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Our Timeline

Taste For Adventure has come a long way over the years. Our founder Brummie and his wife Lynn have transformed so many lives. This is a brief outline of our key achievements to date.
1991

Founded

Taste for Adventure was founded!

1997

Residential

We opened our first residential centre with 5 acres of land in May 1997

2008

Bouldering

The Boulder Barn opened with support from the HYO fund.

2014

Development

We enhanced our facilities with Sport England support.

2017

Next Step

We began the search for a new location within the city limits.

2018

Today

The new Boulder Barn facility is now open for all!

Meet the team 

Our bespoke built bouldering walls offer hundreds of routes, suitable for all skill levels. Meet our lovely Boulder Barn Climbing team. We want to be approachable to everyone. Each team member has been asked to give a brief write up on themselves, their passions and (brief) history.

Angie is one of the main stays of Taste for adventure. With over 13 years of experience of working with ‘Brummie’ she is more than capable of keeping everything in order assuring the smooth running of an adventure Centre. Angie took up walking with the instructors and some of the groups that came through the centre. Developing her skills in map reading it wasn’t long before Angie was in a walking group with like minded ladies all taking on the challenge of the three peaks. This experience bode well for future treks to Morocco taking on the Atlas Mountains, and more recently trekking the Annapurna circuit in Nepal. Angie returned to Taste for Adventure after a three year absence. The workload she took on to make the Boulder Barn the place to climb has been inspiring. Always focused on how proud ‘Brummie’ would be of what has been achieved here has been her motivation.
Angie Hunt
Co ordinator
In Sam’s words “ ’Brummie’ took a chance on a youngish lad and gave him an opportunity to work in the outdoors”. ‘Brummie’ was not wrong with what he saw in Sam. He became one of the senior instructors at Taste for Adventure and went onto becoming the successful owner of herefordkayakcanoe.co.uk He has also travelled extensively in places such as South America and Asia. Sam was one of the main founders and did many of the applications to help the start up of the first Boulder Barn at Taste for Adventure’s place in Credenhill, he is now back on board with the Boulder Barn bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge of working in all adventurous pursuits.
Sam Clarke
Co ordinator
Lynn is responsible for the finer details of the Boulder Barn. With over 27 years of working and looking after people she is well versed in making sure that people have an enjoyable experience when they visit the Boulder Barn. Lynn is also responsible for working with the elderly helping to combat loneliness and isolation by enlivening their circumstances and offering them a lunch club once a week and days out.
Lynne Stokes MBE
Co ordinator
The youngest son of ‘Brummie and Lynn started his working life at Taste for Adventure. Having travelled extensively in India and working at an orphanage in Sikkim Benjamin came home to start a career in industrial rope access. He is a qualified IRATA level 3 supervisor and has worked in the off-shore oil and gas industry. He now runs his own company, Skywalkers rope access Ltd. He is proud of what his Dad achieved in his life and has enjoyed the challenge of working to help set up this new facility in memory of ‘Brummie’.
Benjamin Stokes
Sam has been climbing for as long as he can remember. As a child he could often be found climbing with his dad at Symonds Yat or in the mountains of North Wales. He has climbed extensively throughout Europe and as far afield as Nepal, Argentina, Chile and Antarctica, always looking for his next big adventure. Sam holds numerous governing body awards for coaching in multiple disciplines and a degree in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Birmingham.
Sam Stokes
Co ordinator
Coming Soon

Brummie Stokes MBE BEM Our Founder.

We would not be here today if it wasn’t for our founder “Brummie” Stokes MBE BEM. Navigate below to see more about him, his incredible ambition and story. We have added some videos, personal notes and more.

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"Figure of Ate" Cafe

We have seating areas for our weary warriors to relax in, including sofa’s & our benches remade made from Taste For Adventures old high ropes tower.


Relax and overlook the facility from our mezzanine or down in the cafe area. 

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