Adventure

  • Archery Session (QCW Range, Equipment & Instructor)

    In Autumn  2022, Mersey Weaver are due to complete the new  target sports  range located at Queen Charlottes Wood together with a stock of equipment suitable for Beavers through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have a number of Permitted Archery Instructors who can be booked subject to availability, in advance, should you not have your own Permitted Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement in evenings or at weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 archers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the archers as Beavers may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range. For most bookings at QCW we recommend 4 simultaneous archers. You can book the range and equipment, or  if you have your own equipment the range can be booked on its own here. Please note that we only hire the archery equipment for use at Queen Charlottes Wood.

    The standard package of 2 hours, 4 simultaneous archers. Mersey Weaver groups receive a discount which is applied during checkout provided that you log in with an account that has the appropriate membership profile applied. If you don’t see the discount and you are logged in, click here.

  • Archery Session Offsite (Equipment & Instructor)

    Mersey Weaver have  a stock of equipment suitable for Beavers through to Explorer aged young people and adults.

    We have available a number of Permitted Archery Instructors who can be booked, in advance, should you not have your own Permitted Instructor. Currently, they are only available by prior arrangement in evenings or at weekends.  One instructor is required for every 6 archers shooting; however, this ratio may be adjusted depending on the age of the archers as Beavers may need a higher ratio of supervision on the range.

    Please note:

    • We only hire our archery equipment with a Target Sports ASU Instructor for use away from QCW.
    • You are responsible for providing, or booking, a suitable offsite range (e.g. Cheshire Scouts Forest Camp).
    • Subject to the distance travelled our Instructor may charge mileage at 45p/mile, plus any toll fees.

     

  • Blokart Pro V3

    A Blokart is a 3 wheeled kart or type of land yacht which uses a sail, similar to those found on small dinghies, to provide traction.

    Blokart Sailing is a relatively new sport which is becoming more and more popular, mainly due to its easy accessibility.  A Blokart packs away into a bag that will easily fit into the boot of a car and is very easy to set up and use. The small size means that they can also be easily transported on aeroplanes to take part in international events or just for fun on holiday. Almost anyone and everyone can participate! Blokart sailing appeals to people from 8 to 80.

    The Blokart is controlled using the hands only, meaning that a person’s size and mobility need not stop them enjoying the sport; people with paraplegia, prosthetic limbs and many other medical conditions can compete equally with able-bodied sailors. Blokarts are also very safe, providing the right protection measures are worn.

    It is incredibly easy to learn to sail. There are 4 sail sizes; 5.5m, 4m, 3m and 2m to suit a range of conditions; All of the sails will propel you at speeds up to twice the actual wind speed.

  • Crate Stacking at QCW (Self Led)

    We have 20 heavy duty plastic crates that can be used for crate stacking/climbing. Please note this is a self led activity and you will require your own instructor.

    The crates can be hired and used for a crate stacking activity with:

    If hiring for Crate Stacking at QCW, the crates come with the following equipment:

    • 2 Belay points (11mm Slings, 2 x Canvas rope protector, 2 x Carabiners)  – one for belaying, another for pulley system. These are in situ on the tree that has been designated suitable by a competent person.
    • Lyon Climbing Ballast Bag with sand & DMM Shadow HMS Screwgate Carabiner for securing the belayer
    • Petzl GRI GRI belay device & DMM Belay Master Carabiner for belayer
    • 1x Mammut Sender Screwgate Carabiner for clipping in climber
    • 3 x Edelweiss 30m Climbing ropes
    •  1 x Petzl Vertical Wire Lock Carabiner for clipping onto crates
    • Climbing Harnesses and Helmets (these are shared with the climbing wall)

    N.B. Crate Stacking/Climbing is classified as a High Ropes activity and must follow the following guidance from The Scouts
    https://www.scouts.org.uk/volunteers/running-your-section/programme-guidance/general-activity-guidance/roped-activities/high-ropes/

  • Crates for Crate Stacking

    We have 20 heavy duty plastic crates that can be used for crate stacking/climbing (or any other imaginative activity). Please note this is a self led activity and you will need your own instructors.

    The crates can be hired and used for a crate stacking activity with our Mobile Climbing Wall (provided you have a artificial top rope climbing permit or higher).

    Please use this product to book the crates for use with the mobile climbing wall. If you wish to run this as an activity at QCW you should book here

  • Giant ATX 1 Mountain Bikes

    The District has a number of Mountain Bikes which are accessible by our Explorer and Network provision. They are great to use at Clogwyn and we have specialist bike trailer which you can use to transport them. All bikes come with Helmets and Safety Specs.

  • QCW Target Sports Range – Air Gun Use (Range Only)

    If you have your own NSRA qualified tutor/instructor/coach and air gun equipment, Mersey Weaver have a target sports range located at its idyllic Queen Charlottes Wood Activity Centre. The range only booking comes equipped with:

    • Target holders/pellet catchers – 14 or 17cm target holder/pellet catcher mounted on height adjustable tripod stands, 6 available

    User provides their own air guns (max 12ft/lb), targets and pellets, unless these are purchased when booking.

  • QCW Target Sports Range – Archery/Crossbow Use (Range Only)

    If you have your own permitted archery/NSRA crossbow instructor and target sports equipment, Mersey Weaver have a target sports range located at its idyllic Queen Charlottes Wood Activity Centre. The range only booking comes equipped with:

    • Archery – 90cm bosses, max 6

    User provides their own targets.

  • Summer Hillwalking

    Want to go Hillwalking and enjoy summiting a Mountain? Why not request a permitted member of our Hillwalking and Trekking ASU?

    Availability is by confirmation only. Most availability is at weekends but some permit holders may occasionally be able to help on weekdays with enough notice.

    N.B. Party sizes are limited to seven (including adults).

  • Winter Hillwalking

    Ready to take hillwalking to the next level? Why not request a permitted member of our Hillwalking and Trekking ASU who can take you out in Winter conditions? Weather permitting, learn how to use an ice axe and crampons!

    Availability is by confirmation only. Most availability is at weekends but some permit holders may occasionally be able to help on weekdays with enough notice.

    N.B. Party sizes are limited to seven (including adults).