Open day planned at Low Mill Outdoor Centre

Where's that squirrel? Low Mill visitors think they might just have spotted it.

Abseiling, canoeing, gorge-walking, caving, archery and climbing: if you have ever wondered what young people from all over the country get up to on their adventure holidays at the Low Mill outdoor centre in Askrigg, there is an open day at the end of August which will give you the chance to find out.

Visitors will be able to to sample for free some of the wide range of activities available, on Saturday, August 31, from 8.30am-5pm, and also enjoy a big breakfast or lunch at the on-site café, for which there will be a charge.

There will also be free tours of the centre, which was opened 43 years ago to give mainly young people from urban backgrounds the chance to explore the many challenges of the Yorkshire Dales, under the close supervision of fully-qualified instructors. The centre is recognised as a provider of top-class outdoor education, and is accredited by the Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) and Learning Outside the Classroom. It has also earned the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres Gold Standard quality badge, and the Adventure Mark.

For more details of the day call the centre on 01969 650432 or email