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In the Quarry…

Abseiling

Abseiling on rock in our quarry.

  • Group Size: 12
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Instructed: Yes. Groups are welcome to self instruct but must provide their own equipment and hold a Climbing Wall Award with an abseil module or higher.
  • Weight limit: 120kg (19 stone)

Quarry Zip Wire

The beauty of this zip wire is that it starts and finishes at ground level in the quarry.

  • Group Size: 12
  • Minimum Age: 6
  • Instructed: Yes
  • Weight limit: 80kg (13 stone)

Via Ferrata

This is a brilliant activity to take responsibility for yourself and support other people.

One of only three in the country, our Via Ferrata traverses the inside of the quarry on steel staples and a number of high ropes elements.

This is a 2 ½ hour session and normally takes the whole morning or afternoon.  It can also be booked in the evening in the summer months.  It is a fantastic way to push yourself and take responsibility for your own safety on this challenging activity.

For further information, please click here.

  • Group Size: 12
  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Instructed: Yes
  • Weight limit: 120kg (19 stone)

In the Pond…

Coracling

A traditional vessel, a coracle is like a round canoe. Can you master moving forward in a straight line?

  • Group Size: 12
  • Minimum Age: 6
  • Instructed: Yes

Raft Building

An excellent team building activity. Work together to build a vessel that will stay afloat when you put it on the water.

  • Group Size: 12
  • Minimum Age: 6
  • Instructed: Yes. Groups are welcome to self instruct but must provide their own buoyancy aids and helmets and hold a BCU Coach Award or higher plus additional training.

Throw Line Master Class

This is a Water Safety session.  During this fun and very practical session we will look at how to keep yourself safe and how to manage the rescue of someone who is having difficulty in water.  Why not link this session before or after a Coracles or Raft Building session?

  • Group Size: 12
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Instructed: Yes

Badge Link: For Scouts…

Lifesaver Activity Badge

Scouts can work towards their Lifesaver Activity Badge.  The ‘Throw Line Masterclass’ activity session covers many of the criteria in the Lifesaver Activity Badge.

 

Many of our activities link to badges and awards of different youth organisations.  Here are some examples for members of Scouting:

Time on the Water Badges

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers can collect Time on the Water staged badges when you take part in Coracles, Raft Building and Kayaking. For Beavers, each session should last about one hour, for Cubs, 1-2 hours and for Scouts and Explorers each session should last about 2-3 hours.

Water Activities Activity Badges

Cubs can gain the Water Activities Badge by first explaining the safety rules for all water activities, then taking part in a Coracles and Raft Building session.

Nautical Skills Staged Activity Badge

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts & Explorers can gain Nautical Skills badges.  To gain Stage 1 you need to take part in a water activity taster session like coracles or raft building; correctly identify the different equipment used for the activity you chose; and gain an understanding of the safety equipment used.

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