with the opportunity to progress to the nationally accreditted Single Pitch Award Training

At Porthpean we have a large indoor climbing wall and a 225 square metre x 12 metre high ropes course which among other activities has a climb / abseil tower. these will be used extensively for the instructor courses but can also be used for activity days by everyone else. School Groups, Youth groups, Birthday parties, corporate events etc

Mountain Bike Instructor Award Scheme (MIAS) – up to Level 2

The purpose of the Mountain Bike Instructors Award Scheme (MIAS) is to promote the safe enjoyment of mountain biking in an off-road environment.

The programme provides training and assessment in the technical skills and group management required by those who wish to lead groups in a variety of off-road environments in the UK, other than in winter conditions. It introduces training, experience and assessment in a variety of testing conditions in off-road country.


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