5 DAYS OF UNBRIDLED ADVENTURE

Escape to a wild and magical corner of Wales and immerse yourself in the landscape.

Duration: 5 Days
Price: £685
Age: 17 and up

Adult Adventure Staycation in Wales

A vibrant, energetic and kinetic 5 day adventure holiday in Nature’s playground, the spectacular North Pembrokeshire Coast.

Fresh Atlantic coast sea air and aqua-marine waters are the backdrop to your Pembrokeshire adventure holiday. Staying at our ecolodge sanctuary, you will experience a range of activities from sea kayaking to horse-riding, coasteering to surfing, hiking to yoga; our immersive itinerary is as relaxing as it is exhilarating. Thrill-seekers and nature-lovers will discover a concoction of captivating adventures carefully curated to fully connect and situate you in your incredible surroundings, giving you a deep sense of soul-nourishing freedom. Play and exploration are vital to feeling alive and we know you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired by your week in the Welsh wilderness with a whole ocean of magical memories!

With sustainability and respect for the ocean always in mind, our engaging guides are thrilled to pass on their local knowledge of flora, fauna and geology along the way, allowing you to embark on endorphin blasting adventures in harmony with the planet, interacting with the abundance of wildlife of the coastal National Park in a responsible and informed way. Adventurers return to our beautiful marsh-mallow pink eco lodge, a welcoming sanctuary tucked into the folds of the Abermawr Valley, where freshly home-cooked meals and cosy bedrooms await. Gather around a bonfire under the stars or curl up in front of the flickering wood-burner; you’ll be making new friends and plentiful memories after a day out with Preseli Venture. 

Absolutely fantastic, loved every second. great food and fantastic staff. Beautiful coastline and great range of activities.”

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What happens on an Adult Adventure Staycation?

Sea kayak under awe-inspiring sea cliffs, through rock gardens, sea stacks, arches and  majestic caves on a full day of exploration with a wild picnic lunch on a remote beach. Surf clean, peeling waves in aqua-marine waters on blue-flag sandy beaches. Traverse the rocky intertidal zone where the land meets the sea with an exhiliarating coalescence of scrambling, climbing, ledge-leaping and sea swimming called coasteering. Walk the world-renowned Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a gently meandering well-traversed clifftop trail punctuated by secret beaches and smugglers coves, swathed in sea campion, yellow gorse and pink thrift flowers and teeming with an abundance of coastal wildlife and birdlife. Breathe the fresh Atlantic sea air on a resorative outdoor yoga class to the chorus of birdsong through the valley. Embark on a unique and unforgettable passage of discovery around RSBP Ramsey Island on a boat trip to see Altantic grey seals and pods of porpoise or trek across the Preseli hills on horseback through austere heath and craggy grasslands, via neolithic burial sites and bronzeage cairns and through the lush, verdant and steep-sided Gwaun Valley.

From the moment you arrive on Sunday evening, in time for a delicious home-cooked meal, you’ll be in the safe hands of our dedicated and friendly hospitality and adventure team who have lovingly curated each element of your adventure week so that you can relax and enjoy every moment until we wave you off on Friday after lunch. Your action-packed itinerary includes a morning and afternoon activity each day, with variation from slow-paced to adrenaline pumping! Preseli Venture is a hub and haven for intrepid thrill-thirsty explorers, but never fear, there’ll be plenty of time to read a book in the sunshine, and plenty of moments of peace and tranquility as you bob about in your kayak in a sheltered harbour watching fulmars feeding their chicks, moments of pause and stillness as you encounter an inquisitive seal popping up to watch you surf, moments to reflect and unwind on craggy outcrops on the coastal path with panoramic views. If that sounds like your jam, we advise you to dive right in!

This holiday is ideal for solo-travellers, couples, family groups (above 17 years), groups of friends, and adventure clubs!

Where will I stay?

You’ll stay in our unique 5 star graded eco lodge accommodation with single, double, twin and larger shared rooms. 

From Sunday evening to Friday lunch, all your meals are provided in our restaurant by our in-house chef, using fresh ingredients, locally sourced or home-grown where possible. A full cooked Welsh breakfast will fuel you up for your morning adventure and a hot lunch will warm you up before the next one. In the evening, relax and unwind with a two-course evening meal and order a local brew or a “Merlyn’s Magic” hot chocolate at our reclaimed-timber bar. Our menu is deliciously varied and upbeat, with healthy, hearty meals catering for all special dietary requirements (as well as fussy eaters!).

