Adventurous Activities

ALL ADVENTUROUS ACTIVITIES need to be notified to our Adventurous Activities Lead and MUST be approved by the District Lead Volunteer at least 2 weeks prior to the event, regardless of provider. 

A full list of activities requiring review and approval can be found at this link:

This includes all adventurous activities that are delivered by 3rd Parties.
3rd Party Providers will need to provide evidence of in-date AALA licence or AdventureMark certificate.


As a last resort have been assessed by our District Programme Lead Volunteer against our strict safety and safeguarding standards.

Local 3rd Party Providers that have been internally audited who do not hold an AALA licence or AdventureMark:

  • Awesome Walls Stockport Review Feb ’25
  • Sub Station Review March ’25

You must still request approval from the District Lead Volunteer prior to using these centres.

No Approval = No Activity
Activity taking place without approval (and therefore no legal cover)
may lead to permit cancellation and/or membership suspension.

Please help us avoid these difficult conversations by planning ahead.


Caving at the Alderley Edge Mines can be booked through the Derbyshire NW Scouts Caving Team who have the appropriate Scouting Permits

Bookings to made directly with the Caving team on their website which can be accessed here



Put your phone down and what are you left with? Just teamwork, courage and the skills to succeed.’
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls