19th August 2019
With the summer months coming to an end soon and kids back at school, we’re looking towards autumn and our plans to take you all out on some great adventures!
September can be the best month to get out and explore for many people – everywhere is quieter, there’s more availability, more space and the weather can be excellent too. Plus the landscape is still very beautiful at this time of year and it’s a great time to have one last outdoorsy holiday, even camping or glamping, before winter sets in.
In September we still run all of our usual outdoor activities, and take group bookings where we can. As we get into October our water-based activities do tend to lessen as water levels can get too high to run them. Gorge scrambling is very popular throughout autumn though, as is mountain biking, rock climbing and kayaking especially if you enjoy going over the Symonds Yat rapids.
A Summer of Fun
We’ve had a brilliant summer so far, packed full of families staying locally, friends, stag dos and groups. We’re full up now for the rest of August apart from a couple of spaces over the next few days so you’d best be quick if you want to come out with us! You can see some of our photos and videos on our social media accounts, including one very special guest who joined us with her family a few weeks ago. We also had a massive stag do with a group of 23 from London! They stayed locally and came canoeing with us and they were a joy from beginning to end. We’ve met so many lovely people, as we always do.
Don’t Wait, Get Your Activities Booked in 2019!
It’s never too late, if we have availability you can book on with us. Just check our online booking system for rock climbing, stand-up paddleboarding and gorge scrambling, or get in contact for everything else.
And if you're waiting for just 'the right time', well it may never come! Our weather in the UK is becoming more and more unpredictable. You just have to wear the right kit and get out and get on with it. With our water-based activities such as stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking if you accept that you are going to get wet anyway, you can still have a tremendous amount of fun. And muddy mountain biking is always a thrilling ride too.
In Other News
We’ve been delighted to be included in a couple of magazine articles recently too. One, in Absolutely London Magazine, called Paul the 'Bear Grylls of the Wye Valley’! He was pretty chuffed with the comparison but don’t worry we won’t let it go to his head! The article was all about an adventure weekend in the area and they said about their experience with us:
“We set off in three canoes, seven miles upstream from Monmouth and paddled back downstream past the famous rocky outcrop of Symonds Yat and through a very mild stretch of rapids. Paul was brilliant, an encyclopaedia on the area and a natural with the children. Our eight-year-old was unsure at first and wanted to be with his mum and dad, but by the end of the trip he was paddling away in Paul’s canoe, racing us to the finish line. It was hard work, but well worth it. And for some stretches it was just us, the water and surrounding trees. Blissful.”
We were also named in the Guardian’s ‘10 of the UK's best water-sports venues and activities’ and in a Camping Magazine article on stand-up paddleboarding. We’re reaching people far and wide with our outdoor adventure activities this year and hope it continues in 2020!