Full Day / Main Activities
Our location on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park means we have a great range of off-site activities to offer. The activities below generally take a full day, to make the most of the opportunities to develop skills, challenge participants and enjoy the natural environment. With a lot of options available and suitable qualified and experienced staff, every activity is tailored to the needs of each group, making for a positive educational experience in the outdoors.
Something you can do in only a handful of places in the UK! Towards the southern edge of the National Park is a band of carboniferous limestone full of caves. A number are perfectly suited for using with groups, and offer an opportunity to explore a completely different environment, with an activity that draws on skills used in many other outdoor adventures.
Recommended as a full day activity with most groups.
Whether on the rivers, or canals in the local area, canoeing and kayaking is an excellent activity in which we can experience the environment from a different perspective. Good teamwork is essential if you want to get where you’re going! Full or nearly full days are recommended.
Black Mountains/Brecon Beacons, hill/mountain/valley, high level/low level, the options for walking at Trewern are so varied, it’s hard to summarise in a small box! We can provide walks for all levels of fitness, with beautiful views, fantastic natural history and the chance to experience wonderful Welsh weather (have you ever been in a cloud before?). Available as full or half days and everything in between.
The local mountain streams tumble down steeply, creating beautiful waterfalls and gorges. Some offer a veritable playground for outdoor adventure as you attempt to follow them without leaving the water, or use each waterfall as a place to try something new. You haven’t lived until you’ve felt the power of a waterfall pounding down on your head!
Sometimes full or half days, and often combined with tunnel exploration.
½ Day/Other Activities
These activities are generally on-site and stand alone, can be combined to make a full day, or added to the main activities above when you don’t quite want a full day. A few are also suitable as an evening activity for after dinner entertainment.
The ultimate team sport, where everyone has an important role to play as your climber scales the route. Indoor climbing at our own wall provides challenge for all, whether you have climbed before or not.
Outdoor climbing in one of the quarries in the Brecon Beacons is also possible, although that takes longer and is often more of a full day.
We also offer town visits, camp fires, and occasionally cook lunch in our pizza oven. We have run the BHF’s Heart Start in the past and are looking for a replacement programme for first aid for young people.
We have tablets, laptops and an interactive touchscreen that can be used if that’s what you’d like to do.
We are also really flexible, so if there’s something you’d like to do that’s not listed, let us know and we’ll see what we can do.