Adventure within a few hours of your door.

Outdoor Activities,
Development Training,
Leadership and Team Training,
Outdoor Education, Bushcraft & Canoe Journeys, Gorgewalking and Canyoning, in Wales and beyond...

Welcome to Outer Active. We are a team of dedicated outdoor activity professionals with many years of experience in adventure, activity and development training. Outer Active offers a fresh and professional approach to activities, expeditions and outdoor development training.

Activity locations across the UK

We're closer than you think. Years of national experience have allowed us to select the very best outdoor locations for the activity you choose. From gorge walking in South Wales to scrambling in the Lake District, an Outer Active adventure and development training experience is within a few hours of your front door.

You choose the location

Just imagine...

  • A Canoe adventure weekend on the Wye, the Thames or other classic British rivers
  • Learning bushcraft and bivouacking skills on the river bank for a true wilderness experience
  • White Water Kayaking on the rivers to suit experience, water levels and adventure level
  • Gorge walking off the beaten track, a true adventure day away from the crowds
  • Canyoning  in North Wales it's as extreme, as most can handle
  • D of E expedition training or assessment in the Lake District, Brecon Beacons and other classic areas
  • The very best stag or hen party - amazing value for money and a lifetime memory
  • Great outdoor education programmes offering a journey of self discovery, provides challenges and develops a range of life skills.

We offer...

Adventure Days. Canoeing, climbing, kayaking,rock climbing and extreme canyoning and gorge walking

Adventure Weekends. Combining two of the adventure days to make a great weekend of adventures.

Improver Courses. Focusing on a single activities. White water kayaking courses and rock climbing courses, mountain navigation courses, all to improve skills and confidence working with the very best instructors with loads of experience and enthusiasm.

Camping Expeditions by Canoe. Classic river trips down the Wye, Thames or Severn, or Sea canoeing from classic beach locations, from 2 days to 5 days.

Bushcraft and Survival Skills. Led by former military bushcraft specialist, or an expedition expert, with skills developed through work in remote areas across the planet.

Outdoor Education for Schools. Tailored to comply with the findings of the latest DfES Ofsted report.

Development Training. Structured to meet client's specific requirements.

Experienced, enthusiastic and qualified

We have been running UK adventure and activity holidays and development courses for over 40 years, with full insurance and licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) amongst other accreditations. Customers include individuals, families, groups, companies and local authorities, who come on adventure days, adventure holidays, team-building events, and skills training courses.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

We are an Approved Activity Provider (AAP) for the DofE. We run training and qualifying expeditions across the UK, Europe and overseas for Bronze, Silver and Gold. Participants can choose to do their expedition section of the Award on Canoe, Mountain Bike, Horseback or on Foot. We also run a number of open courses in both practice and qualifying for the Gold Award.

The personal touch

We're here to help. We provide a personal service and are always on hand with help and advice in preparing for your experience.

Book today!

To reserve your place, ACCOUNT SUSPENDED : NON-PAYMENT or call to check availability and date(s), we will hold the booking for 7 days. To confirm the booking we require a £25 deposit per person and a completed booking form per person. On receipt of the booking form and deposit we will email you course details. Final payment must be made one month before your course dates.