Cardiff International White Water
On Tuesday 22nd September, we started the countdown with 100 days to go before the Year of Adventure starts in Wales for 2016. To mark the day, Deputy Minister Ken Skates and Year of Adventure Ambassador Richard Parks, visited Cardiff International White Water (CIWW) and are calling on the Welsh public to plan their adventure in Wales for 2016.
The Year of Adventure 2016 will see Wales build on a wave of exciting new openings and developments, and over 10 years of ongoing investment to make Wales one of the UK’s leading adventure destinations. Now in its fifth year, CIWW is one of the premier adventure centres in Wales. The white water facility and indoor surf centre, in the International Sports Village, provides range of exciting leisure activities that it offers for thrill-seekers of all ages and abilities.
Year of Adventure ambassador Richard Parks said: “2016 is going to be a exciting year as I’m super proud to be an ambassador for the Year of Adventure. Throughout my life the landscape of Wales has been the foundation to all my endeavours. From hill repeats on Merthyr Mawr sand dunes as a rugby player, pounding the trails and the roads on my bikes, to deprivation training in the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia National Parks, Wales has helped forged the person who I am today. It’s my privilege to help engage and inspire people to get outside more to make the most of our riches here in Wales, as well as showcasing them as an international adventure destination. I proudly carry my Welsh flag on all my expeditions, to some of the most remote and wonderful corners of our planet, and yet it never fails to amaze me just how blessed we are here at home in Wales.”
“I’m really looking forward to sharing one Welsh adventure activity a month with you guys to show what Wales has to offer as an adventure destination and I’m also super excited to be filming a series for BBC Cymru Wales. Not to mention my next world first project…like I said, 2016 is going to be a super exciting year!”