Preseli Venture Activity Centre

Ynglŷn â Preseli Venture Activity Centre


Pembrokeshire’s thriving adventure scene all began with Preseli Venture back in the 80s, who, along with a few other guides, pioneered the now global phenomenon of “coasteering”. For over 35 years, Preseli Venture set the bar for sustainable adventure tourism, working in harmony with the astounding wilderness of their surrounding environment and maintaining a working partnership with the National Trust and National Parks to use their nearby pristine locations for coasteering, surfing and sea kayaking adventures. 

After what seems like a very, very long day at sea, Preseli Venture have finally come ashore, shed their wetsuits and closed the doors of their onsite adventure centre. They now work with an exciting range of local activity partners who they trust to bring you the same high-quality experiences. 

Preseli Venture’s activity agency team comprises of Pembrokeshire’s most enthusiastic and knowledgeable adventure aficionados who endeavour to match you up with the best exhilarating and awe-inspiring experiences. Whether you’re young or old, first-timers or seasoned adventurers, Preseli Venture know’s the best places to meet your adventurous edge! 



Scramble, explore, traverse and ledge-leap into crystal clear plunge pools on a unique coasteering experience, embracing the Atlantic swells as they surge and swirl through the rocky intertidal zone creating fun features for play. 


Slide and glide along clean, green peeling waves on Pembrokeshire’s best bue-flag sandy beach breaks. Practice your paddle and pop with expert guidance and have fun playing in the waves. 

Sea Kayaking 

Half-day sit-on-top experiences: Find yourself paddling under awe-inspiring sea cliffs, through rock gardens, sea stacks, arches and majestic caves. Watch inquisitive grey seals, pods of porpoises and a huge variety of sea birds from diving gannets to nesting razorbills- the abundance of wildlife is astounding! 

Weekend and midweek courses: Rushing through gurgling gullies and bobbing between sea stacks, surfing onto the soft golden sand of secluded beaches and venturing out to untouched offshore islands, it isn’t difficult to see why this breathtaking wilderness location is a world-renowned sea kayaker’s paradise. With expert sea kayak guides, you’ll build confidence navigating a range of conditions. 

SUP boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding offers a unique perspective of the Pembrokeshire coastline. Gaze into the magical ocean world beneath you and the immense sea cliffs, sea stacks, waterfalls and wildlife all around. It’s an unforgettable feeling to find your balance, gliding throught the water.

Coastal Explorer Days

A unique blend of coasteering, kayaking, coastal foraging and fishing; this is a truly amazing way to take in the awe-inspiring wilderness of the Pembrokeshire coast. Learn about edible seaweeds and cook up your catch on a remote beach accessible only by boat. This is the ultimate off-the-beaten-track experience.


A full day of exploring the beautiful Cleddau River by open canoe. Estuary tours carve an incredible path through Pembrokeshire, offering views of ancient woodland, historical sites and hidden bays. A wealth of wildlife makes this a must-do for nature lovers; you can spot majestic herons, diving grebes, ghostly white egrets and sometimes a lucky glimpse of an otter! 

Boat Trips

Circumnavigate RSPB Ramsey Island on an exhilarating rib boat, spotting seals, porpoises and a wealth of Atlantic sea birds such as gannets, choughs, razorbills, guillemots and puffins. Incorporating capacious caves and narrow gorges, this trip offers a unique and unforgettable passage of discovery around this magnificent offshore Island. 


Located on the North Pembrokeshire coast, between Fishguard and St Davids, Preseli Venture is just a 15-minute walk from the wild, secluded, sand-and-shingle beach of Abermawr and its magical little neighbouring bay, Aberbach. From here you can join the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, an undulating national trail that hugs the vast and varied coastline for 186 miles. 


