Thursday, 20 April 2017

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Taster Session - Sunday 30th April


Join The SHAC and our BSUPA qualified instructor for a Stand up Paddle Boarding Taster Session on our Private lagoon near Reigate in Surrey on Sunday the 30th April 2017.

Take the opportunity to try stand up paddle boarding and test out our fleet of different boards from all rounders to race boards from some of the best brands in the business.
Each 1hour session has 6 places available and will be given on a first come first served basis. During each 1 hour session will learn the basics to stand up paddle boarding whilst being introduced to the fitness benefits and the various exciting disciplines that the sport has to offer.



If you are interested in this event please note that equipment is provided including boards, paddles, buoyancy aids and leashes.
but with the exception of wet suits. 


Our lagoon is a wild place and there are no facilities such as toilets and changing rooms so please be prepared for a wild SUP Adventure. We will have an open fire roaring to warm you up should you fall in and a wet suit is recommended.


The minimum age for this adventure is 13 years old but must be accompanied by an adult and you must be able to swim a minimum of 100m.

The cost per person for the taster session is £25.00 payable in advance once your booking has been confirmed.

If you would like to book your place please fill out the form below and we will contact you to confirm your place once received. We look forward to meeting you on the water and introducing you to the delights of Stand Up Paddle Boarding.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Ultimate Training Weekend - Stand Up paddle Boarding - Mountain Biking and Trail Running

 

Coming to Surrey First Weekend in July. Register your interest here: http://www.thesurreyhillsadventurecompany.com/p/blog-page_15.html

 

MISSION & OVERVIEW

#supbikerun in partnership with SUPfit and The Surrey Hills Adventure Company have developed a 2-day training workshop with the focus on improving your skills and enjoyment no matter what your ability. Hosted at the stunning Llandegfedd Reservoir, this 2-day workshop is a rare opportunity to develop and learn new skills from a selection of highly skilled instructors. Working as a group but also 1-2-1 coaching, we will support you in developing a personal training programme in all three disciplines.

DAY-1 (10am-1pm) | SUP – 3hr Workshop (SUP boards and paddles provided)

The sessions will have something for all levels and abilities, from learning the basics to fine tuning your stroke, the training workshop will benefit:
  • Novices looking to learn the basic strokes and techniques
  • Intermediate/advanced paddlers wanting to hone techniques and looking to get fitter, faster and stronger for the first event
  • All paddlers that want to check out and trial the course before the first event
We will look at technique to ensure you are confident on the board and paddling in different weather conditions, moving onto skill sessions to get you round the course faster.
  • SUP Equipment: Boards, paddles, and safety equipment
  • Paddle Technique: Breaking down the stroke
  • Turns: Basic turns & buoy turns
  • Paddle Strokes: Upwind and downwind paddling
  • We would work on the above first in ideally a sheltered location and then head round the course to explore the reservoir. Reservoir exploration including understanding the course, how different weather conditions could affect the course and adjustments that should be made.
After the workshop we would look at:
  • Intervals – cadence/stroke rate, energy systems.
  • Race starts – How to get off the start line fast
  • Training plans – What?  Why?  When? Training plan for the 6 weeks leading up to the event
  • Warming up – Improve your performance

DAY-1 (2pm-5pm) | BIKE – 3hr Workshop (bring your own bike)

