As voted for by Young Advisors, this year's annual conference is another residential filled with
activities and learning to help Young Advisors network and develop but in the summer!
Arriving any time from 5pm on theTuesday (Dinner will be served at 7:30pm) and leaving after
lunch on the Thursday, the residential will be have workshops and outdoor activities to suit all tastes.
Hollowford is an outdoor pursuits centre, and on offer over the event will be caving,
zip wires, abseiling, canoeing, problem solving and team working activities, high ropes and for
those who prefer to be indoors, some learning and team working workshops.
As part of the residential, we will also be hosting our Annual General Meeting (AGM), where we
will report on what's happened this year, and how our work nationally is progressing.
The event is free to all attending Young Advisors and their Leads, as is all the accommodation,
activities, food and refreshments over the whole thing.
The event is only open to trained Young Advisors and their Leads, although Young Advisors
who are currently booked on to receive their training may also attend. There are only 70
places at the event, so book soon!
All Young Advisors under 18 must be accompanied by a member of staff from their host
organisation who will need to have gained parental consent for your attendance.
Rooms for both Leads and YAs are single sex, but dorm style, so Leads will share a room
with other Leads of the same gender, and YAs will also share rooms, but with other YAs. First
come first served! If you want to be with your team mates, try and get at the centre for 5pm!
The closest railway station to the centre is Hope (Derbyshire) and we will be running regular
minibus pick ups for the 2 mile journey from the station to the centre. You can also phone the
local taxi on 01433 620 525.
The Hollowford Centre is the principal activity of the Lindley Educational Trust. The trust has been helping young people through some of life’s transitions (primary school to secondary, school into work or higher education & moving into a leadership role at work) for over forty years. Hollowford aims to be a centre of excellence for the development of young people using outdoor learning.
The Centre is situated just outside the village of Castleton in the heart of the Peak District National Park, in the shadow of Mam Tor. The Centre was purpose built and offers comfortable accommodation, primarily in 4-bedded rooms and small dorms, many with en suite facilities. Leisure options include table tennis, a pool table, TV & video, a stereo system, a karaoke machine and wireless internet access. There is a small ‘tuck’ shop and a licensed bar is available on request. A wide range of challenging activities are available to suit all abilities.
• Check the list below for a kit-list
• Get a good nights sleep the night before
• Bring information on interesting projects to share
• Think of a design to draw on your conference t-shirt
• Remember any medication you need
• Try and get to know some new people
• Clean up after yourselves
• Help make sure that everyone feels included and can participate
• Be professional, and sort out any differences calmly
• Remember that others may need their sleep
• HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!
• Bring any alcohol or drugs, or sneak off to the pub
• Play on the equipment at the centre without supervision
• Be worried about asking for help with anything
• Forget your toothbrush
We have to look after the wellbeing of all participants, and so any inappropriate behavior will result in those concerned, and their group, being asked to leave………But we don’t want to have to do that!!!
Two sets of clothes to wear outdoors, not jeans, fleeces are ideal
Walking boots and thick socks (boots can be provided)
Waterproof top and bottoms (can be provided)
Hat and gloves
Trainers or sandals for water activities
Small rucsac or sports bag
Two sets of clothes for indoors
Towel and wash kit
The Hollowford Centre, Castleton, Hope Valley, S33 8WB
The Hollowford Centre is approximately 17 miles from Sheffield & 26 miles from Manchester.
- 25 miles from Junction 36 on the M1 (exit here if traveling from North)
30 miles from Junction 29 on the M1 (exit here if traveling from the South)
Coaches – Hollowford is NOT accessible by coach, drivers should be directed to the main car park in Castleton. Luggage will then be collected and transported to the centre while groups walk up the lane.
Mapping / navigation software only indicates the centre of the postcode area. S33 8WB is indicated as being approximately 700m North East of the centre. Once in Castleton Hollowford is sign posted from the 90 degree bend adjacent to the Post Office.
Castleton does not have a train station. The nearest station is Hope, Derbyshire (please ask for this as there is another Hope train station). Hope is on the main Manchester to Sheffield line, and the service is fairly regular. If planning to arrive by train, we can arrange to come and collect you but we will need to know well in advance what time you will be arriving and how many people will require collecting. Alternatively, there are a number of taxi firms in the area that can be pre-booked.
National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk
Local Taxi Firms:
Peter Armitage 01298 872107
Grindleford Private Hire (not 24 hour) - 01433 630 360 / 07905 604 583
The number 272 Bus service from Sheffield Transport Interchange direct to Castleton takes approximately 50 minutes. Please ask at the interchange for directions to the appropriate departure point. Services 273 and 274 also run from Sheffield Interchange to Castleton but less regularly than the 272. The Sheffield Transport Interchange is located across the road from Sheffield Train Station and is well sign posted.
Link to South Yorkshire Timetable
Directions to Hollowford from Castleton Bus Terminus.
- Turn RIGHT out of the bus terminus.
- Walk past the Post Office and you will come to a road bearing off to the right - Back Street.
- Turn down Back Street and carry on this road for approximately 500 metres. You will go past some houses, a farm on the left and a playing field toward the top of the road on the right.
- At the fork in the road, turn right and then left straight up the Hollowford Centre drive.
- Upon arrival, please go to the reception.