Top 5 stag dos: Bearded Men Adventures In North Wales

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Amazing North wales stags: Five things that make Bearded Men Adventures stag dos great

Here at Bearded Men Adventures, it is our passion to make Amazing North wales stags. We want you leaving with memories and stories that you will share for a long time. Below I have put together five things that make us really stand out from the crowd.

Our welcome and hospitality

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The first night of the stag, with the group settling in with our own BMA quiz…good times had by all.

We can’t wait for you to arrive and really look forward to welcoming you with a drink and a smile. When you arrive we always have cold beers on hand. Jason or I will be there to greet you in person.  The BBQ will be on and prepared so the food is ready for when you want to eat. For the evenings we make sure there is a great selection of games to help kick start your weekend. From the famous Austrian nail game or beer pong – we have got you covered.

Check out our Tripadvisor reviews if you need any more convincing.

It’s all about the planning and we do it all for you

Throughout your amazing North wales stags weekend, our aim is for you to have the best time. We plan the weekend out so that you can relax and party hard. Allowing you to enjoy all the activities and have time to relax and recuperate so you can last the whole weekend.

We pride ourselves on thinking of everything so you don’t have to.

We plan out each weekend focusing on the specific needs for your group. knowing the best places to eat and drink really helps so we will guide you where to go. A taxi will be booked to take you in and pick you up when you are ready. Then in the morning, we will have breakfast ready to get you going for the day. Allowing you to fully relax and enjoy your whole weekend.

Our incredible activities

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Our activities are second to none in North Wales, led by some of the best and experienced instructors you could wish for. What sets us apart is continuity you will have the same instructor leading you through all activities. We are all enthusiastic instructor always looking to give you the best possible time. All you need to do is choose which activity you want from our great selection.

Check out all our Bearded Men Adventures Activities here.

Our Locations and accommodation partners

Accommodation is important and we have a great variety to choose from.

What are the options:

– Wild camping – in the woods; next to lakes and rivers; in the mountains or on the beach watching the sunset. All giving you and your friends time to get back to nature and reconnecting in a truly unique way.

– Boutique camping option – For those who like camping but don’t want to rough it. We have three great private locations in Wales: one by the river; one in the mountains; and one on the coast. We provide bell tents, fire pits, fully catered, with space for you to make as much noise as you please.

– Lodges and holiday cottages – If you want a roof over your head we understand and have great relationships with bunkhouses, hostels, hotels and self-contained holiday lets for all types of budget. These links give you a good example of a few we work with; Horseshoe Pass Holiday LetsCoed-y-Glyn log cabinsLlangollen hostel, and The Wild Pheasant hotel.

Our unique twists on the weekend

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A great start to the weekend, just been white water rafting.

We like to make it interesting, we always try and come up with new ideas to make each stag and hen weekend unique and adventurous. All you need to do is choose how you want your weekend to go to.

Our Zero to Hero Stag, a very different weekend where everyone is in it together through the trials and tribulations of wild camping in an unknown location at the beginning ending up in luxury.

Our The High Roller or The Happy Camper which is the most popular of all our Stag weekends. We look after you throughout this action-packed few days fitting in great activities to staying in great accommodation. All ending in a local night out with the famous BMA scavenger Hunt helping to make it an unforgettable night.

Our Scottish The Whisky Explorer, Where we take you on an unforgettable adventure on Scotland’s impressive Loch Awe. You will enjoy a tour of Oban distillery, learn how to canoe and camp under the stars for three nights on this epic adventure.

Or let us design you an amazing North Wales stag adventure weekend unique to you and your group. Jason and I love to turn a crazy idea into an unforgettable experience. Get in touch and help guide it into reality.

Top 5 Stag dos: Ideas for amazing adventurous activities in Wales

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Top 5 Stag dos: Ideas for amazing adventurous activities in Wales

Our top 5 amazing adventurous activities in Wales. Here at Bearded Men Adventures, we love a wet and wild Welsh adventure weekend. So have compiled our Top 5 stag do activities available in North Wales. We think these activities are a great way to make your adventure stag weekend last long in everyone’s memories. They are guaranteed to get everybody’s adrenaline levels elevated. 

