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Coasteering is the phisical activity of negotiating the intertidal zone of a rocky coastline by foot or by swimming, without the aid of boats or other craft. Coasteering involves the skills of Climbing, scrambling, traversing, jumping and diving.
Although all aspects of coasteering have been informally practised by people for a very long time, it was in the 1990s that it emerged as a commercially guided recreational activity, that is now available from over 100 activity centres in the UK.
Coasteering is a popular activity in most regions of the UK where suitable rocky coasts can be found, noteably Cornwall, Dorset, Pembrokeshire, Anglesey and the Highlands and Isles of Scotland.
Coasteering centres which cater for parties of school children, come under the scope of the UK, safety requirements for commercial providers offering activities to people under 18. These are laid down by the Adventure Activity licensing Authority.
Coasteering is an extreme adventure activity that can be high risk, depending on sea and weather conditions and activity location.
Coasteering couldn’t be more simple – squeeze into a wetsuit, safety helmet and old trainers then scramble, climb, swim and cliff jump your way around suitable sections of Britains spectacular rocky coastline, turn rocks, cliffs, caves and waves into playthings! Jumping is not compulsory but most people like to try it.
Gorge-Walking 942, Canyoning 100, Wild Swimming 1087.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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