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Activity Programme with over 55`s in mind.

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Our activity programme, unless otherwise stated, is open to all. However, we are often asked by older people whether the activities will be suitable. For this reason, we now offer a programme whch has over 55`s in mind (but younger adults are welcome). Our full range of activities is offered: Archery; Canoeing; Kayaking; Caving; Climbing and Abseiling; Orienteering and Wayfaring; Heritage Theme Activity Days; Coastal and River Gorge Adventures; Star Gazing and Night Walk taken at a very relaxed pace, with shorter sessions, and multi-day holidays have more free time built in for relaxation and/or sightseeing.

Our Activity Programme with over 55`s in mind.


Archery in South Wales

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 coracle-building, in the context of their historical setting.

Active History: Theme activity days and breaks.

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.

Medieval Siege Warfare - Castles, Archery and Catapults

Tides, trails and tea-shops: Anglesey and Pembrokeshire: Heritage tours on foot and by canoe, kayak.

Canoeing and Kayaking

couple paddling an open canoe on the River Wye

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 associates: 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.

Walking, Orienteering and Wayfaring


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!

Coastal and River Gorge Adventures

Coastal and River Gorge Adventures are difficult to define - it's different every trip! Following the river or coastline may involve walking, scrambling, climbing, wading, jumping into the water and swimming. One thing is for certain - you will get VERY wet!

 Date Last Modified: 25/01/13