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Essex Outdoors Harlow is an Oasis of urban adventure set in a small and family friendly site. It offers a range of activities and adventure in an urban environment.

This specialist climbing and paddle-sports activity centre is situated on the banks of the River Stort close to Harlow Town Centre, within easy access of the M11 and just 1 minutes’ walk from Harlow Town Station. Essex Outdoors Harlow benefits from access to miles of tranquil waterways, offering the perfect environment to learn to canoe, kayak, or event try your hand at ‘bumble’ our unique version of urban coasteering! Dryer sessions range from archery and off road biking through to hanging around on the high ropes course.

Essex Outdoors Harlow is also home to The Lock Climbing Wall, one of the largest indoor climbing walls in the South East, with 4 main climbing walls up to 14 metres high. New routes are added at least once a month to ensure that our climbers are constantly challenged. There is 1,000 square metres of climbing with over 50 lines and over 100 routes of various levels of difficulty, along with a dedicated bouldering room and abseil platforms. Specialist facilities and equipment are also available for those with disabilities. For more information visit

We also have a fully equipped conference suite and classroom for up to 30 people. Why not come along and see for yourself?

Activities available
Archery, Abseiling, Bumble, Canoeing, Climbing, High Ropes, Kayaking, Low Ropes, Mountain Biking, Orienteering, Raft Building, Mountain Boards, Scramble Net, SUPS (Stand Up Paddleboards), Mega SUPS and Problem Solving.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups


Map & Directions

Essex Outdoors - Harlow

Type:Outdoor Pursuits Centre

Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2QS
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Tel+44 (0)129 620270

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