Rock Climbing in Llangollen and the Dee Valley

 

The Llangollen area is not perhaps the first place that springs to mind when you think about rock climbing in North Wales. It is often ignored by the hordes travelling West to the famous routes and crags of Snowdonia. But if you fancy getting away from the crowds and exploring a beautiful area with a host of climbing through the grades then it is worth stopping off to see what is on offer.

Sunset Climbing at Furry Wall, near Trefor quarry, Llangollen
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13 Bushcraft Christmas Gift Ideas

 

Find the perfect Bushcraft Christmas gift ideas. Even if you think your favourite bushcrafter has everything you should find something here they will love.

Bushcraft Knives

From delicate carving knives like the Karesuando Uraka to workhorses such as the Casstrom Lars Fält signature knife, you’ll find what you need.

Casstrom Alan Wood Safari Knife

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10 Outdoor Gift Ideas under £10

 

Gift ideas that are slightly out of the ordinary available here at ProAdventure Llangollen. I hope they inspire you!

Klean Kanteen Steel Straws – £9.95

Reusable stainless steel straws that will last a life time and not one day. Klean Kanteen also give back to the environment, so you are helping in more than one way.

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Knives for Children – Bushcraft, Crafting, Food Prep and Sloyd

 

Knives can be dangerous weapons. They can cause serious injury and knife crime is rising, but knives are also the most commonly used tools we humans have. Show me a chef that doesn’t have a selection or a farmer, woodworker, sailor, fisherman, rock climber, canoeist, scout or bushcrafter who doesn’t own at least one knife specific to his or her craft.

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Rafting the River Dee in Wales, a Photographic Guide

 

White Water Rafting on the River Dee in North WalesThe River Dee is the most reliable rafting River in Wales, the water is kept up all through summer so that Chester and Warrington get enough drinking water, so the river is always raftable, unlike the Dam Release Dependent River Tryweryn at Bala, which is refutable about 200 days per year..

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Making More Sustainable Choices for Your Camping and Outdoor Gear

 

With the success of our newest product, Firepot compostable expedition food, I got a bit excited about the range of greener brands we stock and the direction the outdoor industry is taking. Here our some of our favourite leave no trace products and brands.

Anything you buy on this list will have an extremely low or positive effect on the environment. Many of them make large donations to environmental charities, don’t use any plastic in production or products and even power their offices with renewable electricity.

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Find your Inner Blacksmith on an Axe Forging course at Gransfors Bruk

 

If the smile on the guys face was anything to go by then a Gransfors Axe forging course would be a must for any wanabee blacksmith!

Forging an axe in the Gransfors Bruks Tranining Forge in Sweden
Forging an axe in the Gransfors Bruks Tranining Forge

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Leave No Trace – Compostable Camping and Expedition food from Firepot Foods

 

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

 

Firepot food preparation

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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Caffeine Filled Llangollen- Plastic Free Coffee Morning Fundraiser Report

 

“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.”

Plastic waste in the ocean, the plastic bottle on the surface is the tip of the iceberg
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