Posts Tagged ‘Activity weekend’

Golf

Monday, September 5th, 2011

What is Golf?

I would be amazed if there is anyone out there who doesn’t know what golf is. Wikipedia describes Golf as a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. It is defined in the Rules of Golf as “playing a ball with a club from the teeing ground into the hole by a stroke or successive strokes in accordance with the Rules.”

Who Can Play Golf ?

Golf is an activity suitable for adult groups. This is not a beginners course and a degree of competency is required. A handicap is required.

Where Can I Play Golf?

Call of the Wild’s golf sessions take place in the wonderful Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. We use a local course on the southern edge of the Park near Ystradfellte with some spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.

Duration/Length of the Golfing session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. Obviously if you have a four ball game it’s going to take longer than two of you playing.

 

When can I do it?

You can book our golf sessions in Wales all year. However it is sometimes more difficult to guarantee tee times during the Summer when the course is at its busiest. Book early!

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking .

What will I have to Wear ?

Even though this is not a stuffy or formal club the normal golf club dress code applies. No jeans, only dress shorts and golf shoes must be worn

Good Combinations of Activities

Golf is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can.

 Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you golf. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties, show back in the office following an outdoor team building event or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.

4×4 Off-Road Driving

Monday, September 5th, 2011

What is 4×4 Driving

Four wheel drive or four by four is a four wheeled vehicle for off-road driving. They provide better control for unusual driving surfaces such as ice, mud, snow, slippery surfaces or loose gravel such as when rally driving.

Attempt this challenging purpose built off-road course. A superb setting which will really test your driving skills to the limit. Full instruction from qualified staff will enable you to complete the course but not before negotiating some exhilerating terrain – truly hair raising at times!

Who Can Do 4×4 Driving ?

This is an activity suitable for most adults no matter your ages or abilitiy.

Where Can I do Four By Four ?

Call of the Wild’s sessions take place on the southern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.

Duration/Length of the Off-Road Driving session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. A session can be tailored to meet your groups requirements.

A session can be anything from 2 to 3 hours .

When can I do the Driving?

We operate our sessions in Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking.

What will I have to Wear for my Off-Road driving Session?

A full kit list will be issued upon booking however we will supply you with a helmet.

Good Combinations of Activities

4×4 off-road driving is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos at the start and finish but little opportunity when on the activity.

 Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you driving. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties, show back in the office following an outdoor team building event or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.

 

Sailing

Monday, September 5th, 2011

What is Sailing?

If big yachts are your thing book a leisure sail on a luxury yacht like the Legend 43ft yacht called “Euphoria.”

You will be sailing with an RYA qualified skipper and crew. You can simply relax and take in the breathtaking scenery or done the Captain’s hat and learn about the art of sailing for yourself.
Who Can Do Sailing ?

Sailing is an activity suitable for all ages and abilities.

Where Can I do the Sailing ?

Our sailing area includes the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower coastline, North Devon and Pembrokeshire National Park are also within reach for a weekend. We can even bring along a Dylan Thomas expert to bring the Gower coastline alive through the eyes of the famous poet. Lundy Island, 10 miles off the North Devon coast, is one of the most memorable trips you can experience, weather permitting. The Marisco tavern nestles above the island and has got to be one of the remotest pubs you’ll visit.

Duration/Length of the Sailing session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. A session can be tailored to meet your groups requirements. A session can be anything from 2 hours up to 2 days.

When can I do it?

We operate our sessions in Wales all year. However be aware, surprising as it may sound, that during the Autumn and Winter in Wales we can get some inclement weather.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for my Session?

A full kit list will be issued upon booking.

Good Combinations of Activities

Sailing is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays.

See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos .Why not use our photographer to capture those stag parties, outdoor team building or special birthday moments.

Clay Pigeon Shooting and 4×4 Driving

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Combined Activity Day – Clay Pigeon Shooting & 4×4 Off-Road Driving

This is a great value for money combined activity day. Try two exhilerating activities in the same day for the price of one. Try off-road driving in a purpose built 4×4 off-road vehicle. Once you have mastered the art of driving where no vehicle should normally go then try your hand at clay pigeon shooting.

“I had a fantastic weekend. Scenery is beautiful and everyone who was involved in organising our activities and instructing us were great fun and friendly. I would love to come back again.” Ms J Ray, Guernsey

What Will I be Doing during the Off-Road Driving and Clay Pigeon Shooting Activity Day?

