AboutAdventure holidays and group days in Wales have just got better, with a bit more Rip to them and a lot more Rock, with me Sally Haines and my team of qualified and experienced guides! Rip ‘n’ Rock offer adventure days and packages all over Gower and South Wales.We offer; Coasteering, canyoning, surfing, rock climbing, abseiling, gorge walking, kayaking, raft building, team building and more… At Rip n Rock we cater for all levels of abilities, all year round! Whether your a stag group, hen party, family, friends or couples we cater for all group types! For more information on day sessions and packages contact Sally via email or phone.
CANYONINGThe River Mellte is bigger and bolder than all the others in the Neath Valley – nicknamed ‘waterfall county’. The Mellte has the most impressive waterfalls of all and you can jump, slide and swim your way down them. Canyoning offers big jumps and bumpy white-water slides in truly breathtaking scenery. With challenges like ‘Down Time’, ‘The Ledge of Nowhere’ and ‘The Slamdunk’ its a great option for those looking to push themselves beyond their comfort levels!Please note; due to the nature and environment of the activities, in rare circumstances if conditions prove to be too dangerous, we will offer an alternative activity. A refund is offered if not alternative is available. GROUP SIZES / PRICES
2 PEOPLE = £75PP
3 PEOPLE = £65PP4+ PEOPLE = £55PP
FAQQ. Do you provide the kit? A. Yes , we provide you with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid and helmet and in colder months you’ll also be provided with a wetsuit hood, socks and thermal lined gloves. Q. Do we need to bring anything? A. Yes, a pair of old shorts to be worn over our wetsuits(giving them much needed protection against the rocks-especially for the bumshufflers amongst you). Your own footwear that you don’t mind getting wet – a walking boot/shoe or trainer with laces are great. (Sandals or wetsuit shoes aren’t suitable), swimwear for under the wetsuit, a towel and any medication you may need. Q. Do I need to be a strong swimmer? A. No. The majority of our customers are not strong swimmers. If you are a non swimmer but are confident in the water in a buoyancy aid (which keeps you afloat) and can do some form of forward paddle such as a doggy paddle/breaststroke then based on previous observations, this should suffice. If you are a non or weak swimmer and do not have water confidence, then you may prefer to miss out and walk around some of the challenges. Q. Do I need to be fit to go Canyoning? A. A reasonable level of fitness is required. The session is approx 3 hrs long and entails short pool swims, jumps and walking in and out of the river along rocks and river bed. In our opinion, the real test of fitness would be the walk back ‘up’ to the carpark along a rugged footpath. Q. Do I have to do all of the Jumps? A. No, jumps are optional. We always build you up to the big jumps, starting small. This allows our guides to coach you on jumping techniques and observe you. If you aren’t able to master the correct techniques our guides will not allow you to do the bigger jumps. The biggest being 10m on some days. Q. Do you have age limits? A. 7yrs old is the youngest. No older age limits apply. Q. What if the weather is bad? A. We’ll still go ahead in the rain. If the river conditions are too dangerous we will offer an alternative such as coasteering or gorge walking(these are an hour away from our canyoning venues) If an alternative cannot be provided you will receive a full refund. Q. Can I take pictures? A. Yes you are welcome to bring a waterproof camera to take pictures, this will be at your own risk. Some way of attaching the camera to you wrist/buoyancy aid is strongly reccommended. Q. Can I spectate from the side if I don’t want to take part? A. There is a public footpath that runs almost parallel to river, which is most likely to be uneven and potentially slippery. This will be entirely at your own risk and you will not the resposibilty of the guide.
What we provideWetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids. (in colder months- gloves, neoprene hoods and socks)
What you will needA pair of closed-toe, grippy shoes with laces to wear for the activity i.e. trainers/walking boots. No surfing booties or sandal style shoe- they are not suitable. Trunks/swimsuit to be worn under the wetsuit. A pair of old shorts to be worn outside the wetsuit to protect the wetsuit. A large towel or other garment to assist with changing outdoors, nudity in the areas we change in is totally unacceptable. A thin fleece (NOT cotton) top to wear under the wetsuit can give extra warmth. A must in winter months! Any medication you may need (asthma pump, EPI pen etc) your instructors can carry these the safety bags throughout the activity. Please ensure you have eaten a good meal before arriving for your session. You will not be able to bring food or drinks on the activity with you. Unless required for medical reasons. With your permission, pictures may be taken throughout the day and used for marketing purposes. Please note; everything during the session is optional, there is always another way around. Outdoor activity provision in the UK has an enviable safety record. However, accidents can occur. Due to their very nature and the environment and terrain in which they are held, all adventurous activities hold inherent risks and can never be 100% safe. By taking part in the activity you (or your guardian) are accepting this statement. Please share these instructions with your group and call or email team on 07815 784 122 / firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries. We look forward to meeting you soon 🙂