Worried you can’t Paddleboard?
Throughout the Outdoor Explore family, we don’t like saying no. It is our aim to accommodate as many people on our slow-paced adventures as we can. We have purchased specific equipment (and will continue to get more) to make our watersport sessions as accessible as possible. Why turn customers away? We’d rather have an honest…
INNS! What do you know? What can you do?
Read more about INNS, invasive, non-native species affecting British countryside.
A Great First Year of Paddleboarding for Outdoor Explore Wales!
Outdoor Explore Wales has had a fantastic first year of SUP in South Wales! We delivered 65 trips to 195 people at 11 locations and paddled for over 1600km between us! In the last year, we have paddled in Cardiff, Swansea, Monmouth, multiple locations in the Brecon Beacons, and also ventured across the border to…
Litter Free Paddle – Our Paddleboard Litter Pick
Last week we completed Outdoor Explore Wales’ first Litter Free Paddle of 2022! Since the first Litter Free Paddle almost 7 years ago in Scotland, Outdoor Explore has been clearing rubbish from local waterways in Scotland and South Wales on our #LitterFreePaddle trips. In June 2021, shortly after Outdoor Explore Wales came into being, the…
Just why is SUP so good for Mindfulness and your Headspace?
So, just why is SUP so great for your headspace? Out on my guided paddleboard trips and during my tuition sessions I often find myself bringing up the topic of mindfulness and using the term ‘headspace’. This is all very well, but what am I going on about? Very simply put, mindfulness involves concentrating on…
Canal Part #4 – Tal-y-Bont towards Llangynidr
Part four of our guide to Paddling the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal starts in Talybont-on-Usk and takes us through the longest tunnel on the canal. Is this the most adventurous section of the canal so far? Or the most peaceful? Getting on the canal in the picturesque little village of Talybont-on-Usk is as easy as…
Paddleboard tour of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal Part #3
The third installment of our tour of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal takes us from the slipway at Pencelli to the road lift bridge at Tal-y-Bont on Usk. A great start or finish point for your paddle, the slipway gives easy access to the water – there’s also space to park a few cars here.…
No one Expects the Unexpected!
Make sure you’re prepared for all the unexpected adventures you can encounter on a SUP trip!
What to plan for a cold, winter’s morning paddle.
As long as you are prepared for the conditions, the cold alone shouldn’t be a deterrent for heading out on the water- just be prepared you may need to break ice to get on the water! A cold, clear winter’s morning paddle can be as beautiful as they come. As with every paddle trip, make…