Up to 4 people wil be driving around our off-road circuit testing thier driving skills. They will rotate the driving and each take it turn to drive around the circuits. Others in the group will be trying thier hand at the clay shooting. Whenthe drivers have completed their challenges, hopefully in one peice, you will swap over and those who were shooitng change to the driving and vice versa.

“Thanks very much for making our weekend go as smoothly as possible. All members of staff at Merlins and the activities made us feel very welcome and made the whole stay an extremely enjoyable one. Thanks again. ” Mr D Whittaker, Cumbria

 

Who Can Do Clays and 4×4?

We would usually recommend that nobody under the age of 18 years of age attempts this activity day.

Where Can I do Clay Shooting and Off-Road Driving?

Call of the Wild’s activity sessions take place close to the southern boundary of the Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK. Our activity site is situted at the top end of the Dulais Valley approximately 15 miles north of Neath and Swansea

“Weekend was excellent. Thanks to everybody at Call of the Wild for their efforts. You’ve got a brilliant team there, well done. ” Carlton Moore

Duration/Length of the session?

This is variable depending on the size and nature of the group and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the session would normally last around 3 – 4 hours for a group of 6 people.

When can I do it?

We operate our adventure activity sessions in Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Off-raod driving in 4×4 vehicle with call of the Wild in WalesPhone for details or contact us. Also take a look at our packages and prices pages for more ideas on cost.

“A big thanks from all the boys who attended at the weekend. Everybody, without exception had a great time. I would like you to pass on our thanks to all the staff who provided us with a great welcome and excellent tuition. Finally, Ystradgynlais is a lovely place, all the locals we met made us very welcome. ” Mr. P. Clements

 

What will I have to Wear for my Clays and Driving Session?

For your activity session we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking. For guidance, all you need to bring is warm, comfortable clothing.

Good Combinations of Activities

The clay pigeon shooting and off-road driving is a full day activity due to the length of the session and its physical demands. Therefore it is only suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, climbing, quads, paintball and clay pigeon shooting.

 Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can. We recommend that at least one of your party take a camera as you’ll have some stunning pictures to show everyone and to prove those tall tales are actually true!

 Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you clay pigeon shooting. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties, show back in the office following an outdoor team building event or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.

Survival

Monday, September 5th, 2011

What is Survival and Bushcraft?

Survival skills are skills that will help you to survive in dangerous situations or in dangerous places such as jungles and deserts. Skills such as firelighting, finding and making a shelter are usual areas to cover.

This course will raise your awareness of how reliant we are on modern conveiences such as a kettle. This introductory activity will provide you with basic bushcraft survival skills.

Subjects covered

  • Shelter construction
  • Firelighting
  • Orientation
  • Wild foods
  • Cooking outdoors
  • Woodland supermarkets

Who Can Do Survival and Bushcraft?

Bushcraft is an activity suitable for all ages and abilities.

Where Can I do it ?

Call of the Wild’s sessions take place in the wonderful Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

Duration/Length of the Survival session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. A session can be tailored to meet your groups requirements. A session can be anything from 2 to 3 hours up to 2 days.

When can I do it?

We operate our survival sessions in Wales all year. Obviously if you propose to do this over the winter then your shelter building needs to be good.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for my Session?

A full kit list will be issued upon booking.
You need to bring old warm clothes. No jeans. As to footwear , good fitting wellies or walking boots. Waterproofs and anything you don’t mind getting dirty and muddy.

Good Combinations of Activities

Survival days or events is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos. Why not use our photographer to capture those stag parties, outdoor team building events or special birthday moments.

Birthday Gift Experience Idea

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Be Remembered For Giving The Best Ever Birthday Gift!

Birthday gift time again! Stuck as to what to buy for that 21st, 30th, 40th or 50th birthday gift? Searching for that unusual birthday present? Thinking of a book voucher again? what about that bottle of wine from the shop around the corner because you’ve left it too late?

Is there a big birthday to mark this year – one off special occasion such as a 40th birthday? If you’re looking for that unforgettable birthday experience rather than the same old thing again – something to give that special birthday occasion the WOW factor then look no further.

What Adventure Britain Offer

Adventure Britain is part of the Call of the Wild group and offer exciting outdoor activities in the untamed heart of Wales – the Brecon Beacons National Park. Suitable for all ages and abilities. As long as you have a desire to have fun then this is the ideal birthday present. Even if you are just seeking somewhere with stunning scenery and new challenges just to get away from it all this is the place to come?