Technique and skills session including observation and correction clinic for the fundamental skills required riding the course with confidence, speed and success. This will include the following fundamentals.
  • Bike setup and safety checks.
  • The Core Position – Rebuilding a rider’s mainstay position working on hands, head and feet.
  • Efficient and safe breaking – When, where and how?
  • Using the pocket – When, where and how?
  • Push not Pull – How to tackle various trail features, learning “The Push Technique” to deal with Roots, rocks, drops etc. increases speed and improves safety.
  • Pumping – When, where and how?
  • Climbing – Useful skills to improve climbing technique that will conserve energy and improve performance.
  • Cornering – How to get the most out of a corner and to ride at speed with confidence.
  • Entry/Section/Exit – Learning to deal with changes in the terrain within the course.
  • Hydration, energy management and fuel.
  • The Llandegfedd course – Understanding the course, knowing what’s coming, when to push and when to take a break.
  • Training plan for the 6 weeks leading up to the event
  • Equipment – Shoes (flats versus clip-ins/full suspension versus hard tail / 26″ 27.5″ 29″/ Pedal types/ Tyre setups pressures / tube versus tubeless
  • Weather conditions – adjustments that should be made.
  • Suspension settings and benefits – When? Where? Why?
The course will have something for everyone and will suit the following category of riders:
  • Experienced MTB riders that have never had any skills instruction or been through an observation and correction clinic, riders themselves can never see how they ride from the third person and it can really help to have a trained third eye to identify the things that can be improved, corrected or changed in order to improve speed, technique and safety.
  • Road riders coming across to ride MTB for this event or have just started riding MTB after time spent on road bikes. The techniques and skills are fundamentally different and road riders can really benefit from having body position and riding techniques re built before taking on a course like LLandegfedd.
  • New comers – less experienced MTB riders looking to improve, riders that want to learn how to improve for their first off-road event or participants returning from 2016 looking to improve their course time and enjoyment.

DAY-2 (10am-1pm) | RUN – 3hr Workshop (Salomon trail shoes allocated upon arrival)

Our how to trail run workshop is open to all abilities and delivered to support the following people:
  • Road runners making the transition to off-road trails
  • Novices looking to learn the basics to support and increase their enjoyment out on the trails
  • Intermediate to advanced runners looking to fine tune their skills, understand and be more in tune with their body and to learn techniques to increase speed and agility
Each runner will engage in-group training but also experience 1-2-1 tuition. During the workshop you will learn:
  • Hydration and fueling your body both pre-event and during the event
  • How to develop a sensible running routine no matter how busy your life
  • Altering your pacing, cadence and breathing when changing terrains
  • Adapting your posture and foot placement to deal with technical terrain
  • Reviewing gait and foot placement to conserve energy and prevent muscle fatigue
  • Gear review subject to terrain, distances and weather
Please see pictures below from our Wales Training Weekend:













Thursday, 23 March 2017

Stand Up Paddle Boarding with The SHAC

SHACs SUP Adventures have begun. 

Join the SHAC this spring for a ready to ride course or SUP River Safari with your family or friends on our new fleet of paddle boards.

Our SUP adventures and tuition are for individuals and small groups, age 16 and over, if you are under 16 and wish to take part you will need to bring along an adult to join your adventure.

Our paddle board sessions are booked by appointment, simply contact us and we will find a date that suits you. On a SUP session with The SHAC you will be taught how to paddle board and learn the basic paddle strokes and turning/control techniques over a recommended 2 hour period. 

New this year. Group Adventures for up to 5 people. Come and explore the river together and make a real adventure of it.

For more details visit:
http://www.thesurreyhillsadventurecompany.com/p/new-stand-up-paddle-boarding-river.html

 

 

Check out our River Safaris here:

First Day of Easter Adventures at The SHAC

The SHAC Easter Holiday Adventures 

Fantastic start to the Easter Holidays at Basecamp with raft building,  whittling, spring woodland exploration and plenty of fun and laughter. The woods is good for the soul.

 

We have a few places available.
March - 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th,
April 4th, 5th, 6th, 10th, 11th, 18th

Each day runs from 10am - 4pm 
Located at our base-camp at Belmont School in the heart of the Surrey Hills

Come and join the adventure. 
To book your place now please click here 

To view the winter kit list for the day please click here. If you have any questions please Email: info@theshac.co.uk or call 01306 731204


The Surrey Hills Adventure Company: The Ultimate Training Weekend 1st - 2nd April 2017...

We have a couple of places left for next weekend Ultimate Training weekend in Wales. - This course is also coming to the Surrey Hills in July. Watch this space.

The Surrey Hills Adventure Company: The Ultimate Training Weekend 1st - 2nd April 2017...: The SHAC - SUP BIKE RUN and SUPFIT Llandegfedd Reservoir 2-day Training Workshop | Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd Apr...

