New adventure company starts in Scarborough

Yorkshire Adventure Holidays will be offering activities for the outdoor enthusiast, including mountain biking.
Yorkshire Adventure Holidays will be offering activities for the outdoor enthusiast, including mountain biking.

New outdoor adventure company has been created in Scarborough.

Yorkshire Adventure Holidays is a new outdoor sports and adventure company set up by friends Jac Barber and Dale Cunningham.

Aimed at the outdoor enthusiast, the new company offers sea kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, paddle boarding, coasteering and hiking.

Mr Cunningham said: “We met in Italy more than five years ago, when we were both reps for a holiday company.

“Jac was teaching wind surfing and water sports while I was teaching outdoor pursuits activities. We both left Italy and travelled to Switzerland for the winter season and stayed for three years.

“Jac taught snowboarding and skiing and I led hiking groups across some of the most stunning scenery in the world.”

Mr Barber, a qualified ski instructor from Hull, said: “Call it fate or serendipity, we never planned to come to Scarborough, it all just happened that way.

“Dale had been travelling around Europe and had come home for a few weeks to see his family. We had kept in touch via Facebook and met up for a chat.

“We never imagined that two years later we would be sitting in a pub in Scarborough planning adventure holidays in Yorkshire.”