I'm a director of Isle of Wight Adventure Activities and a Senior British Canoe Union Coach and an SUP Instructor Trainer. I am an outdoor centre inspector, a BCU national trainer and am recognised by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority as a technical advisor. I'm the chair of the BCU emerging disciplines technical committee which oversees and advises the national governing body on issues relating to sit on top kayaks and stand-up-paddle boards.
I'm a REC First Aid Trainer who specialises in Expedition First Aid and Aquatic First Aid and am also an RLSS Trainer.
Bushcraft is something everyone can gain skills in and have fun learning. Our Isle of Wight Bushcraft introductions are run by a Bushcraft specialist who has years of experience in outdoor living and teaching bushcraft. We utalise the best locations on the Isle of Wight for our Bushcraft courses. We provide all the equipment you need, and even the food and drink for you to experiment with on the fires that you will make using traditional methods – no matches here!
This is an ideal family activity whatever the weather. You’ll build a shelter together and then learn to make fires. You can relax together enjoying some food and drink that you have made. All the time you’ll have an experienced bushcraft instructor there to show you what to do and to give you loads of advice on tips and techniques. Great fun for everyone no matter what age!
Mountain Boarding Adventures on the Isle of Wight. Do you want to have fun rushing down a hill side on a board? We’ll get you to the stage where you can take on a few jumps. Mountain Boarding is great fun and exciting to learn.
Our Mountain Boarding Adventure will introduce you to the equipment and show you the basics and much more. You’ll take on the rollers and some of the drop offs if you are feeling brave.
Day Trip Kayaking on the Isle of Wight. Kayaks are the best way to properly explore the stunning Isle of Wight coastline. You will be visiting coves, beaches, caves and if you are lucky with the weather getting out to the Needles!
Our full days are based on the highest quality touring sit on top kayaks available, Ocean Kayak Scupper Pros; We’ll be taking lunch with us and stopping to play between the rocks and go snorkeling in some stunning locations.
Climbing on the Isle of Wight. Do you want to try rock climbing in a safe atmosphere with friendly instructors?
Our introduction to Climbing will introduce you to challenge of climbing, but as slowly and as gently as you want. If you feel like you want to do some harder climbing, or you are in a mixed group, don’t worry our experienced instructors will find plenty to challenge you.
For your Climbing Adventure, you will meet us at our base at our Tapnell adventure centre. Your instructor will greet you, explain what is going to happen and then get you kitted out for the 30 minute adventure.
You will be given a top quality climbing equipment.
These climbing adventures are aimed at those who have never climbed before and for family groups who want to stay together.