Activities in Gower Wales - Rip n Rock

Canyoning in The Neath Valley


The River Mellte is bigger and bolder than all the others in the Neath Valley – nicknamed ‘waterfall country’. The Mellte has the most impressive waterfalls of all and you can jump, slide and swim your way down them.

Canyoning offers big jumps and bumpy white-water slides in truly breathtaking scenery. With challenges like 'Down Time', 'The Ledge of Nowhere' and 'The Slamdunk' its a great option for those looking to push themselves beyond their comfort levels!

All kit supplied, you just need trainers and a towel!

We're a small family business who's focus is on quality of experience and not quantity of people through the door. For this reason it's wise to book early to avoid disappointment especially in peak season.

Please note; due to the nature and environment of the activities, in rare circumstances if conditions prove to be too dangerous, we will offer an alternative activity. We do not offer refunds.


Coasteering on Gower

Coasteering in Swansea

Coasteering with us is on the Gower Peninsula, Swansea, South Wales. It's an adventure that takes you swimming in deep water and going along, up, off and sometimes actually THROUGH our magnificent cliffs. Under the supervision of experienced guides, coasteering is a truly unique and thrilling way to explore the Gower coastline

On your journey you'll take on the exhilaration of cliff jumps, exploring caves, rock traverses and (possibly) see some awesome marine-life including seals, porpoise and otters. Whatever your adventure threshold or ability our guides are sure to give you a made-to-measure session. Coasteering is definitely an activity for everyone; be honest about your abilities, be open to new things and trust us to provide you with a once in a life time experience.

Swansea has some of the finest coastline in the UK, making coasteering on Gower Peninsular an even more breathtaking adventure. 

Half an hour from Swansea and an hour from Cardiff, South Wales

Check out our Coasteering video.

Abseil Adventure


Abseil Adventure

Take in the beautiful scenery of the Gower Peninsula from a different perspective.

If going down rather than climbing up is more your thing, then come and try one of our Abseiling Adventure days. You'll complete heart-thumping abseils of different heights and character. The day has a real sense of journey as you travel to the different abseils via a variety of mini rock challenges like the 'Horseshoe Cave', 'The Big Jug Traverse' and 'Rick's Chimney'. If the tides are right you'll even drop through 'Giants Cave' - a free-hanging abseil into a beautiful coastal cave. You'll get all of the best views of the Welsh coastline and Gower. If you're lucky you many even have an audience of dolphins, seals or sea otters from the sea below!

If this sounds like the day out for you then please get in touch!


Surfing & Group Mega SUP Lessons on Gower


Learn to surf - we can (ALMOST!) guarantee to get you standing up and surfing a wave in your first lesson! OR HOW ABOUT SOME SIDE SPLITTING FUN ON OUR mega sTAND-UP PADDLEBOARD?

Being in the sea is fun, playing in the waves is a thrill, catching a wave on your belly is a buzz, standing on a board and flying towards the beach is indescribable! There's a famous saying in the surfing world; 'Only a surfer knows the feeling'. We love seeing expressions of pure joy the first time someone gets THAT feeling.

Now you can share the feeling with your friends on our huge SUP that can float up to 10 PEOPLE!! Guaranteed a laugh a minute. If you have a bigger group, no problem we have plenty of games that will keep everyone engaged even when they're not on the board. Incredible team building.

Wales and in particular, the Gower Peninsular has world renowned, award winning beaches and they’re perfect for learning to surf on. On our wide expanses of safe, sandy beaches waves gently roll in and peel towards the shore, perfect for getting that first ride.

If you've had a few lessons before and feel that you are more at the 'improver'  level then we can provide you with a tailor made one to one session and a choice of different size and shape boards for you to try.

We offer half day and full days surfing and/or SUP sessions , for all groups types including – stag parties, hen parties, families, schools, youth groups, sports teams, friends and couples.

If you're visitng the Swansea area then a surf lesson is a rite of passage, come and give it a go but be warned - surfing is VERY addictive!

