Slow Adventures - Tor McIntosh
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!
Photographs: Tor McIntosh
Photograph: 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.
Packraft Adventure online store
The store is open! Its finally here, lots of you ask about the kit we use here at Tirio. This has been the inspiration behind the Packraft Adventure store. All equipment is tried and tested by us on our adventures. Guiding and coaching on a daily basis we certainly get to know what works. All products are equipment we know and trust, we hope you'll love them too!
AALA Licence Awarded
Its a great privilege to be awarded our AALA licence for Packrafting from the Adventurous Activities Licence Authority. Its exciting to have the official recognition for the quality and safety of our work.
Adventurous Activities Licensing ensures that providers follow good safety management practices. These allow young people to experience exciting and stimulating activities without being exposed to avoidable risk. We look forward to creating new opportunities in 2020!
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...
'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.
Photograph: Tatu Productions Ltd
We're extremely honoured to have gained 'Centre for Excellence' status from Water Skills Academy. Its great to have this fantastic endorsement.
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!
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!
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,
White Water Courses Are Live!
Check out our Courses page for all the details of our latest exciting addition to our range of training!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Stunning Snowdon Summit Packraft Adventure 7-8 July 18
We're really excited to be teaming up with our good friend Rusty at Snowdonia Walking & Climbing to offer you a unique 2 day trip opportunity that combines the very best of what we both have to offer.
Guided walk up beautiful route to Snowdon summit.
Secluded overnight wild mountain camp.
Walk up & paddle down! Packrafting takes you to otherwise hard to reach mountain waters of Snowdon.
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.
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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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!!