Abseil Derbyshire & the Peak District

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From gritstone quarries, known for the millstones they once produced, to limestone cliffs and of course the famed Millersdale viaduct on the Monsal Trail. The Peak District National Park provides a wide range of opportunities for those looking for adventure.

An abseiling session is certainly one of the less physically demanding sessions we run, and quite often very accessible with venues suitable for those with low mobility or in a wheelchair, but is definitely up there in adventure.

Take the emotional challenge of trusting our technical knowhow and equipment to lean back over the edge and walk down the rock face or dangle in free space as you descend from a railway viaduct. Why not even try a tandem one with a friend or partner, or descend blindfolded following the guidance and coaching of one our instructors.

The beauty of abseiling is, that it’s effectively sliding down a rope while being protected by another rope held by your instructor. The skills needed is minimal but the adventure and trust is high. But with a few minutes instruction you can grown in confidence and make the descent.¬†

Abseiling is suitable for most, but sometimes accessing the sites can involve a bit of scrambling or climbing over a wall. We’ve had as young a 6 years old giving it a go, but we’d advise that young people do require an adventurous character and a bit of bravery for that first lean back over the edge. However with 1:1 coaching they can really get the hang of things quickly.

Previous experience: None
Duration: 1/2 day, but why not combine with a second activity to make a full day of adventure
Min Ratio: 1 instructor to 1
Max Ratio: 1 instructor to 10
Equipment provided: All technical clothing and equipment is supplied
Fitness: Low
Cost: Dependant on size of group AV activity prices