EXPERIENCE | ADVENTURE

 

Adventure Weekend Packages

If you fancy a weekend of adventure then take a look at the range of activities we have pre-desiged for you and your party. They're ideally suited for groups of 6 or more and can be run at any number of carefully chosen locations in the UK. 

The team at Outer Active can offer these firm favorites, they're great adventure choices-

Pick two of the following for a weekend to remember. 

  • Bushcraft (Survival Skills),

  • Canoeing

  • Climbing & Abseiling

  • Climbing (Rock or Sea)

  • Extreme Canyoning,

  • Gorge Walking,

  • Kayaking,

  • White Water Kayaking 

  • Mountain/Hill Walking

  • Scrambling

We Provide

  • Two full days of adventure for your group

  • All specialist equipment

  • Accommodation if required at bunkhouses, guest houses or hotels, 

  • Fully qualified instructors providing all the training you'll need to play hard and safe! 

 

Who is it suitable for: Great for adventurous families, sporting groups, stag and hen parties. 

There are activities to suit all ages and abilities, so whether you want just a fun filled exciting day or something a bit more extreme then Outer Active delivers the lot. 

Adventure Weekends - 2 Days - (£120-£140)

DISCOVER | 

GORGE WALKING

EXTREME CANYONING

 

Gorge walking

Gorge Walking has all the adventure and excitement you'll need! It's a physically demanding

thrill ride!

 

Gorge Walking (also known as Adventure Walking) is a hugely popular outdoor activity in Wales. It involves scrambling up or  down a river or stream but it's the extreme terrain that makes the difference. The rivers we use run through steep gorges providing various natural challenges. It's all the excitement you'll need!

Challenges range from climbing up waterfalls, abseiling down waterfalls and cliff jumping.  We even series of disused tunnels in one of our special locations- it's 1km long!!!

We Provide

  • All specialist equipment

  • Wetsuits if required

  • Fully qualified instructors providing all the training you'll need to play hard and safe! 

 

Who is it suitable for: Great for adventurous families, sporting groups, stag and hen parties. 

There are gorge walks to suit all ages and abilities, so whether you want just a fun filled exciting day or something a bit more extreme then Outer Active delivers the lot.

Courses on Offer
Adventure Days - Gorge Walking 1 Day - £45

Gorge walking in North or South Wales,

Adventure Weekends - 2 Days - £120

Choose another of the one day activities below to create your own adventure weekend.

Abseiling, Canoeing, Climbing, Extreme Canyoning (supplement), Kayaking, White Water Kayaking, Mountain Walking, Scrambling, Survival Skills (Bushcraft).

Optional extras - Accommodation from £20 per night.

Our Instructors are highly experienced climbing instructors as well as experts in gorge walking. It's one of the best outdoor activities you can do. Our instructors are there to make it as safe as possible.

Extreme Canyoning 

It's an extremely popular trill ride! Some say it's like white water rafting without the raft!

Extreme Caynoning  combines skills from several disciplines like scrambling and abseiling. It's basically navigating through gorges, waterfalls and giant rock pools. It's a full days extreme adventure classic.

The famous Trawsfynydd Gorge, North Wales offers specifically physical challenges. It's extreme!!!

This is an adrenaline fueled activity that can include -

  • 60m water slides

  • 10m abseil

  • Water jumps of 7m 

 

We Provide

  • Wetsuits

  • Harnesses

  • Helmets

  • Cows-tails

  • All other specialist equipment

  • Expert guidance from fully qualified instructors. 

 

Who is it suitable for: the intrepid, fit and brave. Sporting groups or stag and hen parties seeking adrenaline fueled fun!

Courses on Offer
Adventure Days - Extreme Canyoning 1 Day - £75

Full day extreme canyoning in North Wales, Other locations available

Adventure Weekends - 2 Days - £140

Choose another of the one day activities below to create your own adventure weekend.

Abseiling, Canoeing, Climbing, George Walking, Kayaking, White Water Kayaking, Mountain Walking, Survival Skills (Bushcraft).

Optional extras - Bunkhouse or other accommodation from £20 per night.

Our Instructors are Advanced Rope Rescue Technician's with years of white water kayaking and mountaineering experience.  You'll be in the very best of hands. 

To reserve your gorge walking or canyoning day, call us to check availability and date(s), We will hold the booking for 7 days. To confirm the booking we require a £25 deposit per person and a completed booking form per group. On receipt of the booking form and deposit we will email you your outdoor adventure activity details. Final payment must be made one month before your course dates.

CLIMBING | ROCKS ABSEILING | SCRAMBLING

 

Rock climbing & Abseiling

Rock climbing's special combination of mental and physical challenges make it a unique experience. Once you've tried it, you're hooked.  

Rock Climbing & Abseiling are exhilarating and demanding activities that test strength, endurance, balance and agility along side mental strength. As with all our hand picked locations across the UK, we can be flexible, adapting our rock climbing day location and content to suit both the weather and your ability.  

Rock Climbing & Abseiling (new beginners course) is a bespoke introduction to climbing run on low instructor/student ratio of 1:8. We want to ensure you get the very best start.

