A word from Preseli Venture:
Preseli Venture is a Pembrokeshire Coast National Park based outdoor activity centre with over 20 years of experience. We specialise in providing adventure weekend breaks and adventure holidays to a discerning client base who return year on year to enjoy awesome adventures in an inspirational environment. We can provide you, your friends, your family or your team, with the perfect blend of adventure, fun and hospitality. You'll stay at our Eco Adventure Lodge, right on the unspoilt and rugged north Pembrokeshire coast, surrounded by a fantastic outdoor adventure playground on the very western edge of Europe. Our aim is to show you an awesome time in outstanding natural scenery and ensure that you, and every one of our visitors, have an experience that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Preseli Venture was set up as an adventure venue in 1988 by Nick and Sophie Hurst; and quickly attracted a team of staff comprising of Pembrokeshire aficionados addicted to spending time in their adventure zone and the wilderness environment. Our Adventure Lodge is run by a team of professionals, who have a great respect and love for the natural world. Preseli Venture is managed systemically to provide a high standard of professional guides and instructors, adventure events, accommodation and food, and access to one of Britain's last true wilderness areas.
At Preseli Venture our aim is to deliver the perfect blend of outdoor activities and unique Pembrokeshire hospitality in an environmentally sustainable and socially aware manner. On this page you'll find details of the initiatives we're involved in, and read a little more about the unique Pembrokeshire coastal environment.
Green Achievement Award
In 2008 Preseli Venture were the proud recipients of this Pembrokeshire Tourism award, and very happy we were too! It's nice to be recognised for making an effort, when sometimes trying to be environmentally and ethically aware can feel like a uphill (and expensive) struggle.
Green Dragon Environmental Standard
In August 2005 we achieved our Level 2 Green Dragon award - this means that in our work we have focused on understanding relevant environmental legal obligations and have taken action to make sure these obligations are met.
We're not big fans of carbon offsetting schemes, so instead we take localised action to reduce the amount of Co2 we produce in our day to day activities - stuff like:
• using a ground source heat pump to produce 100% of the hot water and heating in the lodge
• sourcing the electricity that we use from photovoltaic panels and a green energy provider - ecotricity
• encouraging our clients to use public transport, and providing free bus and train station transfers
• sourcing as much local food as possible, along with using local materials, and local trades people and staff!