8 Awesome Adventures for Adrenaline-Junkies
If you think Cornwall is all about sun bathing on the beach and walking around museums and art galleries, think again! There are lots of action-packed activities for thrill-seekers to try, so get ready to plan an exciting Cornish adventure!
When you think of Cornwall you think of Surfing! Being one of the best places to surf in the UK, why not try it out for yourself. Based at Sunset Surf Cafe, Gwithian Towans and Praa Sands Global Boarders offer lessons for beginners to advanced surfers.
If a land-based excursion is more your style, you won't want to miss the fantastic Cornwall Segway based in Newquay. If you haven't set foot on a segway yet, you're missing out! The Segway uses gyroscope technology and self-balances, which means you don't need to balance the segway, but just control where you want to go. Don't worry, you will have a chance to practice on their training ground before you set off on a variety of terrains and challenges, and some purpose built Segway routes.
Are you ready to try the longest zip-wire in England?! SkyWire at Eden will soar you high above millions of tropical plants and the surrounding countryside. Get ready to cruise 660 meters at a cool 60mph, in no more than 45 seconds - pure exhilaration! If you're still feeling brave after this, why not try the 20m giant cliff swing?! Gravity will launch you into the air on an epic adventure. You'll barely have time to appreciate the jaw-dropping view as you'll be dropping back down to Earth in a breath-taking 50mph free fall...
Want to face your fears? Via Ferrata offer everything from rock climbing, suspended climbing routes above their quarry, archery and watersports. Once you have finished your adrenaline-pumping activities you can relax at their onsite cafe, the Quarryside Cafe, and children can play in their wild play areas and nature trails.
Have you got a need for speed? At 'Cornwall's ski resort on a beach' you can choose from some incredible activities such as surfing, kitesurfing, waveskiing, traction kiting, kitebuggying, land boarding and mountain boarding. This combination of land-based and water-based activities means you and your friends can all try something new and have an exhilarating experience by the sea. When you're finally worn out, head over to the Beach Hut for some tasty snacks.
Have an unforgettable experience on a very big zip wire over the lake. At 490M long, 50M high & reaching speeds of 40mph, this will be an adventure to remember. The Giant Swing is not for the faint-hearted: it can load up to three at a time, pull you high in the air and then launch you 170ft over the lake before you fall backwards and weightless towards the ground. Then there's axe-throwing, coasteering and the blob, a human catapult!
If you fancy something a little more calm, why not try paddleboarding! Feel like your walking on water, gliding through the waves, whilst trying to keep your balance! Paddleboarding is a great way to see the coastline of Cornwall and SUP in a Bag provide a range of tours such as Truro River and Portreath.
Adventure fit South West offer a wide range of activities, from paddleboarding and canoeing to indoor rock climbing on those rainy days. Being based in Looe, they also offer navigation, bushcraft and wild camping training on their guided walks around Dartmoor.
If you're ready for your epic Cornish adventure, discover more fun-filled ideas and accommodation inspiration here.