Here at CHMAS, we believe that good, reliable information and services should be shared whether it be access to weather forecasts or a good course provider that we have used. You may find the following links useful but please be aware that most of these are external sites and CHMAS is unable to accept any responsibility for their content.

Our Friends

Yr Hafod – Scout Activity Centre & Hostel in North Wales.
Shrewsbury Canoe Hire – A friendly canoe hire service in Shrewsbury.
Tynant Outdoors – A top paddlesports provider in North Wales.
Make It Wild – A family run company that we use to offset our carbon footprint.
Survival School – This is where Chris trained to become a bushcraft instructor.

Our Favourite Providers

Paul Pool Mountaineering – A fine provider of ML & RCI Courses in North Wales.
Phil George – Mountain Guide based in Snowdonia providing HML, ML and RCI courses.
Adam Evans – CIC and provider of LCMLA and general caving courses in the Peak District.
Ray Goodwin MBE – Level 5 Coach based in Wales providing BCU coaching courses and our Technical Advisor.
Joby Maw Davies – MIC holder providing CWI, CWDI & RCI courses in Birmingham.

Local Clubs

Shrewsbury Canoe Club – The website of Shrewsbury Canoe Club.
Shrewsbury Mountaineering Club – The website of Shrewsbury Mountaineering Club.
Shrewsbury Hill Walking Club – The website of Shrewsbury Walking Club.
Shropshire Caving & Mining Club – For those interested in caving.
Shropshire Paddlesport – Canoe club based in North Shropshire.
Telford Canoe Club – The website of Telford Canoe Club.
Wrekin Orienteers – Orienteering Club based in Telford.

National Governing Bodies

BCA – National Governing Body for Caving.
BAIML – The website of the British International Mountain Leaders.
British Canoeing – National Governing Body for Paddle Sport.
Mountain Training – National Governing Body for Mountain Training Awards.

Other Awarding Bodies

AALS – Website for the Adventurous Activities Licensing Service.
MIAS – Website for the Mountain Bike Instructors Award Scheme.
REC – Our outdoor first aid awarding body.
QNUK – Our Awarding Organisation for our Regulated First Aid Courses.

Mountain Weather

Metcheck – Detailed weather forecast for the UK.
Met Office – Detailed weather forecast from the Met Office.
MWIS – Mountain weather information service for the mountain areas of the UK.

Insurance Services

Snowcard – Travel and activity insurance.
BMC Insurance – Travel and activity insurance.

General Interest

BMC – The website of the British Mountaineering Council.
Bushcraft UK – A forum for all bushcraft & survival related matters.
Chase Trails – Mountain biking at Cannock Chase.
Coed Llandegla – Mountain biking at Coed Llandegla.
MTA – The website of the Mountain Training Association.
Song of the Paddle – A forum for all canoeing related matters.
UK Rivers Guide – Forum for all paddling activities.
Start Caving – A very useful guide to get you started in the underground world.
Raven Lore – Just a lovely bushcraft site.
Jon’s Bushcraft – Be prepared to be inspired by this site.

Gear Shops

The Outdoor Depot – An outdoor gear shop in Church Stretton.
Endless River – Great for all things canoeing.
Up & Under – A gear shop in Cardiff for all your outdoor needs
ProAdventure – An outdoor gear shop in Llangollen.
McConks – An online shop specialising in SUP’s our favourite brand.
Muddy Faces – Resources and equipment for forest school.


Shrewsbury Tourist Information – For details of accommodation available in Shrewsbury.
Longmynd Adventure Camp – Simple indoor accommodation for youth groups at the base of the Longmynd.
Bridges Youth Hostel – A lovely place to stay to visit the Longmynd & Stiperstones.
Mountain Edge Shropshire – An alternative to camping when visiting the Longmynd.
Small Batch Campsite – A lovely campsite in Little Stretton which is great for exploring the Long Mynd.
Brow Farm Campsite – A lovely campsite in Ratlinghope which is great for exploring the Long Mynd.


Trainline – The one stop shop for coach and train travel.