Spring has Sprung!

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It isn’t just the flowers that seem to be growing and blooming this month! Above Adventure is coming along leaps and bounds too! It’s a very exciting and busy time for the Above Adventure team and we’re so excited to share some news with you!


  • We are still on hold with our Outreach Programme until restrictions are lifted.
  • We are currently taking the time to engage with new groups.
  • If you know a group that would benefit from free climbing sessions through our Outreach Programme or if you would like information on volunteering with Above Adventure, please contact: Laurenne@aboveadventure.co.uk


  • You may have noticed our contractors EMTEC have been very busy at the church lately
  • They have cleared and prepped the Bouldering Hall in preparation for works & wall installation.
  • Scaffolding has been completed and they are ready to start work on preserving and fixing the outside of the church.

The only way is up!

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Capital Project

We are reaching new heights this year as we start construction on East Ayrshire’s first Indoor Climbing Centre!

In 2020 we secured a total budget of over £3.3m to start work on the former Grange Church, turning it into a state of the art climbing and bouldering centre. This will produce many opportunities for the community by creating a sustainable enterprise, running apprenticeships, training programmes, providing permanent jobs and volunteer opportunities!

Our centre will be smashing the barriers of inclusivity! We will have areas/facilities for all no matter your age, ability, or needs.

In January, our newly appointed contractors Emtec have been carrying out refurbishments on the former church and hall building.

Outreach Programme

Our Outreach Programme “No Limit’s” was put on hold due to the Covid-19 Restrictions. However, in October 2020 we were able to get back up and running again. We have appointed our first Covid-Officer with the help of Sports Scotland! This allows us to ensure all measures are in place to safely run our programme.

We have made some slight adjustments such as smaller groups, following track and trace guidelines and wearing all relevant PPE. All these little changes are worth it once we see the children learned new skills, gain confidence, and have some normality back in their lives.

Due to the current restrictions our Outreach Programme is back on pause. We are taking this time to recruit new volunteers, attend additional training and engage with new groups to get involved once the restrictions are lifted!

We are excited to see what this year brings!

COVID-19 Statement

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We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on actions we’ve had to take as a charity, in response to COVID-19.

Firstly, it’s important to us that we recognise how fantastic our funders, supporters and beneficiaries have been in recent weeks when we’ve faced challenge. We extend our thanks to each and every person who likes our social media posts, follows our journey, volunteers with us, funds our projects and has attended our outreach sessions. Thank you for all you’ve done for the Above Adventure so far, we’re glad you’re on the adventure with us, even as we navigate this twist in our journey.

To protect the communities we work with, our volunteers and our instructors, we have sadly had to pause all of our outreach activities for the lockdown period. This complies with government social distancing guidance and puts the interests of the vulnerable young people we work with in particular, first. When it is safe for our outreach activities to recommence, we will share this news and details of how to get involved with you.

At present, the construction of our new state-of-the-art climbing facility is also paused, again due to government restrictions on the industry. Our two employees have been furloughed, but we look forward to welcoming them back soon. As soon as we have news of when construction can resume, we will share it with you.

Your support so far has got us to this stage, and we remain ambitious and excited by the adventure ahead. If you’d like to support us during this difficult time, please do consider shopping via Amazon smile, where at no cost to you, 0.5% of every eligible purchase will come to Above Adventure! Use this link https://smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC044195

We are committed to keeping you all updated and thank you for your support of Above Adventure.