• Abseiling at Dancing Ledge
  • Getting instructions on Abseiling Dancing Ledge
  • Cyclists group at the ferry
  • Geneva to Nice Cycle Challenge
  • Jubilant in Paris - London to Paris Cycle Ride
  • Dancing Ledge Lower Tier
  • Topping out at Dancing Ledge
  • Lunch stop in the mountains
  • Compass landscape
  • A helpful tip from the sea-kayaking instructor

Activities

Get out there and try something new!

Appetite for Adventure run a range of exhilarating activities throughout the U.K. and overseas. The days can be tailored for anything, be it groups of friends, stag/hen events, families or corporate.

Activities include:


Overseas

Looking for something different and a little more challenging?  Then give us a call to talk about joining one of our overseas trips!  We run trips worldwide, with particular specialist knowledge and partners in Africa, Morocco, Cuba and Nepal.

We work with local, well-trained guides and staff who have an in-depth knowledge of both their country and culture giving you the best experience possible.  Trips can be for a personal adventure, a corporate development initiative or raising funds for your chosen charity and all can be tailored for your individual needs.

Appetite for Adventure only employs fully trained and experienced instructors and leaders, who are all first aid trained, CRB/DBS checked and fully insured.

Climbing

Outdoor climbing is a fun and exhilarating sport for everyone!

With our qualified instructors learn new skills and enjoy some great outdoor fun on Dorset’s breath-taking Jurassic Coast.

Half day taster - This half-day is designed to give you a taster of two exciting activities that might get you hooked!! With fully qualified instructors you will visit Dorset’s beautiful Jurassic Coast and try your hand at climbing and abseiling. With morning and afternoon sessions you will have plenty of time to explore the surrounding area before or after your climbing and abseiling.

With prices starting at £25 including all technical equipment, instruction, insurance and mid-session refreshments. A great way to try something new.

Climbing Day - This full day is designed to give you an insight in to this exhilarating activity – you may have never climbed before and just want to get outdoors and try something completely new or have done a little climbing in or outdoors before and want to improve your technique and knowledge!

You will spend the day with qualified instructors and visit Dorset’s beautiful Jurassic Coast and enjoy a full day’s climbing. With prices starting at £40 including all technical equipment, instruction, insurance and mid-session refreshments (we can also offer picnic lunches from £5.50) a perfect day to share with friends.

Intro to Sport Lead Climbing - Our sport leading day is designed for people who have climbed before and are looking to move up to the next level, the aim of the day is to build your confidence and knowledge so you are happy to lead climb a grade that suits you. During your day you will make the move from top roping a climb to leading it! With trained instructors you will look at equipment, safety and technique amongst other things. With prices starting at £75 including all technical equipment, instruction, insurance and mid-session refreshments (we can also offer picnic lunches from £5.50).

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Fabulous day out, totally addicted to climbing now! Loved every second - thank you for being amazing instructors and ridiculously encouraging and patient
Thanks for a great day out! Really enjoyed the climbing and abseiling and the flapjack was an added bonus!! Recommend +++
Our family had the most excellent afternoon. Jason and Adrian were so friendly, helpful and we all felt completely safe and at ease with climbing, 7 and 9 year old girls included.
My 7 year old had an amazing time climbing on Sunday. A beautiful setting, fantastic instructors and an unforgettable experience
My two children and I went rock climbing. BEST TIME EVER

Abseiling

Are you looking for your next big challenge?

We run a number of abseils and our latest favourite is the iconic Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth, Hampshire!  Abseil 300 feet and enjoy some unbeatable views..

You can either undertake it as your next personal goal, or you could raise money for your favourite deserving charity. Come and join Appetite for Adventure and test your nerves! Next abseil date is 21st September 2014 – contact us for more details and to book your place. Cost starts from £85 per person plus minimum fundraising of £165.

Alternatively if you’ve never abseiled before but fancy trying it, come and join one of our Taster Half Day sessions that combine outdoor rock-climbing and coastal abseiling in a beautiful location down on the Jurassic Coast. All our experiences are running throughout July and August, prices start at £25 for a half day with picnic lunch options available. All technical equipment is provided and full insurance included.

Book your place now!

Sea Kayaking

Fancy a paddle and a different perspective on life?

A truly unique and wonderful way to see the Jurassic Coast and its hidden caves and stories.. We run half-day paddles under expert tuition for complete beginners to those who want to learn new techniques.

Get out on the water and cross this off your bucket list! 

All our experiences are running throughout July and August, prices start at £25 for a half day with picnic lunch options available. All technical equipment is provided and full insurance included.

Contact us for dates and details.

Charity Cycle Challenges

Do something you’ve never done before, and go somewhere you’ve never been before…

Our hugely popular cycle challenges are going to be bigger and better in 2015! These challenges give you the opportunity to truly enjoy an amazing adventure in spectacular surroundings, meeting like-minded people and become incredibly fit!

Test yourself in the mountains of Morocco or pace yourself in the Pyrenees – we have something for everyone, and welcome all from the age of 16+ (no age limit!)

Cycling Event Training and Information Rides

This is a three hour informal evening session for people who are thinking of or have signed up for a cycling event and are looking for some advice and tips.  Meeting at the Hare & Hounds in Sway each Wednesday evening throughout July and August at 7pm we will head out on a gentle 2 hour ride round the quiet lanes of the New Forest with an experienced cycle eventer, during which we will look at riding style, use of the bike and chat through any questions that arise.  Once back at the meeting point there will be the chance to ask more questions and share useful advice you have picked up from other riders.  Price for the evening meet is £10 which includes the trainer, support, lots of information and insurance. Please contact us for more details and dates.

Alternatively if you’d like some one-to-one training or a small group session, Please contact us.

