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Gorge Walking Wales

Gorge Walking Wales - Cardiff, Swansea, Brecon Beacons

If you are looking for the best Gorge Walking experience in South Wales then look no further. Blue Ocean Activities is the highest-rated TripAdvisor provider in the area with over 600+ 5-star reviews (as of Sep 2023).

The stunning backdrop of the Brecon Beacons National Park sets the perfect stage for Gorge Walking Wales, spanning 500 square miles and boasting the prestigious designation as an area of outstanding natural beauty. Get ready for an unforgettable and awe-inspiring Gorge Walking Wales experience!

The Video & Photos on this page were taken from the routes we use in the Brecon Beacons- Copyright Blue Ocean Activities. 

What is Gorge Walking in Wales?

Gorge Walking in Wales is a heart-pounding adventure that encompasses scrambling, climbing, crawling, and even thrilling waterfall jumps, among many other exhilarating challenges.

With over 14 years experience we have honed and perfected the most daring, exciting, and adventurous Gorge Walking experience in Wales. Prepare yourself for an action-packed journey like no other, as we take you on an unforgettable ride through the captivating landscapes of Waterfall Country!

Whats the difference between Gorge Walking, Gorge Scrambling and Canyoning?

Good question! When it comes to the terms “gorge walking”, “canyoning”, and “gorge scrambling”, there can be a lot of confusion. In Wales all three terms are often interchangeable and typically describe the same activity. However as you can see from the photos and videos of our Gorge Walking Wales experience this is not just a simple walk in the park!

We generally refer to the activity as Gorge Scrambling because it’s more accurate, however this term isn’t as commonly searched for, hence the page title “Gorge Walking in Wales”

You may find that Europeans refer to what we offer as “canyoning,” and Americans call it “canyoneering.” To really understand what our Gorge Walking Wales experience involves simply take a look at our video above.

What equipment do you need for Gorge Walking?

We provide you with all the equipment that you need for Gorge Walking to make sure you stay warm and safe. Participants will only need to bring along a pair of old trainers or boots.

We will supply you with a winter wetsuit  buoyancy aid and helmet to keep you safe during your Gorge Walking South experience. We are also the only company who provide neoprene socks & gloves in very cold conditions, these are an optional extra.

How can I arrange a Gorge Walking experience in Wales?

If you want to arrange a  date to suit you need to have a minimum of four people per group and simply get in touch with us.  If you don’t have four people, don’t worry! We have plenty of open events  you can join.

If you’re after the ultimate weekend of adventure, then why not take a look at our Survival Skills experience and overnight Wild camping package?

Frequently Asked Questions

How challenging is Gorge Walking ? / What if a member of our group has a fear of heights/ confined spaces etc.?

From the beginning of your Gorge Walking experience, our instructors will assess the ability of your group and adjust the route accordingly. Ultimately we want you to have fun and be safe!

All of the challenging elements (bar one) are optional on the route. You are under no obligation to participate in a challenge you aren’t comfortable with – just let us know, and you can sit it out.

What is the minimum age for Gorge Walking in Wales?

If you want to participate  you need to be at least ten years old! Unlike some competitor companies we do not mix stag groups or similar with family groups. It is also important to note that younger children (10 – 13) may struggle with the more challenging sections of the route. However an easier and alternative option will always be available.

Does Gorge Walking go ahead in the rain?

Yes- your going to be getting wet, rain only adds to the adventure! In extreme weather conditions i.e. flooded rivers we prioritize your well-being and may reschedule the activity for safety, this is very rare. 

How long does your Gorge Walking experience last?

After many years experience we have perfected the optimal route which typically lasts 3hrs- this is actual activity time.  Our route is fast-paced with constant challenges- maintaining excitement  throughout.

Is Gorge Walking a suitable activity for stag and hen groups?

Undoubtedly, Gorge Walking has emerged as a highly sought-after activity among Stag and Hen Party groups in search of a unique and thrilling experience. This unconventional adventure adds a fantastic touch to kickstart a memorable Stag or Hen weekend. The feel-good factor it offers makes it the perfect choice to set the tone for the upcoming celebrations. Rest assured, this extraordinary experience will leave a lasting impression on the bride, groom, and all the participants, making it an unforgettable highlight of their special event. Choose Gorge Walking Wales for an unforgettable Stag or Hen Party experience!

Is Gorge Walking a dangerous activity?

If you’re wondering about the safety of Gorge Walking, rest assured that it can be an exhilarating yet safe adventure. As with any outdoor activity, there are inherent risks involved, but when properly guided and conducted by experienced professionals like us, Gorge Walking can be a thrilling and secure experience. Our team at Gorge Walking Wales prioritises safety above all else, providing expert training and guidance throughout the journey. So, if you’re up for an adrenaline-pumping experience in the Welsh landscapes, Gorge Walking Wales awaits you!

What do I need to bring for my Gorge Walking Experience?

When you embark on our thrilling Gorge Walking Wales experience, all you need is suitable footwear, you dont mind getting wet! No sliders, flip flops, open toe sandals etc. trainers or walking boots will be fine. Don’t forget to bring a towel to dry off 

And last but not least, bring along 100% attitude for an ultimate Gorge Walking Wales experience. With all the essentials covered, get ready for an unforgettable adventure.

Who Is Gorge Walking in Wales Suitable For?

Gorge Scrambling or Gorge Walking in the breathtaking Brecon Beacons is an extraordinary and physically demanding adventure, making it one of our most sought-after activity days. This fantastic experience is perfect for both groups and individuals, particularly favored by school and youth groups seeking an exceptional Welsh encounter. We welcome children aged 10 and above to join our gorge walking Wales experience, ideal for family and adult groups alike.
Gorge walking in Wales has also gained popularity as a team-building activity for companies. It presents a unique opportunity for groups to bond, overcome personal challenges, and foster camaraderie among colleagues.


From only £35pp - depends upon group size and location


Gorge Walking meeting location - Brecon Beacons, SA11 5NU. We do not provide free transport to the site.


After many years running Gorge Walking Wales we have developed the optimal route which takes approx 3hrs this is actual activity time and will depend upon the size, fitness and ability of your group.


We will supply you with suitable kit, participants will only need to bring along a pair of old trainers or boots.