ABSEILING IN DERBYSHIRE...
with Peak Activities Ltd at Rock Lea Activity Centre
Enjoy the thrills of abseiling in Derbyshire's Peak District National Park
with Peak Activities Ltd's experienced & qualified team of local caving
& climbing instructors & our development training team's specialists...
Please call us on 01433-650345 today to discuss available dates & costs.
We offer easy abseiling sessions and things a tad more extreme too !
Abseiling with Peak Activities experienced staff
is lots of fun
and suitable for old & young adventurers all the year round
As featured on BBC1 & BBC2 Holiday Programmes !
BBC Sports Presenter Damion Johnson filming
with Peak Actrivities for a BBC Two television holiday
& lifestyle programme called "BREAKOUT"
All you need
is a smile ! No special gear and no special fitness
or strength levels are required for our simple abseiling sessions
which can begin with easy sessions lasting from 2 to 4 hours
and more experienced abseilers scroll down
this page to check out extreme abseiling down into potholes
and other more challenging activities involving abseiling.
Abseiling down a crag
just three minutes
minibus transfer from our base at Rock Lea.
We have a great variety of climbing and abseil
sites within sight of our popular base in Hathersage.
It's Gripping Stuff !
Peak Activities Ltd. can incorporate safe, enjoyable morning,
afternoon or evenings sessions of abseiling for complete novices
into corporate sports days, corporate team-builds, training sessions,
confidence-building programmes or "just for fun" on group activity
sports days & public weekends. We have a wide range of events
for private parties & you can also enjoy abseiling on our caving
weekends, multi sports weekends, rock climbing and abseiling
weekends and other "open" events for individuals.
Please call us in 01433-650345 to discuss your specific needs.
We can give you an index towards prices and availability of any
dates you may require.
- Abseiling in Derbyshire is
a great all-weather activity and just like our
- caving & orienteering it
is a perfect half-day activity for rainy days.
Abseiling deep down into the void !
Abseiling to extremes with only a headlight in absolute darkness...
....and it is certainly weather proof !
Climbing up a slender electron ladder whilst exploring a cave & then abseiling back down later on.
In such a wet and slippy and remote environment it is vital that beginners are protected by safe and
competant instructors using additional safety ropes. This extreme abseiling - pure fun & excitement !
WE OFFER ULTIMATE EXTREME ABSEILING...
For most of our customers the ultimate abseiling experiences
we run in the UK's Peak Park are probably the descents we
arrange deep inside some of our local caves. Provided the
instruction team you choose knows exactly what they are
doing these are safe and enjoyable trips... but we would
suggest these extreme activities in potholes are not to be
undertaken without very experienced and qualified
supervision. These are environments where you do not
want to have any accidents !
Potholes are deep caves involving vertical sections
negotiated using abseiling techniques and special
caving ladders, etc.
YOU CAN NOW ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE OF
ABSEILING DEEP INSIDE A CAVE ON ONE
OF OUR CAVING & POTHOLING WEEKENDS
OR DURING A PRIVATE SESSION.
Dates and prices of public events involving abseiling.
Learning to abseil in a crevasse in
Arctic Sweden on a glacial research
expedition led by our centre manager
Iain in 1974.
Several of Peak Activities staff each
have over 27 years experience of
running very safe abseiling sessions,
which is why so many film and
television crews have used our
services to look after their famous
celebrities and technical crews
visiting our Hathersage base to
film abseiling for various holiday
and training programmes.
Click to go to our website's main abseiling information page.
Abseiling for charity fund raising is also a possibility.
Abseiling in Derbyshire for Corporate Groups
Abseiling and climbing weekends open to individuals
We can arrange private 1:1 tuition ( but it is not cheap ! )
Abseiling in the Peak District for small private parties....
Arranging Abseiling activities for a stag group or a hen party...
Our training and development specialists also use abseiling
and working at heights on high ropes courses and rock climbs
as part of simple or more sophisticated team building events....
Check out how a motor manufacturer used abseiling with Peak Activities
as part of a programme of team building and continuous improvement
courses designed to successfully improve communications between
Range Rover and Discovery production managers and directors and their
shop floor workers. The programme was designed by our own Chartered
Development Training Expert - Dr. Iain Jennings with Company Directors
from the Rover Group at Solihull and at Longbridge.
Click to read what these Rover staff said about their abseiling
and caving and other team building adventures with us !
Our qualified instructors often abseil with novices on nearby
quiet crags overlooking our centre - but one of our most highly
acclaimed & popular venues is a disused railway viaduct just a
short minibus drive from our base in Hathersage. Here there's
often the option of a superb "free-fall" abseil over a river.
We also arrange abseiling in local cave systems...and from time to
time our staff will arrange abseils down other structures for charity.
- Our extensive A-Z
Index has the answer to other frequently asked questions
- and there's another page of
information on abseiling if you click here.
insurance & liability cover for our abseilers - notes
Abseiling sessions from structures such as disused viaducts
helps minimise our impact on the local crags next to our centre.
Our staff do, of course, also arrange abseiling as part of sessions
when we're rock climbing on the local crags which are right next
door to our popular base in Hathersage - Rock Lea.
Click to see the many other activities we can offer you too !
BBC Presenter Damion Johnson filming with us for
a BBC Two television holiday & lifestyle programme.
More enthusiastic reviews over the years we have been
operating have included a full page editorial features in the
Sunday Times and documentary features on our climbing and
abseiling on BBC Radio Four's Breakaway & BBC's Freewheeling
Holiday Programme and on Radio Five Live...and on BBC tv's
"Look North" regional news & travel programme presented by
Damion Johnson. Many celebrities such as BBC Radio's Alex Lester
& Matt Dickinson have enjoyed abseiling above ground and in caves
with our tried and trusted team. See Ian Wright who was here
with a BBC1 film crew shooting a caving abseil with us in Feb 2003..
- USING ABSEILING-BASED
- TASKS AS
VEHICLES FOR ACCELERATED LEARNING :
- For real teams from
work, we have over the last 20 years developed
- several fun-filled, challenging & good
- tasks based at
sites such as the bridge shown
above. These non-macho
- tasks keep everyone
in the team very busy but
do not require everyone
- in the party to actually
go over the top ! (unless
they want to !) For example,
- "Radioactive Reptiles"TM is a particularly good exercise developed by
- Dr. Iain Jennings to help open up honest and frank
- improving communications
between and within real work groups.
- This and many other
orginal task based training modules developed
- at Rock Lea have
been featured on Yorkshire
Television and in articles
- in media such as Works
Management. Such outdoor
training can be
- great fun as well as
a worthwhile investment ! Corporate clients using
- these facilities have
included Rover, Rolls Royce, Bosch, Lucas,
- Price Waterhouse, NHS
Supplies Directorate, Kelloggs, Ernst & Young
- Norwich Union Healthcare,
USAAF, Transco and many others.
- Our senior staff work
from time to time as consultants when people
- wish to abseil down
structures such as high rise
offices for charity
- ...and we can arrange
for coaching and
assessment from our MIA
- and MIC qualified staff
for those wishing
to become qualified
- ( SPA and DCA Level
2 ) to teach
and supervise others safely.
to see a list of our corporate clients :