Use Our Experience to Maximise Yours

What Do Our Customers Say About Their Birthday Parties With Adventure Britain?

“We had the best time.I don’t think I have ever been anywhere where people were so friendly and so much fun. Thank you. You made it so memorable.” Ms S. Farnell

Gift Experiences

Choose from single day activities or just buy birthday vouchers and leave it to the birthday boy or girl to decide on their itinerary.

This allows you to create a birthday party to suit your group’s requirements. Flexibility and freedom are the important keywords. The duration, activities and grade of accommodation are down to your own personal preference. You could book anything from a 2 week break interspersed with single day activities, to a long-weekend. Ideal for groups, families and friends as the activities can be tailored to suit all ages and abilities.

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“We had a super time. Staff were good, instruction and safety excellent. It made for a very relaxed break. Well done everyone.” Ms J. Collins

Why Adventure Britain?

National Business Tourism Company of the Year 2011/2012

Welsh Small Business of the Year

  • Accessible being just 20 minutes off the M4 and transported to your activity sites.
  • Take the train – On the main line from London Paddington and transfers available from the Station.
  • Nearest wilderness National Park to London and South East.
  • All-inclusive birthday parties with no hidden extras. No complicated calculations to work out what you are and aren’t getting for your birthday.
  • Hassle free. We arrange everything and you just turn up for the birthday experience of a lifetime.
  • Everyone will have a superb birthday party weekend given the range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • For your peace of mind we are an accredited activity provider and licensed with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority-your safety is our priority.
  • We are an activity company, not an agent, to ensure you get a quality service and value for money.
  • Award winning – National Team Building Company of the Year

Choice of Adventure Activity Ideas As a Birthday Gift Experience

You choose from a combination of the following activities for your birthday gift idea:-

Canyoning, Coasteering, Climbing, Abseiling, Caving, Quad Biking, Paintball, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Adventure Days, Kayaking, Canoeing, Rafting, Archery, Surfing, Mountain Biking, Guided Mountain Walking, Survival Exercises – Camp Craft, Orienteering, 4×4 Driving, Fly Fishing, Sailing, Pamper Days, Health & Fitness Centre, Ringo Rides, Surf kayaking, RIB Rides, Ropes Course/Team Challenges, Sailing, Beauty Treatments, RIB Rides, Fly Fishing, Go karting

Location

We are fortunate enough to have the Brecon Beacons National Park as our outdoor adventure playground, unique for its outstanding and spectacular beauty. The 519 square mile Brecon Beacons National Park is the nearest wilderness National Park to London.T he park and surrounding countryside never fail to impress visitors with its untamed, unspoilt beauty characterised by rugged peaks, mountain lakes, green valleys and all traversed by the splendid rivers Usk and Wye.

Not only are we lucky enough to have the Brecon Beacons as our playground we also use the Gower Peninsula – the first place in the UK to be designated An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This allows us to offer the range of activities for both land based and sea based events. A unique birthday gift venue. An ideal male birthday present gift.

“Such a great time had. Cannot fault it except it went too quick.” Mr. T Lee

 

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All Inclusive

We offer all inclusive packages for birthdays – full board accommodation with packed lunches, all specialist equipment, full day activities, instruction and transport to and from your activities. For your peace of mind we are licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. It is therefore a complete Birthday Party experience- You just turn up, we do the rest.

Accommodation

We have an excellent range of accommodation available in, and around, the National Park. Stay one night or four for the duration of your birthday present short break – move between alternate levels during your stay (e.g. four nights in a tent followed by one in a luxury hotel to finish your celebration in style!) The choice, once again, is all yours. Give us a call and we discuss your accommodation requirements for your birthday gift in more detail.

“Thank you. It was so much fun that some of us are already talking about a return trip.” Mr.E.Gardner

 

Prices

Single day activities – prices on application. Take a look at our packages and prices pages for more adventure activity birthday gift experience ideas.

Gift vouchers available

Standard Weekend £185

Premium Weekend £215

For tailormade packages we will get a price to you within 48 hours of your request

One person goes free with groups of 21 or more

For more information on our activity weekends click here

Quad Biking

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

What is Quad Biking?

Quad bikes are known by a number of terms including “all-terrain vehicle”. It is also used to describe a number of small open motorised buggies and tricycles designed for off-road use. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) defines an ATV as a vehicle that travels on low pressure tyres, with a seat that is straddled by the operator, and with handlebars for steering control.