Check out our top 5, hand-picked Welsh adventure activities you could choose from for your unique stag weekend.

#5 Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is an exhilarating adventure sport that is fun for all ages and abilities. This activity is filled with well-instructed skills and challenging games that will leave the whole group in fits of laughter. You can explore the canals and rivers of Llangollen, lakes of Snowdonia or the beautiful beaches on the west coast of Wales and Anglesey. Check out the links to gain more insight into what this great activity has to offer.

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Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Our Friends at Stand Up Paddle Boarding UK will set you up with everything you need to have a great adventure on the water. To see what you can be getting yourself into check out their latest video This Is SUP.

#4 River Tubing

River Tubing is a one-of-a-kind activity allowing you to run the exhilarating rapids of the River Dee in North Wales with all your friends with very little competence or skills needed. The Bearded Men instructors will guide you down the river in an engaging, safe way that will leave you wanting more. The half-day river trip combines running rapids, group games, and river surfing. Again check out the links to gain more insight into what this great activity has to offer.

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Tubing in Llangollen, Wales

River Tubing with  Bearded Men Adventures is a unique activity check out our video to see what it’s all about River Tubing @beardedmenadventures.

#3 Coasteering 

This is the perfect activity to clear the head after a fun night, you will be all in it together exploring the rugged welsh coast of Angelsey Coasteering. Coasteering provides you with challenging scrambles, spectacular scenery, discovering the sea from an aspect you would have never seen, exploring caves and of course jumping off big jumps. A Welsh stag weekend by the sea…Can you ask for anything more?

Check out the links to gain more insight into what this great activity has to offer.

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A great day out coasteering on our first stag weekend of the year.

Coasteering with  Bearded Men Adventures is a unique activity check out our video to see what it’s all about Coastering @beardedmenadventures.

#2  Bodyboating 

Bodyboating is a revolutionary water sport that combines elements of surfing, kayaking, and swimming. The boats are designed to be used by anyone of any skill level. They can be used in the sea on a lake or down a river. Just lie down, paddle with your hands, and hold on through the rapids! Check out the links to gain more insight into what this great activity has to offer.

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Our friends at BodyBoating are the only providers of this unique water sport in the UK! They will set you up with everything you need to have a great adventure on the water. To see what you can be getting yourself into check out there latest video Body Boating In North Wales.

#1 Canyoning

Canyoning brings the extreme to your stag weekend, with the biggest jumps, slides, and abseil’s in spectacular locations that will blow your mind. Bearded Men Adventures will guide you through the canyon with enthusiasm and humour. We will take you on an adventure you will never forget. Check out the links to gain more insight into what this great activity has to offer.

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Bearded Men Adventure Stag sliding off the big waterfall in the canyon.

Canyoning with  Bearded Men Adventures is a unique activity check out our video to see what it’s all about Canyoning @beardedmenadventures.

We hope this has inspired you to think of one or two activities to include in your adventure stag weekend in Wales.

Our Big Adventure Stag do’s in Wales

Our Big Adventure Stag do’s in Wales

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The group suited up and ready to go rafting!!

3-day big Adventure Stag do’s in Wales

It’s not unusual for us to host big adventure stag do’s in Wales. However, last weekend was our biggest stag yet. With over 30 friends getting together to take part in the 3-day adventure near Llangollen, North Wales.

Arriving on Friday evening, we settled them into our base camp next to the River Dee. This is a great location 5 minutes drive outside Llangollen in Glyndyfrdwy, North wales. We dive right in provided games and activities to help get the party started. Including archery and axe throwing; the Austrian nail game as well as a variety of drinking games for after. With our legendary BBQ to top the evening off, catered for all meat-eaters, vegans and vegetarians. Our tailor-made welcome evenings provide you with the opportunity to catch up and relax into the celebrations.


