Adventure Website Updates

As part of the preparation for spring (typically an upturn in demand for our Outdoor Adventures) we’ve revised a lot of the content on the website with additional activities for Outdoor Clubs, Geography Field Trips and Team Fun Days for sports clubs.

Most of the popular outdoor adventures from previous years have been maintained so if you’re planning a corporate event, stag do or hen party then please browse the site for your group and contact us with details of your group size, potential dates, your objectives and budget – we can then tailor an event to suit you perfectly.

 

Congratulations Welcome to Yorkshire – Tour de France in Yorkshire

Congratulations to the team at Welcome to Yorkshire on securing the first two stages of this iconic race in 2014 – beating bids from Barcelona, Berlin and Venice.

It’s obviously going to be a very popular event with organisers expecting three MILLION people to line the route.  Day one starts in Leeds and ends in Harrogate via Hawes and Skipton – a minimum of 115 miles of stunning Yorkshire countryside.  Day two sees the riders starting in York and traveling through Knaresborough, Keighley, Huddersfield, Holmfirth before ending 110 miles later in Sheffield.

There’s an overview map of the routes taken by each stage below:

Tour de France Yorkshire 2014

For any groups wanting to improve their mountain biking skills we offer tailored experiences and adventures to suit all skill levels, experience and objectives – from good fun stag do’s, as part of a team building programme and for more serious adventure seekers.  Contact us with details of your group size, preferred dates and what you want to achieve and we’ll propose an outdoor experience to suit your group.

 

Team Building Events 2013

While the current season’s weather can be quite challenging for anyone wanting to participate in outdoor activities we are running group events throughout the winter.

However the majority of enquiries we currently receive are for Team Building activities for next spring and summer when the weather in Yorkshire is more dependable and conducive to positive and great fun days out.

Our outdoor activities are perfect as part of a wider leadership development program, a one off team building day or simply as a great staff reward day.

Each day is based on a proven event and tailored for the specific group who are taking part so we can deliver your objectives ensuring everyone experiences something new or develops their existing skills.

The range of team building activities delivered in 2012 included:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Abseiling
  • Treasure Hunts
  • Gorge Walking
  • Coasteering

And we’re adding new events across Yorkshire all the time so if you want to get the most out of your team in 2013 then contact us with details of the group size, potential dates and your objectives and we’ll outline an event within your budget.

York accommodation – new hotels added

After a manic summer of group outdoor activities we’ve finally got some time to catch up with admin – including posting an update to the blog which was sorely missing in September!

We’ve now added three more accommodation venues in York and one in Bradford – browse the Group Outdoor Activities map where you can see the accommodation relative to where our main activities take place.

We’re happy to suggest accommodation for your group’s activity or organise it as part of a Team Building event – just ask when you enquire for details or view the accommodation section of the website to see a range of places to stay across Yorkshire.

Many of the venues are fellow Welcome to Yorkshire members so you can be assured of a warm welcome – either after or before your group outdoor activities.

Group Outdoor Activities accommodation

Tour de France in Yorkshire – Back le Bid with Welcome to Yorkshire

Congratulations to the hard working team at Welcome to Yorkshire – they’ve now got over 150,000 (yes one hundred and fifty THOUSAND) pledges of support for their campaign to bring the iconic race to the hills and dales of Yorkshire.

With the tremendous achievements of Bradley Wiggins at both the Tour de France and the recent Olympic games there is renewed interest in cycling across the UK.

If your group are into mountain biking and want to develop your skills – or you’re new to mountain biking and want our expert instructors to guide you on a great day out then please do contact us.  We offer mountain bike experiences across Yorkshire for groups of all abilities for team building, a stag do, hen parties or simply groups of mates who want to get outdoors and do something different.

Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

Here’s a few recent pictures taken at Brimham Rocks – it’s an amazing site for team building / leadership events, rock climbing and just sheer fun scrambling around the rocks as a family.

Hopefully you enjoyed these pictures of Brimham Rocks – do see the website for details of outdoor adventure activities across Yorkshire for Team Building, Stag dos and hen parties.

New Directory Site for Leeds

Having seen the new directory website for Leeds on another business forum we’ve added our listing which you can see by following the link below.

It’s good to help local Yorkshire businesses promote their services – it’s less than three hours from London, Edinburgh or Glasgow to Leeds or York and we think more businesses should ‘get away’ to Yorkshire for their corporate entertainment and team building.

Outdoor Pursuit Organisers & Equipment York

 

New Outdoor Instructors Page

We work with the best outdoor instructors in the industry and so you can see a little about some of our instructors prior to your team building event or other outdoor activities we’ve published brief information that’s available through this link – Outdoor Instructors.

Rock Steady Adventure Qualified Instructors

Please contact us to discuss your group’s specifica requirements when organising outdoor activities – we organise loads of outdoor adventures across Yorkshire for social groups as well as schools and corporate days.

 

Conference Ice Breaker – Abseil York

We were recently approached by a large Yorkshire based company to provide an adrenaline fuelled conference ice breaker for 25 of their top flight sales team.

The brief was broad in that it had to take place within 20 minutes of York City Centre (where their conference takes place) had to be exciting and there was a maximum of three hours before the delegates had to get on with the more serious business of their sales conference.

Of the outdoor adventure options proposed the corporate customer quickly selected an eight floor abseil down York’s tallest hotel. York City Centre Abseil

 

As with most pictures it’s really hard to get the scale across – these were taken last week when we finalised the activity’s risk assessment prior to the imminent abseil and the team that did it assure me it’s a long way up (and down!) even for those very used to rock climbing and abseiling.

River Ouse YorkThe views from the top of the building are stunning – probably one of the best views over York that there is!

York Minster

If you want an exciting conference ice breaker or team building activities in Yorkshire then simply contact us to discuss your ideas and we’ll tailor the ideal event just for you.

Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire

The near perfect weather conditions on Saturday called for a group outing walking over Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire.

As you can see from the pictures below the weather was clear and very bright (click the image to see a clearer version)

Ilkley Moor, YorkshireWith the light snow and hard frost from the night before crunching under foot the path takes you from Dick Hudson’s Public House gently uphill to the circular stone structure known as the 12 Apostles.

There’s a choice at the standing stones to either continue into the town of Ilkley (potentially stopping for a hot chocolate at the White House on the side of Ilkley Moor) or to do a u-turn and head back towards High Eldwick, we did the later.

This is far from a long hike but the scenery and views were tremendous – and despite the very wet conditions underfoot (not unusual on Ilkley Moor at any time of year!) we managed to not get too muddy.

The views throughout the walk are amazing and it’s highly recommended for anyone who hasn’t experienced it to try it sometime soon – either as a purely social event in the outdoors or a chilled out team building exercise followed by a couple of local bitter in one of the local hostelries.

Ilkley Moor to Nidderdale