4-wheeled versions are most commonly called “quads,” “four-wheelers” or “ATVs” in the United States and Canada, and “quad bikes” or “quad cycles” in other English-speaking countries

What Will I Be Doing During the Quad Biking Day?

You are escorted by our instructors into the great outdoors with your quad bike riding with magnificent views out over the Welsh countryside. Not restricted to a single track you ride through woodland, over mountain and rough terrain with water thrown in for good measure taking in the challenges en route. The day also usually involves an archery session. This is quad bike off-road trekking at one of the foremost quad biking centres in Wales and the UK.

I was the stag and fully enjoyed every part. You really made this a great weekend.” Chris Nicholson

Who Can Do Quad Biking?

The larger bikes are not for children. These are 250cc machines which guarantee an action packed quad biking experience in Wales. No previous experience is required as an extensive safety briefing is given. Ideal activity day for quad biking parties or groups. Our instructors also accompany you on your session so if you have any problems they are on hand.

We also have smaller quad bikes suitable for children so you can have a family quad biking experience.

Where Can I do Quad Biking in Wales?

Call of the Wild’s quad biking sessions are based in South Wales. 25 minutes north of Swansea and 45 minutes west of Cardiff in the Dulais Valley.

Duration/Length of the Quad session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day.

To be honest we don’t think you can improve. We had a great time from start from finish.” Vivienne Evans

When can I do Quad Biking in Wales?

We operate our quad biking days in Wales all year.

What is a Quad Biking Session going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants. Take a look at our sample packages for further ideas and prices.

What will I have to Wear for Quad Biking?

For your quad biking session in Wales we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a helmet, goggles and gloves.. In the Autumn and Winter warm comfortable clothing is recommended. In Summer no shorts are to be worn.

Good Combinations of Activities

Quad biking is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving.

“I was very impressed with all aspects of the weekend. I have been on a lot of activity excursions and this was definitely the best.” Lynne Ponti.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos.

Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you quad biking. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties, show back in the office following an outdoor team building event or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.

Quad Biking Photo Gallery


Video of Our Quad Biking Activity

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Coasteering

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

What is Coasteering?

Coasteering is known by a number of different terms such as adventure swimming, sea-level traversing and cliff jumping. It can be a combined rock and water based activity. Coasteering is a physical activity that encompasses movement along the intertidal zone of a rocky coastline on foot or by swimming, without the aid of boats, surf boards or other craft. It is a high adrenaline day.

 

“Carry on doing what you’re doing – everything was excellent and I will be recommending you as a great adventure activity company.” Beverley McGonagle

What Will I Be Doing During the Coasteering Session?

Coasteering in Wales involves swimming, jumping off cliffs into the sea, scrambling along the rocks as the waves crash in, screaming, crying, laughing out loud are all part and parcel of this superb natural activity. Less coast more roller coaster!

Who Can Do Coasteering?

Coasteering in South Wales is a great group activity but one which is only suitable for strong, fit swimmers as this is a physically demanding activity. However it is one which gives you a really high adrenaline buzz for its duration. It is a fantastic activity for groups

Where Can I do Coasteering?

Call of the Wild’s coasteering sessions take place on the Gower, Swansea, Wales. The first place in the UK to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You’ll appreciate why if you experience it. This stunning part of South Wales is characterised by a combination of sandy beaches and rugged coastline and is the ideal location for coasteering.

Duration/Length of the Coasteering session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the coasteering session would normally last around 3 -4 hours.

“Fantastic weekend. Well organised and value for money. Instructors were excellent.” Mr. P. Parsons – West Midlands

When can I do Coasteering?

We operate our coasteering sessions in Wales all year. However this activity is weather and tide dependent.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

“It was an awesome weekend enjoyed by everyone.” Rich Pearce

What will I have to Wear for Coasteering?

For your coasteering session in Wales we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a helmet, buoyancy aid and wet suit.

Good Combination of Activities

Coasteering in Wales is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, paintball, quad biking and clays.

“Really hard to improve on a great value activity weekend. Everything was spot on.” Rich Cole

Can I Use a Camera?

There is very little opportunity apart from the beginning and the end of the session. If you have a waterproof disposable camera then this is the best to bring along.

Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you coasteering. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties, show back in the office following an outdoor team building event or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.

Video of Our Groups Coasteering

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Kayaking

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

What is Kayaking?

