There are many natural features within Bannau Brycheiniog (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 Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) such an outstanding region to live and work within. Take a look here.
There’s an article on Bannau Brycheiniog (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 Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park, Wales with spectacular views over the Swansea Valley sound?
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 – Bannau Brycheiniog (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.
There are many natural features within Bannau Brycheiniog (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 Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) such an outstanding region to live and work within. Here is a list of those features which we feel make Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) distinctive and are further reasons to visit.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Festivals, Events, Markets, Fairs and Things to Do in Bannau Brycheiniog (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
One of the first groups of the year in 2008 was David Manley and family trying out our canyoning activity. He explained that he had heard of Cal of the Wild whilst visiting New Zealand last summer. He explained:
“Adventure activity group canyoning in WalesI recently returned from an adventure holiday in New Zealand where I went canyoning and caving and the guides over there asked me why I had come all the way to New Zealand to try canyoing when he could have done it with Call of the Wild in the Brecon Beacons National Park. When back I booked a day canyoning with Call of the Wild as a joint birthday present for my father and brother. The scenery was every bit as good and the activity just as exciting (and wet!). In future I’ll contact Call of the Wild before choosing to fly to the other side of the world!”
BBC’s Extreme Dreams is back! Travel presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle gives more members of the public the chance to realise their dreams and conquer some of the world’s most extreme environments in the second series of Extreme Dreams.
Ben Fogle with call of the Wild staff. Embarking on a voyage of personal discovery each candidate will be tested mentally, physical and emotionally on this journey of a lifetime. Members of the public have been selected to go on once in a lifetime expeditions to some of the remotest parts of the World including Nepal, Uganda, Libya, Venezuela and Papua New Guinea. They will journey through extreme environments such as dense jungle, parched desert, high mountains and navigate little explored rivers.
Call of the Wild Ltd, outdoor activity provider and team development Company are thrilled to announce they have been voted Team Building Company of the Year at the Visit Wales National Tourism Awards 2007 – the Oscars of the tourism industry. Short-listed with two other Companies from Wales, the winner of this prestigious award was announced at a grand ceremony which took place on October 4th 2007 at Bodelwyddan Castle, Denbighshire. This was the climax of Wales’ biggest tourism event – Showcase Wales, where tourist and travel related buyers from across the globe visit Wales to see what the country has to offer.
Mackenzie Crook of “Pirates of the the Caribbean” and “The Office” Fame Filming with Call of the Wild
Actor Mackenzie Crook from Pirates of the Caribbean with Call of the Wild shooting current film. This week Mackenzie Crook has been filming his latest movie with Call of the Wild in South Wales. Although it was only one scene, it involved him jumping off a waterfall into a pool whilst being chased. Call of the Wild suggested the venues, oversaw the safety and provided a stunt double for Mackenzie.
The stunt went well with Mackenzie being confident enough to try it himself after Call of the Wild had completed the jump. He was a very nice fellow and is welcome back anytime.