Team Building

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RIPNROCK’s team building activities are ideal for those who are looking to develop the following factors within a group or team:

  • Simply get to know each other and have a laugh!
  • Communication

  • Ability to work together

  • Group dynamics

  • Improve team performance

  • Self development

  • Leadership skills

  • Problem solving

We can run these sessions almost anywhere just ask us. However, we recommend one of the beautiful beaches that Swansea and Gower has to offer to make the experience really memorable.

Our team building days are crafted specifically to the client's aims and objectives. With our team of experienced staff we’ll ensure the day is fun and enjoyable whilst the objectives to build a stronger team are being met.

Examples of the challenges that will be presented are 'Magic Flute', 'Handcuffs', 'Lava River', 'Gutterball'. We can make many of the games involve water for added fun!

For a totally new and exciting form of team building why not try out our Mega Stand-Up Paddleboard. Guaranteed a laugh a minute and to tick all the team building boxes above. It is awesome!!


Our team building days are ideal for any teams or groups whether they are newly formed or a tight bunch of friends. Its guaranteed that you’ll develop as a team and leave with great memories.

Rock Climbing


Learn to climb on some of the best cliffs Wales has to offer

Take in the beauty of the Gower coastline, or the dramatic Welsh valleys from a new perspective!  Learn rock climbing skills like different hand and foot placements to make your climbing smooth and efficient, belaying and tying knots.

To end the day, you can get your heart pumping by giving abseiling a go. 

For a real sense of adventure we can combine climbing skills with our abseil adventure experience where you get to explore the Gower cliffs in intimate detail.

We offer full days or half days and can tailor the session to meet your needs, if you’ve never climbed before and just want to give it go and have fun, or perhaps you’ve dabbled in a bit of climbing and want to try something a bit more challenging, we can make it happen! 

With our highly experienced and knowledgeable guides, we can to take you to the best spots in Gower and the Welsh Valleys have to offer.Let your adventure start with us!!

Gower venues are approximately 20-30 minutes from Swansea City centre.


Canyoning & Gorge Walking in the Celtic Rain Forest



CANYONING - Jump, slide and swim you way down this magnificent river canyon. Bigger and bolder than gorge walking, canyoning offers big jumps, bumpy water slides and stunning waterfalls. With challenges like 'Down Time', 'Ledge of Nowhere' and 'The Slamdunk' its a great option for those looking to push themselves beyond their comfort levels! All kit supplied you just need trainers and a towel.

GORGE WALKING - Make your way up a narrow, steep river gorge, fully kitted up in wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids. Loads of wet and rocky challenges lead you through 'The Jacuzzi', 'Jurassic Gorge' and 'Pyrhana Pool'  to waterfall jumps......all just a warm up to the ultimate challenge, LOONIES LEAP!

Both activities are near Swansea and Cardiff, South Wales and will take your breath away by their wild beauty.

Approximate Travel times from:

Cardiff- 45 mins      Swansea- 30 mins    Brecon- 30 mins    Camarthen- 60 mins


About Us


Here at RIPNROCK we offer short breaks and days out all over South Wales from the picture perfect beaches of the Gower peninsular to the wild and watery beautiful Neath Valley. We use some of the most stunning venues Wales has to offer for our activities, from the award winning Rhossili Bay  and the well known Llangennith beach for Surfing to Wales' very own Celtic rainforest in waterfall county for our Canyoning and Gorge Walking. Scale the famous Three Cliffs on our rock climbing & Abseiling days and get the heart pumping with our action packed Gower coasteers.

There isn't a corner of Gower that we don't know, its our home, office and our playground and have a passion for sharing it with all of our visitors in a sensitive and sustainable way.

We're a small family business who's focus is on quality of experience and not quantity of people through the door. For this reason it's wise to book early to avoid disappointment especially in peak season.




Three Cliffs Bay, Gower                                                                 The Neath Valley                                                                           Rhossili Bay, Gower


Here are just a few of the stunning locations that we use for our activities..


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