This year, Preseli Venture will unveil the newest addition to its range of accommodation. Currently being refurbished, the eco barn will be available to book by Spring 2024. The barn stands apart from the eco lodge and will be able to sleep up to 8 guests. It’ll be the perfect sanctuary for larger families or those wanting more of their own space. A unique and tasteful conversion, the eco barn has stunning views of the North Pembrokeshire coast and makes the most of its incredible location with a large balcony overlooking the wild wooded valley that winds down to Abermawr beach. 

Get in touch with Preseli Venture by email to join the waiting list for their brand-new eco barn. 


Throughout 2024, the eco lodge will be renovated into a series of self-contained units, each with its own kitchen facilities and living space. These unique and beautifully presented lodges will be in a range of sizes, so we can continue to welcome all sorts of adventurers; solo-travellers, couples, small families, large families and small groups.

There will be some private garden areas for individual lodges but the outdoor spaces you will remember, such as the lawn and courtyard will continue to offer a sense of vibrant community where children can play and roam freely whilst adults can get together for a local brew around the bonfire. 

Gwybodaeth Ychwanegol

Open all year.


  • Approved by the British Canoe Union
  • Groups welcome
  • Licensed by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Member of the Welsh Canoe Union
  • Pembrokeshire Marine Code
  • Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter
  • WiSe (Wildlife Safe)


Independent wheelchair users can park in our private car park and gain access to the lodge.



By Car

  • Take the M4 west as far as it goes past Swansea, and then join the A48 to Carmarthen.
  • At Carmarthen take the A40 west towards St Clears, and continue on the A40 to Haverfordwest.
  • From Haverfordwest take the A40 towards Fishguard for 9 miles, until you reach Letterston and then TURN LEFT onto the B4331, sign posted for Mathry.
  • Continue for 5 miles, until the B road meets at a junction with the A487; the Fishguard to St Davids road.
  • Cross over the A487, and then turn IMMEDIATELY right down a single-track lane – CAUTION drive slowly down this narrow and twisty road! We are the first place you come to on the left (a big cream/pink house!), about 2/3 of a mile down the lane (ignore any other earlier farm tracks!) Please continue to the third entrance driveway, which leads you straight to the car parking area.

By Train

Buy your train tickets as soon as you can, as you can get cheaper deals. For advance train tickets use or greatwestern or or call Great Western on 0345 7000 125 or Transport for Wales on 0333 321 1202. You can also purchase tickets at any British Rail station.

If you want to speak with a real person about tickets we have found a small Welsh booking agency who are very helpful and will be able to book your ticket for you and send them out to you in the post. They are the best people for group bookings too where you get one third off the full price for groups of 3 or more, called the ‘Group Save’ ticket – call Llandrindod-Wells ticket office on 01597 822053.

Wherever you are travelling from, you have to get to SWANSEA in South Wales, and from here you get connections onto the West Wales line out to Fishguard or Haverfordwest.

Local Train Stations

Our nearest train station is “Fishguard and Goodwick” which is just 5 miles away or a 10 minute drive. From here, you can take a taxi or a local bus which will drop you at the end of our lane one mile away.

The other local station is Haverfordwest which is 15 miles away. Taxis are available from here to transfer you to the lodge.

We would always recommend travelling into ‘Fishguard and Goodwick’ whenever possible as it’s much closer, but trains only run 5 times each day to this station, so sometimes you may need to use Haverfordwest. To avoid any confusion with your return or round trip tickets, we can confirm that tickets for ‘Fishguard and Goodwick’ and Haverfordwest are totally interchangeable, so you can arrive into either station and depart from either station and your ticket is valid.

By Bus

The eco lodge is just 5 minute’s walk down our narrow lane from the main coastal road the A487 and Mathry village just 15 minutes walk. The local bus service the T11 runs between Fishguard and St David’s so this service can be used to access the lodge, getting off at Mathry junction or Mathry village. For people travelling from further away in Wales, take the T5 long distance bus to Fishguard and then transfer onto the T11 to reach Mathry and the Preseli Venture lodge.



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