National Trust Gupton Farm and Outer Reef Surf School team up for watersports activity base

National Trust Gupton Farm and Outer Reef Surf School team up for watersports activity base.

Surf’s up at National Trust Gupton Farm as the conservation charity announces an exciting activity base partnership with Pembroke’s Outer Reef Surf School.

The activity base, which is located within walking distance of Freshwater West beach in Pembrokeshire, will offer watersports activities such as surfing and stand up paddleboarding.

Work is now underway at Gupton Farm, which also includes a campsite and farmhouse accommodation, to transform the former milking parlour into the activity area, with the base due to open this summer.

The new addition to the farmstead will focus on engaging visitors and the local community with the great outdoors and the area’s stunning stretch of coastline.

Speaking about the partnership, National Trust Gupton Farm campsite manager Bethan Jones, said: “We’re really excited to be working with Outer Reef Surf School at National Trust Gupton Farm and championing outdoor visitor experiences at this special place.

“Visitors can stay in an amazing location, have a go at watersports at one of Wales’ best beaches, as well as being able to follow our walking trails and enjoy wildlife watching at the on-site bird hide.”

Outer Reef Surf School’s Dean Gough, added: “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with the National Trust at Gupton Farm and call Freshwater West our office.

“The activity base will provide a great space for us to run watersports sessions, engage with visitors to the area and support our local community.”

The project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government, and Cotswold Outdoor.

Find out more about Freshwater West and Gupton Farm at


For further press information and images please contact:
Kate Rees, Marketing and Communications Manager, Pembrokeshire – / 01834 832006

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About the National Trust in Pembrokeshire
The National Trust is privileged to own and cares for some of Pembrokeshire’s most majestic and special places. From Tenby’s Tudor Merchant’s House to the prehistoric landscape of St David’s Head, the portfolio covers 60 miles of the coast including 30 farms and 25 cottages.

The National Trust is a charity and receives no government funding. Every visit – either by paying admission or using membership – helps the Trust maintain, conserve and improve special places for the enjoyment of everyone forever.

About the National Trust
The National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 775 miles of coastline and hundreds of special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For more information and ideas for great value family days out go to

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At Pembrokeshire and West Wales' Premier Surf & Sup (Stand up Paddle Boarding) School we offer a full range of surfing and SUP stand up paddle boarding lessons and equipment hire, from a half day tuition to week long courses, Kids' Clubs, surf camps and more.

The surf courses are run at:
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Outer Reef also runs ISA- Surfing Gb Level 1 & 2 surfing and SUP (stand up paddle boarding) Instructor Courses, as well as NaRS, SLSGB Beach LifeGuard awards and is the only official Training Centre in Wales U.K. Our Instructors have over 35 years coaching watersports to all ages abilities.

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