Big thrill activities in Cornwall
Cornwall’s high cliffs, huge surf and wild landscape make a perfect playground for all manner of slightly daunting activities and there are no end of willing experts ready to challenge you.
If you want all the thrills of surfing but would prefer to be sitting down while you ride the waves, then a waveski lesson is for you. It’s a quick sport to pick up – students are usually surfing waves on their waveski within their first hour. Carl Coombes, former Waveski World Champion, runs the school, providing an outstanding level of expertise.
Explore the rugged coastline of North Cornwall with one of Cornish Rock Tor's action packed guided coasteering sessions. They'll travel along an otherwise inaccessible stretch of the Cornish coast, swimming into rocky coves and through exhilarating whitewater features, adventuring into caves, and of course leaping from our favourite jump spots.
If you want to see the famous Eden Project from a different angle, whilt enjoying a heart pumping activity, then see what it's like to soar above its Biomes on their SkyWire at 60mph and 660 metres in length. On a clear day you'll even see the sea sparkling in the distance and the beautiful countryside that surrounds Eden.
New. Go from maximum G to pure freefall on The Giant Swing. It’s a supersized 50ft playground ride, built on the cliff-edge. Plunge 3-at-a-time towards the lake then get weightless as you drop back over the water.
No age limit. Min weight 25kg. Just turn up and fly or buy tickets online.
For many of us living in Cornwall, wild swimming is nothing new, taking a leisurely dip in the sea comes as second nature. But the latest wild swimming craze that is sweeping the nation steps it up a notch and is strokes away from busy bathing beaches. For a truly refreshing wild swimming fix find quiet coves and secluded lakes or follow in the path of an expert ‘one in the know’ with a wild swimming session with Bedruthan Steps Hotel and resident instructor, Nick.
Imagine you're the next Lewis Hamilton and head to the St Eval Kart Circuit near Newquay. It will offer a fantastic adrenaline fuelled day out for the thrill seekers amongst you. Why not sharer the experience with a large group and find out who has the most competitive nature.
Embrace the revival of one of the oldest forms of surfing on a half day stand-up paddle boarding course, a great activity for novices as the large boards catch the smallest of waves. Stand up paddle boarding is a social sport and great to do with family, friends or even to discover by yourself. Harlyn's 2hr Intro SUP sessions are mainly held on the Camel estuary in Padstow, all the kit is provided by them and they cater for most ages and abilities.
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