Whether you are looking for pure escapism or the promise of adventure, 2016 is set to be great year for new experiences here in South West Wales. We have a fantastic selection of outdoor activities adventure pursuits in Tenby and the surrounding area. There has never been a better time to learn a new skill or have a crack at something you have always wanted to try, whether that means learning to surf or climbing your way to some of the most epic views in Pembrokeshire. Naturally, you could also mix adventure with a relaxing break and the best in food and hospitality at our delightful hotel near Tenby. We hope 2016 is an exciting and enjoyable year for you. Here are a handful of activities and ideas to make your next break a memorable one:
Climbing Experience Days
For many visitors, the cragginess of Pembrokeshire is part of its timeless beauty. But for the keen adventurer, an even better way to enjoy the landscape is to climb it! There are stacks of beautiful locations to learn how to climb in South West Wales too, as well as more challenging spots for experienced climbers.
Climb Pembroke are the closest option to Tenby, offering friendly tuition and all the gear you need to stay safe while enjoying the thrill of climbing. You’ll see some of the regions beautiful hidden location, enjoying views only a few visitors reach. Take a look at their website for a range of climbing courses and gift experiences: www.climbpembroke.com
Learn to Surf in Pembrokeshire
The coast of South West Wales is a great place to learn to surf, with some seriously underrated surf beaches. For anyone who fancies taking to the waves, Outer Reef Surfing provide the ideal introduction to the sport. Based just a short drive from Tenby, they run friendly surf lessons in beach locations including Freshwater West and Manorbier. You don't need any special gear or experience, as they can provide all the equipment and invaluable knowhow to get you started. See their site for more details and a range of gift experience vouchers:www.outerreefsurfschool.com
From carving wooden bowls and tools, through to foraging and survival skills, Buzzard Chris Bushcraft run a host of brilliant workshops and short, one-day courses in Pembrokeshire. Whether you want to learn the art of finding your own wild food, making authentic tools or starting a fire without a match, Chris is a wealth of fascinating knowledge, which guests of all ages will enjoy. Aided by a pretty, wild location and a friendly, hands-on approach, the courses run all year round in Cresswell Quay, within easy reach of Tenby. See the website for further information: www.buzzardchrisbushcraft.co.uk
Walking Breaks in Pembrokeshire
With the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path just a stone's throw from our doorstep, Penally Abbey is situated tantalisingly close to some of the most spectacular views and walking routes in South Wales. There are walks suitable for all abilities, from a gentle couple of hours roaming the coast, to a challenging full day hike and we have a great range of maps and printed guides at the hotel. Whatever the weather, you'll also find the warmest of welcomes and complete comfort on your return. Should you need any further encouragement, we also have some excellent five night walking breaks, including some tempting low season rates on luxury hotel deals.
Adventure and Relaxation
Besides beautiful places and many activities nearby, Penally Abbey is also the ideal location to mix adventure with the finer things in life. Our historic hotel near Tenby is the perfect place to unwind after an active day outdoors. Our superb restaurant menus are an adventure in themselves, offering the very best of the region cooked to perfection, from Welsh lamb to phenomenal sea food. Along with our delightful grounds and relaxing bar and Sitting Room, you couldn't wish for a more perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation.