Leave no Trace with Firepot Foods – “Delicious, nutritious, dehydrated, slow-cooked meals inspired by our travels.”
Firepot Foods are a company from Dorset which began just three years ago. They found it so difficult to find a lightweight meal that was delicious, nutritional and natural so they decided to make their own. And they did. In a barn… Three years on and they have a full range of tasty meals which offer great nutritional benefits.
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Planning your DofE Expedition Food can be confusing if you haven’t done it before. If you are moving on from Bronze to Silver or Gold I hope the following advice will be useful too. I have put together a few thoughts to help and some questions to ask yourself to help in your planning.
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“Approx 5,000 items of marine plastic pollution have been found per mile of beach in the UK. With an average of 150+ bottles per mile.”
Continue reading Caffeine Filled Llangollen- Plastic Free Coffee Morning Fundraiser Report
Klean Kanteen is an American family-owned company with a mission. They first developed a non-toxic solution to single-use plastic water bottles in 2004, when they introduced the first stainless steel, BPA-free, reusable water bottle.
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Hennessy Hammock are one of the most highly regarded hammock brands in the world, and they come with a price tag to match. Or so I thought?
As a climber/mountaineer, kayaker and mountain biker working as an outdoor instructor and part time retail assistant money is not in abundance. 5k on a bike? Acceptable. A few hundred quid on climbing gear here and there? Absolutely! £450 on a set of Lettmann Ergonom Pro paddles? Best £450 I’ve ever spent!! £200? For a Hammock? Your kidding right?
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Palms sweaty, legs trembling, bits of gear I had? fallen on an outward pull. I was clinging on hard at about 30ft, knuckles white, fumbling to get a piece of pro in. I was shaking so hard I couldn’t place a wire, nothing would stick, F***, dropped them, dropped the effing wires! Precariously balanced on my foot, I somehow retrieved them, too late, I was PUMPED! I’d contracted Elvis leg and for that moment I thought this is it. I’d reached the brink, so I relaxed, in my head I had already fallen. I clipped the nuts to my harness, leg still shaking erratically, and stepped up on to the other leg. After that I just kept climbing, bold side pulls and smears I easily made it to the top. It was probably the smoothest I had ever climbed but I didn’t return to climbing until my Rock Climbing Instructor training.
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Our Welsh Adventure Bucket list for Llangollen on the Dee Valley includes rock climbing, paragliding, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, hill for, mountain biking, the river in the sky, fishing, a charity challenge, fell running and wild swimming. What would you add?
Have you….walked up Dinas Bran, paddled down the river, flown the skies, climbed the rocks, seen the black grouse, visited a hill fort, mountain biked a local trail, crossed the aqueduct, done the round, caught a fish, canoed the canal, biked up the Gwernant, ridden One Giant Leap, visited a mountain top, run a local fell race, swum in the river, attempted the Horseshoe pass time trial, the Hell Hole and the pillars at Dinbren?
We all know what it’s like; the last minute rush, what do I buy for Father’s Day, he’s hard to buy for, he’s got everything he wants, he doesn’t know what he wants, I’m on a budget. Well here are some easy options for Father’s Day that you can get right here in Llangollen at ProAdventure from just £3.95. We’re open 9-5 every day, even on Father’s Day, and if you are really stumped then you can buy him a Father’s Day gift card. Continue reading Affordable Father’s Day Gifts in Llangollen
The Royal International Pavilion was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1992. It provides the main venue for the annual Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, where musicians and dancers from across the world compete in a spirit of friendship and harmony.
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Some may not like the idea of canoeing on a canal, but when the canal in question is the Llangollen Canal World Heritage site and in an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, overlooked by mountains to North and South West that are Special Areas of Conservation and which itself overlooks the famous River Dee (another SAC) it is a pretty special experience. If you include the stunning bridge in the sky, a 126 foot high aqueduct then you are in for a stunning day out on the Llangollen Canal.
Continue reading A guide to canoeing the Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site