Exmoor Adventures is based in Porlock, West Somerset, and have been operating since 2009, and are constantly expanding!
We were thrilled to celebrate our 10 year anniversary in 2019, and would like to thank all our customers over the past decade, as well as other outdoor companies that have worked with us over this time.
Over the past couple of years we have become an Exmoor National Park partner, gained a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor (5/5), as well as winning a ‘Highly Commended’ at the South West Tourism Awards!
We’re looking forward to an exciting and busy 2020, with plans for new activities and events.
Founded by Dan French, his passion is to deliver a range of quality, enjoyable and unforgettable experiences to a wide range of participants.
When you contact Exmoor Adventures, it’s Dan that you’ll talk to, it’s Dan who will discuss your booking to make sure that you are getting what you want and it’s Dan who (95% of the time!) will deliver your activities along with his team of instructors.
With over 18 years of experience in the Outdoor Industry, Dan has a range of National Governing Bodies as well as a Degree in ‘Outdoor Studies’.
Dan has worked in a number of Activity Centres in the UK ranging from Cornwall and the Lake District through to the Western Isles of Scotland. The job has also taken Dan to the United Arab Emirates and Spain, where adventurous activities have been delivered to a wide range of clients.
What’s new for 2020? Come and see for yourselves 🙂
Meet the team!
Dan - Director
Mountain Biking is definitely Dan's main passion, though he will be found delivering all the activities on offer. As much as Dan would like to be out delivering activities, he has to spend more and more time on administrative duties!
Ben - Chief Instructor
Ben is a super keen Surfer and paddleboarder, having paddled around Menorca last year! You're likely to meet Ben, as he heads up most of our activity days and events.
Joe - Instructor
Joe is an avid Mountain Biker and keen White Water Kayaker. Originally from Exmoor, Joe is currently based in the Lake District where he is studying for an Outdoor Degree!
Ben took us out paddling along the bay and we had a great time. He was a great guide and even took some photos for us. The scenery was beautiful!
Had a fantastic time last Monday morning sea kayaking with Dan and Jo. After a comprehensive briefing, we paddled along the coast from Porlock Wier learning how to have fun in winds and waves. Then enjoyed my first experience of kayak polo - book on to find out what a blast that is! I recommend this highly - Dan runs an extremely well thought out session to fit the group. Thanks so much!
Good quality bikes with good batteries so you can go for a long day if sensible. The location couldn’t be better as the edge of exmoor above porlock is awash with trails and bridleways. We covered 30 miles of trails over 6 hours with 4 hours of riding. The mans bike with a heavy chap was about out but the ladies had plenty to spare. They run organised rides or you can just rent and go like us. All in all highly recommend.
We had a brilliant time learning how to SUP in the harbour. They were helpful, professional and patient with such a big group of varying abilities. We did SUP races in groups which was fun, and then had a chance to do kayaking afterwards. All our equipment was provided and the communication on email in advance was brilliant. I can’t recommend these guys enough. Thank you.
We were a group of families with kids aged from 14 down to 8 and booked a morning coasteering with Dan.
I wasn’t quite sure what coasteering would be exactly. It turns out to be swimming in wetsuits out to rocks, climbing up them (walking up them really, as they are more like ledges) and then jumping into the sea. Repeat. It was great fun! Everyone started on a low jump and then those more confident could progress to higher ones.
Dan and Joe were great hosts. A good sense of humour and very experienced at putting us at our ease. Even those who claimed beforehand to be there just to keep an eye on their kids surprised themselves with how much they enjoyed themselves.
100% recommended - we’d do this again if coming to Exmoor. More
We went paddle boarding with Dan, absolutely amazing day, one of us had been paddle boarding before, but I had not and was a little nervous. But was instantly put at ease, Dan was friendly, knowledgable and we had one of the best mornings ever. We started in the bay then went along to the harbour to learn how to stand up and a few fun tricks. He then took us along to the marshes for a fun adventure. We couldn’t recommend Exmoor Adventures enough, we will definitely be back! All social distancing in place and necessary measures taken as well.
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