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Company information

Peat Rigg has been a training centre since 1986, when Peat Rigg farm was converted to provide the superb facility that we now occupy.

In 2005 Discovery Courses Limited took over the running of Peat Rigg. Therefore you might like to know a little about Discovery's history.

Discovery was formed in 1989 by Ian Thorpe. With a background in research and working in the outdoor industry, Ian wanted to get away from the sausage-factory mentality of much outdoor provision. Discovery have always aimed to provide the very highest quality courses with a client oriented, flexible approach to everything that we do.

Discovery quickly established a reputation and expertise for working with disadvantaged, disaffected and special needs groups. This still forms the central core of our work and supports the company ethos of making a difference to people's lives through the learning and development that can take place alongside challenge and enjoyment.

The quality of our provision was recognised in 2003 when the Prince's Trust endorsed Discovery as the best residential provider in the region.

Now that we are permanently based at Peat Rigg, we are operating under the name of Peat Rigg Outdoor Training Centre. However, we will still keep the Discovey name going through our Discovery Courses which will provide our specialist training courses at Peat Rigg but also on a mobile basis throughout the UK and abroad.

In all our courses we will to strive to constantly improve on every aspect of what we do, to make every course a unique and rewarding experience.

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