Dave Eddins, Managing Director, Mendip Outdoor Pursuits

about mendip outdoor pursuits

Established in 1987, Mendip Outdoor Pursuits, has grown into the biggest and most reputable outdoor activity provider in the South West.

Our unique 250-acre site nestled in the heart of the Mendip Hills includes an indoor residential centre, two canvas villages, private rocksport quarry, snowsport park and cave system with easy access to everything the Mendip Hills has to offer.

Our unrivaled success is largely due to the reputation and experience of our instructors – who we believe are the best in the business. Our pioneering approach to instructor training has evolved since we launched our industry-first training programme in 1995. Subsequently, we’ve built our business and our hard-earned reputation on the back of our successful training programme.

We know how tough it is to get started in the outdoor industry, and it’s even tougher to secure stable, year-round work, which is why we’ve developed this training programme from the ground up, applying everything we’ve learned over the last 30 years.

If you’re aiming for a rewarding career as an outdoor professional, this is the course for you.

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There’s no better place to base your training than Mendip Activity Centre in the heart of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


With 250 acres of land including a snowsport park and rocksport quarry on site and world renowned climbing, caving and riding on our doorstep. We are perfectly located to access the best rivers in the country and we’re just an hour from the International White Water Centre.


Located ten minutes from Bristol International Airport we’re a short bus ride into Bristol City Centre – a thriving hub of social and cultural activity, with return buses 24 hours a day. A creative and independent city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and bars and five indoor climbing centres. 

It’s not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK. We’re also close to the coast and the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare.


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Mendip Activity Centre - Lyncombe Drive - Churchill -  BS25 5PQ