Henley Fort Outdoor Learning Centre – Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development

The Mount, Guildford, Surrey,GU2 4RH
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Listing Location
England South
Listing Categories
AHOEC Centre, GOLD Standard Centres
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Henley Fort, part of Surrey Outdoor Learning and Development, is a Victorian Fort built during the late 19th Century to protectLondon from invasion by the French; later it was used by the Home Guard in WW2 as a re-supply depot. It is now an outdoor education facility offering groups a chance to take part in challenging activities or a living historical experience.

The centre is located on the Hog’s Back above Guildford and offers a wide range centre based activities and the chance to explore the surrounding countryside and the River Wey Navigation. The Victorian Fort provides a stunning setting for our Home Front history days.

Our Outreach team provide an exciting alternative to centre based activities. The team will come to you and provide the same quality experience as you get at our centres.

Our purpose-built wide-bodied canal boat sleeps 10 and is designed for wheelchair users.

Surrey Outdoor Learning & Development (S.O.L.D) deliver high quality and creative outdoor learning programmes for a wide range of user groups from inside and outsideSurrey. These groups include mainstream schools; youth groups; targeted youth, ‘inclusion’ and behaviour projects; special needs groups; and young leader, graduate and corporate training programmes.

Underpinning all of our work is our 10‑point curriculum, which highlights the key areas of skill, knowledge, experience and personal development that we target through our centre and offsite programmes.

Working with yourself, we will design a programme to focus on the particular areas of development and the learning outcomes you wish your group to achieve.

Our activity sessions use the Plan, Do, Review model of Experiential Learning to achieve a lasting impact on the participants, encouraging them to apply what they have learnt with S.O.L.D to their everyday lives.

Our programmes can be accredited using the A.Q.A. Unit award scheme and/or National Governing Body awards.


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