Abseiling, also known as rappelling from the French rappeler, ‘to recall’ or ‘to pull through’, is a controlled descent off a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope. Wikipedia
Abseiling, also known as rappelling, has become an adventure activity in its own right. It is used by rock climbers to get down the cliffs they just climbed.
Abseiling is basically taking the easiest part and by far the most fun part of rock climbing – the descent, and turning it into a fun activity.
Although abseiling has become very commercialized and for the normal person it has been stripped down to something very simple; however there is a bit more to abseiling than just lowering yourself safely down on a rope. You will be wearing a harness, clipped onto the rope with a descending device, and then lower yourself down the cliff face by walking backwards, supported by the rope. Safety is paramount and you will be belayed at all times, which means that no matter what, nothing bad can really happen and you can always be lowered by the guide.
We offer a safe and controlled environment near to Giants Castle and Antbear Lodge to try your hand at this exhilarating experience. Stepping backwards over the edge and descending down the cliff unleashing an adrenaline rush and boosting your self-confidence.
Beginner abseiling is our specialty although advanced guests have just as much fun. No previous experience is needed. You need to wear closed shoes, have sunblock and water with a snack if you like. Abseiling is a fun family activity.
After a short drive to the abseiling site your specialist abseiling guide will set up the ropes, and give you a safety briefing. Then one at a time you will descend the almost 20m abseil. At the bottom you unhook and walk back up to the top. Each person gets to go as many times as they like.