Crickhowell Adventure started way back in 1977 when Jeff Thomas and John Inns rented the basement of what was then ‘The Cheese Press’, (now Bookish) in the High Street, Crickhowell.They did not have much stock in the early days and so as the shop was long and narrow with a large chimney breast in the middle, they would move stock across the shop while customers were at the far end to make it look as if there was more!
Being keen outdoor enthusiasts with experience throughout the mountains of Europe, they took redundancy from British Steel and having seen there was no outdoor equipment outlet available locally decided to do it themselves.
After a couple of years, the business moved across the road to Number 1 High Street, which is where we still are today, although with a bit more stock than before. Sadly John is no longer with us, and Jeff has retired, so the shop is now in the capable hands of Jane and her assistants.
We can’t be doing a bad job as we won an award in the The Great Outdoor magazine for the best Independent Outdoor retailer category, of which we are extremely proud!
All the staff enjoy the outdoors in many varied ways, walking, cycling and running, and are only too happy to test new clothing and equipment as part of their jobs. This means they can advise about products from personal experience, giving customers first-hand advice and super personal service. They enjoy chatting to customers about where they have been and swapping ideas for future ventures…whether yours or theirs!
Obviously in the current circumstances we have been closed as we are a non essential shop…However, we are able to post items out if needed and we always have gift vouchers, which can be spent when we are back up and running, because we will…we intend to re-open just as soon as we are allowed.