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Rock Climbing and Abseiling UK Wide

Exhilarating ascents and breathtaking descents are the order of the day as you harness up, hook up and tackle that climbing wall! But as the age old saying goes: 'what goes up must come down', so not only will you be learning about the great sport of rock climbing, but your lesson will also show you just how to get back down again.

We think a bit of rock climbing, abseiling or even caving is a great day out for all the family and with climbing centres and natural crags across the UK, you won't have to travel far to take on your vertical challenge. Who knows, you might discover a new sport you become passionate about that's great for overall fitness and doesn't cost a fortune! Read more...

Rock Climbing in Kent
Based On 2 Reviews

Near Tunbridge Wells

From £55.00

    • All climbing and safety equipment is provided
    • Takes place at Harrison's Rocks
    • Reach a height of 40 feet
    • MLTUK instructors throughout your experience
Abseiling Aberfeldy


From £45.00

    • Learn to abseil in Aberfeldy in Scotland
    • A stunning Scottish setting by the River Tay
    • All the equipment to abseil is included
    • Expert tuition from outdoor pursuits specialists
Abseiling in East Sussex
Based On 2 Reviews

Ashdown Forest

From £40.00

    • Learn safety awareness and abseiling techniques
    • Try out confidence tests and a blind abseil
    • The platform used is 30ft (10m)high
    • Runs from March to October
Caving Experience at Wild Wookey

Wookey Hole Caves, Wells

From £49.99

    • Explore the underground wonders of Wookey Hole
    • A guide will take you around the limestone caves
    • No swimming, wading or water immersion involved
    • Half day sessions available mornings & afternoons
Beginners Caving

The Peak District

From £49.00

    • A full or half day of caving in the Peak District
    • View stunning underground rivers and waterfalls
    • Learn all about caving and amazing geology
    • Available on selected Saturdays throughout the year
Climbing & Abseiling Stirlingshire


From £89.00

    • Learn to climb in Stirlingshire near Gartmore
    • Climb up & abseil down the climbing tower
    • Then tackle the climbing tree if you dare
    • Great views of Loch Lomond & Trossachs from the tree
Climbing in North Wales
Based On 2 Reviews

Near Llangollen

From £50.00

    • Rock climbing experiences near Llangollen
    • Climb some of the famous limestone crags
    • Abseil back down from your 90ft climb
    • Amazing panoramic views from the top!
Climbing in South Wales
Based On 1 Reviews

Brecon Beacons National Park

From £79.00

    • The climbing takes place on outdoor rock faces
    • Learn the basics of climbing up & abseiling down
    • Climb both low and higher rock faces as you learn
    • All the gear & teaching you need is included
Rock Climbing and Abseilling Day

near Tunbridge Wells, Kent

From £95.00

    • A full day of climbing and abseiling in Kent/Sussex
    • Learn how to climb the sandstone crags
    • Learn how to abseil down the abseiling tower
    • All the gear you need is included in the package
Rock Climbing Taster Peak District

The Peak District

From £49.00

    • Half and full day outdoor rock climbing courses
    • Learn rope techniques and climbing movement tips
    • All safety equipment and tuition is included
    • Explore the Peak District from a brand new angle!
Via Ferrata Scotland
Based On 2 Reviews

Kinlochleven, Scotland

From £65.00

    • A 500m journey around the bedrock and amphitheatre
    • View the 90m waterfall
    • See the waters of Loch Leven
    • Safety equipment is provided by the venue
Bear Grylls Adventure

The NEC, Birmingham

From £20.00

    • Embark on a unique Bear Grylls Adventure!
    • Tackle your chosen 'Hero' activities
    • High ropes, diving, climbing, iFly & more
    • Tackle the tough mental & physical challenges
Outdoor Activity Choice Day Edinburgh


From £89.00

    • Outdoor adventure activity days near Edinburgh
    • Canyoning, coasteering, climbing & canoeing offered
    • Pick your activity when you book, not when you buy
    • Stunning Scottish scenery for these activities

Climbing experiences around the UK

With granite and sandstone all around the UK there's bound to be a natural climbing wall somewhere near you. And if not, there might well be an indoor climbing centre within easy reach. However, if you've never scaled a rock before, we strongly advise you to take a lesson, which is where we come in with these packages at outdoor venues scattered around the country.

All sessions will be geared to your level, so whether you have never even stepped into a pair of climbing shoes before, or have already scaled a couple of walls in your time, you can learn lots from your qualified guides who are all highly experienced and qualified climbers and mountaineers.

Take a look at our Peak District rock climbing video for more info on what a climbing lesson involves.

All you need to climb that wall!

So apart from a suitable rock and the instructor, what else do you need to climb? Well, the main thing is a partner. This is essential for your security because whilst one of the duo is scaling the heights, the other is 'spotting' at the bottom and belaying you, which is when the rope is run through a belay device on the anchor person's harness and you secure the climber. If you're a beginner it'll be one of the tutors who be assuring you.

After that it's a case of having climbing shoes that have a specific rubbery sole for grip, your harness to attach yourself to the rope with a carabiner and a good dose of enthusiasm.

The first thing you'll probably do is to haul yourself up using your arms, which is the natural way to react when you find yourself on a rock face. But you'll be shown how pushing off with your legs is actually the way to go, whilst keeping your body close to the stone for better balance. In fact, this sport isn't just about physical ability or agility, a lot of it is mental too, as you look ahead for the next hold to grab and to pick your route.

This all sounds quite intense and quite frankly when you're several metres up from the ground it can be just that, but there is nothing like the sensation of reaching the summit. A punch of the air and a little shout of delight is always acceptable as you've conquer that crag. As for how you get down, well you'll soon find out it'll be an abseil on the ropes, or even ladders to come back down to earth.

Crags, sandstone and more to be climbed

As for where you'll be climbing, there are some terrific sites dotted around the UK. The walls in North Wales are probably the most well-known in the country and we have teaching sessions at a former limestone quarry, whilst in South Wales it's hilltop adventure time in the Brecon hills. 

The English Peak District is well known for hiking, but also boasts some fine sport and traditional climbing for you try and who'd have though that Kent has a whole range of sandstone climbs. And for a climbing lesson with a difference, try the topsy-turvy world of caving. If you’ve never heard of this outdoor sport before, take a look at this video of caving at Giant’s Hole near Castletown in the Peak District for a taste of underground climbing!

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