Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Hello to anyone who gets time to look on here, we hope the Autumn and the coming Winter are treating you well. The firewood is stacked in the wood store and the burners are are on but the cold weather hasn't stopped people wanting to get out and enjoy a few adventure activities and paintball. In fact its been the busiest November in the 11 years of Adventure 21.

We have had some great mountain days, some fantastic corporate activity events and the paint-balling is going from strength to strength.

Barclays Bank on a team Charity Event November 2011

We have a great team working at Adventure 21 and its always add to the list and this year we have Dan, Dan and Chris who are all recent instructors to join us.

Chris supervising a recent corporate group down from the top of  Coniston Old Man
Dan relaxed at the end of a busy session

Recently most of our work has taken place outside of the Lancashire at our base in Coniston. After numerous meetings over the past few weeks we have been busy planning new ventures in the Lancashire and Manchester areas. We are now happy with the extended paint balling venues and should be able to add another site in Colne, we are also working with Chorley Borough Council looking at some adventure training races for beginners, intermediates and corporate team building groups, this will include, sit on top kayaks, a zip wire, assault course etc - watch this space. We have also moved back into local schools in the area offering a range of mobile adventure activities at winter prices, please call us if any of these new ventures are of interest to you.

This month we had a visit from Widnes Vikings Rugby League team, Widnes have just moved up into the super league and decided to use Adventure 21 for one of their pre season training sessions. The brief was "make it tough" so we did. Starting at Coniston Boating center we sent the team on a warm up run and sprint up the road to the fell gate at the start of the Walner Scar road, Coniston side. Anyone that has been up the road in a car will know how steep it is, try running it! After a brief stop to get their breath back the team's chose a log to carry, with instructions not to put it down!

The log carry was supposed to be for 2 miles but unfortunately some of the teams put it down which meant that the brief changed and the log was to be carried to the top of the Old Man of Coniston, a height of 803 metres / 2635 feet

It was a good effort by all the team and it must have been the first time that trees had been seen at the top of the Coniston fells in a few hundred years.

Vikings coach Denis Bett's and assistant coach Mick Cassidy said it was a great way to see how the team performed together in a different environment and that the team would gain a lot from it.

We wish the team well for the new season and we will be watching their progress and taking up the offer of going to watch them play.

As a final thought, don't let the Winter become gloomy and dark, get out and enjoy it, there's always lots going on with Adventure 21, see you all soon, Dave