We’ve compiled a list of answers to more popular q’s below.
If you can’t find an answer to your question below, please do call us on 01348 837709 or contact us – looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Are the instructors qualified?
All of our guides and instructors are experienced and fully qualified with National Governing Body Awards for the adventure activities, First Aid, and surf life-saving certificates, and they regularly take part in comprehensive in house training. They are committed to providing exciting yet safe activities that bring new challenges to the group and individual. Preseli Venture provides high quality specialist equipment including wetsuits and safety kit. Read more about safety at Preseli Venture.
Am I insured to take part in these activities?
Preseli Venture have full public liability insurance for the adventure activities. If you require individual travel and adventure insurance we can point you in the right direction.
Can I wear my glasses when coasteering?
Yes, if you don’t have contacts you can wear your glasses. It’s a good idea to buy a retaining strap for your glasses before you come.
Can I wear my own wetsuit?
You are welcome to wear your own kit, so do bring it along, but it’s best to check its suitability with our experienced instructors when you get here.
Do I need to be fit?
We ask that you have a reasonable general level of fitness, for example you can run up and down the stairs without feeling faint or overly short of breath. You do not have to be superman or superwoman! Are there any restrictions regarding who can join in? We welcome adults of 18 years and over at the weekends and mid week we welcome family groups with children aged 10 and over. To take part in the activities, you don’t need to have previous experience and you don’t need to be particularly ‘outdoorsy’, just come equipped with a ‘go for it!’ attitude and the need to experience something new. Participants should have a reasonable general level of fitness and will be asked to fill in a medical declaration form on arrival at the lodge. All participants need to be able to swim to take part in the water-based activities.
Do I need to have done it before?
No experience is necessary to take part in any of the activities, but if you have done a little bit before then that’s great too. Our qualified and friendly instructors will help you get the most out of whatever activity you are doing – whatever your level of experience.
Will you pick me up from the train station?
Yes we offer free train and bus station pick ups on certain trains on Friday night, Sunday afternoon, and Bank Holiday Mondays, and also for certain trains for our mid week events.. See the How to Find us Section for more details.
How do I book?
If you know what you would like to do you can book on line on the study abroad student booking form or the regular booking form. If you want to check availability for a particular event or break, or would like us to put together a special package for you then you can call or e mail us.
When do you run these events?
Do you run these events mid week?
We offer mid week adventures on a regular basis, we have timetabled mid week adult adventure holidays as well as family adventure holidays and sea kayaking holidays. Mid week groups often have exclusive use of all of the lodge facilities, so if you have a group that you’d like to bring along for some mid week adventures then please do let us know! If you have leadership training or team development requirements then we offer a tried, tested and successful events package for corporate groups, you can find details of these events on the Preseli Venture corporate website.
Can I come along on my own?
Yes, most weekends are a mix of individuals, couples, and groups. The emphasis on every weekend is fun and adventure in a comfortable and beautiful setting, you’ll soon settle in!
What if the weather is bad?
With over 100 miles of stunning Pembrokeshire Coast National Park coastline in bad weather we can always choose a more sheltered location. Like anywhere in the UK surfing sessions are surf dependent, we always have our fingers crossed for some clean waves rolling in from the Atlantic Ocean, and more often than not we get them! In the event of ‘no surf’ we always provide an alternative water based activity.
Will I be safe?
We at Preseli Venture assume that our clients understand that there is risk involved in the activities that we provide.High energy natural environments such as the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are constantly changing; wind, rain, surf, ocean waves, gravity, wildlife and multi-tactile surfaces combine to produce an environment from which risk can never be totally eliminated. The exhilaration and adventure of exploring such environments is what Preseli Venture is all about. We seek to minimize and manage these risks by providing relevant equipment and experienced, qualified instructors who are supplied with up to the minute weather forecasts, trained in risk assessment and operate according to the sports governing body guidelines and in-house procedures.It is up to you to listen carefully to what they say, and act upon their instructions.We believe that Adventure, in all its diverse forms, is an essential component of many people’s lives, we want you to take care, and have a good one! Read more about safety at Preseli Venture.
Can I bring a group? Is there a group discount?
Yes, groups very welcome! For each group of 10 the group organiser gets a half price place, or you could share the discount between your group members. We are a popular group venue and we have plenty of experience in helping people organise their fellow adventurers; from sending event details to your friends, to filling in booking forms, answering any questions, and taking payments. Let us take the pressure off of you – so you can concentrate on looking forward to a weekend of unadulterated fun and adventure! See more details of our group adventure holidays and group activity weekends.
Can I change my chosen activities?
If you want to change your chosen activities then you need to let us know as soon as you can and we will try to accommodate your changes. We cannot guarantee to be able to change your activities more than 3 weeks prior to your event. It is normally very difficult to change activities once you arrive as the proramme is fairly fixed and we are very bound by instructor:client ratios.