Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Matlock, Derbyshire

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Large catered adventure centre sleeping 20 to 140 for groups large and small, of all types, near the Peak District

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Matlock, Derbyshire, sleeps 20-140 in 38 bedrooms.

Our Centre sleeps between 4 - 136 guests in modern, en-suite bedrooms.
A further 40 guests can be accommodated in our Glamping Pods, which sleep 4 guests each.

Mount Cook is a not-for-profit organisation offering a range of exciting outdoor activities and modern en-suite accommodation, in the heart of the stunning Derbyshire countryside. Our purpose-built Centre can accommodate up to 136 guests in modern bedrooms, and a further 40 guests in our unique, wooden Glamping Pods. A variety of flexible catering options and a licensed bar is also available in our impressive glass-fronted Main Dining Hall.

Brand new to Mount Cook is the arrival of our Rooftop Rider Zip Wire! The first of it’s kind in Derbyshire, our Zip Wire will have you flying 108 metres through the air from our Centre’s rooftop to the opposite side of Steeplehouse Quarry. Participants can expect to reach speeds of up to 40mph!

Other activities available at Mount Cook include:
• Team Challenges
• Bush Craft & Den Building
• Archery & Archery Tag
• Orienteering
• Indoor Climbing
• High Ropes

A minimum group size of 8 people is required, and all activities are suitable for children aged 6+. Activities can booked for a half day or a full day session. Evening activities are also available, and include a campfire, rocket building and night walks!

Highly licensed activities can be booked through our activity partner, Acclimbatize. These include:
• Rock Climbing & Abseiling
• Scrambling
• Caving
• Kayaking
• Canoeing
• Raft-Building

Struggling to get a group of 8 together? Don’t worry! We run all-inclusive Adventure Breaks throughout the year, offering a number of dates, flexible accommodation options, all catering and exciting outdoor activities. Our Adventure Breaks have three different activity themes: High Ropes & Zip Wire, Archery Tag & Zip Wire, and Survival Weekends.

Looking to organise a party, celebration, group get-together or wedding? Give us a call! Our Centre makes an impressive venue for most events.


Mount Cook is mostly a full catering Centre, serving hot nutritious meals and packed lunches everyday. Minimal self-catering facilities are available.
Our large glass-fronted dining hall can accommodate up to 120 guests at one time, whilst offering stunning views into Ecclesbourne Valley.
Our large break-out room can comfortably seat 40 guests, with a projector and screen for film nights. Smaller break-out rooms are also available.
We have a projector and screen in our large break-out room, which can play DVDs for indoor cinema evenings. Dining hall also has a speaker system.
Free WiFi is available for all of our guests, and our reception phone is available for emergency use. Mobile reception is generally good in the area.
Our larger break-out room has an indoor cinema facility, along with numerous board games, giant dominoes and giant jenga.
There is underfloor heating throughout the entire Centre, which makes Mount Cook nice and cosy! There is also a radiator in every bedroom.
Each standard bedroom can sleep up to 4 guests, in bunk-bed style accommodation with en suite bathrooms facilities. Our disabled rooms sleep just two.
Complimentary linen is provided at no extra cost. We do ask you to bring your own towel.
All of our standard and disabled bedrooms have en suite bathroom facilities. Campers have an indoor toilet and shower block available for their use.
We have two disabled bedrooms available on the ground floor of our Centre. Many of our outdoor activities are also available to disabled guests.
We have four high-chairs and two cots available to hire for a small fee. The majority of our on-site activities are suitable for children aged 6+.
An outdoor campfire pit, activity field and on-site quarry are available for use. Campers are also very welcome to cook food on camping stoves.
There is no swimming pool, but you can take a dip in the local reservoir with kayaking, canoeing and raft-building!
We have two disabled car parking spaces available on site, plus coach parking and 50 standard car-parking spaces.
Mount Cook is a non-smoking Centre. However, there are designated smoking areas available on site.
We love dogs at Mount Cook! Pets are allowed depending on existing bookings. Please let us know if you would like to bring a pet along when booking.


We are based in the south end of the Peak District National Park with easy transport links, about 20 minutes away from the M1 and just 10 minutes from Cromford Train Station.
Wirksworth is less than 5 minutes drive from our Centre, with a Co-operative supermarket, numerous quirky shops and cafes, restaurants and pubs.
The nearest supermarket is the Co-operative, just 5 minutes drive from our Centre.
The Rising Sun is within walking distance of our Centre, serving traditional pub-grub, sandwiches and good pints!

Booking Information

All bookings can be held for two weeks, we will then require a 10% confirmation deposit to hold your booking. Six months prior to arrival we will request another 20%, with the final 70% requested four weeks prior to arrival. Deposits are non-refundable.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

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Cromford Station is less than 10 minutes drive from our Centre, providing easy links to Derby Station.
We have a bus stop directly outside our Centre, which can transport you to Wirksworth, Matlock Bath, Cromford, Chatsworth House and other features of interest in the area.
East Midlands Airport, an hours drive from our Centre.

Late Deals

New Year 2018/2019

Exclusively hire our entire Centre, accommodation for up to 140 guests and catering facilities for £2,500 + VAT over a 24 hour period. Available from Friday 28th Dec - Wednesday 2nd Jan.

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Mount Cook Adventure Centre, Matlock, Derbyshire

Victoria Cox

Joined us: 2016
+44 (0)1629 823 702
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Porter Lane
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