Outdoor Explore Wales
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j c
Merthyr Tydfil, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
Went on the Brecon/Brynich trip in October 2021 which is ideal for novice paddlers looking to build a bit of confidence in calmer water. Lots of hints and tips from Martin to improve stroke and manoeuvring and of course a lovely setting along the Brecon canal. Would highly recommend for those keen to explore the canals and rivers of South Wales.
Written October 25, 2021
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Bloo W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Had a lovely chilled morning on the canals with a small group and the instructor Martin ( who secretly I think is a Jedi master ) He has the gift of chilling out any nerves or shyness, and has you Relaxed and comfortable So you can take in the scenery and enjoy life at a slower pace.

Which Can help with staying on the board, (I can be in the water faster than a Esso oil leak on times.)

Martin is very helpful from start to finish and VERY knowledgeable and Passionate about what he does. He’s happy to give advice with your method or share new trips.

You couldn’t be In safer hands, great day out and suitable for all stages of paddle boarders from beginners, old hacks and the in betweenners

I can highly recommend this company. You’ll be made to feel part of a paddle boarding family If paddling by yourself . Best people ever.
Written November 27, 2022
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Katharine A
Newport, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Solo
What a fantastic paddle down the River Wye, so beautiful! Excellent trip by Outdoor Explore Wales, Martin was absolutely great, made the experience so enjoyable with guidance on paddling, advice on paddling in a river and just general fun facts and chat. I joined the paddle group on my own and felt completely at ease, everyone was really friendly. Great fun and such good value, would highly recommend!! I’m up for a canal trip next!
Written September 27, 2021
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Jenan G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Have been paddling with Outdoor Explore a few times now and I can’t recommend it enough!! The tuition is gentle and encouraging and everyone able to improve at their own pace. I was a very nervous paddler but Martin got me to my feet and helped me improve my confidence and technique. I’ve since enjoyed some awesome canal tours and will definitely be booking on future tours. OST highly recommended!!
Written August 18, 2021
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Bethan H
London5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
My husband and I had a great coaching session with Martin on the Taff. I would describe myself as a ‘moderate’ paddler and my husband as a beginner. Martin was able to tailor the session to suit both our needs. He was wonderfully patient with my husband, who looked and felt more confident at the end on the session. For me, the focus was on speed, skills and technique and I found Martin’s tuition extremely valuable. I highly recommend for all experience levels.
Written July 14, 2021
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louise q
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
Really enjoyed a guided paddle along the Brecon canal with a small group, led by Martin. I felt a little nervous before going but was put at ease right away. Martin is very welcoming and knowledgable and I came away with some great tips and techniques. It has done wonders for my confidence in the water and I look forward to joining Outdoor Explore Wales on more routes in the future.
Written November 8, 2021
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Emma C
Birmingham, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We booked with Outdoor Explore Wales on a friend's recommendation as an activity for my hen weekend. Martin is a superb instructor - kind, funny and very patient with us all. I was quite nervous but by the end of the session felt much more confident and will definitely book again. We had a wonderful mini-tour up to Castell Coch which was stunning and peaceful, finishing up with some stunts from the braver hens and a headstand from Martin! Thoroughly recommend it!!
Written July 11, 2022
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Rosierowe71
Cardiff, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
From an Anxious novice to confident SUP after one lesson with Martin
Met on the Radyr weir for a one to one lesson and am so Glad I did. I’d had a go in the sea previously and despite loving it I failed to stand
Martin is so professional and knowledgeable as well as having the patience of a saint and made it fun . I cannot believe I was up standing and paddling in such a short time and finished my lesson feeling elated and confident

Can’t wait to get back on the water ! Thanks so much Martin
Written June 25, 2021
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Coastal77785
Cardiff, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Booked a session with Martin to get me back on the board after the winter. Definitely built my confidence and learned some new tricks. Really enjoyed and would highly recommend booking with him for anyone who wants to learn or improve their paddleboarding.
Written July 18, 2023
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Donielle Rose
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
What an amazing day, paddling with a small group of lovely people. Brecon canal basin to Pencelli 6hrs of beautiful scenery, wildlife, tranquility and the invaluable knowledge of Martin our instructor/tour guide. I learnt so much about canal etiquette and history of the surrounding area. The added bonus of a delicious pub lunch at the Royal Oak, definitely enhanced the experience and was a welcome break. I will definitely be looking out for other tours in the itinerary.
Written August 29, 2022
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