Woooohooooo Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will be returning to the Blue Lagoon, Abereiddy Pembrokeshire 14th Sept 2013.
If you missed it last year check out the action…
Red Bull Cliff Diving announce the World Series 2013 locations on Facebook…
It’s official: the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series will be returning to Wales for stop number six in 2013! We’ll also see you in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 24! Stay tuned for announcements regarding the final two stops in Brazil and Thailand…
May 25 | FRANCE – La Rochelle
June 22 | DENMARK – Copenhagen
June 29 | PORTUGAL – Azores (Vila Franca do Campo, São Miguel Island)
July 14 | ITALY – Malcesine
August 24 | USA – Boston
September 14 | UNITED KINGDOM – Wales (Abereiddy, Pembrokeshire)
September 28 | BRAZIL – ???
October 26 | THAILAND – ???
Tickets will be on sale online and locally nearer the time.
Why not take advantage of the best free (if a little wet) seats in the house…..floating in the Blue Lagoon!!
It’s gonna be an epic event, with three brits qualifying for the competition….
Last years winner Gary Hunt will be joined by Blake Aldridge and Matt Cowen competing against some of the worlds best international cliff divers.
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Loch Lomond is the largest lake in Great Britain, and its namesake park includes dozens of other lochs and some 50 rivers. Much of that cold, clean water teems with salmon, sea trout, rainbow trout, and grayling. Some lochs also hold feisty brown trout and coarse fish species like toothy pike. Dozens of loch fisheries are found throughout the park, each one selling its own permits, setting tackle restrictions, and enforcing daily limits. Boats and guides are widely available for hire. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Guide >>
Climb the Cairngorms
Head for the high ground in mountain country. Cairngorms National Park includes four of Scotland’s five highest peaks and large tracts of barren but beautiful highlands. The ground above 1,970 feet (600 meters) is more ecologically akin to the Arctic than the nearby British lowlands. Those with a head for heights can walk or scramble to the region’s more accessible summits or tackle challenging routes of vertical rock. In winter these mountains become a premier playground for ice climbers. Mountain weather is notoriously variable; climbing and camping in these high peaks is a serious endeavor in any season. Guides are available for those with high enthusiasm but little experience. Cairngorms National Park Guide >>
Visit Historic Homes in the Lake District
The Lake District boasts such enchanting scenery that many British notables have made homes here. Visiting their houses and country homes offers a glimpse into the good life. Mirehouse, built in 1666, is a splendid example. Wordsworth and other famed poets were once regulars here; today the family welcomes all visitors. Townend was built in 1626 and still showcases the lifestyle of that era’s wealthy local landowners. Architect M. H. Baillie-Scott built Blackwell in a much later era (it was completed in 1900) and its Arts and Crafts style artfully bridges Victorian and modern architectural styles. Lake District National Park Guide >>
Go Caving in Brecon Beacons
Explore the world under scenic Brecon Beacons National Park, home to some of the U.K.’s most incredible cave systems. More than 300 million years ago, ancient seas laid down a layer of limestone, which became the foundation of a karst landscape now cut with extensive caves. Caving requires special equipment and experience but Brecon Beacons is a great place to begin. Several local clubs and companies can give novices a first glimpse at the park’s underworld and help the experienced discover its wonders. For those with no interest in technical caving but a desire to poke their heads underground, the National Showcaves Centre for Wales offers well-lighted tours. Brecon Beacons National Park Guide >>
Go Coasteering at Pembrokeshire
The rugged, rocky boundary between sea and shore is a playground for the well equipped and wild-spirited. Sign up for a coasteering adventure and climb, cliff-jump, splash, swim, and wave-ride through some of the U.K.’s most scenic landscapes. Wet suits, helmets, buoyancy aids, and other gear make the wild coast accessible. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park works with half a dozen outfitters eager to get you started. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Guide >>
Go Boating at The Broads
The Broads is a wet and wonderful realm of lakes, marshes, and an enormous inland waterway with six free-flowing rivers. Boating has been at the heart of the local culture here for centuries and remains an essential part of any visit to the park. Canoes and kayaks offer an intimate, surface-level experience and give access to nooks and crannies that are off limits to larger craft. Silent paddling also helps in spotting wildlife. Those who prefer to let others take the helm can simply sit back and enjoy a cruise on any one of a wide variety of guided boat trips. The Broads National Park Guide >>
Explore Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland
Hadrian’s Wall is an enduring echo of an ancient age, a time when Roman soldiers stood here at the very edge of the world’s greatest empire, on guard against threats from the barbarian lands beyond. Exploring the wall and its associated Roman ruins involves passing through some of England’s finest countryside. Hadrian’s Wall Path follows the 84-mile (135-kilometer) length of the wall from coast to coast; Hadrian’s Cycleway provides similar access for bikers. The Hadrian’s Wall Bus AD122, named for the year of the wall’s construction, drops visitors at sites along the wall, such as the large Roman fort and settlement at Housesteads and the Roman Army Museum at Greenhead. Northumberland National Park Guide >>
