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“Not what I payed for!!!!!!!”

Black Mountain Activities
Ranked #3 of 7 Tours in Brecon
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

26 of us came togeva to celebrate a friends 30th birthday with this company. We booked well in advance for open top canoeing down the river. We were well aware of the wonderful British weather and how it affects the river so we kept in close contact with the company who reassured us that the river is fine and that we would be going down it! When we arrived we were told we could go on the river as it was to high when we questioned our earlier phone calls saying we could he called us liars saying no 1 had said any such thing!! To our frustration every other company in the area was allowing people on the river! We were offered the canal instead and told to like it or lump it! So of we went to the canal been told its got 4 pubs un plenty to see! Well guess who's the liar there was 1 pub and 6 miles of horrid stinking canal!
When we reached the end of the canal to be picked up we voiced our frustration about the whole situation to which the man then refused to take us back to our cars trying to leave us in the middle of no where with no taxi numbers! After our refusal to stand for this he agreed to take us back! To be told no one has been on the river for 3 wks with he's company!!
We traveled 100 mile to get here and were lied to, to make sure we didnt pull out which we certainly would have with the canal option!

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Reviewed 23 June 2012

This activity had been booked for a friend's hen do: we were meant to be doing the half-day activity gorge walking but due to torrential rains the river was too high to 'walk', so we were upgraded to the full-day of white water rafting without charge.
Our group (of 12 girls) joined another group of 6 guys and white water rafted down 12 miles of the River Wye. Some of our group were very nervous but our fantastic river guides put us at ease and we had a great time. The river varied from being gentle enough for us to stand up on the edges of the rafts talking about ourselves, to 'Hell Hole' - a grade 3+ rapid. Lots of time spent in the water and messing around.
Couldn't rate the company, our guide (Mike) and the day out highly enough. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 8 June 2012

A very wet and windy day but mike made it so worth it the only place I could find to set up a day to do what I wanted very professional and a good laugh with it very highly recommended

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Reviewed 7 June 2012

Very helpful, good value, friendly etc. What else could we ask for?

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Reviewed 1 April 2012

Cane here for stag party as a group of nine. Shooting AM and Gorgewalking PM. At first we wondered of the shooting would be fun as we ended up on a local farm but the two instructors were great fun and helped us to improve. We all had good fun. The Pm was gorgewalking. This was amazing. 3 hours of scrambling, swimming and crawling up gorges and jumping in pools of water. Water freezing but wetsuits kept us comfortable. We all want to go back for a full day. Special mention gto 'Evil' our instructor. Top guy!

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