Once you're up you'll need to come down. This provides you with the perfect opportunity to learn another new skill - abseiling.

We will cover all aspects of equipment selection, harness fitting, belay techniques and movement on the rock.

We Provide

  • All specialist equipment

  • Expert guidance from fully qualified instructors. 

Who is it suitable for: those with little or no experience. Families, groups or stag and hen parties .

Courses on Offer
Adventure Days - Beginners Climbing (Rock or Sea Cliffs) 1 Day - £45pp

An introduction to rock climbing. All you need to know and it's fun!

Adventure Days - Rock Climbing & Abseiling 1 Day - £45pp

Rock climbing and abseiling techniques. Learn in a fun safe environment.

Adventure Weekends - 2 Days - £120pp

Choose another of the one day activities below to create your own adventure weekend.

Canoeing, Extreme Canyoning (supplement), George Walking, Kayaking, White Water Kayaking, Mountain Walking, Survival Skills (Bushcraft).

Optional extras - Bunkhouse or other accommodation from £20 per night.

Our Instructors are highly experienced climbers who will guide your every move on rock to make this day a fun and safe experience.

Specialist Rock Climbing these course are designed to develop the skills required to lead climb or second on classic traditional routes. We offer a low student/instructor ratio 1:6 to ensure personal attention.

We will cover protection placements and safe anchor points, belaying, movement on rock, call systems. We also cover navigation using guide books and leadership responsibility. 

Above all there's loads and loads of great climbing!

We Provide

  • All specialist equipment

  • Expert guidance from fully qualified instructors. 

Who is it suitable for: people who wish to climb on major mountain crags or who wish to upskill.

Our Instructors are highly experienced climbers who are qualified Mountain Instructors (MIA instruction and equipment).

Courses on Offer
Skills Training - Improver Days - Climbing Rock or Sea Cliffs 1 Day - £100

Designed for those looking to improve rock climbing skills or lead climb.

Skills Training - Improver Days - Climbing Rock or Sea Cliffs 2 Days - £200

Designed for those looking to improve rock climbing skills or lead climb.

CANOE | WATERS

 

Canoeing

Open Canoeing (also known as Canadian Canoeing) is a rapidly developing sport in the UK. Canoeing (or open boating, not be confused with kayaking, it's closed deck relative) is a beautiful, elegant way of exploring the water and enjoying the wildlife and scenery. 

Outeractive has been involved in the evolution of high quality canoe coaching over the last 40 years. Our modern, well-maintained canoes and state-of-the-art coaching methods combine to give the best possible introduction to canoeing with. With excellent facilities and locations we can help you develop and hone your canoe skills. We have locations on the Thames, Wye and Severn alongside other water ways across the UK. Just ask if you're interested.

We will cover

All the basics of handling an open canoe both solo and as part of a tandem crew.

We provide

  • All specialist equipment

  • Expert guidance from fully qualified instructors. 

Who is it suitable for: those with little or no experience. Families, groups or stag and hen parties .

Our Instructors are canoe coaches of Level 3 or above with excellent local knowledge.

Courses on Offer
Adventure Days - Canoeing (Open Boating) 1 Day - £45pp

An introduction to canoeing on the river Wye. We put the emphasis on fun but with quality instruction, 

Adventure Weekends - 2 Days - £120pp

Choose another of the one day activities below to create your own adventure weekend.

Abseiling, Climbing, Extreme Canyoning (supplement), George Walking, Kayaking, White Water Kayaking, Mountain Walking, Survival Skills (Bushcraft).

Optional extras - Bunkhouse or other accommodation from £20 per night.

You'll enjoy the chance to consolidate your new-found skills as a canoeist.

But most of all, you'll do plenty of paddling. 

PADDLE | POWER

 

 

Kayaking 

 

Each and every one of our kayak and canoe coaches is an enthusiast - they just love to paddle and it's their love for the sport that makes them want to introduce it to others. So if you'd like to learn to paddle, improve your technique quickly, or just get out there and soak up some of Britain's finest water then join us for a fun day out. 

We've hand picked various locations across South and North Wales, Central and the North of England for our flat water tours. If you have some experience of paddling and are able to maneuver your boat with ease, this is a great way to get some miles under your belt and gather some valuable experience. You'll also have loads of fun!

As an option, if you'd prefer the open sea, we also run sea kayaking courses. Favourite locations include the Welsh coast, Dorset and the South West - but the choice is yours! 

We will cover

All the basics of paddling for beginners, but if you're looking to improve our courses cover paddling technique, equipment selection, navigation, access, safety.  We'll even throw in some wildlife identification as you travel through the unspoiled natural beauty of our waterways.

We provide

  • All specialist equipment

  • Expert guidance from fully qualified instructors. 

Who is it suitable for: beginners and those looking to improve their technique.  Ideal for families and groups.

Our Instructors are canoe coaches of Level 3 or above with excellent local knowledge.

Courses on Offer
Adventure Days - Kayaking (Flat Water or Sea) 1 Day - £45pp
A fun day kayaking. Various locations. 
Courses are mostly run on weekends but are available mid week throughout the summer and school holidays.