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The first night of the stag, with the group settling in with our own BMA quiz…good times had by all.

We set up an incredible private campsite for you to call home for the weekend. You can sleep in our cosy Bell tents or you can pitch up your own tent, there’s also room for camper vans.


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Friday – The group arrived at 12:00 pm and had lunch in the beautiful town of Llangollen. We partnered up with our friends at Whitewater Active, to take the group whitewater rafting down the exciting River Dee.

Saturday – We went on a full days adventure Canyoning in Snowdonia an hours drive away. This was a great day of swimming, pool jumping, sliding and abseiling down waterfalls.

Sunday – We headed to the coast for the last activity of the weekend exploring the rugged Welsh coastline. Another great day climbing and traversing; swimming and jumping in the sea at this amazing location in Anglesey.

Adventure stag weekends for large groups

Watch the highlights from the weekend here.

Here at Bearded Men Adventures, we custom build you the most exciting & adventurous Stag or Hen weekend you could hope for. We provide everything from activities, accommodation, food and drink, hosted by our founders Jason and Hugh. We work with you every step of the way to plan, organise and run your unique trip – so you have none of the hassle.

Find out more about our tailor-made stag and hen weekends here.

Whisky, canoeing and wild camping

Whisky, canoe and wild camping

Scottish whisky & canoeing expedition
First nights campsite on one of the northern islands of Loch Awe

A 4-day Scottish whisky & canoeing expedition, paddling on the stunning Loch Tay. This canoeing adventure lets you explore the great wilderness Scotland has to offer. We will take you on exhilarating days on the loch, wild camp in stunning locations.  You will eat great food cooked on the fire and explore some of Scotlands finest whisky. With at least one trip to a local distillery.

Day 1 – Scottish whisky & canoeing expedition

After the first meeting at the pickup point, we start the adventure with a visit to a local distillery. Tullibardine Distillery is located just off the A9. Here we enjoyed the tour and tried a few drams. The next stop is the entry point for our journey. Our first task is organising the equipment and packing the boats ready for departure. The first days paddle to camp was a short one focusing on getting used to tandem canoeing. The evening was spent setting up camp making a cosy place to sleep. Then lighting the fire getting it ready to cook dinner on.  Most evenings are spent exploring the local area, sharing stories and sipping whisky to see us through the night.

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The boys at the Tullibardine Distillery.

Day 2

The morning start is a regular routine of cooking breakfast, drinking coffee. Once warmed up we break camp and get ready for the next leg of our journey. The day is spent on the lake exploring the shores and inlets of the Loch. As well as developing our canoe skills and techniques. We will teach all there is to know about expedition paddling. From paddle strokes, trim, sailing and navigation. By the end of the trip, you will leave a more confident open water paddler.

Throughout the day we stop to explore the lakeside, try catching fish and generally see what the weather has in store for us. Once at camp we go through a similar routine as the first night. Each night there will be workshops on bush and survival skills. With activities such as whittling to play with throughout the evenings.

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The boys on the lake making our way to camp.

Day 3

The third day will be much like the previous, giving you a chance to lose yourself in the wilderness. Getting fully emersed in the adventure with your friends. You will have time to hone your skills on the water, and while at camp. Feeding on the years of experience our staff have gained to guide and teach you all the way.

Day 4

The last day is always bittersweet for me, it is sad to be finishing the expedition.  However, Its always great to have a shower followed by heading to the local Inn for meal and pint. Once we have broken camp, we arrive be back at the start point around noon. We then head to another local distillery to pick up a souvenir. On our last night, we visit the local tavern sharing stories our trip and dancing the night away to a local Kaley.

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Preparing the stew for the evenings’ meal

The Whisky Explorer

The trip has taken on a new name “The Whisky Explorer“. It is also now mainly run on Loch Awe near the west coast close to Oban. If you would like to see what this trip look like watch our video or check out the latest blog.