The beautifully furnished and spacious restaurant and lounge offers views down to the ancient woodland and across a rolling pastoral landscape. Our sheltered courtyard provides outdoor seating with spectacular views down to the ocean and the Penbwchdy headland. Dine al-fresco with Nature’s soundtrack of ravens, choughs and woodpeckers echoing through the valley. There’s plenty of green space outdoors for ball games, including a volleyball pitch, and plenty to keep the whole family entertained indoors, with a pool table, table football and a bountiful box of board games! 

Example itinerary for an Adult Adventure Holiday

Sunday

PM: Arrive at the eco lodge from 17:00, stretch your legs with a short walk down through the woods to Abermawr, our secluded local beach, and breathe the fresh sea air. Return and settle into our cosy lodge with a welcoming evening meal at 19:30 and relax, ready for tomorrow’s adventure.

Monday

AM: After a full Welsh breakfast, get kitted up in a wetsuit, bouyancy aid, helmet and a pair of old trainers, then head off to a wild coasteering spot for your first adventure, traversing the intertidal zone of the rocky coastline where the land meets the sea. Swim, scramble, climb and leap, encountering rushing gullies, whirling plunge pools and spurting blow-holes!

PM: Warm up at the lodge with a hearty lunch before spending the afternoon with one of our favourite local providers, either horseriding in the foothills of the Preselis and Gwaun Valley or a boat trip around RSPB nature reserve, Ramsey Island. Whichever you choose, you’ll be astounded by the unrivalled beauty of these untouched wilderness locations.

Tuesday

AM: Today is your full day out exploring along a beautiful section of the Pembrokeshire coast by sea kayak. Paddle under immense sea cliffs and gazing into the aquatic world beneath you. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of gliding through remote rock gardens and let your imagination drift seamlesslesly into the rich and palpable history and mythology of this magical seascape, punctuated by cascading waterfalls and sculptural rock formations.  

PM: One of the untouched secret beaches you can only reach by sea provides the perfect place for a pincic and perhaps a soothing sea swim as you warm your towel on a rock, before launching once more for an afternoon of paddling. On this relaxed journey, you can really take your time watching a huge variety of sea birds up-close, from diving gannets to nesting razorbills, bobbing guillemots to fishing cormorants. You may be visited by curious seals or even spot pods of breaching dolphins and porpoise.

Wednesday

AM: After a full breakfast to fuel you up, get ready to practice your paddle and pop on an epic surfing adventure! Frolic and play in the frothy white water or hone your technique with expert guidance. With some of the best sand-bottom beach breaks in Wales, crystal clear waters and clean summer swells, you’ll be riding waves in no time.

PM: Warm up back at the lodge with some cawl (a Welsh soup) and warm crusty bread before we drop you off on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for an afternoon hike back to the lodge. From this clifftop trail you can spot grey seals lazing on the rocky shoreline, chattering stone chats flitting between the gorse bushes and the acrobatics of choughs, peregrines and ravens in flight! Mull over mesmerising rock pools in secret coves where ruby-red beadlet anemones sway, blennies dart between pebbles and winkle shells shimmer in the sun. Comb the tideline for a mermaid’s purse or sea-smoothed pottery amongst the driftwood. The evening is yours to gather round a bonfire for some stargazing and toasted marshmallows.The evening is yours to share stories, toast marshmallows over a bonfire and gaze at the bright night sky.

Thursday

AM: Refuel with a cooked breakfast ready to submerge the senses on your next wonderful, watery adventure. We’ll take you to a new coasteering loaction this time for an entirely unique trip. Having found your sea legs and built a foundation of confidence, you’ll feel even more connected to your environment and quick to improvise and play on this aquatic nature-trail. Brace the elements and dive into a whole new world! If the sea was like a mirror on Monday, flat calm and sparkling in the sun… today it may be boiling, surging and crashing against the cliffs! No two coasteers are the same.

