Caerphilly Adventure Group

The Caerphilly Adventure Group (CAG) provides outdoor activity opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

Caerphilly Adventure Group is made up of a team of volunteers that work in partnership with Caerphilly County Borough Council's Outdoor Education provision, namely, Caerphilly Adventures.

All official CAG activities are covered by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) via Caerphilly Adventures. Such events are also covered by CCBC’s public liability insurance.

This allows CAG to provide adventurous activities to children and young people under the age of 18 within the scope of the licence. These activities include:

  • Water sports
  • Trekking
  • Indoor climbing 

Adult activities undertaken by the group include:

  • Kayaking, canoeing and Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Mountaineering and hill walking
  • Camping and expedition
  • Bushcraft
  • Gorge walking and Adventure Walking
  • Cycling 

Many of our volunteer leaders hold National Governing Body Awards such as Mountain Leader Award, Climbing Wall Award, Mountain Bike Leader, Paddlesport Coach and first aid training.

Our ethos is to invest in volunteers by securing funding to develop their skills and qualifications so in return they can arrange and lead activities for CAG.

Kayak clubs

Weekly kayaking sessions take place at Heol Ddu[TJ1]  Leisure Centre on a Monday 6.-7pm (adults and children), Sunday evenings at Newbridge 5pm to 6pm. Sessions cost £6 and require monthly payment of £24 to be paid in advance on the 1st of every month.

2 taster sessions are available for £6 per session before committing to the monthly sign up.

Membership of Canoe Wales is mandatory following completion of 2 taster sessions.

Participants should be aged 8 and over and subject to an assessment in the water prior to joining. We ask that participants wear a tee-shirt over swimwear for the sessions. All equipment is provided.

Monthly meetings

The Caerphilly Adventure Group meets every two months at 7pm at Tredomen and Business Technology Centre, Tredomen Business Park, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7FN

Dates are confirmed via email to members.

The monthly meeting provides a chance to catch up and plan future events. New members are welcome to attend, as it is a good opportunity to meet others and find out what's going on. Guest speakers and members deliver short presentations on activities or trips they have undertaken.

Other activities

We have a walking group that walk frequently throughout the month. Details of each walk event are sent via email beforehand and members are requested to book their place with the walk leader.

Other events are advertised via email and at meetings and via Caerphilly Adventure Group

You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ali Rees Evans (Secretary)

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