Kayaking in Wales with Adventure BritainSometimes confused with canoes. Kayaks have spray decks and are generally used on rougher water including sea kayaking. Originally an Inuit or Eskimo design with the boat consisting of a light wooden frame covered with watertight skins except for a single or double opening with the kayaker using a double-bladed paddle. Modern kayaks have evolved into numerous specialized types, that may be broadly categorized as sea kayaks, whitewater (or river) kayaks, surf kayaks. Modern kayaks are typically constructed from plastic, wood, fabrics over wooden or aluminium frames, fibreglass, Kevlar or carbon fibre.

What Will I Be Doing During the Kayaking Session?

The paddler faces forward, grasping the double-bladed paddle and dipping the blades alternately on either side to propel yourself forward. Our qualified instructors will give you suitable tuition during the session to ensure you get the most out of the activity.

“Staff superb. I felt safe but challenged. They were excellent.” Antonia Grose

Who Can Do Kayaking?

No previous experience is required as we will choose a venue to suit your requirements and level of experience. You can start as young as 8 or 9 years old. We not only run sessions for those who just want an enjoyable funday out but also training and assessment days for those looking to improve their skills and coaching awards. This is a great group activity.

Where Can I do Kayaking?

Call of the Wild’s kayaking sessions are based in South Wales, 25 minutes north of Swansea and 45 minutes west of Cardiff. We use a number of rivers, canals and lakes in the area. We can also arrange kayaking trips to other parts of the UK for fun or training purposes.

Duration/Length of the Kayaking session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the session would normally last around 4 hours.

“Thanks for a fantastic hen weekend. Everything I wanted and more.” Donna Ramm

When can I do Kayaking?

We operate our kayaking sessions in Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for Kayaking?

For your kayaking session in Wales we will provide you with a full kit upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a helmet, buoyancy aid and wet suit.

Good Combinations of Activities

Kayaking is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, paintball and clays. It is our suitable for our wet and wild adventure day where in a single day you can sample kayaking and canoeing.

“Had an excellent time. Have recommended you to others. Many thanks.” John Knight

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be a limited opportunity to take photos.

Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to take photos of you whilst kayaking. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away . Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays or to show in the office after an outdoor team building event..

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Canoeing

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

What is Canoeing?

A long, narrow watercraft with sharp ends. It is usually propelled by means of paddles, although sails and, more recently, outboard motors are also used.
The majority of canoes made today, however, are manufactured of a tough but light aluminium alloy. This type of canoe contains an air pocket in either end to ensure flotation. Modern canoes are also made of fibreglass or plastic. They usually accommodate two paddlers kneeling, propelling the canoe with a single bladed paddles.

What Will I Be Doing During the Canoeing Session?

The paddler faces forward, grasping the single bladed paddle and dipping the blade to propel yourself forward. Our qualified instructors will give you suitable tuition during the session to ensure you get the most out of the activity.

“Staff superb. I felt safe but challenged. They were excellent.” Antonia Grose

Who Can Do Canoeing?

No previous experience is required as we will choose a venue to suit your requirements and level of experience. You can start as young as 8 or 9 years old. We not only run sessions for those who just want an enjoyable funday out but also training and assessment days for those looking to improve their skills and coaching awards. This is a great group activity.

Where Can I do Canoeing?

Call of the Wild’s canoeine sessions are based in South Wales, 25 minutes north of Swansea and 45 minutes west of Cardiff. We use a number of rivers, canals and lakes in the area. It is an fantastic way of viewing the Welsh countryside.We can also arrange canoeing trips to other parts of the UK for fun or training purposes.

Duration/Length of the Canoeing session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the session would normally last around 3 – 4 hours.

“Thanks for a fantastic hen weekend. Everything I wanted and more.” Donna Ramm

When can I do Canoeing?

We operate our canoeing sessions in Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for Canoeing?

For your kayaking session in Wales we will provide you with a full kit upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a helmet, buoyancy aid and wet suit. You will also be given boats and paddles.

Good Combinations of Activities

Canoeing is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, paintball and clays. It is also suitable for our wet and wild adventure day where in a single day you can sample kayaking and canoeing.

“Had an excellent time. Have recommended you to others. Many thanks.” John Knight

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be a limited opportunity to take photos. Obviously be aware there is a risk of your camera getting wet especially if you are on a river journey.

Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to take photos of you whilst canoeing. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away . Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays or to show in the office after an outdoor team building event..

