Throw yourself into an immersive, energetic and kinetic adventure weekend on the spectacular north Pembrokeshire coast of Wales.
Paddle, jump, surf and traverse an incredible landscape, taking a precious time to explore, discover and reconnect. Fresh Atlantic air and aqua-marine waters are the backdrop to your adventures. From secret smugglers coves to mystical sea caves, amongst playfully inquisitive grey seals and diving peregrines, the Pembrokeshire Coast makes memories that last. Adventurers return to our beautiful marsh-mallow pink eco lodge, a welcoming sanctuary tucked into the folds of the Abermawr Valley, where a well-stocked bar and freshly home-cooked meals await. Gather around a bonfire under the stars with a local brew or curl up in front of the flickering wood-burner; you’ll have lots of memories to share about your day of fresh air freedom with Preseli Venture.
"Awesome weekend, such a cool relaxed vibe about the place. Staff were so friendly, you got it down to a T!"
From the moment you arrive on Friday evening, you’ll be in the safe hands of our dedicated and friendly hospitality and adventure team who have lovingly curated every element of your adventure weekend so that you can relax and immerse yourself in your surroundings.
You can choose a 2-day or 3-day adventure itinerary, both arriving on Friday evening, in time for a delicious home-cooked meal and departing either after lunch on Sunday or after breakfast on Monday, feeling energised by your weekend in the Welsh wilderness.
Over the weekend, expect to find yourself amidst breath-taking scenery of the world-renowned Pembrokeshire Coast path on a gently meandering clifftop hike, the perfect trail to uncover the rich and diverse wildlife of the Celtic Coast...sea kayaking under awe-inspiring sea cliffs, through rock gardens, sea stacks, arches and majestic caves… scrambling, traversing and ledge-leaping into crystal clear plunge pools as you explore the coast by coasteering … and surfing clean, green peeling waves on blue-flag sandy beaches. 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.
Winter and Spring Weekends
We've put together the perfect weekend break for the chillier months when you might like to stay wrapped up on dry land and enjoy just one invigorating water adventure on Saturday (sea kayaking, coasteering or surfing) to stimulate the senses and blow away the cobwebs! Then after a warming lunch at our cosy eco lodge retreat, head out for some awe-inspiring walking on the incredible Pembrokeshire Coast. On Sunday we suggest a boat trip around RSPB Ramsey Island and a stroll around St Davids Cathedral or a walk to our two local beaches and then to the nearby Tregwynt Woollen Mill or a wonderful horse riding experience on the Preseli hills near Fishguard. Finish your weekend with a hearty lunch at the eco lodge.
Where will I stay?
You’ll stay in our unique 5 star graded eco lodge accommodation with single, double, twin and larger rooms perfect for small groups of friends..
From Friday evening to Sunday or Monday 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.
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 yoga, reading in the sun and ball games, including a volleyball pitch, and plenty to keep the you entertained indoors, with a pool table, table football, lots of books and a bountiful box of board games!
Example itinerary for 2 and 3 night Adult Adventure Weekend
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.
AM: After a full Welsh breakfast, head off to a wild North Pembrokeshire location for your first choice of adventure. Why not try coasteering, a unique activity 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 back at the lodge with some cawl (a Welsh soup) and warm crusty bread before heading out to explore another stretch of coastline for your second choice of adventure. Perhaps you'll try sea kayaking this time, paddling under immense sea cliffs and gazing into the aquatic world beneath you, encountering an abundance of unspoilt coastal scenery and wildlife. The evening is yours to gather round a bonfire for some stargazing and perhaps a well-deserved Pembrokeshire beer or cider from the lodge bar.
AM: After breakfast, we'll drop you off on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for a hike back to the lodge. From this gently meandering well-traversed trail, swathed in sea campion, yellow gorse and pink thrift flowers, you can spot inquisitive grey seals lazing on the rocky shoreline, pods of harbour porpoise and Atlantic sea birds fishing, fulmars gliding and kittiwakes nesting. 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.
PM: If you’re here for the 2-day weekend, we’ll wave you off after a hot lunch back at the lodge. Or if you’re staying for the 3-day weekend, it's time for your third activity - 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.
AM: If you're staying for the 3-night weekend, we'll wave you off after a hearty breakfast, or you might like to try an activity with a local provider such as a boat trip around RSPB Ramsey Island, horse riding at the foothills of the Preselis and through the Gwaun Valley, paddle boarding from the picturesque Solva harbour or kite-land-boarding on the expansive Newgale Sands. We can help you book this extra activity, just ask!
2 Night Weekend
£235 per adult
2 nights accommodation at the eco lodge with home-cooked food from Friday evening meal to lunch on Sunday
2 half day adventures: choose from coasteering, sea kayaking and surfing.
A self-guided hike on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. with minibus drop-off.
High quality specialist equipment and qualified guides.
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 family 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!
Yes. We welcome individuals, couples and groups to come and stay with us mid-week on our 5 day Sunday-Friday Adult Adventure Holiday or you can build your own bespoke adventure break on any days of the week by booking accommodation and adventure days.
Do you have any age restrictions?
On our adult weekends and holidays, participants must be at least 17 years of age. We do offer Family Weekends and Holidays too for young adventurers!
Do I need any experience or fitness level to join?
The activities are open to everyone, you don’t need to have previous experience and you don’t need to be fit or outdoorsy, just come equipped with a ‘go for it’ attitude and a sense of fun! You’ll need to be able to put a wetsuit on and be happy in the water, but no real swimming ability is required. When you get here you’ll need to fill in a medical declaration form and make us aware of any pre-existing medical conditions or injuries.
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.
Can we come as a group?
Yes of course! We welcome groups of anything up to 40 people. If you're organising an event, we're happy to send out invitations to your group with instructions on how to book and all the details of the event.
Can I come on my own?
Sure, we very often welcome solo-travellers on our adventure weekends. Preseli Venture is a great place to meet like-minded individuals - the lodge has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and what could be a better way to make lifelong friends than jumping into the sea together?