History of BF Adventure
The Bishop’s Forum (now BF Adventure) was established in 1989 by a group of 12 individuals with a background in industry, public service, land owning, private business and the church. This group included the Bishop of Truro; hence the name. Its mission was defined as:
Promoting the advancement of education of young people in Cornwall who through their social and economic circumstances are in need and unable to gain employment
The main BF Adventure site is the Goodygrane Activity Centre which enjoys outstanding views of Falmouth Bay and comprises some 60 acres of land including four rain-filled quarries. The site was formerly a granite quarry and its rugged terrain provides an ideal environment for all activities on both day courses and residential visits.
From information we have gathered from historical documents and local stories we understand that granite aggregate extraction from Goodygrane quarries was carried out by several companies up until the mid 1980’s.
BF Adventure began with a bank of 5 or 6 part time instructors, who were employed on an ad-hoc basis when their specific skill input was required. Today, we have a team of 50 staff, including 14 volunteers. We have more than six thousand people visit us each year either for just a single day of fun activity through to residential experiences and long term personal development programmes.