” is just so easy to use that people actually use it. That may sound rather simplistic, but it is really a significant differentiator for Basecamp compared to competing solutions regardless of scale, functionality or cost.”

“Basecamp is just so easy to use that people actually use it. That may sound rather simplistic, but it is really a significant differentiator for Basecamp compared to competing solutions regardless of scale, functionality or cost.”

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Caving

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Caving in Wales, UK

What is Caving in Wales?

Caving or speleology is the underground exploration of natural or man-made caverns. Caves are one of the most fascinating environments known to man where it is still possible to participate in original exploration. Cave systems have taken thousands of years to evolve their fantastic shapes, and crystal & clay formations. Stalagtites and stalagmites found across the rocky cave floor and roofs are just two types of calcite formations that may greet a visitor to this unique natural world. Virgin clay floors remain as pristine as the day ancient floodwaters last receded. A caving trip and caving tour takes you to a world that, whether you are the first to enter or not, will leave an unforgettable impression.

Unfortunately, very few people, apart from caving clubs, are able to experience this remarkable environment  so take advantage of this opportunity whilst in the South Wales area. Caves are graded from 1 to 5 to give some idea of the level of difficulty:-

Grade 1 – Easy cave with no real difficulties or dangers.
Grade 2 – Easy cave with minor difficulties
Grade 3 – 5 Moderate’ Difficult and Severe

Caving differs slightly to potholing in that caving follows more of the horizontal bedding plains and faults whilst potholing involves more vertical exploration of shafts.

What Will I Be Doing During the Caving Session in South Wales?

Your caving activities in Wales can involve walking and crawling through a whole new subterranean world – one you never knew existed. Be amazed by the rock formations, attempt many of the challenges presented by them such as the intriguingly named “Toilet”. South Wales has some of the best limestone caving in northern Europe. This provides the flexibility to choose the right cave to suit all sizes, ages and abilities. On our very doorstep we have the biggest cave entrance in Wales and the largest cave passage in the United Kingdom. With Call of the Wild’s experienced instructors you will be kitted out with the caving equipment and caving gear including caving helmet, lamp and caving suit. An incredible experience and one not to be missed.

Who Can Do Caving ?

A caving experience in South Wales is an activity suitable for all ages and abilities. Given the variety of caves in South Wales we can choose the one best suited to the age and ability of the group. All ages find the experience exhilarating. You don’t have to be cave men to enjoy this activity.

Where Can I do Caving ?

Call of the Wild’s caving sessions take place in the wonderful range of limestone caves on offer within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales. Caves such as Bridge Cave, White Ladies, Porth-Yr-Ogof (2,220m in length), Little Neath River (7,855m in length) can be used. These are stunning cave systems.

Duration/Length of the Caving session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. A cave session can be tailored to meet your groups requirements. A session can be anything from 2 to 3 hours up to 2 days.

When can I do it?

We operate our caving sessions in South Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for my Caving Session?

A full caving kit list will be issued upon booking however we will supply you with a helmet, lamp and caving suit.
You need to bring old warm clothes. No jeans. As to footwear, good fitting wellingtons with non-slip treads are best, otherwise boots without hooks for laces are suitable.

Whatever you wear will get wet but that’s part of the fun!

Good Combinations of Activities

Caving is suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be canyoning, gorge walking, climbing, quad biking, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving. For activity weekends including caving click here.

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can as there will be an opportunity to take photos at the start and finish but little opportunity when on the activity.Why not book our photographer for memorable photos for the stag parties or to show back in the office following an outdoor team building event.

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Video of Canyoning and Caving with Call of the Wild

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Rock Climbing UK

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Rock Climbing with Call of the Wild in the Brecon Beacons & Gower, Wales, UK

Climbing is a rock activity. What goes up must come down – well firmly attached to a rope anyway. A great way of seeing the majestic Brecon Beacons National Park scenery & that of the Gower- even hanging upside down. For some people rock climbing is about a journey to a summit on a sunny day, for others it is an intense physical and mental challenge requiring training and effort. For others it is a great fun outdoor activity and an opportunity to try something completely different. Rock climbing in Wales is about putting on a climbing harness and enjoying yourself in the outdoors on boulders and outcrops, in old quarries and sea cliffs and remote mountain crags. We will supply you with a qualified climbing instructor and climbing guide who will oversee your safety and teach you the skills necessary to have a thoroughly exhilarating experience.

