Activity days, short-breaks, courses, canoe tours and holidays,in Brecon Beacons and throughout Wales

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Activity Programme for Adults

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Our programme for adults is available to individuals and couples; social groups and celebrations; special interest groups and clubs; or corporate events.


Individuals, couples and small informal groups:

We find that a lot of people want to try activities as an individual, a couple or with one or two friends. Our activity days, holidays and tours are available for anyone to book, or you can check our 'Late Availablity' page for opportuities to join activities already booked.

Activity days:

Archery; Canoeing; Kayaking; Caving; Climbing and Abseiling; River Gorge Adventure; Coasteering; Nordic Walking; Orienteering and Wayfaring; Heritage Theme Activity Days; Star Gazing and Night Walk

Extended courses and Tours:

These are suitable for complete beginners, although they may also be enjoyed by those with some experience:

Introduction to Paddlesport: Canoeing and Kayaking

We also have holidays and tours suitable for those with some experience:

* Tides and Tea-shops. Touring and exploring Anglesey`s coastal heritage by canoe or kayak.

* Crossing Scotland by Canoe - The Great Glen Tour


Social Groups and Celebrations:

Activity days or breaks:

Archery; Canoeing; Kayaking; Caving; Climbing and Abseiling; River Gorge Adventure; Coasteering; Nordic Walking; Orienteering and Wayfaring; Heritage Theme Activity Days; Star Gazing and Night Walk

Group Adventure Challenges, to add a dimension to your outdoor activity day.

Treasure Hunt; Misson Entirely Possible; Adventure Trail

Group Tours and Holidays

New for 2015, please contact us for details.

* Tides and Tea-shops. Touring and exploring Anglesey`s coastal heritage by canoe or kayak.

* Crossing Scotland by Canoe - The Great Glen Tour


Corporate groups and teams:

Activity days and team challenges: Treasure Hunt; Misson Entirely Possible; Adventure Trail; Mountain and Water Biathlon/Triathlon


Special interest groups and clubs:

Heritage theme days on a variety of topics, tours and courses, combining activities with informal learning or 'sightseeing'.

Special interest groups may also wish to book sessions from our activity programme below.


Over 55`s

All ages are welcome on any of our courses, tours and activity days for adults, but we are often asked by older adults whether the activities will be suitable. For this reason, we offer an activity programme with over-55`s in mind (younger adults are welcome). Our full range of activities is offered, normally led by older instructors, taken at a very relaxed pace, with shorter sessions, and multi-day holidays have more free time built in for relaxation and/or sightseeing.



What better place to try archery than Wales, where the long-bow is thought to have originated!.

Archery can be taken as a fun activity or 'taster' session; learning the basic skills in a half-day session.

Archery is also available as part of one of our heritage-themed-activity days combined with other ancient arts such as catapult or coracle-building, in the context of their historical origin.

Active History: Theme activity days and breaks.

Landing by kayak opposite Caernarfon Castle

On our 'Heritage' themed activity days and breaks, learn more about the surroundings while enjoying healthy outdoor activities such as walking, cycling and canoeing. Each named theme can be booked as a 'one-off' day session, or combined to make a themed break, allowing us to spend more time on the topic, and the outdoor activities..

Unless stated otherwise, 'Heritage' themed activity days and breaks are suitable for complete beginners.

South Wales Industrial Heritage. Chartists, Quarries and Canals.

Ancient Arts - Archery and Coracle-buidling

Anglesey's Coastal Heritage: History, Landscape and Wildlife.

Canoeing and Kayaking


Do you want to cruise lazily on placid water watching wildlife and admiring the scenery; experience the thrills and spills of white-water; journey on the sea.? Whatever you want from paddlesport, we can give you a firm foundation of skill and experience.

Mountain & Water offers taster sessions and day trips in the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley, and a programme of courses and holiday tours by canoe and kayak throughout Wales, for beginners and improvers. We also run courses leading to BCU 'Star' tests, basic rescue and BCU/UKCC coaching qualifications.

Canoeing and Kayaking: Overview of Days, Holidays and Courses

Unaccompanied canoe hire is available through our associate company: Backwaters.


The underground experience is special and South Wales has some of the best and most easily accessible caves in the country.

A typical caving trip is an adventrous journey exploring large caverns, tight squeezes and submerged streams.

All trips are led by knowledgable guides who will make your time underground as rewarding and entertaining as possible.

Climbing and Abseiling

Climbing a sea cliff on the Gower

Climbing and Abseiling are available as one-day tasters or as part of a multi-activity package, we aim to introduce participants to this exciting sport in a controlled yet stimulating environment. Using the security of a top-rope system, beginners can quickly get to grips with moving around on the rock face and trying out various methods of safeguarding their climbing partners.

Abseiling is introduced as a fun activity in itself as well as being an important part of the wider climbing skills. Indoor venues may be available in bad weather.

River Gorge Adventure

"You don't have to be mad but..."

Abseiling, scrambling, waterfall climbing, rope crossings water jumps, rock slides, dark tunnels, sticky mud...

Any of these elements may be involved when you journey along a river gorge, but whatever happens you can be assured of a fun, memorable day. This is one of our most popular activities and is ideal for a social group, an informal corporate day or simply for a bunch of friends looking to spend some "insane" time together.



A `Wet and Wild` day at the seaside!

Coasteering is difficult to define - it's different every trip! We follow the coastline, close to sea level. At times this may involve scrambling, climbing, wading, jumping into the water and swimming. One thing is certain - you will have a lot of fun and get VERY wet!

Walking, Orienteering and Wayfaring

woman following a woodland trail


Guided Walking

Let us plan a route to take in whatever interests you most. Mountain summits, woodlands and waterfalls, geology, industrial heritage, plantlife...

Single days or multi-day walks with overnight camp or B&B, or try our 'Active History' programme.


An introduction to map and compass skills and a great way to learn the rudiments of navigation. It is an ideal introduction to pastimes such as hill-walking. And it's FUN!


A more competitive experience. Working in pairs or small teams and with an atmosphere of friendly competition you will plan your route and collect the control points to complete the circuit in the best possible time. 

New for Spring 2015! - Nordic Walking

If you want to: explore the countryside on foot, at your own pace; enjoy walking for recreation; get fit without jogging or gym sessions or lose weight; then Nordic Walking is for you! Male or female, young or old, all can enjoy the benefits of this sport.

Enjoy Nordic Walking as an activity in its own right, or combine it with map and compass skills to help you become self-sufficient exploring the outdoors, combine it with our `Active Heritage` walks, or with other activities.

Night Walk

The countryside takes on a different atmosphere after dark, bringing all your senses into focus. The Brecon Beacons are reknowned for the quality of the night sky, making this an ideal place for night walking. Depending on the weather, and the phase of the moon, we may enjoy star gazing, moon watching, bat watching, night navigation and orienteering....

Come with an open mind and enjoy!

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