Contacts and Links

In here we will be adding a huge amount of links to clubs, organisations, on-line resources and much more.

Up & Under's Favorite Links

Run Walk Crawl Ultra MarathonRun Walk Crawl Ultra Marathon

Based in South Wales we are a group of keen trail, ultra runners and triathletes providing challenging, exciting, adventurous events in beautiful locations. We currently host the Gower Ultra 50, South Wales Trail Half Marathon, South Wales 100 and the Brecon to Cardiff Ultra and are developing trail runs and challenge events in and around the South Wales area. Run Walk Crawl is the event trading name of Aspire Adventure.

Up Hill Down Dale

Up Hill Down DaleBeautiful Races, Beautiful Places with race distances from 26 to 135 miles spread across Wales and Western England. Born out of a love of trail running and multi-sport events these guys provide events including the super popular Beacons Ultra (Up and Under will be supporting for the first time in the 2019 edition) and Rebellion races on Glyndwr's Way National Trail.

South Wales Climbing WikiSouth Wales Climbing Wiki

The is the definitive online source of rock climbing and winter climbing information for Gower and S.E. Wales areas. Regularly updated it features a wealth of trad and sport climbing on coastal and inland limestone and sandstone crags and quarries and winter climbing throughout the South Wales Valleys and Brecon Beacons National Park

Hawk Associates Hawk Associates

Hawk Associates provide business support and development training courses working with a range of high profile national organisations, as well as many small and medium enterprises across the UK from a base in South Wales. They focus on developing Businesses, Teams and Individuals through our portfolio of Training, Coaching and Development programs.

OnTrack FitnessOnTrack

If spending your evening in an air conditioned gym is what you love then you’re in the wrong place!  However if the thought of fresh mountain air, incredible views and a huge sense of achievement sounds more appealing then we can help.

Rock UK Summit CentreRock UK Summit Centre

Formerly known as the Welsh International Climbing Centre or (WICC) the Summit Centre climbing wall is located in the Taff Bargoed Valley, 10 minutes from the Quakers Yard exit off the A470 and under an hour from the centre of Cardiff. It is built on the site of the former Trelewis drift mine.

The climbing wall itself is awesome being up to 18 metres high with some enormous overhangs on it's former international competiton wall centrepiece. Throughout the centre there are over 180 routes plus extensive bouldering. The centre also has a man-made caving system with a waterfall inside.

You are assured a warm welcome from very friendly helpful staff and a climb on some long impressive routes all in a relaxed atmosphere.

Forest of Dean CanicrossForest of Dean Canicross

A friendly group that like to run in the Forest of Dean meeting most Sundays mornings and wednesday and friday evenings in the forest for a 7-10km social run and cake. They cater for a wide variety of abilities and breeds (from small terriers to Malamutes), so regardless of what dog you have, and your ability you will be welcome to join them.





An indoor climbing centre in Rassau just off the Heads of the Valleys Road midway between Merthyr Tydfil and Gilwern providing a variety of climbing angles to challenge climbers of all abilities all in a friendly relaxed environment.

Mountain and River Activities Ltd.Mountain and River Activities Ltd

Mountaineering, hillwalking, rock climbing, gorge walking, caving, bushcraft and first aid course provider based in the Brecon Beacons who specializes in midweek and weekend courses plus overseas treks to places like Kilimanjaro.

SWMCSouth Wales Mountaineering Club

Our favourite customers provide a great service to the South Wales climbing and mountaineering community. Not only are they highly active with loads of experienced members they are also very welcoming to new members, beginner and experienced alike. One of the most popular features of their website is the South Wales Guidebook Wiki which has up to date info and topos on all crags in this area which has had masses of development since the previous printed guide. Members of the club are elligable to extra discount when purchasing in store at Up and Under.

Up at The O2Up at the O2

Get ready for a breathtaking new attraction, combining an exhilarating active outdoor challenge with a completely unique perspective on the English Capital. This unforgettable 90 minute experience will take you on an uplifting expedition across the roof of the world's most popular entertainment venue enjoying spectacular 360 degree views of London from a viewing platform in the centre of the roof of the O2 Arena, before finishing with a thrilling descent back to base to complete your adventure.

Gozo AdventuresGozo Adventures

Activity supplier based on Gozo providing Day Tours, Activity Holidays, Outdoor Activities, Cultural Tours, Malta Tours, and Group Events. Also includes topos for climbing on the Island of Gozo by Xavier Hancock and the infamous Stevie Haston.


Mark Salter Images

Mark Salter Images

Check out South Wales photographer Mark Salter's website for climbing, nature and landscape photography with a South Wales bias in all formats from greetings cards to framed prints.

Alternatively you can see or buy a wide range of Mark's work with us in our stores or on this site in our Mark Salter Images section of the catalogue.

South Wales Bolt Fund

South Wales Bolt Fund

The SWBF is a charitable trust fund recently set up with the help of the BMC. Their aim is to promote sports climbing in South Wales by raising funds for the development and re-equipment of in-situ protection on crags designated for sports climbing under the terms of the current bolt policy. Check out how you can help or take a look at some of the new crag topos.

You can get hold of Topos for new crags and recently revamped crags in A4 laminated format from Up and Under outdoor gear and at the same time support the South Wales Bolt Fund by putting £3 a piece in their collection jar.

Topos include: Quarry X1, Mount Pleasant, Navigation, Morfa Bychan, South Wales Winter Climbs, Dyffryn Wood Quarry, Pwll Du Quarry, Watch House East, Dinas Rock, Witches Point, Foxhole Cove, Taffs Well Main and Castle Quarry.

Cardiff International White Water Logo

Cardiff International White Water

Cardiff International White Water (CIWW) will be the very first on-demand white water rafting facility in the UK, and is already attracting the attention of people looking for an adrenalin fuelled, white water adventure. Adventurers at all levels of ability will be able to experience and enjoy this world-class facility situated at the heart of the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay. CIWW will also offer flat water areas for those looking for a more sedate challenge. Experience rafting and other paddle sports from the mild to the wild in a safe and fun-filled environment with something for everyone.

Fancy paddling a demo boat at the Cardiff International White Water Centre then why not drop into Up and Under Watersports, the canoe and kayak store @ Cardiff Marine Village CF11 8TU to pick up one of our fleet to try out for the day. Click here for further info and demo boat listings.


Arran Wild WalksArran Wild Walks

Lucy Wallace is one of our ex. staff members that has moved away from the area but still retains strong links with Up and Under and the outdoors in general. Contact Lucy and her website for Mountain Leading and Local Guiding on the Isle of Arran. Lucy runs a wide range of outings and courses including specific outdoor skills training workshops and wildlife tours both on and offshore around the Isle of Arran area.


Dr JessJM Spate Analytics

JM Spate Analytics or is our old staff member Jess Spate who has moved to new pastures after developing her IT skills with us (her PhD in data mining might have helped a bit) and now runs an up and coming but already well respected Web Analytics business. Contact Dr. Jess for all your web optimization needs and enquiries.

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