Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Those that know me will know I have been lucky enough to have spent over half of my lifetime exploring, travelling, guiding, working and training others in Nepal. Some of you may have accompanied one of our many trips on the rivers or in the mountains over the years or attended training we have run for international students and the local guides.

Over the years I have partnered local businesses, shared offices, and made so many friends, and in doing so gained an international family and somewhere I’m privileged to call my second home.Live The Adventure has had links with Nepal for 25 years – not just myself, but my family, the team of staff here and many of our customers, all having a special bond with the people that live there.

For those that have had the privilege of visiting Nepal you will know what I mean when I say that it may have the biggest mountains and the best rivers, but what makes it so special is neither of these – it’s the people that live there.

Whilst the Earthquake itself may have been ‘expected’ at some point in the Himalayas, the infrastructure in Nepal is such that there was no way they could deal with an incident of this scale. The people are some of the most resilient and adaptable I have ever met, they have been through so much over the last decade and are used to helping each other and themselves through times of hardship – however with a disaster of this scale they will need help – lots of help.

And they desperately need ours!

Continue reading blog with details of forthcoming events and challenges

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We’re celebrating with a 20% off our Experience Bhutan Itinerary – Easter 2015

Live the Adventure chosen as only firm outside Bhutan to promotethe magical kingdom – and celebrate with a 20% off discount on our Easter 2015 – Experience Bhutan – 7 Day Trip.

Running from April 5 to 11, this special 7 day itinerary is the most unforgettable and exciting way to see this magical kingdom – trekking, kayaking and rafting through the Himalayas.

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Live the Adventure chosen to promote world’s toughest bike race

Live the Adventure chosen as the only company outside the Kingdom of Bhutan to promote the Tour of the Dragon in partnership with the Bhutanese Olympic Committee billed as the world’s toughest bike race.  To read the full press release please click here

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UK travel experts chosen as only firm outside Bhutan to promote the magical kingdom

Outdoor travel expert Live The Adventure has been chosen as the only company outside Bhutan to promote the kingdom overseas, it was revealed today.

Please click here to view the full blog post

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Tree Climbing Activity launched at Telegraph Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show

In a bid to save the lost art of tree climbing, activity company Live the Adventure is launching the UK’s first tree scaling course at the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show. To read the full article as appeared in the Telegraph Online on 10 Feb 2015 please click here.

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Check out our new ‘Ant’s Rants’ – Blog from Bhutan

Ant’s rants from this magical Buddhist Kingdom including the 51.5 metre tall Buddha Statue under construction overlooking the capital city of Thimphu, why Bhutan is also known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon, risk assessments Bhutanese style and much more! http://www.livetheadventure.co/blog/

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The UK’s Largest Show for Adventurous People Returns to Capital in February 2015

For click here for more info about the Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show, 12-15 Feb 2015, free tickets and Live the Adventure’s stand and talk details.

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Superb Short Riding Break At Tugford Farm

Departing Friday morning and returning Saturday Lunch

£275 per person  – 8th and 9th May 2015

A wonderful scenic day ride across the Brown Clee and the Titterston, through the herds of wild horses and along the remnants of a bronze age fortress, breath-taking views are guaranteed with long canters and gallops with a superb overnight stop at Tugford Farm.

Tugford boasts a lovely barn conversion where Country Treks will host your evening. Once the horses are safety in bed, the pre-dinner drinks will be served. After showers and a change of clothes a homecooked delicious dinner will be ready for you. Make sure you bring your cozzie for the outdoor hot tub! A relaxing fun evening to be had by all. The following morning an earlyish (9am) start to take advantage of the early 2 hour ride around the permissive farmland at Tugford with optional X country jumps practically the whole way round with plenty of opportunity to take advantage of instruction over the fences or a nice canter around them! We aim to get back to the yard at 11 for a delicious “brunch”. After brunch we will say goodbye to the horses and transport you back to the centre to collect your car (around 12.30pm).

 

Departing Saturday lunch time and returning Sunday 

£275 per person  –  9th and 10th May

You will meet us at the Old Vicarage Centre at 12.30 where you will leave your car and be transported to the lovely Tugford Farm to meet your horses for the weekend. We will be riding immediately so come dressed to ride and preferably having had lunch! We will do a warm up 2 hour trek around the beautiful permissive farmland and around the delightful Tugford bridleways returning back at around 4pm / 4.30pm. After putting the horses to bed we shall enjoy pre dinner drinks / soak in the outdoor hot tub followed by a delicious home cooked meal your Country Treks hosts will ensure a fun relaxing evening preparing you for your day ride the following day.

 

On Sunday we will serve a “Full English” breakfast so you are prepared for your day ride which will include optional X country jumps for the first 2 hours then we will follow the trail up to the brown Clee through the herds of wild horses and stop for lunch at the Boyne arms. We then head for home along the disused railway with plenty of opportunity for canters and gallops! We aim to arrive home at around 4pm for tea and cake and a good discussion as to how you all got on!

Don’t forget to bring with you extra money for your lunch time pub stop and your favourite tipple for the evening!

Contact Zoe in the office to reserve your place with a deposit of £75

01746 718436 horses@livetheadventure.co

 

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Upcoming events

Upcoming Events

Saturday 21st February  – Day Ride – 9.30am Start – £98

Saturday 7th March  – 3  hour ride – 9.30am – 12.30pm – £65

Saturday 21st March – Day Ride – 9.30am Start – £98

Don’t forget we have rides running every day of the week. We have at least a 2 hour ride going out every Saturday and Sunday!

Call Zoe in the office to book your place on 01746 718436!

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Bhutan -The Final Frontier, Friday 16 January 2015, 7:00pm

Join us for a sociable evening sharing stories with the audience of our adventures in Bhutan and James’ experience of participating in the extreme Tour of the Dragon mountain bike race in September. The evening will include film footage, photos, presentations by Anthony and James plus questions and answers and light refreshments. The free event will take place on Friday 16th January 2015 at 7pm.

Venue – Live the Adventure, The Old Vicarage Centre, Stottesdon, Kidderminster, Shropshire, DY14 8UH

To register for the event please either click here to register on-line or email travel@livetheadventure.co or call us on 01746 718 436.

 

 

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