sunset kayaking

Half-Way Through

28th Jul 19 Published by GoTread Share

What a Scorcher!

Can you believe we are half-way through this season already?

The past few weeks have been an action-packed blur. We’ve had the ultimate, zany combination of kayaking down the River Wye, chasing off-road buggies across Wiltshire, frolicking with our four-legged friends in Berkshire, stock-piling fantastic wines in Oxfordshire and stepping back in time to discover 300million year old fossils in Frome.

My thanks to everyone who has come on the tours so far and made this season such a success! My admiration and gratitude go to the talented tour guides and activity providers whose charisma and knowledge make these tours so worthwhile.

Kite Buggies

And next month is one of my favourites. We’re heading to one of the most loved hikes in the magnificent High Weald – an exploration of the sights that once inspired Rudyard Kipling.

And then we’re off to the sandy beaches of Camber to test out the speed and agility of power-kiting.

Time to Party

I hope you are all preparing for the infamous Gotread end-of-season party?

This year, I have decided on the unconventional approach of having our party in the middle of the season so that we can enjoy the sunshine! If you’re ready for adventure come to the Brecon Beacons for a weekend of Caving fun with us at CavefestUK.

I was absolutely smitten with Cavefest last year, it was quite an experience. Caving is my favourite thing to do, and I highly recommend a guided session with passionate caving experts if this is your first time. If you are unsure about underground adventuring, this is the perfect opportunity to see what it is all about.

And because it is a festival there are plenty of other options if you choose to say above ground; with guided walks, paragliding, crazy golf and a Mexican themed disco – there is something for every taste. The Cavefest lads have gone all out to make this bank holiday one to remember!

A Star Goat

Who has seen the new Horrible Histories Movie trailer? Our wonderful tour guide Sue works at Butser Ancient Farm, and their English goat Sorrel makes a star appearance in the movie!

Butser Ancient Farm has been building ancient houses for nearly 50 years and using them as places to discover, teach and inspire people about our ancient past. They are building a new Stone Age house to give people a chance to learn about ancient building methods and give children a real place where they can learn about life in the Stone Age. They are looking for donations to help pay for materials for the house. Do support this worthy cause and if you have the chance to visit Butser – say Hello to the goats from me!

And More

With tremendous gusto we are starting to put together the tours for next season (yes already!). I have been absolutely smitten with this year’s selection and I am keen to take advantage of some incredible finds for next year. If there is somewhere down South that you’ve always wanted to see or an activity that you’d like to try – drop me a line and we’ll see what we can do.

Now I’d better get back to work on that Mexican themed fancy dress 😉

Keep Adventuring Melsx

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