Go Roaming in Snowdonia
Snowdonia National Park is for walkers. Some 1,490 miles (2,400 kilometers) of public footpaths take casual strollers—and hard-core hikers—through the park’s thick forests and fertile farmland, along coastal beaches and deep lakes, and among jagged mountains. A legendary high traverse crosses the rocky peaks of the Glyders. Accessible trails offer access for wheelchairs and strollers at scenic spots like the waterfall at Dôl-goch. Snowdonia National Park Guide >>
Go Hang-Gliding Above South Downs
Take in South Downs National Park’s rolling hills, vast open spaces, and scenic coastlines in a new way—from aloft. Numerous jumping-off points in and around the park make this area one of the U.K.’s most popular hang-gliding and paragliding sites. First-timers can get in on the fun by sailing in tandem with a licensed instructor. Those bitten by the bug will find several local schools nearby; solo flight is possible in just a few days. Prefer a little less adrenaline? Get the same bird’s-eye view from the basket of a hot air balloon. Champagne flights are particularly popular. South Downs National Park Guide >>
Cycle to the Sea Across North York Moors
The Moor to Sea Cycle Route, an excursion best suited for ATBs or mountain bikes, is in fact a scenic series of loops totaling some 80 miles (129 kilometers) of roads, forest tracks, and converted railway bed winding through North York Moors National Park. The ride offers plenty of opportunity to experience the park’s namesake moors in all their stark beauty. But the trek also passes through rolling hills and verdant forests before fanning out to reach several charming seaside spots. The route is dotted with small towns and villages, reachable by public transport, which offer quaint and convenient places to start or end trips of any length. North York Moors National Park Guide >>
Seashore foraging picnics at some of the most stunning beaches in Wales, celebrity chefs demos, and learning to fish – just a few of the events which make Pembrokeshire Fish Week one of the most popular festivals in the country.
Voted number one in VisitBritain.com’s top 10 food festivals, Pembrokeshire Fish Week is devoted to celebrating freshly-landed fish and shellfish, the spectacular local coastline, and the county’s maritime heritage.
From June 23rd to July 1st, the festival attracts thousands of visitors keen to enjoy some of the 250-plus activities throughout the county – from beach and river walks to snorkel safaris, harbour fun days, and lots more.
And for foodies, there are lots of opportunities to tuck into the freshest seabass, mackerel, crab, or lobster – enjoy seafood extravaganzas, paella suppers, fish tapas nights and many more.
New this year is a celebrity masterclass demonstration featuring some of the British culinary world’s most highly regarded chefs at the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven.
Confirmed to date are Bryn Williams, winner of the BBC’s Great British Menu, Alyn Williams, Michelin-acclaimed proprietor of The Westbury in Mayfair, and Anthony Evans, presenter of S4C’s ‘Stwffio’ cookery programme.
The chefs will be fishing and diving for sustainable seafood off the Pembrokeshire coast, and transforming it later that day into inspiring dishes in a masterclass in front of a theatre audience. ‘A fair fish for a fare dish’, the evening will be presented by food writer and broadcaster Simon Wright.
Also new this year is the chance to learn about Indian fish cookery from acclaimed Kerala-born cookery star Anand George, founder of Cardiff’s New Purple Poppadom.
Anand will be holding two Indian fish curry masterclasses, and presenting an Indian fish cookery demonstration at Pembrokeshire Fish Week’s opening day at Milford Haven Marina.
Young chefs can also enjoy learning to cook with fish in new cookery demos this year at Folly Farm adventure park with ‘Ant and Al’. S4C presenters Anthony Evans and Alun Williams will be dishing up family-friendly recipes and plenty of fishy fun.
Pembrokeshire Fish Week opens with a great day for families and food-lovers at Milford Haven Marina on Saturday, June 23rd, with lots of activities, demonstrations, food, craft and produce stalls, drop-in music and art workshops and live entertainment. The day will feature a new pop up restaurant featuring a selection of top local restaurants, and a live music stage.
For the first time, guided tours will be available aboard the heritage tug ‘Brocklebank’ from Merseyside. The tug escorted the Royal Yacht Britannia into the Mersey and pushed and pulled countless liners, warships freighters and tankers around the docks.
Pembrokeshire Fish Week will close with a new Saundersfoot Harbour ‘Festival of the Sea’ on Sunday, July 1st.
Simon Wright said he was impressed by the ‘sheer breadth of activities’ in Pembrokeshire Fish Week.
“Fish Week is an example of how food festivals can achieve something dynamic that adds richness and character to the culture of an area,” he said. “Above all it highlights the rich harvest available off the Welsh coast.”
The award-winning Pembrokeshire Fish Week, now in its 12th year, is organised by Pembrokeshire County Council.
12 Professional cliff diving athletes may get the chance to sample the delights of the Pembrokeshire’s Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy near St Davids as part of the world series cliff diving championships in 2012.
Red Bull, who organise the event have been in discussion with the Outdoor Charter group, National Trust, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Coutryside Council for Wales and Pembrokeshire County Council to determine if the Blue Lagoon could be a new venue on the world circuit. If the World Series Cliff Diving event goes ahead it will be held on the 7th and 8th September 2012.