News

Excellent Feedback and Reviews from Our Customers in 2012

Friday, January 4th, 2013

We have had some great feedback from our customers in 2012 and we’d like to thank everyone who’s taken the time to send us their comments. We thought we’d share some of the latest ones with you so you can see for yourselves what people are saying about our services.

“Choice of Activities. Good value for money”

“The quality / friendliness of your instructors when you actually meet them is also a great advertisment for your respective businesses.” (more…)


No Price Increases for 2013

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

We are pleased to announce that we are holding out 2012 prices for 2013! We realise things can be tight going into a New Year so we’re freezing all our prices.

To take advantage go to our packages pages and see the type of  activity weekend or activity you can book with us at Adventure Britain then send us an e-mail or give us a call. Job done!


Christmas Message From Us to You

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Here’s a festive video message from some of our staff.


Santa’s Secret Training Centre in the Brecon Beacons

Monday, December 10th, 2012

We have discovered where Santa does all his training ready for Christmas. Take a look at our video to find out more. (more…)


Call of the Wild’s Adventure Britain named as Best Green Tourism Business 2012

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Last week we were lucky enough to have picked up another award in recognition of our green business practices. We were named the Green Business Tourism Company at the prestigious Swansea Bay  Tourism Awards  2012. This was awarded to a business that has demonstrated a dedication to adopt or improve sustainable green business practices within their operations.

View this video to find out the reasons why we won this award. Click on “More” (more…)


Adventure Britain Become Part of the Eco Travel Network

Monday, October 1st, 2012

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We are pleased to announce that we have now become part of the Brecon Beacons Eco Travel Network by signing up our properties to become charging stations.  What is the Eco Travel Network?

Eco Travel Network Limited provides fun, lightweight, eco friendly travel across the Brecon Beacons National Park. Visitors to the Brecon Beacons are welcome to hire one of  fleet of Renault Twizys  from local tourist business partners across the Park. (more…)


Video of Canyoning in the Brecon Beacons

Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

This is a group canyoning with Adventure Britain in the Brecon Beacons National Park. This short video was taken recently and gives you a taster of what the canyoning activity experience is like.

This particular part of the session is last challenge you’ll encounter on your river journey and some of you who have already taken part will recognise it as the appropriately names ‘Loonies leap’. So if you’re looking to discover your wildside and you’re up for the challenge we’ll not disappoint!


New Photogrpahy Service for Customers

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Call of the Wild and photographer Neil Mansfield are delighted to announce a partnership to provide photography services for all events and activities run by Call of the Wild.

Call of the Wild as a group provide a comprehensive list of services to a wide range of clients including leadership, management and team development programmes. One component of the Call of the Wild group is its Adventure Britain operation. This provides outdoor activities including canyoning, quad biking and coasteering in the Brecon Beacons National Park and the South Wales Coastline, including the Gower. (more…)


Unique Canyoning Video in Brecon Beacons

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

This is a great and unique video of our canyoning activity in the Brecon beacons in Wales, UK. One of the groups took their own video camera on the activity. The camera man, when jumping off one of the big waterfalls, drops the camera. However it continues to film on it’s way to the bottom of the pool. (more…)


Late Availability for June & July 2012

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

With all this fine weather we’ve had some late bookings for various activities. The good news is we have some spare places for these activities so give us a call and you could be taking part.

Friday 8th June

Canyoning activity for adults

Family gorge walking activity

Saturday 9th June

Caving activity for adults

Friday 27th July (School Summer Holidays)

Family gorge walking

Tuesday 31st July (School Summer Holidays)

Family gorge walking activity


Valleys Essential Top 50

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Rough Guide Author Names Call of the Wild in Top 50 Welsh Valleys Essentials

What’s your ultimate Welsh Valleys experience? Cycling high up in the Afan Forest? Journeying underground to relive our industrial past at Big Pit, jumping off a waterfall? Maybe it’s the taste of Sidoli’s ice cream? Now is your chance to share your Valleys Essentials.

The Valleys Heart and Soul campaign has teamed up with Rough Guide author Mike Parker to create a list of the Top 50 Valleys Essentials*, including must-see heritage attractions, unmissable eateries and events and scenic walks across The Valleys, which spans from Kidwelly in the west to Pontypool in the east. Call of the Wild are proud to be included the Top 50 Welsh Valleys experiences! (more…)


Top 10 Things to Do in the Rain in the Brecon Beacons

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Should you find yourself in the Brecon Beacons on the rare occasion it rains, we thought we’d give you some ideas on what to do whether you are visiting as a family, individuals or as a group.