Everyone really enjoyed the lunch on Sunday, we had loads of people telling us how good it was!
The crowd were excellent cheering us on when we faltered and Appetite for Adventure supplied us with tips and help so that all of us got to the end!
Safety was given the highest priority and I felt safe and well looked after. The staff running the training session were friendly and knowledgeable, providing good advice to the group as a whole and to individuals where required.

Mountain Biking

Basic Biking!

A day of “on the trail” learning for people who enjoy mountain biking and want to build on their confidence and understanding of the basic skills needed to look after yourself while out on the trail. During the day, based in the beautiful New Forest, we look at your bike and advise you of maintenance prior to the ride, show you how to repair minor problems on the trail, basic navigation, basic First Aid, and how to deal with a variety of situations. The day is suitable for people with limited riding knowledge, the pace will not be fast and we will be riding over easy terrain. Prices from £50 for the day. Please contact us for more details and dates.

The Purbeck Pebble

A weekend of camping and great riding in the rolling hills of the Purbecks in Dorset. Arriving on the Friday evening there will be time to meet and get to know the other riders on the weekend and tell stories of your mountain biking adventures. We will then have two great rides that will be vehicle-supported and a sociable Saturday evening for more biking tales... The weekend is residential which includes two nights’ camping accommodation, food, mess tent, qualified instructors and great biking. You are more than welcome to bring your own tent and we will be happy to help put it up or you can hire from a range of different sized tents we have. Please contact us for more details and dates.

Mountain/Hill Walking

Beginning with the Basics

This course is for those who enjoy "The Great Outdoors" and what it has to offer, but want to go a little bit further or higher and want to improve their basic readiness. A day of “on the hill” learning will help build confidence and understanding of the basic skills needed to look after yourself while out on the hills or moorland. During the day we look at equipment choice, basic navigation, route-planning, basic first aid and safety, and lots of answers to all your questions. Prices from £50 for the day which includes all technical equipment, hot drinks and homemade sweet treats. Please contact us for more details and dates.

Moving into the Mountains

This is a weekend based in the Brecon Beacons in Wales. We spend two days building on the basic skills learned on our “Beginning with the Basics” course to help extend your knowledge and confidence so you are comfortable exploring hills and mountains further.

Day 1
AM
: Review of kit options, food and route-planning.
PM
: Out on the hill studying Navigation in-depth and discussing scenarios that you may have to deal with in the mountains. Plan your route for day 2 and spend the evening with the instructor with plenty of opportunity to tap in to their mountain knowledge.

Day 2 – a six hour day in the mountains with plenty of time to practice what you’ve learned and to ask questions.

The weekend is residential which includes two nights bunk-house accommodation, food, qualified instructors and safety back-up. We ask you to provide a compass and 1:25000 OS map of the areas we will be in. Please contact us for more details and dates.

Trekker’s Training Weekend

This weekend is based either in the New Forest National Park or on the beautiful Dorset Jurassic Coast and is designed to help you prepare for overseas trekking holidays. Whether it is the heady heights of Mount Kilimanjaro or the Foothills of the Annapurna’s we will be giving you an insight in to life on the trek from tea in the morning to that night-time stumble to the toilet tent and everything in between! This is a friendly and informative weekend with the chance to chat with experienced expedition leaders about life on the trail. The weekend is residential which includes two nights’ camping accommodation, food, mess tent, qualified instructors and great walking. You are more than welcome to bring your own tent and we will be happy to help put it up or you can hire from a range of different sized tents we have. Please contact us for more details and dates.

First Aid Training

We run outdoor first aid courses that meet National Governing Body Standards (MLTB and BCU) for people who enjoy being in or working in the outdoors. The courses are 16 hours (over 2 days) with a mix of indoor and outdoor learning. These are non-residential courses but we are happy to give advice on accommodation in the area. Courses from £130 which includes all training material, qualified trainer, coffee breaks and lunch on both days. Please contact us for more details and dates.

Navigation

Introduction to Navigation

A three hour outdoor learning experience based in the New Forest is suited to anyone who is interested in finding their way around a map and getting the most out of all the information it provides and using it to your full advantage while out in the open country. We will look at different maps versus the technology of the GPS and Smart Phone, basic symbols and reading them, grid references, orientation of the map and route-planning. Prices from £35 which includes all technical equipment, hot drinks and homemade sweet treats. Please contact us for more details and dates.

Two Day National Navigation Award scheme

The NNAS is an accredited award involving a degree of monitoring of your skill level. After a refresher in the morning there will be an ongoing assessment throughout the day. All the learning is outdoors and is fun but informative. We offer Bronze and Silver level courses, which can be done over two consecutive days or individual days.

The Bronze course is £120 and the Silver is £140. These prices include both days, all navigation equipment, trained instructor and lunch. These are non-residential courses but we are happy to give advice on accommodation in the area. Please contact us for more details and dates.

Teambuilding Challenges and Fun

Foster team spirit and see the team dynamics change..

Be it a day, a residential course or a fun weekend, many options are available and can be adapted for corporate team-building, leadership development, competitive target-oriented activities or just some plain old good fun at a Hen Weekend!!!

We have a large number of team tasks and activities that cover skills including communication development, decision-making, leadership, teamwork as well as physical and mental aspects.  A variety can be selected from and put into a bespoke program, either at a company's own premises or in an open outdoors space.

The teambuilding fun can also be incorporated in to a full activity day, complemented with another activity such as navigation, cycling or rock-climbing – choose from our wide range of outdoor pursuits.

Plus, as with all our events/trips we can provide all catering from delicious cooked breakfasts, morning coffee, to a hot or cold lunch spread, a very naughty but nice afternoon tea and/or mouthwatering dinner if required, using local and seasonal ingredients where possible allowing us to give you a superior quality experience and a complete "Taste of the Great Outdoors".