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Travel: Easter action and adventure

March 4, 2011

In a new venture for 2011, The Outward Bound Trust has launched three one week Serious Adventure residential breaks for the Easter school holidays. Specifically designed for teens aged 14-18, these seriously action packed breaks offer the perfect opportunity for young people to learn either to kayak and canoe, mountain bike or rock climb.

Bike-OBHeld in the breathtakingly beautiful wilderness environments of either The Lake District, Scottish Highlands or Snowdonia in Wales for five amazing days of Serious Adventure,  the challenge will be which course to pick!

Serious Adventure Water

Calling all water babies! This adventure based from The Trust’s Loch Eil centre allows young people to explore some of Scotland’s most rugged and remote islands, paddling through quiet lagoons and discovering sandy shores.

They’ll learn the basics of kayaking and canoeing from The Trust’s highly qualified and fully experienced outdoor instructors who mentor and motivate them throughout the week and give them fresh inspiration along the way.

The highlight of the week is an overnight expedition when, after a day of touring the coastline and seeing wildlife in action, an exciting night of camping under the stars awaits.

The Serious Adventure Water breaks runs from Monday to Friday and costs £349* which includes all food, accommodation, insurance, use of specialist equipment, expert instruction and no hidden extra costs. Available from the w/c April 11 and w/c April 18 2011. * Bursary funding is available for all these new Easter courses.

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Serious Adventure Bike

Mountain biking magic! For those who seek the thrill and adventure of exploring and having fun on two wheels this week is a must.

Based at The Trust’s Aberdovey centre in Wales the week jump starts with learning the basic cycling skills and techniques required to tackle the local mountainous terrain.

Armed with new skills taught by The Trust’s mountain biking specialist instructors the group will head off to breathtaking scenery – powering up rocky ascents and blasting down into the remote valleys of the Welsh hills.

The week includes a one or two night expedition, staying in log cabins at night and getting out there after a hearty breakfast to make some serious tracks.

The Serious Adventure Bike weeks run from Monday to Friday and costs £349* which includes all food, accommodation, insurance, use of the latest mountain bikes and helmets, expert instruction and no hidden extra costs. Available from the w/c April 11 and w/c April 18 2011.

OB-iwdeSerious Adventure Rock

The only way is up! This week will see not only the local mountains and gorges surrounding The Trust’s Ullswater centre in the Lake District being climbed and absailed all over but will also give participants an amazing zest for scaling up to new heights gaining in confidence and a true sense of achievement.

Following essential rock climbing skills and safety tuition youngsters will tackle single and multi-pitch climbs, traverse waterfalls, gorge scramble and a night or two under canvas after a high energy mountain expedition.

They’ll take home fantastic memories, pictures and new friends from an epic, high adrenalin week.

The Serious Adventure Rock weeks run from Monday to Friday and costs £349* which includes all food, accommodation, insurance, use of all the specialist climbing equipment and clothing, expert instruction and no surprise extra costs. Available from the w/c April 18 2011.

Bursary funding for the new Serious Adventure weeks
The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity with its own bursary scheme which financially helps up to 50% of young people who attend their courses. For parents or guardians who are interested in sending young people on an adventure but are worried about the cost, they can apply for financial assistance by calling for details or downloading the financial assistance form on The Trust’s website. This bursary funding is confidential and young people who receive financial support from The Trust are treated no differently from those who have not had financial help.

To book a place on Easter courses and for more information visit www.outwardbound.org.uk. But be quick! Booking for Easter courses closes on March 11, 2011.

Jessica Whittington, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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