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Easter Holidays Woodland Adventure Days - Only 12 days left available.

The SHAC Easter Holiday Adventures.

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS:
March 23rd 24th 27th 28th 29th 30th
April 4th 5th 6th 10th 11th and 18th

Each day runs from 10am - 4pm 
Located at our base-camp at Belmont School in the heart of the Surrey Hills
Cost per place per day is £40.00
To book your place online please click here
Come and join the adventure.

If you have any questions please Email: info@theshac.co.uk or call 01306 731204

Holiday Adventures

"The Surrey Hills Adventure Company Holiday Adventures are located @ Belmont Preparatory School, Holmbury St Mary.

Our Holiday adventures are an innovative, proven way of allowing children to develop and grow by spending time outside in a safe and supportive environment. 

The Adventures are based on principle Forest School teaching techniques, which are proven to increase children’s motivation, confidence and communication skills. 

Your child will take part in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks in a safe woodland environment. Accompanied by a trained instructor, they will make new friends and learn new skills.

The range of activities we offer is constantly developing, but a typical session could include:

  • Shelter building
  • Crafting from natural materials
  • Tracking
  • Environmental art
  • Safe fire making
  • Games
  • Using tools
  • Green woodwork
  • Assault courses

The general age range for young people attending our woodland adventures are from 6yrs - 13yrs old and children are with us from 10.00 am until 4.00pm. (packed lunches and suitable clothing will need to be supplied by you) We run our adventures in all weathers with the exception of high winds and Lightning storms.

With only a limited amount of spaces available please complete our online booking and permission form by clicking here.

(Booking terms and conditions please click here)

All our Adventure leaders have current CRB/DBS checks and we always have an instructor with outdoor first aid certification on site in addition to Forest School training. Our team have many skills and much experience between us enabling us to deliver enjoyable, exciting, educational and adventurous experiences.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Easter Woodland Adventures - Online Booking Now Available

Easter Holiday Woodland Adventure Days with The SHAC. 

Online Booking Now Available, Please Click Here

The SHAC Easter Holiday Adventures.

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS:
March 23rd 24th 27th 28th 29th 30th
April 4th 5th 6th 10th 11th and 18th 

Each day runs from 10am - 4pm 
Located at our base-camp at Belmont School in the heart of the Surrey Hills
Cost per place per day is £40.00
To book your place online please click here
Come and join the adventure.

If you have any questions please Email: info@theshac.co.uk or call 01306 731204

Holiday Adventures

"The Surrey Hills Adventure Company Holiday Adventures are located @ Belmont Preparatory School, Holmbury St Mary.

Our Holiday adventures are an innovative, proven way of allowing children to develop and grow by spending time outside in a safe and supportive environment. 

The Adventures are based on principle Forest School teaching techniques, which are proven to increase children’s motivation, confidence and communication skills. 

Your child will take part in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks in a safe woodland environment. Accompanied by a trained instructor, they will make new friends and learn new skills.

The range of activities we offer is constantly developing, but a typical session could include:

  • Shelter building
  • Crafting from natural materials
  • Tracking
  • Environmental art
  • Safe fire making
  • Games
  • Using tools
  • Green woodwork
  • Assault courses

The general age range for young people attending our woodland adventures are from 6yrs - 13yrs old and children are with us from 10.00 am until 4.00pm. (packed lunches and suitable clothing will need to be supplied by you) We run our adventures in all weathers with the exception of high winds and Lightning storms.

With only a limited amount of spaces available please complete our online booking and permission form by clicking here.

(Booking terms and conditions please click here)

All our Adventure leaders have current CRB/DBS checks and we always have an instructor with outdoor first aid certification on site in addition to Forest School training. Our team have many skills and much experience between us enabling us to deliver enjoyable, exciting, educational and adventurous experiences.

Monday, 27 February 2017

Easter Holiday Woodland Adventure Days with The SHAC.

The SHAC Easter Holiday Adventures.

