Awaken Adventures is an outdoor adventure activities provider set up by me, Stephen Bell, based in Letterkenny and operating throughout all of County Donegal.

I have always had an active lifestyle and enjoy a challenge, and so in 2012 I took part in a charity trek to Kilimanjaro in aid of the Alzheimer’s society, I followed this up in 2013 with a charity trek in aid of Cancer Research UK to Everest Base Camp and the summit of Kala Patthar in Nepal.

These experiences helped changed my perspective and outlook on life and set me on the path to starting Awaken Adventures, focusing on what’s important and gaining the most out of outdoor experiences.

Awaken Adventures is all about getting out and exploring the amazing landscape of Donegal.  Whether it’s by walking, kayaking or climbing, there is so much to see and so many adventures to be had, regardless of your fitness or ability!

I am a passionate believer of the benefits that spending time being active in the outdoors can have on your mental and physical well-being.  So at Awaken Adventures our goal is simple: to provide Experiences to Inspire.

Inspire you to challenge yourself, inspire you to try something new, inspire you to lead a healthy lifestyle and ultimately inspire you to get out and get active in nature.

As well as being enthusiastic about the outdoors, I also hold the relevant NGB qualifications ensuring that not only will you have a fun and exciting experience but also a safe one!

Mountain Leader Award (Mountaineering Ireland)
Rock Climbing Instructor Award (Mountaineering Ireland)
Sea Kayak Leader (BC)
Level 2 Kayak Instructor Award (Canoeing Ireland)
Rescue and Emergency Care 3
Children First Training (HSE)
Safeguarding 1 Child Welfare and Protection (Sport Ireland)