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Environment and outdoor courses

Details of our environmental awareness, gardening and countryside skills courses. These include face-to-face courses in our centres and outdoors, and online learning options.


It also includes some of our new ‘Walk and learn’ courses where you will find out fascinating facts while enjoying a walk.

All of our environmental and outdoor courses are listed on Eventbrite where you can find more information, book and pay.

If you need help with online booking, please contact either the centre running the course or your local adult education centre.

Gardening and countryside skills courses

Upcycled pallet projects

Do your bit for the planet and make unique products out of recycled wooden pallets!

  • Location: Higher Plainsteads Farm near Glossop
  • Day date and time: Saturday 23 July, 10am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (Fee A / fee B / fee C): £33 / £29 / £10
  • Additional materials fee: No

Find out more and book on an upcycled pallet projects course.

Bushcraft survival

For anyone who would like to experience an outdoor survival challenge in a safe environment, supervised and guided by an experienced tutor.

  • Location: Derbyshire Eco Centre
  • Day date and time:
    Sunday 19 June, 9.30am to 4pm
    Sunday 31 July, 9.30am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (Fee A / fee B / fee C): £33 / £29 / £10
  • Additional materials fee: £5

Find out more and book on a bushcraft survival course on 31 July 2022.

Courses at Derbyshire Eco Centre

Bushcraft survival

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 10 September, 9.30am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £33 / £29 / £10
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out and book on Bushcraft survival on Saturday 10 September, 9.30am to 4pm

Tree identification

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 24 September, 10am to 2.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £22 / £19 / £7
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Tree identification from Saturday 24 September, 10am to 2.30pm.

Making things from pallets

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 24 September to Sunday 25 September, 10am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £60 / £52 / £19
  • Additional materials fee: £10
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book onto Making things from pallets from Saturday 24 September to Sunday 25 September, 10am to 4pm.

Sustainable woodland management

  • Day, date and time: Friday 7 October to Sunday 9 October, 9.30am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £97 / £85 / £30
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Sustainable woodland management from Friday 7 October to Sunday 9 October, 9.30am to 4pm.

Coppicing

  • Day, date and time: Sunday 16 October, 9.30am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £46 / £43 / £23
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Coppicing on Sunday 16 October, 9.30am to 4pm.

Woodland shelter weekend building course

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October, 9.30am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £65 / £57 / £20
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Woodland shelter weekend building course from Saturday 22 October to Sunday 23 October, 9.30am to 4pm.

Family learning - camp fires

  • Day, date and time: Sunday 30 October, 10am to midday
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Family learning – camp fires on Sunday 30 October, 10am to midday.

Hedgelaying

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 12 November to Sunday 13 November, 9.30am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £91 / £84 / £46
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find our more and book on Hedgelaying from Saturday 12 November to Sunday 13 November, 9.30am to 4pm.

Build a telescope and stargazing

  • Day, date and time: Thursday 17 November, 6pm to 8.30pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £14 / £12 / £5
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Derbyshire eco centre

Find out more and book on Build a telescope and stargazing from Thursday 17 November, 6pm to 8.30pm.

Courses in Glossop

Hedges and walls taster day

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 12 November, 10am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £33 / £29 / £10
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Higher Plainsteads Farm, Glossop

Find out more and book on Hedges and walls taster day on Saturday 12 November, 10am to 4pm.

Family dry stone walling taster

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 22 October, 10am to 1pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Higher Plainsteads Farm, Glossop

Find out more and book on a family dry stone walling taster on Saturday 22 October, 10am to 1pm.

Dry stone walling taster

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 19 November, 10am to 1pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £17 / £15 / £6
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Higher Plainsteads Farm, Glossop

Find out more and book on a Dry stone walling taster Saturday 19 November, 10am to 1pm.

Hedgelaying weekend

  • Day, date and time: Saturday 26 November to Sunday 27 November, 10am to 4pm
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): £64 / £57 / £20
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Venue: Higher Plainsteads Farm, Glossop

Find out more and book on a hedgelaying weekend from Saturday 26 November to Sunday 27 November, 10am to 4pm.

Online Courses

Environmental Awareness Climate Change

  • Day, date and time: Available from 1 October to 31 October, any time
  • Weeks: 1
  • Course fee (fee A / fee B / fee C): Free
  • Additional materials fee: No
  • Type of online course: self-paced course

Find out more and book onto Environmental Awareness Climate Change, Available from 1 October to 31 October, any time.