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Get a mate to join OutdoorLads and earn yourself a £20 voucher to spend on any event!  Do you know someone who is tempted to join but hasn’t quite mate the leap yet? Would you like to introduce them to the group AND get something back yourself?

If your mate joins the Direct Debit Scheme not only will they save 50%, but we will give you a voucher to get £20 off any event.

Use the link below to the form to claim…

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Ever wondered what it’s like to be on the run, to be fugitive? Could you ‘disappear’, go ‘off grid’, go dark?? A bold new C4 series will follow a number of volunteers as they try to go off grid and become a fugitive in the UK. They are looking for men and women of all ages to try and evade capture from a team of expert trackers. They are looking for people from a variety of backgrounds and professions who think they have what it takes to disappear in 21st century Britain. They could be going it alone or with friends, family or colleagues.

They will cover reasonable pre-agreed loss of earnings for everyone who participates.

Interested? Send an email to

The closing date for applications is Friday 6th February 2015.

If you are wondering what its like on your first event, Mark gives an insight to a walk in Wales last year.

“My first OutdoorLads event as a walk in South Wales going along the Taff Trail and up to to Caerphilly Mountain, via Castell Coch.

I was the first person to arrive at Radyr station on the Sunday morning and the first person I met on was a total stranger. Slowly but surely the others arrived and I was struck by how welcoming everyone was; some people knew each other with others meeting for the first time.

We set off up the Taff Trail, with Craig’s dog Fab going for the occasional swim in the River Taff and then kindly soaking us. We continued up towards Taff’s Well and took in the amazing and partially hidden Castell Coch, the so called “fairytale castle”. We took a wander into and around the forest, making our way to the base of Caerphilly Mountain where we started up the steep meandering path that lead to the ridge at the top. It wasn’t until we reached the top that we realised quite how much the mountain side had been shielding against the wind chill, it was freezing! The views were fantastic though, from where we were (and in spite of the weather), we could see for miles around us up to the valleys and down into Caerphilly.

Once we had made way across and down the ridge, we had Sunday lunch at the “Black Cock Inn” (titters occurred), we walked back the way we came along the Taff Trail and back to Radyr station.

I thoroughly enjoyed the walk, it was freezing and wet at points but it was good fun (and par for the course in South Wales). I think that part of my enjoyment came from the diversity of the members as well, in terms of age and in terms of where they were from and what they did for a living. There was rarely a dull moment.”

Don’t forget that very few of our leaders are qualified to take walks into snow covered mountains. However if you are a qualified leader with us you might be able to  gain temporary approval to lead a walk that you think might involve being in winter mountain conditions. Just contact John Cornley to discus your proposed route just before the event and, if appropriate, he can sign you off.

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