“ Just like to say what a fantastic time we all had and how impressed we were with your company.” Ray Wan

Who Can Do Rock Climbing ?

Climbing in Wales is suitable for any age from 5 upwards. We can offer a range of guided climbing fundays and programmes starting with the complete novice through to full climbing training and assessment for Single Pitch Award, and Mountain Instructor Award. You don’t need any previous experience to start climbing so it is a great group activity and a great way to spend part of your holiday. With young people it is a valuable activity for building confidence and trust and interdependence within groups.

Where Can I do Rock Climbing ?

Call of the Wild’s climbing sessions are based in the Brecon Beacons and on the Gower Peninsula, Wales, UK . We use sites such as Three Cliffs Bay, Dinas Rock, Morlais Quarries and Devils Truck to name but a few. However in you require training then we can take you to other parts of the UK. We are fortunate in the UK to have one of the most diverse selections of climbing venues anywhere in the world.

As we have this wonderful natural environment then we do try and encourage people to use the outdoors but we can also take you indoor climbing. We have access to a number of indoor climbing walls in the vicinity.

Whether it be climbing in the mountains or on the cliffs of the Gower Peninsula, which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the option is yours. No previous experience is required and our qualified instructors/guides and enthusiastic staff will ensure you get the most out of the experience.

We can also arrange climbing and mountaineering courses and hiolidays across the UK and Europe.

Duration/Length of the Climbing session?

This is variable depending on the size, nature of the group, nature of the event and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the session would normally last around 3 – 5 hours.

“Thanks to everyone at Call of the Wild for a great weekend, everyone really enjoyed it. I think we were all particularly surprised at how friendly everyone was…The instructors were great, all very professional, whilst still making sure everyone had fun.” Mark Simmons

When can I do it?

We operate our rock climbing sessions in Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. This will vary on depending on the nature of the booking and age of participants.

What will I have to Wear for my Rock Climbing Session?

For your rock climbing session in Wales we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a climbing harness and helmet. All other technical rock climbing equipment and gear such as ropes are supplied.

Good Combinations of Activities

Climbing is normally a full day activity. However it is suitable for combination with other activities for adventure weekends, holidays or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, canyoning, gorge walking, quad biking, paintball and clays. See also our adventure days where in a single day you can sample climbing and another activity such as gorge walking and/or caving.

“I would like to say thank you for making this a great weekend. The activities were great but best of all the services were second to none.” Mitesh Chandegra

Can I Use a Camera?

Yes you can but we would only recommend bringing a disposal camera or inexpensive camnera. With any other camera we cannot guarantee it will make it out in one piece. We recommend that at least one of your party take a camera climbingin as you’ll have some stunning pictures to show everyone and to prove those tall tales are actually true!

We can provide waterproof cameras for purchase which can either be pre-ordered or bought on the day.

Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you climbing. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. Please contact us for more details.

In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for stag parties, show back in the office following an outdoor team building event or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays.

Rock Climbing on Gower, Swansea

If any of the above interest you, contact us now!

Canyoning

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Canyoning in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK

Canyoning in the Brecon Beacons with Adventure Britain

What is Canyoning?

Adventure Canyoning or canyoneering in Wales can be a Combined Water and Rock Activity. Canyoning in the UK can represent a spectrum of activities some of which are mostly rock activities and some of which are mostly water activities. Canyoning or canyoneering, as it is better known in the USA, is one of the best high adrenaline activities you can do in the UK. Wales is one of the best areas in the UK to try this awesome activity. If you are going to try it then use the experts. What is it? Well take a look at the videos at the foot of this page.

Visit Britain’s Busiest Canyoning Company

Many of the following names are used by different people to mean quite different activities:-

  • gorge walks or scrambles (can be wet or dry or alternating the two, involving the ascent or descent of a water course);
  • adventure walks or scrambles (covers a multitude of variations);
  • canyoning or canyoneering, (usually wet. It traditionally involves the descent of a steep water course and is a high adrenalin activity for adults);
  • adventure swimming (another name for coasteering or a non-technical variation of canyoning);
  • river running (deliberately swimming down white water rapids).

Rough Guides – Canyoning Up There With Best in World

Rough Guides describes our canyoning as one of best in world

Rough Guides, have visited and taken part in our canyoning activity in 2013. Rough Guides is a leading publisher of travel and reference information known for its ‘tell it like it is’ attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and informed contemporary writing.

