Via Ferrata near Penryn in Cornwall offers an adventure-filled day out with climbing, rope courses, zip-lining and a high wire bridge. Journeying across historic granite quarries over twenty metres high, you’ll conquer fears, push your limits and build confidence. You’ll share an unforgettable experience and feel an incredible sense of achievement when you reach the summit.
A Via Ferrata is an Italian term that means ‘iron path’ and traces back to World War I. They were created as a way to allow the troops to make their way through the mountains. Many of these protected routes were restored by the Italian Alpine Club and became accessible to travellers, creating via ferratas as an outdoor activity in its own right. Metal steps, ladders, suspension bridges and zip wires make it one of the most adrenaline-filled climbing activities worldwide. In the last 20 years, they have grown into a popular sport and now Via Ferrata has come to Cornwall!
Follow the ‘Iron Stairway’ and experience Cornwall’s granite quarrying heritage up close as you ascend cliff faces, cross high wire bridges, tackle high challenges and zip back down to ground level. Take in views last seen nearly 100 years ago by the local Cornish Quarrymen across the stunning 60-acre site.
There are two quarries at the site with a car park, a cafe run by The Cornish Barista which provides delicious locally-sourced food, plus additional activities such as coasteering in the quarry, climbing, archery and water sports such as stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing. There is a wild play area for children aged 3-10 plus a nature trail in partnership with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, for the whole family to enjoy.
For an adrenaline-filled activity, that provides an adventure experience for children, young people, groups and families – look no further!