PM: After a morning of dynamic movement, take it down notch and re-centre yourself with a calming, grounding and restorative, outdoor yoga class. Catch the wave of your breath as you flow through this gentle vinyasa. Create inner space and exapansion using your inhale and allow your exhale to guide you more deeply into the stretches, targetting the muscles you’ve been activating all week. Let go of any expectations about yoga shapes, get curious and surrender to the sensation, finding what feels awesome for your body.

Friday

AM: We’ll seek out the swell for your final half-day adventure, a second surf lesson. Maybe you’ll find your feet more consistently this time, feeling more control and ease manouvering the board. Now that you’re paddling with more confidence, you might navigate past breaking waves to the calm “out back” where, free of the white water at last, you can really start honing your wave selection and try catching unbroken waves, perhaps even turning and trimming on the face!

PM: After a warming lunch at the eco lodge, we’ll wave you off with a plethora of tales to tell, some gravity defying action-shot photographs and a myriad of magical memories.

5 Night Holiday

£685

  • 5 nights accommodation at the eco lodge with home-cooked food from Sunday evening meal to Friday lunch.
  • 1 x sea kayaking full-day, 2 x coasteering and 2 x surfing half-day adventures.
  • A boat trip or horseriding (your own transport is required for the short journey to these local providers).
  • A self-guided hike on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with minibus drop-off.
  • Minibus transport for Preseli Venture guided activities plus high quality specialist equipment and fully qualified guides.

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Dates for 2021


Sunday 2nd May – Friday 7th May

Sunday 23th May – Friday 28th May

Sunday 27st June – Thursday 1st July*  (4 day pacakge)

Sunday 18th July – Friday 23rd July

Sunday 29th August – Friday 3rd September

Sunday 24th October – Friday 29th October

Join us for more adult adventures every weekend throughout the year on our Adult Adventure Weekends.

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Build your own bespoke Adventure Break


If you love the sound of our Adult Adventure Weekends and Holidays but our packaged up breaks dont quite suit your needs, you can build something bespoke by booking accommodation and picking your own half-day adventures. Use the links below to take you to our eco lodge booking calendar and adventure days booking calendar. Just use the eco lodge booking calendar to select the dates of your stay, then click +Add to Booking and navigate over to the adventure days booking calendars to choose the activities you want to participate in during your stay. Simple!

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Frequently Asked Questions


Can I come on my own or do i need to be part of a group?

We welcome individuals, couples, and groups to come along on this adventure week. The lodge has a wonderfully laid back and welcoming atmosphere so whether you’re a solo traveller or part of a group you’ll feel at home and be meeting new like minded adventurers in no time!

How many people will be in an adventure group?

We take up to 12 adventurers in one group with two of our highly qualified instructors.

Do I need any previous experience?

We welcome everyone, young and young at heart, and no previous experience is required! All our activities are beginner friendly, you just need to be able to put a wetsuit on and to be happy in the water – you don’t even need to be able to swim due to the flotation jackets. Our guides are patient and experienced and there to ensure everyone meets their adventurous edge in their own comfort zone (or tip-toeing just outside of it!!)

Do you have any age restrictions?

You must be 17 or older to come on our adult adventure holidays, but we have plenty of family breaks for younger adventurers.

Where will our adventures take place?

We work closely with the National Trust and have access to a range of beautiful un-spoilt National Trust locations on the North Pembrokeshire coast. The location is always chosen on the day so that we can select the most suitable place taking into account the weather, tides and swell.

What can I do in the evenings?

After supper you’ll be free to make the most of our awesome location, a walk through the bluebell woods to the beach comes highly recommended, and we’ll have a bonfire under the stars for you on one of the evenings. The Preseli Venture eco lodge is a great place to hang out, we have a fully licensed bar and free wireless broadband, comfy sofas to unplug and unwind with a book, a box of board games, a pool table, and table football! There’s lots of green outdoor space for ball games too. If you want to sample the local, small and friendly hill top village of Mathry, it’s just a short walk from the lodge and will give you a real taste of rural Welsh life.

Is there flexibility in the activities that I will take part in?

We’ve hand picked the adventures and activities on this packaged-up programme so that our guests can sample the very best experiences of this wonderful coastline, but if it doesn’t quite suit your needs, you can come anytime and book eco lodge accommodation and adventure days, building your own bespoke adventure break.

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Any questions we haven’t covered?


Just call us on 01348 837709 or contact us and one of our team will be happy to help.