Gorge Walking otherwise known here in Wales as Gorge Scrambling simply involves making your way up or down a river gorge by means of climbing, swimming and scrambling. Its definitely one of our most popular activities for schools and college activity days.
Our schools gorge walking activities takes place at the famous waterfalls of the Brecon Beacons National Park. This area is an area of outstanding beauty and a SSSI Site (Site of Specific Scientific Interest) which offers a huge range of environmental issues to discuss with students as well the gorge activity itself.
What is involved on School Gorge Walking Day?
Our experienced and qualified gorge instructors will lead you and your group on a true river adventure involving.
- Big waterfall jumps, Climbing, Boulder hopping.
- Exploring hidden caves and river rapids.
- All under the supervision of your experienced Gorge Walking guide.
Is Gorge Walking Suitable For School Pupils?
Gorge Scrambling or Gorge Walking is a fantastic and safe activity for students and is definitely one of our most popular activity days. We deem our gorge scrambling wales experience suitable for children from 9 years and above.
We run our gorge activities for most levels of abilities, but we ask parents or teachers to first discuss with us any disability issues so we can assess the suitability or make arrangements on how we can run the session.
This is a great activity that develops students through
Challenging personal fears
Building teamworking skills
Developing self confidence
What do students need to bring for Gorge Walking?
When joining us for our Gorge Walking schools activity days, we ask you to bring along just some simple personal items.
We ask you to try to have your swimwear already on when you arrive for your gorge scrambling day. This makes it easier for you to change into your gorge scrambling wetsuit. You will need also to bring along a towel for drying off after your gorge walking experience.
In addition, we ask all students to bring along a spare pair of shorts that you can wear over the outside of your wetsuit. This allows us to do some amazing bum slides and float downs which are not be missed as part of your gorge walking wales day. For your feet we advise either trainers or walking boots to wear in the river gorge.
Suggested Activity Trip Itinerary
10am Arrival at Pontneddfechan. Welcome briefing on days activities. Meet staff
10.15am – Allocate wetsuits and equipment
10.30am – Equipment Check and Safety Talk
11am – Gorge Scrambling activity
3.30pm – Change out of kit / Late Lunch
4pm – Debrief and depart for home/school
Gorge Walking in Brecon Beacons
Our Gorge Walking in Brecon Beacons is located on the edge of the National Park. Only 20mins drive from our centre and the ideal location for a gorge walking Cardiff adventure.
All our gorge walking instructors are fully qualified in Swift Water Rescue and gorge scrambling techniques. Adventures Wales centre is also an approved AALA licensed activity centre. Your safety is assured on our gorge walking wales adventure days.
Full Kit Provided
You can be assured that all costs for our gorge walking wales adventure days include all equipment needed such as a wetsuit, helmet and buoyancy aid.
Mid-week Gorge Walking rates
We offer a great mid week rate for our gorge scrambling experience days at only £45pp. Call us now to book your gorge walking wales experience.