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS:
March 23rd 24th 27th 28th 29th 30th
April 4th 5th 6th 10th 11th and 18th

Each day runs from 10am - 4pm 
Located at our base-camp at Belmont School in the heart of the Surrey Hills
Cost per place per day is £40.00
To book your place online please click here
Come and join the adventure.

If you have any questions please Email: info@theshac.co.uk or call 01306 731204

Holiday Adventures

"The Surrey Hills Adventure Company Holiday Adventures are located @ Belmont Preparatory School, Holmbury St Mary.

Our Holiday adventures are an innovative, proven way of allowing children to develop and grow by spending time outside in a safe and supportive environment. 

The Adventures are based on principle Forest School teaching techniques, which are proven to increase children’s motivation, confidence and communication skills. 

Your child will take part in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks in a safe woodland environment. Accompanied by a trained instructor, they will make new friends and learn new skills.

The range of activities we offer is constantly developing, but a typical session could include:

  • Shelter building
  • Crafting from natural materials
  • Tracking
  • Environmental art
  • Safe fire making
  • Games
  • Using tools
  • Green woodwork
  • Assault courses

The general age range for young people attending our woodland adventures are from 6yrs - 13yrs old and children are with us from 10.00 am until 4.00pm. (packed lunches and suitable clothing will need to be supplied by you) We run our adventures in all weathers with the exception of high winds and Lightning storms.

With only a limited amount of spaces available please complete our online booking and permission form by clicking here.

(Booking terms and conditions please click here)

All our Adventure leaders have current CRB/DBS checks and we always have an instructor with outdoor first aid certification on site in addition to Forest School training. Our team have many skills and much experience between us enabling us to deliver enjoyable, exciting, educational and adventurous experiences.

Monday, 20 February 2017

The Surrey Hills Adventure Company: SHAC's BIG Adventure 2017

The Surrey Hills Adventure Company: SHAC's BIG Adventure 2017:    Still time to sign up for The SHACs The Big Adventure 2017 at  Little Canada on the Isle of Wight  Monday 7th August - Friday 11th ...

 
Now taking bookings for The Big Adventure 2017
Little Canada Isle of Wight 
Monday 7th August - Friday 11th August 2017.

Email us now and register your interest:

Sunday, 12 February 2017

The Ultimate Training Weekend 1st - 2nd April 2017

The SHAC - SUP BIKE RUN and SUPFIT




Llandegfedd Reservoir 2-day Training Workshop | Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd April, 2017

MISSION & OVERVIEW

#supbikerun in partnership with SUPfit and The Surrey Hills Adventure Company have developed a 2-day training workshop with the focus on improving your skills and enjoyment no matter what your ability. Hosted at the stunning Llandegfedd Reservoir, this 2-day workshop is a rare opportunity to develop and learn new skills from a selection of highly skilled instructors. Working as a group but also 1-2-1 coaching, we will support you in developing a personal training programme to support your training on the build up to the main event.
Accommodation not included, we can suggest a number of cost effective and comfortable hotels and B&B’s locally

DAY-1 (10am-1pm) | SUP – 3hr Workshop (SUP boards and paddles provided)

The sessions will have something for all levels and abilities, from learning the basics to fine tuning your stroke, the training workshop will benefit:
  • Novices looking to learn the basic strokes and techniques
  • Intermediate/advanced paddlers wanting to hone techniques and looking to get fitter, faster and stronger for the first event
  • All paddlers that want to check out and trial the course before the first event
We will look at technique to ensure you are confident on the board and paddling in different weather conditions, moving onto skill sessions to get you round the course faster.
  • SUP Equipment: Boards, paddles, and safety equipment
  • Paddle Technique: Breaking down the stroke
  • Turns: Basic turns & buoy turns
  • Paddle Strokes: Upwind and downwind paddling
  • We would work on the above first in ideally a sheltered location and then head round the course to explore the reservoir. Reservoir exploration including understanding the course, how different weather conditions could affect the course and adjustments that should be made.
After the workshop we would look at:
  • Intervals – cadence/stroke rate, energy systems.
  • Race starts – How to get off the start line fast
  • Training plans – What?  Why?  When? Training plan for the 6 weeks leading up to the event
  • Warming up – Improve your performance