They have described the Adventure Britain canyoning experience in the Brecon Beacons as “..being up there with the best wet and wild experiences in the world!” 

 

 Adventure Britain’s Activity

Call of the Wild’s Adventure Britain activity very much falls within the canyoning, river running and adventure walk descriptions set out above. Canyoning or canyoneering with Adventure Britain in the Brecon Beacons, Wales is not to be confused with the other activities such as gorge walking. Adventure Britain’s canyoning sessions are very much for the adrenaline junky! How does jumping off 20ft waterfalls sound? What about a 30ft waterfall? If this sounds appealing then give us a call because this is the activity for you.

 

“Most fantastic fun we’ve had for ages. Can’t stop talking about canyoning. Instructors were brilliant, excellent sense of humour and very patient. This was great value – the perfect weekend.” Connie Sutherland

What does Canyoning entail/What will I be doing?

The best way of describing our canyoning activity is white water rafting but without the raft. With our guides, you descend a stunning steep sided gorge by various ways and means. This can involve sliding down rapids, swimming down rapids, floating down fast flowing chutes and waves, walking behind some breathtaking waterfalls and of course jumping off those jaw dropping waterfalls.

“I would like to thank you for a fantastic weekend we all had with Adventure Britain. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and everything ran like clockwork. Canyoning was amazing.” Dave Nicholson

Who can do Canyoning?

Canyoning in Wales does require a degree of physical fitness. It can be demanding as it involves a lot of adrenaline, swimming and walking. However it is suitable even if you can’t swim as we provide you with buoyancy aids. It is normal to have people within a group who can’t swim. We would usually recommend that nobody under the age of 16 years of age attempts the full canyonning gorge. For younger less physically able customers we offer alternative combined rock and water activities such as gorge walking.

Where can I do Canyoning?

Call of the Wild’s Adventure Britain canyoning sessions are based in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK – in the part of the famous Brecon Beacons National Park known as waterfall country. We use the rivers in the Ystradfellte region on the southern edge of the Park which provides us with a wonderful adventure playground. You can’t do canyoning to this sort of level and in such stunning surroundings in many other parts of the UK. So come to the Brecon Beacons, Wales, UK and sample Canyoning for yourself. It should definitely be on the list of things to do before you pass your sell by date.

“We had an absolutely fantastic weekend thanks! The activities were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone – especially the canyoning.” Beverley McGonagle

Duration/length of the Canyoning session?

This is variable depending on the size and nature of the group and the prevailing weather conditions on the day. As a guide, the session would normally last around 3 – 5 hours.

When can I do it?

We operate our canyoning sessions in Wales all year.

What is it going to cost me?

Phone for details or contact us. Also take a look at our packages and prices pages for more ideas on cost.

“ Canyoning was by far the best activity we have done on any of our weekends away (which last count was 6). The staff and the way the activity was run were second to none, all the boys loved it and there is already talk of coming back.” Richard Gunner

What will I have to wear for my Canyoning session?

For your canyoning session we will provide you with a full kit list upon booking. For guidance, we will provide you with a wet suit, buoyancy aid and helmet.

Good combinations of activities

Canyoning is a full day activity due to the length of the session and it s physical demands. Therefore it is only suitable for combination with other activities for weekends or longer duration visits. It can be combined with any of the range of activities available whether it be caving, climbing, quads, paintball and clay pigeon shooting.

Can I use a camera?

Yes you can but we would only recommend bringing a waterproof disposal camera if it is your intention to take it into the gorge. With any other camera we cannot guarantee it will make it out in one piece. We recommend that at least one of your party take a camera into the gorge as you’ll have some stunning pictures to show everyone and to prove those tall tales are actually true!

Take Away a Video or Photos

We can arrange for a professional photographer to follow you down the gorge. The photos can be put onto disc for you to take away before the end of your stay. An example can be seen in the first video at the foot of the page. Please contact us for more details.

In addition if you wanted video clips of some of the challenges you will have taken part in during the session we have clips of other groups doing these which we can put onto disc for you. In certain circumstances we can arrange for your group to filmed as they descend the gorge but this is only by prior arrangement.

Wouldn’t it be great to have those visual images to show at the reception for Stag Parties or to keep as a memory of those special occasions such as 40th birthdays or to show back in the office after an outdoor team building event. So contact award winning Call of the Wild Ltd – the Welsh Small Business of the Year & National Team Building Company of the Year to find out more about canyoning.

View our Canyoning Videos

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