What Livit Adventures actually is…
We provide action packed, all inclusive activity getaways showcasing the lifestyle and beauty of North Devon. Each person who works for us is an instructor in one or more of the activities that we provide; they are also the cooks and the drivers for the weekend too… showing you an all inclusive, great time for your entire stay.
We came up with this idea of creating an all inclusive adventure lifestyle getaway back in 2015 and after a lot of planning we founded Livit Adventures Ltd in 2017.
The first year we hired out a big old fancy house in Croyde and ran our weekends from there – it was glorious and very luxurious but not very ‘us’. We couldn’t see ourselves just doing this and wanted to create a trip which was a little more adventurous, a little more outdoorsy… a little more… camping!! So we purchased a fleet of bell tents!
We started year two by setting up our camp each weekend at the wonderful Westacott Farm, the lounge tent, the cook tent and all five bedroom tents, we would then strike the camp after the weekend was done… over the course of a season this got time consuming… not to mention exhausting! But it worked and people liked it.
In year three we were lucky enough to be able to lease a section of Westacott Farm Camping and now have our own exclusive area, which we LOVE! It also lent itself nicely to us opening the other area of our business, Livit Glamping. We have three luxury bell tents complete with king size beds, log burners and individual kitchenettes all set on raised decking platforms with views out to the ocean.
We started with kitesurf weekends, as we are both avid kiters, we wanted to showcase our local beach and the beauty of our surroundings. This rapidly transformed into a multi-activity weekend, as any kite surfer knows, the wind isn’t always the most reliable! Luckily we absolutely love surfing, hiking and wakeboarding as they are our go to activities when it’s not windy… all which are conveniently on our doorstep. Since then we have run surf and yoga weekends, wakeboarding weekends and lots of varieties of outdoor adventure weekends. Not only do we doweekends but have branched out into midweek getaways also, in fact any day of the week and any length is on the agenda now! We are also available for exclusive hire events specifically for customer’s bespoke needs.
Our moto ‘live it love it’ and indeed the company name ‘Livit’ came from a conversation early on; when we were discussing why we want to do this and why we were showcasing our lifestyle and Kevin said ‘because we live it and we love it’. Which is true to this day, we absolutely live this lifestyle, we surf, we kite, we wake, we hike, we climb all in the outstanding North Devon countryside, and most of all we LOVE it.
We have future dreams of running adventure road trips to showcase our other passion – travelling with activities. We had a run at it in 2018 with a kitesurf road trip to Denmark, it was super! We packed the bus, packed our kite gear, packed a big bell tent and recruited four willing customers! We kitesurfed all the way to and from Denmark… what an adventure!!! For now we are concentrating on our camp but the dream and determination is still there.. Watch this space!