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What’s on in the Brecon Beacons 2012

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Events, Festivals, Markets and Things to Do in the Brecon Beacon in 2012

There are many reasons to visit the stunning Brecon Beacons in Wales and no more so than the great range of festivals and events that take place through the year. The Brecon Beacons are truly a year round destination as you will always find something of interest  happening. So take a closer look at what’s happening in 2012
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Brecon Beacons to become Wales’ First International Dark Skies Reserve

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Brecon Beacons Park Society and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority are calling on the help of local residents to help the Brecon Beacons National Park become Wales’ FIRST International Dark Sky Reserve.

We all know that the Brecon Beacons has a stunning landscape – but what you don’t know is it also has some of the darkest skies in the UK.  The skies above the Brecon Beacons National Park are so outstanding  the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, are applying to the International Dark-Sky Association to become Wales’ first International Dark Sky Reserve.

The highly prestigious status –given to only a handful of international destinations – would be beneficial  for both tourism and the local economy and preserve the region’s unique night skies for future generations.

For more information on star gazing opportunities click here


Seven Natural Wonders of the Brecon Beacons

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

There are many natural features within the Brecon Beacons National Park which make it unique and define it’s intrinsic appeal to residents and visitors alike.

With this in mind we have come up with our own favourite 7 Natural Wonders which to our mind are extraordinary and make the Brecon Beacons such an outstanding region to live and work within. Take a look here.  (more…)


Adventure Activity Prices Held for 2012

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

Good news for our customers in 2012! We’ve held our prices so if you’re thinking of booking an activity break of some kind in 2012 then you’ll be paying 2011 prices!

Can’t be bad!

For ideas on activity weekends click here and for adventure activity weekend packages with prices click here.


Customer Satisfaction Up Again in 2011

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

It was another great year for us in 2011.  Feedback from our customers has been excellent which is important to us as we pride ourselves on delivering a quality service.

In 2011 96.4% of our customers rated their time with us as good or excellent in terms of their overall experience and value for money. This is an increase from the 2010 figure.

The only problem is we have to beat this figure in 2012!

For ideas on activity weekends click here and for adventure activity weekend packages with prices click here.


A Christmas Video Message from Us to You

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Here’s a festive video message from some of our staff.


Waterfalls in Brecon Beacons like in Hawaii!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

There’s an article on the Brecon Beacons in the December issue of “The Great Outdoors” magazine, one of the most popular magazines on outdoor activities in the UK. The article also describes the journalist’s experiences when he came canyoning in Wales with us at Call of the Wild’s Adventure Britain.

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Accommodation for New Year’s Eve

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Holiday Bunkhouse from Only £57pp for Up to 5 Days!

Looking for ideas for New Year’s Eve? Are you seeking that special venue for your New Year’s Eve Party? Problems finding a property which is in the right location, of the right size and more importantly the right price! How does staying in a 19th Century converted stone barn in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales with spectacular views over the Swansea Valley sound?

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Office Xmas Party Ideas For 2011

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Given Any Thought to your Xmas Party?

How does this sound as an idea for your office Christmas party this year

Christmas Themed Team Orienteering

You will required with your team to find a number of checkpoints themed around Christmas. You will given a compass and map to find these checkpoints. The event takes place at our spectacular training centre in the heart of  Wales – the Brecon Beacons National Park. This is an exciting  playground in which to spend your Christmas party with work colleagues. The orienteering day  depends on the size of the group but will approximately last between 3 to 4 hours. (more…)


What’s On in the Brecon Beacons in 2011

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Festivals, Events, Markets, Fairs and Things to Do in the Brecon Beacon in 2011

See What’s on in the Brecon Beacons 2012 page
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Man-Made Wonders of the Brecon Beacons

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

There are many natural features within the Brecon Beacons National Park which make it unique and define it’s intrinsic appeal to residents and visitors alike. However it is not just these natural features that are unique but also those man-made features which to our mind are extraordinary and make the Brecon Beacons such an outstanding region to live and work within. Here is a list of those features which we feel make the Brecon Beacons distinctive and are further reasons to visit. (more…)


Swansea Bay Regional Business Award

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Call of the Wild Excel at Business Awards 2010

The Swansea Bay Regional Business Awards gala evening was held on 26th November 2010 at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. Call of the Wild were delighted to be named by judges as the winner of the Leadership & Management in Business Award.

