1993 to 2024 Celebrating 31 years of providing quality outdoor education.

Alternative Adventure


1992 – 2024 Outdoor Activities Service is celebrating 31 years of providing high quality outdoor education and outdoor activities.

Alternative Adventure specialise in organising activities using venues that are within easy reach of your location. Hotel & conference centre grounds delivering team building activities, school & youth centres delivering outdoor team building activities, local parks delivering teambuilding & outdoor adventurous activities canoeing, earth ball, mountain biking, raft building, orienteering, mountain rescue, urban countryside venues throughout the Northwest of England delivering rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing, gorge walking, orienteering, mountain biking, raft building, caving, problem solving, archery, mountain rescue exercises, etc., Residential courses are tailor made around your aims & objectives & can be delivered at venues throughout the country. 

All tutors employed are full time professionals, suitably experienced & highly qualified (Teaching - Primary, Secondary, further education, Special Needs & Youth Work qualifications) in both the skills of group dynamics & the activity skills (MT, BCU, NCA, BO BSCA, RYA, etc. qualifications) of the particular activity along with their caring & friendly attitude. Tutors have worked with individuals & groups of all ages from 5 to 85+, Senior Managers, Families, Schools, Charities, Adult (Friends, workmates, Stag & Hen) Groups, Disadvantaged Young People, Young Offenders, Young People with Challenging Behavior, Voluntary Youth Organisations, Colleges, Special Needs Organisations. During this time, staff have developed a great understanding of the benefits of personal & social development training using the outdoor environment. This is the essential ingredient to gain satisfaction & value in outdoor adventure education programs.


Course director Stuart Igoe has been a professional in the field of Outdoor Education since 1981.
Stuart is: 

A member of the The Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI)

A member of the Mountail Leader Training Association (MLTA) 

MT Single Pitch Award course provider 

MT Climbing Wall Award course provider 

MT Hill and Moorland Leader Award course director

MT Lowland Leader Award course director

MT Summer Mountain Leader Award course director

Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessor.

British Orienteering course tutor for Teaching Orienteering Part 1 & 2 

Coach Level 1 and 2 Awards 

NNAS Bronze, Silver and Gold course director/ tutor.

National Naviagaton Award Scheme - course provider Bronze, Sliver and Gold 

Institute for Outdoor Learning Member 


He holds the National Governing Body awards from:- 

Mountaineering and Rock Climbing Instructor

MLTB Summer Mountain Leader Walking

SMLTB Winter Mountain Leader Walking

MLTB Single Pitch Supervisor Award

TDLB NVQ Assessor awards D32, D33, D34 & D36

BOF Coach Level 3 Award

BOF Coach Level 4 Award - Training

NCA Local Cave Leadership Certificate Scheme - Training Level 1

RYA National Powerboat certificate - Level 2

RYA National Powerboat certificate - Level 4 Fleet Rescue Coastal

BCU Proficiency - Inland Kayak

BCU Proficiency - Sea Kayak

BCU 4 Star Open Canoe

BCU Level 2 Inland Kayak

BCU Level 2 Coach - Open Canoe 

BCU Level 3 Coach Kayak - Training

BCU Level 3 Coach Sea - Training

BCU Level 3 Coach Open Canoe - Training

BCU Canoe Safety Test  Trainer/ Assessor

BCU White Water Safety

BCU Bell Boat Helm           

16hr First Aid 

1st4sport Level 3 Tutoring in Sport


He is a technical advisor for a number of local authorities and outdoor centres. 

Energize Oldham (Oldham Outdoor Pursuits Club) 

Galloway Sailing Centre 
Madlow Youth Zone

Trafford Council   

Rochdale Council


About Our Staff:- 

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Stuart Igoe

Outdoor Activities Service & Alternative Adventure
New Meadows Gap Cottage,
Cranberry Lane,
Cranberry Fold,
Tel 01254 704898
Fax 01254 774420