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Adventure Training Activities

Apart from the many adventure training activities on offer, Number 3 Welsh Wing have some superb locations to challenge their outdoor pursuits.
The Brecon Beacons offer a stunning landscape, canal paths, castles and an ideal Duke of Edinburgh expedition location . The scenery here is both beautiful and diverse, rolling countryside and valleys, wide open spaces to the wild beauty of the waterfalls and caves.
Further north at Betws-y-Coed is the Capel Curig Adventure Training Centre, where Number 3 Welsh Wing holds an annual camp for those interested in attending.  Activities include, canoeing, white water rafting, cycling and trekking - with some good evening entertainment if you've got the energy!
Places for this camp usually fill up early though - so you'll need to book early...
   
White water rafting is always a favourite activity at Capel Curig
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Another adventure training opportunity which has taken place over the last few years, is based on the SAS selection route in the Brecon Beacons.  It is planned to take part over 2 days with an evenings semi-wild camp in between.  The route runs from Dan y Ogof in the Western Black Mountain region to Talybont Usk in the Eastern area of the Beacons and then back again by a slightly different route on day 2.  Total round trip distance is in the region of 60km which traverses Fan Gyrhirich, Fan Nedd, Corn Du, Pen Y Fan, Fan y Big and Cribyn as well as Waun Rhydd.

 
 
 
   
The objective of the 3 Welsh Peaks is to climb Mount Snowdon in Snowdonia, Cadair Idris in mid Wales and Pen Y Fan in the Brecon Beacons within a 24hr period.

The team set out at 0000hrs midnight on the Friday evening closest to the longest day light day (Summer Solstice).  The cadets and staff commence walking Snowdon at approximately 0430hrs with an ascent of the summit by 0730hrs.  The group returns to the support team and vehicles for breakfast at approximately 1000hrs and shortly thereafter the trip to Cadair Idris near Dolgellau.  Depending on weather and the experience within the group, the team will take the Foxes path up to the summit.  After a short refreshment stop at the base of Cadair, the journey is taken on the southbound A470, to Pen y Fan which is the highest peak in South Wales.  Upon completion, the whole group proceeds back where the finishing time is recorded.

   
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