Our home is the Brecon Beacons National Park and this is why we love our outstanding natural adventure playground. Take a look at the photo below taken a few days ago of the highest mountain in Southern Britain , Pen Y Fan to see why. If you’re interested in visiting and taking part in any any of our activities including guided mountain walks then give us a call.
Here’s your chance to win a canyoning session with the canyoning experts – Adventure Britain. Our canyoning activity has recently been described by Rough Guides as “…being up there with the world’s best wet and wild activities!” If you want to know more about our canyoning activity then visit the canyoning page on this site.
So what is canyoning? 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.
So to experience this high adrenaline activity for yourself read on…
We regularly gets reviews sent to us by our customers and here’s another from the weekend just gone. It’s always nice to receive these as it shows we try and offer a high quality experience for our customers.
I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for helping arrange my brothers stag weekend, we all had a great weekend, although a bit tired today!
Mike, Bev and Phil made us all feel very welcome and helped us make the most of a fabulous weekend.
To celebrate the St.David’s Day we’re giving you a free place on our activity weekends so you can take part in activities you’ve never attempted before, or just visit again because you enjoyed it so much the first time. So when you book an activity weekend with us today, and use the weekend before the end of 2013 your 12th person of the group goes free of charge!
As it’s St.David’s day today we thought we’d offer you the opportunity of winning some customised cufflinks.
It’s your chance to win a customised pair of cufflinks, free of charge, with our associates at the jewellers to the stars Ring Jewellery. You choose what image you want put on the cufflinks so there can be no doubt they’re yours! Obviously we would suggest a red dragon given the day!
No catch just fill in the contact us form, in the subject put “Competition and give us the answer to this question:-
In which Welsh county is St.David’s Cathedral?
Stag and Hen Weekend Special Deal
Although there are no definitive stats to say how many people actually get engaged in the UK on St.Valentine’s Day research completed by the latest American Express Spending and Saving Tracker consumer report surveyed Americans’ Valentine’s Day plans and found that six million couples are likely to get engaged on February 14th, reports the Huffington Post.
To celebrate this auspicious day we’d like to offer our customers this special offer with free places for all those individuals who became potential hens and stags as of yesterday! Read on for more
With the School Half-Term starting next week for many schools here are some ideas for keeping the kids occupied 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.
Thursday 21st February 2013
Call us now to reserve your places!
Canyoning videos from Adventure Britain – For canyoning Adventure Britain are one of the UK’s busiest canyoning companies and therefore one of the most experienced. This is one of our most popular activities and you can see why by viewing these videos which clearly demonstrate how this high adrenaline activity will leave you shaken and stirred!
It was another great year for us in 2012. Reviews from our customers has been excellent which is important to us as we pride ourselves on delivering a quality service.
In 2012 94.1% of our customers rated their time with Adventure Britain as good or excellent in terms of their overall experience and value for money. This is the 10th year running we have exceeded 90% which we are extremely pleased with.
Here’s looking forward to 2013 and again providing an excellent service for our customers
Good news for our customers in 2013! We’ve held our prices so if you’re thinking of booking an activity break of some kind in 2013 then you’ll be paying 2012 prices!
Can’t be bad!
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”
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.
Here’s a festive video message from some of our staff.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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!
Here’s a festive video message from some of our staff.
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.
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?
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.
Festivals, Events, Markets, Fairs and Things to Do in the Brecon Beacon in 2011
See What’s on in the Brecon Beacons 2012 page
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.