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Outdoor enthusiasts will be heading west this weekend for Wales’ Great Weekend of Adventure. 

Coinciding with the 2016 Year of Adventure, the Celtic nation will be holding a number of events to help showcase what it has to offer when it comes to getting outdoors.


The headline event for the weekend is the Mini Burn Series at Margam Country Park in Port Talbot on Saturday 2 April. Designed to provide an introduction to Adventure Racing for adults and children, it involves a race of approximately 3km of running, 1km of kayaking, 10km of mountain biking and 2km of orienteering. Kayaks will be provided for all, participants simply need to bring a bike, a compass and a picnic and experience Adventure Racing in a beautiful setting.


Further west, The Wildlife Trust will be offering a Weekend of Adventure on Skomer Island and Preseli Venture will be teaming up with the National Trust to offer a Coastal Clean Up Adventure Weekend on their coastal properties in north Pembrokeshire – with the opportunity to sea kayak and surf alongside.

Celtic Quest Coasteering will be joining in with the weekend also. It has announced that it will be offering a discounted price of £22 per person for its guided trips exploring the coastline around Abereiddy, the location of the Pembrokeshire leg of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.


For those seeking gentler fun Slade Farm Organics in the Vale of Glamorgan is offering guided walks around the farm and Glyndwr Vineyard is offering tours around the six acre vineyard with stories and the history of viticulture.