ABOUT US

BEE Adventures is a non-for-profit outdoor activity company who provide a range of outdoor adventures for adults and outdoor activities for children. We originated with the idea of providing affordable, accessible mountain walks, that can challenge your day to day lives. Please feel free to contact our Mountain Leaders Ryan or James!​

 

BEE Adventures mission is to create ethical, personal, honest adventures in an environment that promotes well-being and inspires everyone it touches to get outside more often.

 

We are proud to facilitate your adventure.

Ryan Bond

"I got into the outdoors as a teenager whilst in College, I was given an opportunity and sponsored to join an expedition in Scotland and I am eternally grateful to the centre that allowed me to join them as it changed my life! 12 years on I'm now a fully trained mountain leader, have spent thousands of hours hillwalking.

 

I've travelled all over and love being outside! I'm a great believer in positive thinking and want to share my passion for the outdoors with everyone. That's why me and James created BEE Adventures. It's been a rough journey but here we are today!"

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James Melia

"From an early age going on family trips to the Lake District, Peak District and Scotland, really started my passion for the outdoors. I joined the Scouting movement from age 6 working up until becoming a leader running camps, hikes and more fun activities for those involved. The adventure continued when I went travelling visiting 20+ countries.

 

I have worked as an outdoor instructor in the Brecon Beacons providing a great time for all who visited. My experiences and love for the outdoors have made me want to continue giving outdoor opportunities to everyone, even those who think they can’t, this is why BEE Adventures has started!"

Andrew Barlow - Adventure Photographer

"I have been a passion-fuelled photographer for way over a decade, I seek nothing but the summit and to return home with a story to tell. 

I'm able to teach the most basic photography skills whilst out on the fells, from composition to the rule of thirds and what the best approach to any image no matter what the weather. 

Where ever you go and whatever your ability, my skills will ensure that you go home making sure you've captured that perfect moment!"

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Our Environmental Duty &
Ethics

"Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more"

We aim to be as ethical and eco-friendly as possible, as should all businesses. We believe to achieve this we need to be honest and identify what we are doing right and what needs improvement. Below is our full disclosure. If you have any ideas you wish to discuss with us how we can improve our activities, adapt or change anything then please let us know.

What BEE Adventures does right:

  • Our office is based at Halton Mill, powered by the river Lune hydro-power and solar panels.

  • We offset our carbon usage for all our expeditions, we calculate this by totalling our milage in the minibus, work out how much carbon is spent, then donate the total to The woodland Trust

  • We bought a newer minibus that emits Zero emissions standard Euro 6.

  • Our events can carry up to 15 people, we hope this is 10 or so fewer cars that need to travel to the same location.

  • We recycle everything and anything.

  • We vet all the companies we work with to make sure they have high environmental values, we also try to work with local companies where we can.

  • We promote and teach about a healthy environment on our walks.

What BEE Adventures can do to be better:

  • Our biggest pollutant is by far our minibus, although it emits Zero emissions it still runs on diesel. We looked at electric but there are none available in the UK currently and hybrid are currently unaffordable and only fixing half the problem, we are hoping Hydrogen Fuel will soon take off.