DAY-1 (2pm-5pm) | BIKE – 3hr Workshop (bring your own bike)

Technique and skills session including observation and correction clinic for the fundamental skills required riding the course with confidence, speed and success. This will include the following fundamentals.
  • Bike setup and safety checks.
  • The Core Position – Rebuilding a rider’s mainstay position working on hands, head and feet.
  • Efficient and safe breaking – When, where and how?
  • Using the pocket – When, where and how?
  • Push not Pull – How to tackle various trail features, learning “The Push Technique” to deal with Roots, rocks, drops etc. increases speed and improves safety.
  • Pumping – When, where and how?
  • Climbing – Useful skills to improve climbing technique that will conserve energy and improve performance.
  • Cornering – How to get the most out of a corner and to ride at speed with confidence.
  • Entry/Section/Exit – Learning to deal with changes in the terrain within the course.
  • Hydration, energy management and fuel.
  • The Llandegfedd course – Understanding the course, knowing what’s coming, when to push and when to take a break.
  • Training plan for the 6 weeks leading up to the event
  • Equipment – Shoes (flats versus clip-ins/full suspension versus hard tail / 26″ 27.5″ 29″/ Pedal types/ Tyre setups pressures / tube versus tubeless
  • Weather conditions – adjustments that should be made.
  • Suspension settings and benefits – When? Where? Why?
The course will have something for everyone and will suit the following category of riders:
  • Experienced MTB riders that have never had any skills instruction or been through an observation and correction clinic, riders themselves can never see how they ride from the third person and it can really help to have a trained third eye to identify the things that can be improved, corrected or changed in order to improve speed, technique and safety.
  • Road riders coming across to ride MTB for this event or have just started riding MTB after time spent on road bikes. The techniques and skills are fundamentally different and road riders can really benefit from having body position and riding techniques re built before taking on a course like LLandegfedd.
  • New comers – less experienced MTB riders looking to improve, riders that want to learn how to improve for their first off-road event or participants returning from 2016 looking to improve their course time and enjoyment.

DAY-2 (10am-1pm) | RUN – 3hr Workshop (Salomon trail shoes allocated upon arrival)

Our how to trail run workshop is open to all abilities and delivered to support the following people:
  • Road runners making the transition to off-road trails
  • Novices looking to learn the basics to support and increase their enjoyment out on the trails
  • Intermediate to advanced runners looking to fine tune their skills, understand and be more in tune with their body and to learn techniques to increase speed and agility
Each runner will engage in-group training but also experience 1-2-1 tuition. During the workshop you will learn:
  • Hydration and fueling your body both pre-event and during the event
  • How to develop a sensible running routine no matter how busy your life
  • Altering your pacing, cadence and breathing when changing terrains
  • Adapting your posture and foot placement to deal with technical terrain
  • Reviewing gait and foot placement to conserve energy and prevent muscle fatigue
  • Gear review subject to terrain, distances and weather

Click here: BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW… Limited to 24 people, £189 p/p including Salomon Speedcross 4 trail shoes


Friday, 3 February 2017



Life is all about experiences at The SHAC - We are starting 2017 with some great adventures,  Join us.

