Abseiling is offered as a personal challenge, usually at the disused Millersdale Viaduct, which offers an 80 foot high free hanging abseil.

Abseiling is descending a fixed rope, a method used by climbers to get off cliff faces and by cavers to get deeper underground. Here, there’s the added security of a safety rope controlled by an experienced instructor.

Why? Overcoming fears, feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. A “buzz”. Develop support and encouragement from the rest of group.

Where? Usually offsite at the viaduct but could also be at a cliff.

How long? A full half day session

Read our Abseiling Risk Assessment

Millersdale bridge abseil, on the Monsal trailGirl starting to abseil taking on the personal challenge