Bristol CC Outdoor Education Centre situated in the village of Parkend in The Forest of Dean

Friday 4 November 2011

New Abseil Venue

It has to be said we don't do that much off-site abseiling with groups these days. Most of our school groups and other visitors instead make full use of our excellent on-site High Challenge Course - as seen illustrated on other Blog posts. Occassionally though we have a school that as well as wanting to do the Zip Wire, Climbing Tower and Leap of Faith, also want to get their group out in the wilds to experience abseiling on natural rock.

 We have now prepared and risk assessed a new Abseiling venue in the Forest that is less than two miles away from the Centre. It offers scope for 2 abseils - a shortish 25 foot one as an introduction as modelled by Dominic in the photo above and a longer 40 foot one shown below. Usually both can be achieved within a session allowing a progression in challenge.

40 Foot Abseil Face

Dom at top of 25 Foot Abseil

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