Land & Wave
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Land & Wave | Swanage | Dorset Real Adventure - Brilliant People - Inspiring Places Land & Wave helps people have brilliant adventures in Dorset and the UK. We think that sharing adventures with people in incredible places is important.
Swanage, Dorset, England

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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Poole, UK3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Beautiful location, excellent instruction and delicious hot drinks and mince pies. Would definitely recommend for a different and fun experience.,
Written 4 December 2023
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Sue B
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Friends
A great two days of training for the Lowland Leader award. A good mix of learning in the 'classroom' with plenty of practical experience out walking over the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. Paul was an extremely knowledgeable, calm and patient Instructor allowing plenty of time for us to ask questions, and discuss issues that arose. We were given increasing responsibility for leading the group so we could practise our navigation skills, including some navigation at night. He was full of good recommendations for further resources to support the qualification and a constant source of positive encouragement to move forward towards the future assessment.
Written 18 October 2023
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A G
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Business
Thanks Land and Wave! We took a group of 30 pupils coasteering and kayaking. I had total confidence in the instructors who were knowledgeable and made sure that activities were delivered safely, enabling pupils to learn new skills, develop resilience and have fun.
Written 17 October 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time for your lovely feedback. Glad you had a great time - we're looking forward to seeing you next year for more adventures!
Written 17 October 2023
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Anon
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Solo
I recently attended an open day and we went coasteering. I had a great time and felt really safe. Jonny and Alex were great, the safety briefing was clear at the start of the session which put me at ease. Overall I had an amazing time, and they were always there to help me throughout the session and never pushed me to do anything that I wasn't comfortable with.

Would recommend this experience to everyone!
Written 28 August 2023
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Thanks so much! You're so kind to take the time to review - I'll let Alex and Jonny know! See you soon!
Written 7 September 2023
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Bailey
Bournemouth, UK1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
We treated family (teens) to a coasteering experience and they enjoyed every minute. Erin their instructor was great and they felt safe and well looked after throughout their session, they were tested and challenged in what they were doing but not forced to do anything they didn’t want to do at any point in the day,

The booking and pre arrival information was easy to complete and informative - all our preliminary questions were answered promptly and gave reassurance before booking . Land and wave sorted all wet suits and safety equipment prior to our arrival and it was all there waiting on our arrival. The setting is beautiful. The whole afternoon was managed from start to finish so well - all 4 teens aged from 12 - 19 are wanting to do it again and would highly recommend.
Written 26 August 2023
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So pleased they all had a brilliant time. Erin is a brilliant coasteering instructor and it's so lovely for you to say so. We'll pass on your kind words to the booking team too!
Written 7 September 2023
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Nicky C
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Solo
Thank you to all the team at L and W for my 2 day Outdoor First Aid course.
Interactive content with first aid practice inside and out on the hills.
Small group of diverse delegates with wide variety of backgrounds. Great for beginners and those needing refreshers. The team are welcoming and have a huge knowledge re further courses that you can sign up to.
All the group attended as solo delegates and got on straight away.
The team are happy to point you in the right direction re hostels and campsites. Thank you for a fab weekend.
Written 21 August 2023
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Thanks so much - so pleased you enjoyed it. We always try and get out and about moving as much as possible. Nothing like practicing scenarios within the landscape to help the skills stick! Thanks for joining us.
Written 7 September 2023
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Nick H
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Solo
I completed a 2 day Outdoor First course with Land and Wave. It was my first experience with with this company and I was really impressed. The course had a great mix of theory, practical and group interraction. The staff are down-to-Earth and genuinely happy to see you when you arrive. They embody a team-centric ethos encouraging everyone to contribute and have fun while they learn. They have a great itinery of outdoor courses as well, so it's s definitely worth checking them out if you want something as simple as a lowland walking qualification or something more advanced like an instructor qualification.
Written 20 August 2023
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Thank you so much - we really appreciate your kind words and recommendation. Thanks for being a model student! : )
Written 7 September 2023
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Debby Mac
5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Fantastic kayaking experience paddling to Old Harry rocks and back. Phil the instructor was brilliant; gave me confidence on my first outing in a kayak, was full of information about all things outdoor and made the whole thing fun. Can’t wait to go again!
Written 18 August 2023
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Debby - thank you so much! Phil will be thrilled for the shout-out - glad you had a brilliant first kayak trip. Here's to many more adventures!
Written 7 September 2023
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Steve W
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Friends
We could not fault the team at Land & Wave in any shape or form. We had a group of Scouts take part in some of the water activities which we had booked many months in advance. Unfortunately the Great British Weather didn't play ball and with safety as their no.1 priority, L&W were able to shuffle our programme around so that the Scouts didn't lose out. On the weeks leading up to the event, many phone calls were made & emails sent as they did their utmost best to fit in as much as we had planned. Nothing ever seemed too much trouble and on the day, the team that looked after the Scouts were great too. They were energetic, fun and engaging with the Scouts.... once again, thank you Land & Wave
Written 10 August 2023
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What a lovely review. So pleased to hear you all had a great time from your inititial booking through to being out adventuring. Thanks for your patience and understanding re. the weather - we hope to see you again for some sunnier, calmer conditions and we'll get you splashing around!
Written 7 September 2023
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Ashley C
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Business
This is the second time Re-Fit has used Land & Wave to have an adventure day out.
Although we meant to be doing coasteering but due to the bad weather we had to change the activity to Kayaking.
All the adult participants had a great time paddling around Swanage bay, jumping in the sea letting their inner child out to play.
Tom and Erin were excellent facilitators, who helped support the group to have a memorable day.
Big thanks to Erin, Tom and Land & Wave
Written 7 August 2023
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Hi Ashley thanks so much for your kind words. Tom and Erin are great - I'm glad they looked after you. We're pleased you were able to get out and have a great experience kayaking even though it was too rough to go coasteering. Hopefully we'll see you again soon and we can get you jumping in the sea!
Written 17 August 2023
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