These prestigious awards seek to recognise success, innovation and excellence across all industry sectors. (more…)


Rivers in Flood in Brecon Beacons

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

These are the rivers Mellte and Sychryd in flood during November 2011. In this video you can see the famous waterfalls Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn on the River Mellte and Bwa Maen on the River Sychryd. These are situated within the famous waterfalls area of the National Park. However the waterfalls in this video are almost unrecognisable due to the volume of water. The noise alone is awesome! (more…)


Winner Visit Wales National Tourism Awards 2010

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Winner of the Business Tourism Award

The National Tourism Awards for Wales gala evening was held on 21 October at the Vale Resort, Cardiff . Almost 400 applications were received and 53 organisations made it to the final competing for 16 awards . The winners were announced by TV presenter, Sarra Elgan.

The awards are about showcasing the very best that Wales has to offer and showing what can be achieved through hard work, ingenuity and commitment. (more…)


Visit Wales National Tourism Awards 2010

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

An Award Winning Year for Call of the Wild

It’s been a great year for Call of the Wild picking up a number of awards during the course of the 2010. We are in the unique position of being the current holder of the Welsh Small Business of the Year title in addition to being the current National Team Building Company of the Year. The the Company this have won another 4 awards.  Call of the Wild were chosen by a judging panel including Deborah Meaden and other leading entrepreneurs such as Bebo Founder Michael Birch as a winner of Smarta.com’s inaugural ‘Smarta 100’. Not only did Call of the Wild make the Top 100 Small Companies in the UK it was also voted in the Top 5 for its Business Ethics. The Smarta 100 is the ultimate business accolade, recognizing the UK’s smartest small businesses. (more…)


SMARTA Top 100 Companies in the UK – Ethics

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Top 100 Small Companies in the UK for Business Ethics

Call of the Wild Ltd recognised as one of the UK’s smartest small businesses

2010 was a great year for Call of the Wild Ltd. We were named in the SMARTA 100 Top Small Companies in the UK. The winners were chosen by  Deborah Meaden and other leading entrepreneurs such as Bebo Founder Michael Birch .  Not only did Call of the Wild make the Top 100 Small Companies in the UK it was also voted in the Top 5 for its Business Ethics. (more…)


Ryder Cup 2010 Wales

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Ryder Cup Golf – World’s Largest Golf Tournament Comes to Wales

Can you believe it but the one of the world’s largest sporting events is coming to Wales –  The Ryder Cup 2010. It’s the third most watched televised sporting event in the global sporting calendar after the Football World Cup and the Olympics – it’s that big.I can already hear the shouts from the Americans “get in the hole!” and this massive global golf phenomenon doesn’t start until 1st October 2010. The event itself starts with the 3 practise days on 28th, 29th and 30th September with the tournamemnt itself running from 1st October to 3rd October. (more…)


Leading Wales Awards 2010 Winners

Monday, March 8th, 2010

A Real Leader from Call of the Wild is Making a Difference in Wales

Geraint Lewis from Call of the Wild was last week named, not once but twice,  as one of Wales’ top leaders at a prestigious ceremony at Cardiff’s Hilton Hotel.

Geraint at Call of the Wild was recognised for his outstanding leadership in the Business Leadership Initiative  in the Community and Leading Management  and Leadership Skills Development for the Leading Wales Awards 2010. We were the only company to win two awards at the event which is unique. (more…)


St.David’s Day Events Across the World

Monday, March 1st, 2010

St David’s Day Around the World – Festivals and Events

It’s not just in Wales that St.David’s Day is celebarted you know. Evbents, festivals and celebrtaions are going on this week across the World from California to Hong Kong. Even Mickey Mouse is getting in on the act. (more…)


SMARTA Top 100 Companies in the UK

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Top 100 Small Companies in the UK

Call of the Wild Ltd recognised as one of the UK’s smartest small businesses

In February 2010 Call of the Wild Ltd were chosen by a judging panel including Deborah Meaden and other leading entrepreneurs such as Bebo Founder Michael Birch as a winner of Smarta.com’s inaugural ‘Smarta 100’.  Not only did Call of the Wild make the Top 100 Small Companies in the UK it was also voted in the Top 5 for its Business Ethics. (more…)


