Work starts on new outdoor education facilities at the Mill Adventure Base
Construction works are underway on a brand new, state-of-the-art climbing and abseiling tower with high rope activities at the Mill Adventure Base, near Sutton in Ashfield.
The 12-metre-tall tower will boast a 100-metre zip line. Also featured will be a 12-metre-tall high ropes activity, with 13 different attributes including a rope ladder, seesaw and trapeze jump, and 20 low rope elements to explore. The tower will be made accessible by the inclusion of a hoist for disabled participants.
Construction on the new facilities is due to be completed by the end of the year and will be available to schools as well as private groups.
Councillor Tracey Taylor, Vice Chair of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Children and Young People’s Committee, said: “The new climbing tower and high rope activities will provide a wealth of fun, adventure and challenge for Nottinghamshire young people, nurturing resilience, determination and a sense of accomplishment.
“The project demonstrates the County Council’s commitment to investing in our children and young people by creating a facility that will improve the lives of all regardless of their background or ability”.
Nottinghamshire County Council is working with JM Adventure and the Arc Partnership in constructing the facilities which, once completed, will enhance Notts Outdoors position as a national sector leader for outdoor learning activities.
The Mill Adventure Base is one of six outdoor centres operated by Notts Outdoors, the outdoor and environmental education service from Nottinghamshire County Council. Their day centres have been awarded the Good To Go Mark, and are currently operating safely with COVID-19 restrictions in place.
For more information visit: https://nottsoutdoors.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/