Adventure Weekends - 2 Days - £120pp

Choose another of the one day activities below to create your own adventure weekend.

Abseiling, Climbing, Extreme Canyoning (supplement), George Walking, White Water Kayaking, Mountain Walking, Survival Skills (Bushcraft).

Optional extras - Bunkhouse or other accommodation from £20 per night.

White Water Kayaking 

 

You can choose from an Adventure Day or Weekend aimed more towards beginners or a fully tutored skills training weekend. Learn all the basics. We put the emphasis on fun but with quality instruction,

Skills Training - Improver course is a weekend of kayak instruction for paddlers who have decided to specialise in white water or for white water paddlers looking to build confidence and control by refining their technique. We'll be on grade II and easy grade III water. 

We will cover

Our experienced instructors will help you refine your existing kayaking skills and coach you in more advanced techniques like breaking in and out, ferry gliding, surfing standing waves and small stoppers. We will also cover river reading, rescue and rolling.

We provide

  • All specialist equipment inc. wetsuits.

  • Expert guidance from fully qualified Level 4 coach instructors. 

Who is it suitable for: Adventure Days are for those with little or no experience. Skills Training is suitable for those looking to refine their technique. Great for small groups and individuals.

Our Instructors are expert Level 4 coaches.

Courses on Offer
Adventure Days - White Water Kayaking - 1 Day - £45pp
A fun introduction to White Water Kayaking. 
Adventure Weekends - 2 Days - £120pp

Choose another of the one day activities below to create your own adventure weekend.

Abseiling, Climbing, Extreme Canyoning (supplement), George Walking, Kayaking, Mountain Walking, Survival Skills (Bushcraft).

Optional extras - Bunkhouse or other accommodation from £20 per night.

Skills Training - Weekend Improver Course - White Water Kayaking - 2 Day - £120pp

Coaching to improve your refine your technique​. We offer a low Instructor Ratio of 1:6 to ensure you get the most out of the course.

This is a non residential course but we can help with accommodation.

MOVE | MOUNTAINS

 

Hill walking 

Whether you want to walk through peaceful, unspoilt fields and paths or you'd rather scramble up exposed rocky ridges Outer Active are here to show you how.

The towering peaks of North Wales - Tryfan, Snowdon and the surrounding mountains are abundant with technical scrambling and mountaineering challenges whilst South Wales' beautiful lakes and rolling hills below provide a tranquil setting for more relaxing walks and rambles.

Hill Walking across the mountain areas of the UK. All Outer Active mountain days are designed and delivered with you in mind.

We will cover

Our expert instructors help you gain the skills, techniques, and most of all, the confidence you need to travel further in the hills under your own steam.

We provide

  • Expert guidance from fully qualified mountain leaders. 

 

Who is it suitable for: anyone looking to improve their skills and confidence.  

Our Instructors are qualified mountain leaders with excellent local knowledge.

Courses on Offer
Adventure Days - Mountain/ Hill Walking 1 Day - £45pp
A fun day kayaking. Various locations. 
Courses are mostly run on weekends but are available mid week throughout the summer and school holidays.

Adventure Weekends - 2 Days - £120pp

Choose another of the one day activities below to create your own adventure weekend.

Abseiling, Climbing, Extreme Canyoning (supplement), George Walking, White Water Kayaking, Survival Skills (Bushcraft).

Optional extras - Bunkhouse or other accommodation from £20 per night.

Beginners Map Reading and Mountain Navigation
(this can include the National Navigation Award). 

 

This two day course is designed to understand the map and use a compass. Under expert guidance you will recognise and understand the features from map to ground. Spend some time learning the basics to improve your confidence and navigation abilities. You'll have plenty of time to put these into practice.

 

The course will provide a firm foundation for you to develop and consolidate your skills enabling you to navigate your own walks into the hills safely.  

As an optional extra we can ensure you reach sufficient skills level to attain a National Navigation Award.

We will cover

  • Types of maps and scales 

  • Map symbols 

  • Grid system & Grid References 

  • North %u2013 True, Grid and Magnetic 

  • Map orientation 

  • Feature identification 

  • Using a compass                                                       

  • Estimating distance 

  • Estimating time required 

  • Understanding contours 

  • What to do when lost 

  • Planning a safe walk/route 

  • Safety in the mountain environment

 

We provide

Skills training and expert guidance from fully qualified instructors. 

 

Who is it suitable for: designed for complete beginners but also suitable for those with some experience, who recognise their limitations and wish to improve their performance. .  

Our Instructors are qualified mountain leaders with excellent local knowledge.

Courses on Offer
Skills Training - Improver Course - 2 Days - £120pp

Develop your navigation skills and improve your confidence to walk the land safely. 

This is a non-residential course but we can advise on accommodation or campsites.

Sunnybank

Pontfaen

Brecon

Powys

LD3 9RR

Tel/Fax: 01874 690543

Mobile: 07809 020327

Email: info.outeractivelife@gmail.com

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