Useful Info for your Residential Trip

Thank you for choosing Black Mountain Activities for your activity residential course.

We have put together some details for you below, with information that will be useful in organising your trip to us. If you should have any question or need any further information, not detailed here, please call us on 01497 847897.



Groups will be divided by gender with leader bedrooms interspersed to allow good supervision to be maintained at all times. Your group will not share rooms with members of any other party. Party leaders will be allocated rooms throughout the accommodation so they can supervise their group. Party leaders will be expected to share rooms with other leaders of the same sex, unless single occupancy rooms have been otherwise arranged.

Please inform us the breakdown of number of boys & girls, as soon as possible, to allow us to arrange bedrooms accordingly.


Bedding is not provided (unless otherwise arranged and noted on your confirmation). Students and Leaders will both need to bring a sleeping bag or duvet. A bed sheet & pillow will be included.


Towels are not provided. Students & Leaders will need to bring a towel each.

Dietary & Medical Information


All participants are required to complete a Medical & Disclaimer Form, prior to taking part in any activity with Black Mountain Activities. Any participant under the age of 16 will need to have their form signed by a parent or guardian. Medical forms can be brought with you and handed in to reception on the day of arrival.

Download Medical & Disclaimer Forms Here



We do require you to complete a Dietary & Medical Summary Sheet (attached to confirmation email), and return to us no later than 30 days prior to arrival. This will help give us an indication of any medical conditions in advance, and allow our catering team to plan sufficient menus to cater for all diets. As party leader, we ask you to divide the Students and Leaders into their activity groups when completing the summary sheet.

It is vital that all visitors bring sufficient supplies of their medication and are clearly marked with their names.

Example Daily Menu Provided


  • Full Cooked Breakfast
  • Toast
  • Cereals
  • Fruit Juice
  • Tea & Coffee

Packed Lunch

  • Filled roll or sandwiches, e.g. ham, tuna, cheese or turkey
  • Piece of fruit
  • Packet of crisps.
  • Bar of chocolate.
  • Piece of cake
  • Water – please bring a water bottle if possible which can be re-used throughout the week

Evening Meals

A 2-Course Dinner (main & dessert) is included. A choice of menu will be provided upon arrival and based upon dietary & medical information received.

  • Main – Spaghetti Bolognese with Salad & Garlic Bread
  • Dessert – Sticky Toffee Pudding with a rich Butterscotch Sauce (a favourite lodge special!)

Please note: Breakfast & Dinner menus will vary depending on the accommodation provider.

Activity Clothing Information & Kit List

All activities take place outdoors where conditions may be wet & muddy and therefore, for safety and comfort, groups should always wear clothes that are suitable. Most activities require sensible sports clothing and footwear. In addition bring something with you to tie back long hair and always have any needed medication with you.

It is important to emphasise to your group to bring warm clothing and waterproofs, even in summer months. It should be remembered that as the programme involves outdoor activities, clothes and shoes might get very dirty; please deter anyone from bringing expensive clothing and footwear.

The following list should be used as a guide to the type of clothing required for a week’s program, which includes adventurous activities.

Please do not bring valuables where possible.


Download Activity Clothing Requirements Here

Download Kit List Here