Mount Cook is a newly established Not for Profit Adventure Centre dedicated to providing access to the outdoors and outdoor activities for all, especially for young people and those who would not otherwise have the opportunity.
The project is to create a 100-metre aerial runway with 2 parallel lines with the aim of increasing visitor numbers to the outdoor activity market. The investment will bring back into use the 'natural capital' of the derelict Steeplehouse quarry land at Middleton by Wirksworth and stimulate the continued development of the Mount Cook business. The centre mostly works with children and young people through schools, universities, youth groups, NCS, Prince's Trust and charities alongside provision of activities for the community and tourism sector.
As a newly established not for profit business the investment is required to install a unique zip wire in the area to enable a new attraction to be added and assist in ensuring the sustainability of the business.
Total cost: £90,103.01
LEADER grant: £36,012.40
Number of jobs created: 6.
Additional number of day visitors: 2250.