Brecon Beacons Beginner Backpacking & Wild Camping Course

£ 100

Neath, Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons Beginner Backpacking & Wild Camping Course
Neath, Brecon Beacons
Cancellation: Custom
Duration: 2 days
£ 100

Activity Highlights:

Welcome to our Brecon Beacons Beginner Backpacking and Wild Camping Course. If the idea of sleeping beneath the stars, hiking through breathtaking landscapes, and learning valuable outdoor skills appeals to you, then you’re in the right place! This course is perfect for novices eager to get into the great outdoors.

Key Details

  • Meeting Point: Sgwd Gwladys, Pontneddfechan, Glynneath, Neath, SA11 5NR
  • Duration: 2 days, 1 night

Key Skills

This two-day course covers the following key skills:

  • Gear Essentials: Understanding the vital equipment needed for a successful backpacking and wild camping trip, including tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, and cooking equipment.
  • Nutrition and Hydration: Learning the importance of proper nutrition and hydration, along with different meal planning and water filtration options.
  • Navigation Basics: Acquiring essential navigation skills like reading a map and using a compass.
  • Leave No Trace Principles: Understanding the ethics of minimal impact camping and how to preserve the natural environment.
  • Safety Measures: Covering general outdoor safety, including wildlife precautions and emergency preparedness.
  • Practical Application: In the two-day in-person hike, you get hands-on experience in setting up a tent, water filtration, cooking meals, and trail navigation.
  • Group Dynamics: Working effectively within a small group, learning to distribute tasks and responsibilities for a more enjoyable experience.
  • Itinerary Planning: Creating a detailed itinerary and gear list so you can prepare adequately for your adventure.
  • Emergency Procedures: Training on what to do in emergency situations, from minor injuries to getting lost.
  • Environmental Awareness: Learning how to identify potential environmental hazards and how to interact responsibly with wildlife and nature.

These skills are designed to not only make you comfortable in the wilderness but also to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

Course Breakdown

Part One: Zoom Meeting

Before you hit the trails, we’ll kick things off with a Zoom meeting covering:

  • Gear essentials – from tents to cooking gadgets.
  • Food and water – nutrition, hydration, and filtration.
  • Navigation basics – map and compass know-how for the trail.
  • ‘Leave no trace’ principles.
  • Safety guidelines – prep for wildlife encounters and emergencies.

Part Two: In-Person Two-Day Hike

After the Zoom session, get ready for a two-day hike led by our experienced instructors, where you’ll:

  • Set up a tent – practical, hands-on experience in the wild.
  • Filter water – get your hydration straight from nature.
  • Cook meals – ecome a wilderness chef.
  • Navigate – apply those newfound map and compass skills.

Please Note: When you make your booking, you are booking for the two-day in-person hike by selecting your start-date. Your Zoom meeting will be scheduled in advance of this taking place.

Location

Our adventure unfolds in the mesmerizing setting of the Brecon Beacons, renowned for its scenic beauty and vast expanses of open wilderness. It’s the ideal place to practice and perfect your newfound skills.

Prerequisites

No prior experience is needed, just a love for the outdoors! The Zoom meeting is not compulsory but highly recommended for a fuller experience.

Why Choose Us?

We don’t just offer walks; we offer experiences. From one-off visitors to regular adventurers, we welcome all with open arms. Our team is a blend of educators, communicators, and entertainers. We’re all about making your outdoor journey educational, safe, and most of all, fun! Come join our community of happy hikers and lifelong learners.

We can’t wait to share this adventure with you. Book now to reserve your spot!

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What's Included:

  • Professional Guidance
  • In-depth Zoom briefing
  • 2-day in-person hiking and wild camping

What's Not Included:

  • Food and Beverages
  • Personal Gear (some kits can be loaned, but we encourage you to bring your own)
  • Transportation to the meeting point

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This trip is run by Andy and his team of adventure activity and guided walk leader specialists. They are outdoor professionals who aim to pass on our expertise and experience to you through dynamic and fun provision!

Yes! You can view our full range at the bottom of this page.

Yes you can! The best option is to contact the Adventuro team via the online chat requesting a proposed itinerary for your group booking.

We will send you a detailed kit list. However, as a general guide you will need walking boots, warm layers and waterproofs.

We don’t cancel due to weather unless it is unsafe to drive. In this rare event, we will contact you and propose alternative dates/times.

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  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund.
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking.
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost.
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount.
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts.
  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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- More than - 60 days notice – 100% refund.
- 30 days notice – 50% refund.
- Less than 30 days notice – 0% refunded.
This is because it is unlikely, given that amount of notice, that we’ll be able to fill the spot/s.

  • Where applicable, deposit payments are non-refundable.

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