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Coasteering Weekends in Wales
An immersive, energetic and kinetic weekend in Nature’s playground, the spectacular North Pembrokeshire Coast.
We’ve been delivering coasteering adventures to thrill-seekers and adrenaline-hunters in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park for over 30 years and have a working partnership with the National Trust to use their nearby pristine locations for this unique and memorable experience. Traversing the rocky intertidal zone where the land meets the sea, coasteering embodies an exhiliarating coalescence of scrambling, climbing, ledge-leaping and sea swimming: the ultimate coastal exploration. There’s nothing that equates to this extraordinary endorphin-blasting activity and we know that you only need try coasteering once, and you’ll be hooked.
Our expert team comprises of Pembrokeshire’s most enthusiastic and knowledgeable adventure aficionados who endeavour to bring awe-inspiring experiences to everybody, young or old, first timers or seasoned adventurers. With sustainability and respect for the ocean always in mind, our engaging guides are thrilled to pass on their intimate local knowledge of flora, fauna and geology along the way. Visitors describe swimming with inquisitive Atlantic grey seals, spotting pods of porpoises from high-up craggy outcrops and watching a huge variety of sea birds up close from diving gannets to nesting razorbills – the abundance of wildlife is astounding!
What happens on a Wicked Liquid Coasteering Weekend?
From the moment you arrive, 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 immerse yourself in your surroundings. Arrive in time for a delicious home-cooked meal on Friday evening, then throw yourself into two invigorating half-day coasteering adventures in two different locations (every coasteer is unique!) and an awe-inspiring self-guided hike on the world-renowned Pembrokeshire Coast Path, departing after lunch on Sunday, feeling inspired and energised by your weekend in the Welsh wilderness.
Over the weekend, expect to find yourself low-level traversing under awe-inspiring sea cliffs, through rock gardens, sea stacks and natural arches. Encounter spurting blow holes and rushing gullies. Dive into crystal-clear plunge pools and swim through majestic booming sea caves. Take in the 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. 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 to talk about after a day out with Preseli Venture.
Where will I stay?
You’ll stay in our unique 5 star graded eco lodge accommodation, a welcoming rural retreat with single, double, twin and family rooms.
From Friday evening to Sunday 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 ball games, including a volleyball pitch, and plenty to keep the you entertained indoors, with a pool table, table football and a bountiful box of board games!
Example itinerary for 2 and 3 night Family 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 to throw yourself into tomorrow’s adventure.
AM: After a full Welsh breakfast, head over to the activity shed to get kitted up in high quality protective gear: a toasty warm wetsuit, helmet, bouyancy aid and trainers. Travel in our minibus to a nearby coasteering venue where you’ll navigate surging swells, body-surf the breakers, take advantage of grippy barnacled terrain, get rinsed in Nature’s washing machine and swim into secret smugglers caves. If you’re feeling brave, our reassuring guides will pick out the perfect spots for a rejuvenating leap!
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 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, peregrines diving 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. The evening is yours to gather round a bonfire for some stargazing and toasted marshmallows.
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!
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.
2 Night Weekend
£245 per person
- 2 nights accommodation at the eco lodge with home-cooked food from Friday evening meal to lunch on Sunday.
- 2 half day coasteering adventures.
- A self-guided hike on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with minibus drop-off.
- All specialist equipment and qualified guides.
- Minibus transport to coasteering locations.
I cannot recommend this weekend enough!
Reviewed May 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We went to a different location each day with different instructors having two completely different but equally brilliant experiences. The equipment is high quality and care is really taken to make sure you feel safe and looked after.
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A most memorable adventure
Reviewed September 2021 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Preseli Venture Staff are the most Enthusiastic, Professionsal and Friendly people with a good sense of humour I have had the pleasure to meet. Their enthusiasm for each of the activities I did was mirrored by the majority of those around me.
Reviewed March 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I thought the lodge to be extraordinarily comfortable. The food was delicious, the scenery was unreal, and the people were so nice. Coasteering was certainly the highlight. The instructors seemed to be having fun while also being on top of things, ensuring everyone was safe and comfortable.
Reviewed May 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The instructors were great: friendly, knowledgeable and so much fun. The lodge, set in beautiful surroundings really did feel like a home from home, with the most delicious home cooked meals!
Coasteering is a true joy
Reviewed March 2022 ★ ★ ★ ★
Scrumptious food! It was even better considering the special effort that was added in order to accommodate my vegan diet. The sleeping areas were clean and cozy. The coasteering guides were peppy and friendly which made the experience a true joy.
Mary Jo Easley
End-to-end fantastic experience
Reviewed August 2021 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The stay with you was a delight, from eating the sumptuous food through the woodpeckers feeding at the window to the more expected enjoyment of coasteering. We will be returning!
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Book your Wicked Liquid Coasteering Weekend at Preseli Venture
Our coasteering weekends only run on certain weekends throughout the year, if you’d like to request dates for a coasteering weekend (and you don’t see any dates that suit you on the calendar below), please do get in touch.
We also run our mixed adventure “Adrenaline Cocktail” Weekend, which can include coasteering, most weekends from February to November, which you can book here.
Build your own bespoke Adventure Break
If you love the sound of our Coasteeering Weekends but our packaged up breaks dont quite suit your needs, you can build something bespoke by booking accommodation and picking your own half-day family 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!
Frequently Asked Questions
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 for 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.
Do I have to go up high? I’m scared of heights!
There is no need to go up high, the idea with coasteering is that you are right by the water’s edge, traversing along the rocky shore. The only reason to go up high above the water is if you choose to do some jumps! Your guide will take you to some lovely deep pools where it’s safe to jump in, if you wish to give it a go! It’s up to you to decide where to meet your adventurous edge – everyone is different!
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 social atmosphere and what could be a better way to make lifelong friends than jumping into the sea together?
Can I stay mid week instead?
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 offer mixed adventure weekends instead?
We do! Our Adrenaline cocktail Adult Adventure Weekend allows you to choose two or three adventures from coasteering, sea kayaking and surfing.
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