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'The Longest Line' 

315km Packraft journey from Tayvallich to Spey Bay

Marianne, Jason and of course Millie Pup completed this amazing journey in 11 days, from March 21st - 31st 2024. Joined by good friend and previous adventure buddy Rich Sumner from day 5, you can read all about it in our socials and there's a blog post coming soon!


Rescue 3 Europe 

Accredited Training Providers 

We are very pleased to announce that following a rigorous assessment process, Tirio has been awarded the above accreditation. We are proud to be able to offer accredited Rescue 3 Europe Water Safety and Rescue Courses - Check out our courses.

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Book Publication:

Packrafting - A UK Manual

We are thrilled to announce the publication of our book 'Packrafting - A UK Manual', published by Pesda Press, the UK's leading paddle and adventure sports publisher. 

Written by Jason, with illustrations by Marianne. Packed with step by step colour photos of techniques developed from our extensive training course syllabi and manuals. It's been a labour of love this last couple of years. We are delighted with the results and can't wait to share it with you! 

Pack Wrath Trail Tirio
Pack Wrath Trail Tirio

Pack Wrath Trail - Completed!!

Fort William to Cape Wrath - 220 miles, 14 days and some extremely challenging weather conditions... A big shout out to Jason on completing his epic Pack Wrath Trail adventure! It is truly an amazing achievement and a first for Packrafting!

He couldn't have done it with out amazing team support from Richard Sumner on the first leg to Ullapool and Rob Duncalf for the last leg to Cape Wrath. Not forgetting our very own Millie dog who was his faithful Packraft companion throughout.

Blog coming soon, watch this space!!

Pack Wrath Trail Tirio
Above Photographs: Rob Duncalf

Slow Adventures - Tor McIntosh

Book Feature

We are proud and thrilled to announce that we are featured in a chapter of Tor McIntosh's stunning new book 'Slow Adventures - Unhurriedly Exploring Britains's Wild Places.'

We think the title perfectly compliments our ethos here at Tirio! We had the pleasure of spending a few days with Tor, along with our good friend Gordon Stovin - camp cook extraordinaire - here in Snowdonia back in 2019. 

Her chapter on 'Packrafting in Snowdonia' features our Welsh Legends Packraft Adventure. It was a delight to share the legends behind the stunning scenery of the Nant Gwynant Valley beneath Snowdon. It's so great to finally see the fruits of those few days here on the pages of Tor's stunning book.

Published by the Pavilion Books for the National Trust and available at all good book shops from March 4th - we've certainly got ours on pre-order!

Check out our Welsh Legends Adventure...

Slow Adventures Tor Macintosh Book Cover
Slow Adventures Tor Macintosh Packraftin
Photographs: Tor McIntosh

Llysgennad Eryri Ambassador

Time well spent completing the online training to achieve this award. Llysgennad Eryri has been developed to provide a fuller understanding of what makes Eryri truly exceptional. From Wales' historic landscapes to the vibrancy of the Welsh Language, undertaking this high quality training will compliment and further enhance your experience with us here in the Snowdonia National Park.

Eryri Ambassador

Packraft Expedition Paddler Course goes live!

Our first Expedition course has gone live! We had a great week up in the wild, rugged and spectacular Rough Bounds of Scotland with our first group of candidates. But don't just take our word for it! Here's some feedback from one of our group...

"Amazing! Couldn't have asked for more... Packed to the brim with learning. Testing and challenging with first class facilitation from Tirio. Loved it... more please!"

Gain the skills and techniques to undertake your own adventures in the UK and beyond. Find out more...

Packraft Exped Paddler wild camping

'Off the Beaten Track'
BBC 1 Wales 7:30pm 23.08.19

Yay! We finally have a date for our much looked forward to feature with Kate Humble on BBC's 'Off the Beaten Track' Tune in to see our Celtic Rainforest adventure on BBC1 Wales or catch up on BBC iplayer.

Tirio & Kate Humble waterfall Celtic Rai
Photograph: Tatu Productions Ltd

UK Packraft Meet up 2019
Bala 20-21 September 19

We're proud to supporting this year's event on our local waters at Bala. Tirio will be running Introduction, White Water & Whitewater Improver sessions plus Open Water sessions over the weekend. Our good friend Gordon from Bread Beer and Fire will be coming along to add a spark to the evening with a wild baking and beer session. See you there!

Full details and booking here...

Moving water packrafting course

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 2019

As an outdoor provider who can deliver through the medium of Welsh, it was great to have the opportunity to represent Tirio at this amazing event. We are fortunate to have received the support of Menter Iaith Conwy, Mentrau Iaith Cymru and spent the day with their lovely folks on their stand promoting Welsh Packrafting!


Mother and Daughter Taster Sessions


Sesiwn Blasu Mam a Merch

Marianne is pretty chuffed to have recently been selected to be an Ambassador for #Womenwhopaddle

We're really keen to get girls outside and paddling! We are working closely with Menter Iaith to enable the Welsh Language in the outdoors and are running taster sessions for local ladies on May 11th with all proceeds from the event going to the National Eisteddfod Sir Conwy 2019.

Its proving pretty popular so watch this space for more taster day events soon!

mother and daughter packrafting taster s

Trefriw Walking Festival 2019

Keeping it local, Tirio are looking forward to supporting the Trefriw Walking Festival this year by offering Packrafting journeys on Friday  17th May.


Morning and afternoon journeys available,

For booking and further information check it out here   

Packraft Adventure Llyn Parc Gwydir Fore

White Water Courses Are Live!

Check  out our Courses page for all the details of our latest exciting addition to our range of training!  

Packraft Moving water course Tirio

There's a film crew about!

It was a pleasure to work recently with the fantastic crew from Tatu Pictures Ltd, the lovely Kate Humble and not forgetting the amazing Teg, our first Packrafting dog! Coming to the BBC in 2019... watch this space! 

Kate Humble and Teg go Packrafting with
Working with Tatu Pictures Ltd and Kate

Our Packrafting Travels...

Outdoor Partnership Club Forum

Tirio are honoured to have been invited as guest speakers to the Outdoor Partnership's Club forum evening for local outdoor club members on October 18th at Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig. We'll be talking about our Packraft Adventures,  join us!

Plas y Brenin Lecture Room 6 - 9pm.

Outdoor Partnership Plas y Brenin Talk.j

Blazing Paddles!

We had a fantastic time with the team from The Observer: journalist Alf Alderson and photographer Tom Martin and love the resulting article and photographsin the July 8th edition. Tom certainly went to great heights to get this shot!

You can read all about our adventures here!

Photograph: Tom Martin

The Guardian Travel

20 Best Outdoor Activity Breaks in the UK

It really is Wild and Wonderful news! Honoured & excited to be included in The Guardian Travel's 20 Best Outdoor Activity breaks in the UK list. Even more special, we gained a 'Best for Wild Living' recognition. Very happy here at Tirio HQ! 

Check us out!

We are proud members of the Gather Outdoors family, a collaboration of likeminded folk helping others to live more fulfilling lives outdoors, minimising their environmental footprint as they go.


Humbled to be linked to their 'Adventurous Ink' offering, 'Wild Guide to Wales'. It was great to meet up & paddle with fellow Gather Ambassadors recently and show them what we're all about!

We are really proud to announce that our Packraft Adventures have been featured in the Spring edition of Outdoor Enthusiast Magazine. 

We were fortunate enough to take the lovely Chantelle Kelly out to show her what a Packraft Adventure is all about.

Check out our adventure!

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