Gorge Walking

Gorge walking Brecon Beacons National Park

Gorge Walking combines our experience of rivers and rock to provide an exhilarating day scrambling through the gorges of Wales. You'll be submitting yourself to the challenges that the natural gorge throws at you.

Gorge Walking along the river bed

Moving up the river

Walking on uneven ground can be challenge

Gorge Walking Wales

What a day

So peaceful in the water on a hot day

Run and jump off a cliff during a Gorge walk

Jump

Run and jump off the cliff

What is it?

If you are after a wet and wild day out then this is for you. We will jump, squeeze, float or scramble down every rapid, waterfall or canyon we encounter. You will have an adrenaline-packed day to remember. We Gorge Walk at a number of venues within Wales. On arrival we will kit you out in a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet. One of our Guides will give you a safety briefing before you get underway.

Our gorge related activities vary due to river/rainfall levels but we have a wide range of venues to choose from so we can provide you with the ideal location to suit the needs of your group - our rivers range from slow and sedate to white and wild. Gorge Walking is an all-year-round activity so it's ideal for a birthday party activity, a family day out or a stag or hen party.

Dinas Rock

A popular venue we use is Dinas Rock, Neath. In the 19th Century this area was a Gunpowder Works which supplied ammunition for the coalfields of South Wales. This was the ideal location for such an industry thanks to it's thick deep woodlands and the tumbling water being a natural power source. During a Gorge Walk here at Dinas Rock you are scaling some of the waterfalls that were used to produce power for the Gunpowder Works and you will also see remains of ammunition from the Gunpowder Works. As well as discovering such fascinating history during your Gorge Walk you are also surrounded by a natural environment which serves as the playground for your safe and guided session with Adventure Beyond.

Mid Wales

This a great venue for those who are staying along the coast of Cardigan bay and mid Wales. It offers a stunning gorge running through the Welsh country side in a quite remote area offering you the chance for a wonderful exploration in the gorge in a location forgotten by time.


Questions and answerers

Can we do the Activity in the rain?

Yes - Gorgewalking can be done in the rain.

Do Gorge walking trips happen all year round?

Yes

Can we change our Activities?

Yes, you would just need to let us know in advance, and the more notice you give us the more flexible we can be.

Can I wear contact lenses or glasses?

Yes: people do where contact lenses and say its ok but I don't where them so just go on others word. Glasses can be worn but its best to have a leash attached. If they fall off or get broken we can not be held responsible. If they are important to your driving think wisely before taking on session.

What group sizes can you accommodate?

Large and small groups can be accommodated please contact us for more information.

Do we need to be able to swim?

No it is unnecessary we provide you with enough floating kit that all you need to do is move your arms to move around. 

Do you have equipment to fit all sizes?

Yes - we have a wide range of sizes in all of our equipment. Before you head out on your activities our Instructors will ensure that all equipment fits correctly and they'll make any necessary changes.

What if I have a medical condition?

Our Instructors are trained to deal with different situations, so we can easily accommodate people with diabeties, asthma, mild epilepsy, autism and more. Please contact us if you have any questions. If you require a waterproof container to bring medication please let us know in advance.

Allergies

The wetsuits are made out of Neoprene which is a synthetic rubber.

We clean the Wetsuits with disinfectant which:

  • Does NOT contain harmful Phenols, Aldehydes or Alcohol
  • Is NON-toxic, NON-staining, NON-tainting and a NON-irritant at all working dilutions
  • Is kind to the environment, as it is water-based and biodegradable
  • Is manufactured in the United Kingdom and efficacy tested by recognised UK laboratories

Gorge walking is also a fantastic way to learn about the river environment - our sites are ecologically important sites and your guide will be on hand to show you each location's social and natural history. This activity makes an excellent alternative Geography Field Trip for school and college groups. Our minimum age is eight.

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