Our two centres in Monmouthshire are ideally placed for water-based outdoor education activities. Hilston Park is near Monmouth and the River Wye which offers some of the best touring canoeing in the UK including the spectacular giant meander below Symonds Yat view point.
Gilwern is a stone's throw from the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal for half day or full day trips of a more gentle kind. There are places to stop off for lunch and plenty of wildlife to spot along the way.
The river Usk runs close to the Gilwern site with some fantastic grade 2 and 3 white water sections. Aberbran to Brecon and Tal y Bont to Llangynidr provide two excellent days on the water.
We use open canoes, kayaks and sit-on tops on the rivers and canal. Wearing buoyancy aids is standard practice, so swimming ability is not critical.
Of course watersports doesn't just mean canoeing. Our experienced leaders can organise raft building too which is a great team challenge. Using only barrels, wooden poles, rope and your inginunity your team can design and build a craft to transport you-ideally staying as dry as you can!