Abseiling activity at Shoreline in Bude, Cornwall


Bude lies at the heart of the Culm Coast, which stretches along the cliffs of North Cornwall and Devon and provides an array of amazingly folded and buckled cliffs. With the erosion of the sea these cliffs have been left with only the hardest rock layers protruding out into the ocean creating steep, narrow headlands and free standing fins.

These smooth slab-like cliff faces are perfect for abseiling. The top of the abseil offers a good flat start and a nice rounded edge to back over before getting onto the smooth slightly angled main face of the cliff. With these faces reaching over 100 feet in height the abseiler has plenty of time to enjoy their descent with the reassurance that the instructor always has them connected and controlled with an extra safety rope.

Shoreline has a dedicated abseil site just north of Crooklets Beach offering a 120 foot abseil down a smooth slabby cliff face. Two parallel abseils are often in operation so friends can abseil down together, reassuring each other as they go. There's always time to walk back to the top to enjoy more descents gaining confidence every time. This is a great confidence boosting activity ideal for schools, youth groups, families and friends and we also offer our services for charity events and fund raising activities.

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Range of Locations and Courses

    Maer Cliff Abseil Site

  • Half day Abseiling sessions Charity and Fund raising events

  • Parties for all ages

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Essential Information

    Don't worry if you've never abseiled before. This activity is lead by a team of fully qualified and experienced rock climbing instructors who will guide you through each part of this activity. No experience is required and don't worry about feeling nervous as this is quite natural. We can accommodate a wide range of ages across the many rock climbing and abseiling activities but we'd recommend the following minimum ages based on the strength and endurance required for each activity :

  • Beginners Rock Climbing and Abseiling
    minimum age 8.

  • Our coaches are always directly overseeing this activity but will also be teaching the various movement and rope work skills that may lead you to becoming a more independent abseiler in the future. When making a booking knowing what you've done before will help us to arrange the best abseiling session for you or your group.

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Equipment and Clothing

    For all abseiling courses we provide all the rope work, harnesses and helmets that you'll need. All you'll need is to come along appropriately dressed for the weather with a sensible set of foot ware. Best choices for shoes include: Good fitting trainers, Astro shoes and lightweight hiking boots please don't wear flip flops, sandals, wellies or skate shoes. Items to bring along to half day sessions :

  • Dry / Hot conditions - sun screen and water bottle.

  • Wet / Cold conditions - waterproofs and warm layers.

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  • School and College groups

  • Scouts, Guides and various youth groups

  • Family parties and groups of friends

  • Interested individuals

  • Birthday party groups

  • Stag and Hen parties

  • Young climbers

  • Established climbers

  • Charity Challenges

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Session Type

Per Person

Half Day Open Session  
Half Day Private Coaching - 1 person  
Half Day Private Coaching - 2 people  
Half Day Private Coaching - 3 or more people  
Full Day Private Coaching - 1 person  
Full Day Private Coaching - 2 people  
Full Day Private Coaching - 3 or more people  
Youth Groups - half day - (min 10)  

 Due to the Covid regulations we are currently running all activities as private sessions and will provide you with a price based on the size of your group.

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