Mountain Biking Activity – Quantocks

June 25, 2017
August 20, 2017

Join us for a guided mountain bike ride on the Quantock Hills!

 

Activity: Mountain Biking

We provide: Bikes, helmets, gloves and a qualified guide.

Ratio: 1:8 maximum

Location: Crowcombe Park Gate, The Quantock Hills

AM session: Ages 10 – 16 – £25pp

PM Session: Adults and teenagers. – £35pp

We’ll teach you the basic skills required for off-road cycling, whilst guiding you on a fun and scenic 10-15 km route. A good level of fitness is required, with some previous cycling experience.

Please get in touch to book your place.

e: info@exmooradventures.co.uk

t: 07976 208279

Mountain Biking on The Quantock Hills

Mountain Biking on The Quantock Hills

Introduction to Cycle Maintenance

June 28, 2017

Join us on this 1 day course to learn the basics of cycle maintenance.

Learn how to identify problems, maintain your bike, and save yourself money, by doing things yourself!

The course will be based at an indoor venue in Porlock, West Somerset.

We’ll provide tea and coffee, a warm learning environment, bike stands, and fantastic tutoring from our Cytech & Park Tool qualified cycle mechanic.

Course content: 

  • Bicycle set up – Handlebar positioning, seat height and position, brake lever positioning etc
  • Tools – The uses of.
  • Identifying faults – M check
  • Tyres –   Choice, removal and fitting, puncture repairs and tyre pressures.
  • Headsets – Adjustment and caring for.
  • Gears – Replacing cables and gear adjustment.
  • Chains – Caring for, replacement, splitting a chain.
  • Brakes – A discussion about the types of brakes, and what to look out for when replacing brake pads/blocks.
  • Bicycle care – Cleaning and lubrication.
  • Q & A session.

Candidates can, for an additional fee and if a suitable standard has been reached, obtain a MIAS Level 2 Cycle Maintenance Award. Please contact for details.

Cost: £70pp

Maximum ratio: 1:6

Bike Maintenance Course - Exmoor

Bike Maintenance Course – Exmoor

For more details, or to book your place, please contact us:

e: info@exmooradventures.co.uk

t: 07976 208279

Kayak Safety & Skills Course

June 30, 2017

 

Do you want to learn how to paddle your kayak efficiently, know what to wear and carry, know how to perform rescues, and tow another craft?

This is the course for you!

This course is aimed at beginner and intermediate recreational kayakers, wanting to know the basics, before heading out on the water.

 

Course content:

- Different kayak designs (sit-on-top v’s closed cockpit)

- Clothing & PPE (personal protective equipment)

- What to carry

- Fundamental skills (forward, reverse, stopping, turning, moving the boat sideways)

- Journeying on flat water

- Towing systems & strategies

- Self and peer rescue in deep water

- Weather

- Planning a trip

 

10% of all course bookings will be donated to the Minehead RNLI.

For more information about safety when kayaking, please visit the Fatyak website – www.fatyak-kayaks.co.uk

 

Course location: Porlock Weir, Exmoor

Course cost: £60pp

Course timings: 10am – 4pm

All equipment provided!

Kayaking along the Exmoor Coast

Kayaking along the Exmoor Coast

Map & Compass Foundation Skills

June 8, 2017
July 21, 2017
August 23, 2017

This 1 day course is perfect for those with limited map and compass skills, wanting to gain the fundamental skills and techniques to give more confidence on the hills, using map and compass.

During the day, the following skills will be covered:

  • Identifying & interpreting map features (scales, signs and symbols)
  • Use a range of maps (1:25,000 & 1:50,000 OS)
  • Setting the map using a compass & land features
  • Use of the grid system, and grid references
  • Planning a route
  • Undertaking a planned route (roughly 10 km)
  • Use of pacing, handrails and timing
  • Introduction and use of taking a bearing on your compass

We provide maps and compasses.

Course location: Porlock, West Somerset

Cost: £50pp

Navigation Courses on Exmoor

Navigation Courses on Exmoor

We can offer this as a bespoke course for individuals, couples or groups. Please get in touch for more information.

Multiple booking discounts available.