Wow! What can we say about coasteering?
Coastal exploration like you have never imagined it. Ocean swimming, rock hopping, small cliff jumps, moving around on rock, scrambling over boulders, laughing and smiling, coasteering has the complete package. It is an activity that encompasses movement along the waters' edge of a rocky coastline on foot or by swimming, without the aid of boats, surf boards or other craft.
Coasteering is immense fun and it provides a very challenging, and rewarding experience. It is a great activity for promoting teamwork and self-reliance during an active journey, whilst allowing participants to appreciate an unusual and fragile environment.
Due to its fantastic coastal features and easy access, Anglesey is the area we use. In particular we make regular visits to a number of venues on the west coast. However, we do seek out alternatives on other parts of the coast on occasion.
There are many aspects to coasteering and to an extent it is difficult to define the precise boundaries of this absorbing activity. For example, a session may include some or all of the following:
- Swimming or Adventure Swimming in calm water, rough or white water, and/or tidal currents.
- Climbing, scrambling, and moving along the coastline. The very nature of the coastline requires participants to undertake these aspects. However, ropes, as security on rock, are not used as participants are close to the water and any fall will only result in a small drop into the water.
- Jumping. This is often seen as an appealing and exciting part of coasteering. When jumping takes place, an educational slant is built into the session which highlights the dangers of jumping into water and how to look after ones' safety.
- Very high energy environment. An additional factor of coasteering is the opportunity provided by the marine geology for moving in the “impact zone” where water, waves, rocks, gullies, caves etc, come together.
The activity can be either a half or full day. If a half day is preferred, it can be combined with another activity on Anglesey such as sit-on-top kayaking. Only a half day is suitable for students aged year 7 and under and only in good weather conditions. If you are looking for a wet, exciting and challenging activity for younger students then gorge walking is a better option.
Coasteering is only run early Spring to early Autumn due to the cold sea temperature over the winter months.
All participants will be kitted out in full steamer wetsuits, buoyancy aids, canoe cag and helmet with old trainers being best for the feet (the trainers being supplied by participant). We will provide a digital waterproof camera for those memorable shots.