The aim is to encourage folk in Bolton to stay physically and mentally fit through local bike rides during the pandemic. Week 1 of our latest lockdown bike challenge saw 35+hours on the saddle for our …
What is Wave Adventure?
We are a Bolton Charity who are passionate about the outdoors and introducing people to healthy new activities, Wave Adventure organise events for individuals or groups of all ages and abilities.
Wave Adventure will take you kayaking across Lancashire’s dramatic landscape, or up it through climbing challenges, where you can enjoy the stunning views the North West has to offer. We have group indoor wall climbing in Bolton, Stockport and other local climbing venues. Also, we have outdoor bouldering sessions and go on regular hikes.
We do lots of other stuff too, so read on to find out more…
Health and Wellbeing
At Wave Adventure the goal is to promote the health and well being of our members by offering fun activities in a supportive environment. Regular participation in sport and leisure activities is proven to not only improve physical health, but have a positive impact on mental and emotional wellbeing too.
Taking part in team sports and group activities can significantly improve fitness, communication skills and build confidence.
Best of all, we can adapt our sessions to your needs so the activity is as gentle or as challenging as you want. Why do we do this – because WAVE Adventure is for everyone!
Biking Programme – 2020
Sustrans is the charity that makes it easier for people to get around by cycling and walking, both for everyday adventures and to explore more challenging routes. We fully support Wave Adventure as they establish a cycle hub in Bolton. Our ‘Bike Life’ research shows that people in Bolton and Greater Manchester would like to cycle more if they had the skills, support and routes to help them get around safely. Wave Adventure’s track record in supporting children, young people, families and those with additional needs is exceptional. Their enthusiasm and expertise will help hundreds more people experience the physical, mental and social benefits of travelling by bike.
Rosslyn Colderley, England North Director, Sustrans
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Testimonials from our 2018 sessions…
“Fantastic adventure, sunshine, mud, castles and all 10 minutes from home! Thank you for allowing us to share exploring with new faces…”
“Wonderful walk up to Jubilee Tower. Myself & son loved it…memories to cherish forever…”
“Fab day! Had a great time. Thank you so much.”
How did WAVE begin?
WAVE Adventure was founded and formally constituted in 1999, in partnership with Bolton Youth Service. It was originally aimed at offering young people from deprived backgrounds in Bolton opportunities to participate in outdoor activities, such as canoeing and climbing.
Our aims grew to include work with families and adults over the years. Since 1999 it has introduced thousands of people to exciting, healthy outdoor activities.
Here at Wave Adventure, we have developed excellent partnership links with a range of organisations – and we continually look to establish relationships with relevant groups who can help people to access our services and facilities. If you feel you have services or facilities to offer, please contact us.
Wave is for Everyone!
As a charity we aim to support individuals and groups experiencing disadvantage to take part. We are keen to enable children young people and adults of all backgrounds to be more confident and healthy.
We have found the activities offered by WAVE Adventure can have an enormous impact on self confidence, personal and social skills through helping participants to develop skills and the experience of being part of a team.
Participants on our programme have reported back positively on their adventures with WAVE Adventure.
Testimonials from our Wales / Cumbria residential.
“It has been an absolutely fantastic few days, these guys are awesome. Delivered with a passion and a big smile. All the staff are amazing, now where is my bed? I’m shattered.”
“Had an absolutely thrilling two days in the company of the fantastic team from WAVE. Delivered with the utmost professionalism whether it was climbing, kayaking, walking or eating the fantastic food. They really are A* on all levels…”
Our Latest Blog Posts
Our 3rd National lockdown walking challenge is well under way with 198 local miles covered by 25 folk. Thanks to the @lotteryplayers for funding our programme through Covid-19. …
Not ideal biking conditions over the past couple of weeks but still sòme have been able to get their daily exercise on the saddle and take part in our 3rd National lockdown sportive. Plenty of time to …