Cross Lanes dates back to the late Victorian era when it was built as a private house in around 1870. It’s name in Welsh was Maes-y-Nant which when translated means ‘house by a stream’. In 1959 Cross Lanes was sold and converted to a hotel with many of its original features being preserved to this day.
Cross Lanes stands in 8 acres of land and lies close to the English/Welsh border. Close enough to big cities for easy access, but set in a beautiful rural area.
We have great indoor provision at Cross Lanes for high activities; an impressive climbing wall, crate challenge and trapeze (also known as leap of faith). Indoor provision means that these high activities can continue whatever the weather so we can run courses all year round for schools.
There are further indoor areas in the grounds for the Dungeon and Piranha Pool; wonderful themed problem solving areas developed by our staff team. Outside we have a purpose built high wires Challenge Course along with Giant Swing, Zipwire and a small lake for Canoeing and Raft Building sessions.
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and has many great facilities, including shopping centre, cinema and leisure centre. Situated between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee valley and alongside the border with England.
In the mid-19th century Wrexham had 19 breweries, benefitting from good underground water supplies. In 1882 Central Road became the first brewery in the UK to produce lager beer.
Being only 13 miles south of Chester, Wrexham was able to grow as market town on the cross-road between England and Wales. Just 35 miles from the Snowdonia National Park and a stone’s throw from the marvellous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Wrexham is both a launch pad for adventurous activities and a wonderful place to explore in its own right.
Barhaugh Hall is situated in beautiful countryside on the Cumbria / Northumbria border in one of the last truly unspoiled rural areas in England,. The town of Alston is small but picturesque, with shops, cafes, a garage, supermarket and other amenities. In summer many tourists visit Alston, drawn by its quaint cobbled streets, and proximity to many beautiful areas to walk and cycle.
The Old School was the original Robinwood centre (where it all began!) and retains its homely feel. As the smallest centre it provides a very personal experience for all the schools which visit it every year. It is set on the outskirts of Todmorden with great access to all the facilities in the town as well as the surrounding moors for walking, climbing, cycling and other outdoor pursuits.
Dobroyd Castle is set high above Todmorden enjoying some fantastic views of the surrounding area. It is a historic listed building with wonderful architecture. Todmorden has plenty of affordable housing, shops, restaurants, a market and other amenities including a sports centre. The quirky town of Hebden Bridge is nearby and Manchester and Leeds are easily accessible by direct train links.