The new 'unforgettable' outdoor adventure launching in Cornwall

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The new 'unforgettable' outdoor adventure launching in Cornwall

Published at 12:12pm 11th June 2020. (Updated at 11:40am 30th June 2020)

People in Cornwall will be the first in the south of England to enjoy a new climbing experience.

Sharing a 60 acre site near Penryn, Via Ferrata Cornwall will enable customers to push their limits as they journey across old granite quarries in an unforgettable adventure.

Originating in the Alps during World War I to enable troops to cross mountains, a Via Ferrata (meaning ‘iron path’ in Italian) is a climbing route like no other.

Metal steps, ladders, suspension bridges and zip wires make it one of the most adrenaline-filled climbing activities worldwide.

It's being launched by BF Adventure, a local charity and outdoor activity centre, with all profits supporting local disadvantaged young people.

Offering the first full Via Ferrata experience in the south of England, the company is set to open publicly this summer.

With training provided, customers will develop their climbing skills as they traverse across quarry walls over 20 meters high, face their fears on the High Wire Bridge where they’ll cross the quarry on a 70m single strand of wire and leap from the clifftops on one of the most scenic zip-lines in Cornwall. This challenge offers routes for adventurous 8’s and over, with various difficulty levels.

CEO Adrian Richards and Director of Via Ferrata Cornwall stated “This new activity is a game changer both for BF Adventure in terms of allowing us to open our quarries and allow the young people we support, local families and visitors to challenge themselves, grow in confidence and experience an important part of Cornwall’s forgotten mining heritage up close and personally! This activity will become another flagship brand for Cornwall and a leader in the experience economy in the SW. We’re hugely grateful to our supporters, cannot wait to open the course to all and will be using the additional funds raised by this activity to ensure that BF Adventure grows ever stronger and keeps supporting some of Cornwall’s most disadvantaged young people.”


Via Ferrata Cornwall already has funding ring-fenced to complete the routes and has started the build.

Seeking to share its journey with the business community, Via Ferrata Cornwall has created a number of opportunities for corporates to sponsor and receive unique team building days and PR.

Details will soon be released in its crowdfund campaign, which also presents the chance for crowd funders to join its exclusive founders club, gaining early access to the course, discounted entry and the chance to help the company develop the experience as it grows.

Opening will be governed by government guidelines and this is expected to be from early July.

For more information contact CEO Adrian Riachards:

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