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Residential Trips or In-School Activities


Forests, Rivers, Moors, Canals & More


Awesome Activities That Bring Out The Best In Children



Young Spirit is a specialist part of outdoor pursuits company, Spirit of Adventure, based on Dartmoor in Devon.

Spirit of Adventure was established over 25 years ago and is a well-known and respected provider of outdoor and adventurous activities worldwide.

Young Spirit works with school age clients from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4 and is committed to delivering the highest standards of adventure-based education.


A Young Spirit Residential is not only about activities, it focusses on an authentic experience, with valuable learning opportunities.


Our school based programmes are a great way to break down barriers and make discoveries.

Information for Teachers


Dewerstone Adventure Race


Young Spirit is a leading provider of outdoor learning. Our unique programmes offer safe rewarding activities that are enjoyable and accessible to all.

Every child deserves a well-designed, effective programme. We focus on the individual, looking for ways to support and challenge, and to allow every participant to gain maximum benefit from this style of learning.

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Parents & Children


River Dart Expedition


We really want everyone visiting us to look forward to having a really great time.

It sometimes helps to know about where you are going and what to expect.

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11 months ago

Working down at Dartmouth to in the sunshine and amazing spring snow

1 year ago
Composting loos and wild garlic. |

Well I have just been published, on a subject close to my heart...the ever lovely toilets. I don need ... See more

1 year ago
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Introducing the Climbers Hut at Dewerstone Cottage. The venue for fun and games on the Winter One Nighters

1 year ago
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The improvements to Balcombe Camp and Dewerstone Cottage are well on their way.
We have our first Winter One Nighter' beginning next week, winter walks and cosy nights at the cottage, so we need a ... See more

1 year ago

Did someone say chips!

1 year ago

Saftey first, put in your ear plugs..then play

1 year ago

After 6 weeks working on Dewerstone Cottage to improve and decorate, we are at back at Balcombe Camp making improvements.
First on the agenda is a large new cabin with 3 toilets for our female ... See more

1 year ago
Newquay Tretherras Dartmoor Trip 2017
Pleas watch this lovely video made by Tretherras School Newquay
It shows some of the best bits of a fantastic personal development programme we were involved in ... See more

An NTOL Production Music by 'Silent Partner'

1 year ago
Timeline Photos

It's a record! We have just finished the final Adventure Race of the year and it was completed by a team from Curledge Street Academy in an amazing time of 1hr 45min
Faster by around 20mins than ... See more

1 year ago
Timeline Photos

A rare photo of the whole team (nearly )this was us after two days of pretry intensive yet valuable training. Day one was a work shop on food and hygiene, updating training and development of good ... See more

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Schools We Work With

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01822 880277



Spirit of Adventure
PL20 6SP
United Kingdom

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