What’s On in the Brecon Beacons in 2010

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Festivals, Events, Markets, Fairs and Things to Do in the Brecon Beacons

From its remote wilderness, contrasting with sheltered ancient woodlands, reservoirs, breathtaking waterfalls, caves and windswept uplands, there’s something for everyone here. Fresh air, wide open spaces and easy access.  This is a beautiful part of Wales, with traditional market towns, stunning landscape, canal paths, castles and plenty of family attractions. The scenery here is both beautiful and diverse – rolling countryside and valleys, wide open spaces to the wild beauty of the waterfalls and caves. (more…)


Finalist in Leading Wales Awards 2010

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Geraint Lewis from Call of the Wild Ltd has been shortlisted at the Leading Wales Awards 2010, which recognises and celebrates outstanding leaders across Wales.

Geraint Lewis, Managing Director at Call of the Wild Ltd is one of the three finalists in the “Leading Management and Leadership Skills Development” and “Business Leadership in the Community” categories sponsored by Leadership Management Wales and The Church in Wales respectively. (more…)


Filming Channel Five’s The Gadget Show

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Filming the Gadget Show for Channel 5

On 5th January 2010 Dave Thomas from Call of the Wild was invited by Mykel Hawke (Mykel Hawke is a world-known survival expert, best-selling author, television and film personality and advisor) to attend a filming event as part of his team to hunt down 4 personalities from the Channel 5 TV programme “The Gadget Show”. the presenters were  Ortis Deley, Jon Bently, Suzy Perry, and Jason Bradbury in the wilds of Bassett’s Pole near Sutton Coldfield. (more…)


Top 10 Tips For Arranging An Office Christmas Party

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Advice on the Best Way to Organise Your Office Xmas Party This Year

1. Set objectives

Ask yourself why are we doing this? What do we want to get out of  this Xmas  event. Is it just a  fun annual event in the pub, or do we you have specific issues to address such as improving communication. Is it just a getting to know you exercise? This is becoming increasingly common with  companies having  teams or offices all over the country. Discuss this matter with the senior person responsible for organising the Christmas party. This is especially important if you have to justify how much money you are spending and have to demonstrate a return on that spending in terms of improved performance. (more…)


Recent Testimonials

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Don’t Listen to us… Listen to Our Customers

It is often difficult to convey how much work we put into ensuring that all our groups have a memorable  experience with Call of the Wild. So we thought we’d let our customers express their feelings through thier testimonials and comments they send for which we are very grateful. Here are some of the more recent ones we have received from group organisers who have visited for activity weekends, stag weekends, hen weekends and team building events. (more…)


BBC Comic Relief Red Nose Kilmanjaro Climb

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Call of the Wild is proud to say that the Director of our partner Overseas Expedition Company  is one of the leaders the BBC Comic Relief celebrity Red Nose day Kilimanjaro climb.  You have probably heard some of the publicity surrounding this event as it is mentioned every 10 mintues (or so it seems ) on Radio One and is featured on GMTV every morning. The crew consists of some big names:


Award Winning Year for Call of the Wild

Monday, December 15th, 2008

Call of the Wild Ltd’s Awarding Winning Year  of 2008

Call of the Wild  Ltd,  management development, team building, corporate event and incentive travel Company based in Wales  are thrilled to announce they have won yet another accolade to complement the long list of awards won during 2008.

We have been named finalists for the Outstanding Training Organisation Award at the Barclays Bank Finance Academy  Supplier Awards 2008. “We are absolutely delighted to named as a finalist in this prestigious award category with one of the largest financial institutions in the UK. It acknowledges the outstanding effectiveness of our work with Barclays but also our innovation and creativity in offering not only results but something different for our clients,” explained Director Kevin Gould. (more…)


Welsh Small Business of the Year Winners

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Wales’ Premier Small Business

Call of the Wild winners of Welsh Small Business of the Year 2008 Call of the Wild Ltd, outdoor activity, corporate events and team building Company based in South Wales  are thrilled to announce they have been awarded the prestigious Welsh Small Business of the Year Award 2008. One  of three finalists, shortlisted from over 50 applicants, at this years Welsh Business Awards we were named the winner  at a grand ceremony  which took place on May 23rd at the Cardiff International Arena. (more…)