Feb Half Term Holidays:
  • Feb Half Term Woodland Adventures with The SHAC are running on the 16th and 17th Feb 2017 - Now taking bookings click here to book your days - Easter Holiday dates to follow.
  • Junior MTB Skills in the Hills Sessions available -Current availability Tuesday 14th Feb AM and PM sessions available and Wed PM session available. Contact us for details.
Offers for 2017.
  • SHAC Gift vouchers - Stand up paddle board "Ready to Ride the River" and "MTB skills in the Hills" Gift Vouchers now available, the perfect birthday or anniversary gift for all ages.
  • Valentines Day Gift Voucher - Buy you and your loved one an experience to remember together this year - SHACs Sundown SUP River Safari,  a romantic  SUP adventure on the river concluding with a glass of Bubbly whilst enjoying the sunset over the river - discover the adventure in you together.
  • Why not get them a SHAC Adventure Day - A day full of adventures on both Mountain Bikes and Paddle Boards with lunch by the water prepared over an open fire - Sunday 30th April. Contact us for more details and to register your interest.or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1858895941022675/
  • The SHACs Big Adventure 2017 (Residential adventure week August 2017) Click here for details Contact us if you'd like to book a place or need further information.
  • Birthday Party Adventures - Woodland Adventure Parties/MTB Bikes and Bangers Party/Stand Up Paddle Board River Adventure Parties. Contact us for details
New for 2017
  • The SHACs Big Adventure Days - A full day of adventure for adults combining Mountain Biking and Paddle Boarding and campfire cuisine all in one day - are you up to it - First one is  being held on Sunday 30th April - Only 6 places available. Email us to register your interest and for further details.
  • Parent and Child Bushcraft Days - Our first one is running on Sun March 19th 2017 (An introduction to firelighting with Skip and Jez) - A real bushcraft and survival experience.
  • Stand Up Paddle Board sessions for Children and Adults - Learn to stand up paddle board and experience the Surrey Hills from the water. Check out our short film below.
  • Open water water swim training.  NEW LOCATION - Details Coming Soon.
  • Raft building Adventures - Details to be released soon.
  • Outdoor courses including: Walking Stick Making - Willow Weaving - Spoon Carving and Knife Skills - African Drumming - Fireside Ukulele Sessions and much more, watch this space.
  • Corporate events and Team Building - Try something new this year for your Team,  work colleagues Group of Friends or Family - The SHAC will create for you and your team/Friends/Family  a day to remember in The Surrey Hills combining a selection of  activities to deliver and exciting and enjoyable day for all that can be relaxing or full of adventures. These days can be specifically tailored to meet your requirements. Contact us for more details
We look forward to seeing you on an adventure in 2017 with The SHAC.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Feb Half Term Adventures

The SHAC Feb Half Term Holiday Adventures.

NOW TAKING BOOKINGS:
Feb 16th and 17th 2017

Each day runs from 10am - 4pm 
Located at our base-camp at Belmont School in the heart of the Surrey Hills

Come and join the adventure.

Email: info@theshac.co.uk to book a place or call 01306 883961

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The SHAC teams up with SUPBIKERUN the ultimate off road triathlon series

Thinking about a new challenge this summer? 

Check out supbikerun events, the ultimate off road triathlon. Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Mountain Biking and Trail Running Triathlon series. Teaming up with The SHAC - The Surrey Hills Adventure Company who will be delivering MTB skills sessions at their events again this year. 

Interested? Start training with The SHAC who also offer introduction to SUP sessions in the Surrey Hills as well as the Skills In the Hills MTB sessions which will set you up perfectly for these events. The first one is in May. Contact us for more details.


Monday, 12 December 2016

Paddleboard training on the River Kwai.

The team from The SHAC are currently on a big adventure in the Jungle of Thailand. 

See you for a big adventure back in the UK in January. 

Monday, 5 December 2016

Happy Christmas From The SHAC


We are now away until the 27th Dec on a big family adventure in the Jungle of South East Asia. Please send us an email and we will respond on our return.

Email: info@theshac.co.uk

 See you in 2017 for an adventure with The SHAC.

SHAC on the River - Stand-up Paddleboarding

For more details please visit:

http://www.thesurreyhillsadventurecompany.com/p/new-stand-up-paddle-boarding-river.html

Gift vouchers and experiences available.

Looking to buy a SUP? Contact us and find out what amazing deals we can offer you.

Click here to email us.

Friday, 25 November 2016

Review time. Book up before Sunday and take advantage of our Black Friday 2 for 1 offer.


 

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Awesome day out....

A great Father's Day present - I have been mountain biking for years but never had any coaching like this - really improved my control of the bike, my speed downhill, particularly around the technical parts of the woods - all whist having a good laugh.....very highly recommend!

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Great technical lessons teaching me a lot about what I don't know!
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I need to be fitter :)
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