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Coasteering & Climbing Day Dorset


  • A day of climbing & coasteering in Dorset
  • Explore the Jurassic Coastline near Swanage
  • Conquer the summits & jump the cliffs
  • Hosted by fully-qualified guides

What's Included

  • A coasteering and climbing experience day on the Jurassic Coast
  • Welcome, introduction and safety briefing
  • Be kitted out with the equipment you need for the day (wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet and harness)
  • You will be guided by experienced and qualified instructors
  • Your first stop will be Headbury Quarry where you will spend the morning climbing and scaling rocks
  • After your climb you will have a BBQ lunch prepared by a member of the team including sausages, burgers, bread rolls, crisps and drinks
  • Your second stop will be Dancing Ledge where you will spend the afternoon coasteering
  • You may form part of a group of up to 10 participants

What Can I Expect

Launch yourself into a day of climbing and coasteering in Dorset! There’s no denying this famous Jurassic coastline is best explored on foot and on this adventure, you’ll be scrambling and jumping into the nooks and crannies of this impressive coast.

Your meet up point is Spyway Barn, on the cliff tops near Swanage at the Isle of Purbeck. Your guides will explain the programme for the day, which includes climbing at Hedbury Quarry in the morning and coasteering at Dancing Ledge in the afternoon, with a BBQ in between. Sounds good doesn’t it?

We have to say, this whole area is fascinating. It’s a pretty wild coastline and if the rocks could talk, they’d tell you tales of smugglers, shipwrecks, battles and storms on these shores. And of course, stone was directly extracted from the cliffs towering above the sea around these parts. These former quarries have left a fabulous coastal playground to explore.

The morning is spent tackling some of the many limestone climbing routes at Hedbury Quarry. The satisfaction when you reach the top of the climb is immense - made all the more amazing by the vistas and views of the coast you’ll get too.

After your BBQ lunch, it’s time to head to Dancing Ledge for some coasteering. It’s a great name for this expanse of flat rock, but we’ll leave it to your guides to explain why it’s called Dancing Ledge (it involves the way the waves move!). You will be scrambling up rocks and jumping off them into the surf, discovering sea coves and lots more. And all with superb views, of course.

These climbing and coasteering days near Swanage are led by Kelvin, Chris and their crew. All the gear you need is included and the guides will be with you every step of the way to encourage you to take those leaps of faith. It’s great fun and a whole new way to discover the stunning Dorset coast.


  • Meet at 09:00 and finish at 15:30
  • If your experience is cancelled due to weather this will be rescheduled


  • The Jurassic Coast, Dorset
  • Meeting point at Spyway Barn car park in Swanage

Suitable For

  • Minimum age 14
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by a participating adult
  • A good level of fitness is required
  • No prior coasteering or climbing experience is required
  • Suitable for all swimming abilities. If you are unable to swim, you can still take part but you may struggle with participating in certain aspects of the experience


  • Not suitable for spectators

Anything Else

  • Please bring the following items with you on the day
  • Climbing: A pair of shoes that you can climb in and won't fall off such as well fitted trainers, a bottle of water and a jacket appropriate for the weather
  • Coasteering: A pair of shoes with laces to wear in the water, a swimming costume to wear under a wetsuit, a towel and a change of dry clothing
coasteering and climbing dorset
Coasteering & Climbing Day Dorset
Coasteering and Climbing Day
Total Price£100.00