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Outdoor Adventure School Residential Trips in Dorset
camping out at hatherop school

Outdoor Adventure Activities in the Isle of Purbeck

August 9th, 2022

Cumulus Outdoors provide fun outdoor learning experiences on the Jurassic Coast in the Isle of Purbeck, Dorset. Work with our team to create a bespoke activity package to suit your school or youth group.

We are very fortunate to be able to provide school and youth group residentials in the stunning Isle of Purbeck – a peninsula within the county of Dorset. The area of land is around 60 square miles and juts out into the English Channel with three sides bordered by water

The Purbeck coastline is part of the 95 mile stretch known as the Jurassic Coast, named England’s first natural World Heritage Site in 2002 due to the unique insight it offers into 185 million years of the Earth’s history. The Purbeck Hills are a ridge of chalk downs extending from Lulworth Cove in the west to Old Harry Rocks in the east. This beautiful environment creates a natural adventure playground which we delight in providing for our visiting schools and youth groups, whether at our residential centre in Swanage or our exclusive tented villages.

children sat on stand up paddleboards
school group abseiling on jurassic coast

Outdoor adventures activities in Dorset

Everything from Coasteering to Kayaking and Climbing to Bushcraft can be enjoyed in the area on your residential trip, a few examples of the available adventures are listed below.

youth group canoeing on a lake in dorset

Water based activities

With Coasteering you explore hidden caves and scramble over rocks and jump safely from ledges during a fun-filled session.

Stand Up Paddleboarding is a fast growing sport, take to our private lake to enjoy this along with Kayaking and perfect your paddling technique.

On the water again and our Mackerel Fishing Trips in Swanage Bay are great fun and an unforgettable experience while our Beach Safety & Games sessions are designed to improve the students confidence and understanding of open water.


river studies session with cumulus outdoors

Land based activities

Our land adventures can include Tag Archery, a unique experience of archery, dodgeball and paintball while our Bushcraft sessions enable students to truly embrace the outdoors and get back to basics.

Climbing and Abseiling is also an unforgettable experience on the Jurassic coast where you learn how to safely manoeuvre across rocks and belay a partner.

Get in touch

With so much to choose from it becomes quite a challenge to know what to leave out! We can tailor a plan for you, so contact us today to talk about your next adventure residential or Field Study trip.

Contact us on 01929 422480

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