Welcome to The Surrey Hills Adventure Company

The Home of Adventure in Surrey.

The SHAC is an outdoor adventure organisation that does everything it can to get you outside to take some risks, have some fun and enjoy the beauty of the Surrey Hills and all it has to offer.   We also strive to educate people about our local environment and help them learn how best to cohabit with nature whilst enjoying the well documented health and mental benefits.

Please note that we operate from more than one location so make sure you are coming to the correct location for the activity. Please check your booking confirmation for the location of your activity.

Our water activities take place at The SHACs SUP and Wild Swimming lagoon in Buckland Surrey , please click here for details:

New for 2020 our SUP Center at Dapdune Wharf in Guildford, details coming soon.

Our Woodland activities are held at Belmont School, Holbury - The SHAC lagoon, Buckland Park, Reigate and Birtley House Estate in Bramley Guildford.

Mountain Biking Courses are held across the Surrey Hills Including but not limited to Leith Hill and Holmbury Hill in the heart of the Surrey Hills.

Introducing The Surrey Hills Adventure Company. 
Many people believe we are turning into a cotton wool society that are missing out on important experiences that help raise self-esteem, give confidence and increase motivation. The SHAC is here to help redress the balance through adventure.

Current research suggests that not allowing young people to engage in independent mobility and environmental learning, denies them the opportunity to develop the skills and resilience that they need to be able to be safe and manage complex environments effectively. There are also indications that such restrictions have long-term implications for young people’s future development, health and well-being.

The PRIMARY objective of SHAC is to help redress the balance by combining outdoor adventure with education and to re-connect children and adults with the great outdoors. We aim to help increase the understanding of the woodland and the water and its ecology whilst introducing the benefits of taking risks in a safe, well managed and informative environment.

Our courses deliver and inspire passion, motivating young people to become successful learners and to develop as healthy, confident, enterprising and responsible citizens with an understanding and mindfulness towards our environment.

The core values of our courses echo the key concepts of outdoor learning and education:  Challenge, enjoyment, relevance, depth, development of the whole person and an adventurous approach to learning, connecting your curriculum to the wider world. Through practical, hands on learning children gain a deeper understanding of the concepts taught. 

It is often argued that exposing young people to risk is dangerous. We strongly believe that the polar opposite is true. Teaching young people to manage risks and to give them the skills to make good decisions and not to just know facts is extremely important for the development of a young person.

Welcome to the Surrey Hills Adventure Company.

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