Our Cornwall Adventure – Adrenalin Quarry

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Days Out, Family, Travel | 5 comments

Our Cornwall Adventure – Adrenalin Quarry

We had survived our first night in a caravan at Trevella Park and now it was time to decide which adventure we would be taking on first.  Upon checking the weather forecast it was clear that Tuesday would be the best day by far weather wise, so we chose to go to Adrenalin Quarry.

Situated just outside Liskeard in Cornwall, Adrenalin Quarry (formerly Clicker Quarry) is a disused Blue Elvin Quarry.  The Zip at Adrenalin Quarry is the UK’s Maddest zip wire. 490m long, 50m high and reaching speeds of 40mph. Twin parallel wires cross the flooded depths of the old quarry, sheer cliffs rise on either side – perfect for my adrenalin loving boys!

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We got there nice and early so didn’t have to wait long at all before the boys were harnessed up and sent zooming down the Quarry.  It cost £25 each for them to do the zipwire and the giant swing, plus an extra £5 for the video which was uploaded to facebook within 10 minutes of their landing.
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The best bit of the experience is that they got to do it together, racing, whooping and laughing the whole way down.  Kian got a helping hand on take off so he could compete with Dad!
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I was quite amused by the antics going on as they went down.
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GERONIMO!!!!!!!!
There was even some running man going on half way down!
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Once they had reached the bottom it was a 10 minute walk back up the hill and time for the giant swing which is perched at the top of the cliffs and hangs 50ft off the ground, 150ft over water. They were hoisted to 80° then plunged up to 3-at-a-time over the lake. Just when you think there’s no turning back, you pull out of the dive, briefly experience zero gravity, before doing it all again – backwards – brilliant.
First they were strapped on……
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Then they were hoisted backwards…….
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Higher and higher……
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Hovering in mid air for a few seconds before they were released….
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and launched over the quarry…..
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You can watch them here:

Isaac was old enough to join them but didn’t want to, so we made use of the small park instead.  Eliza wondered what all the fuss of the swing was?
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This swing is no problem
Whilst Isaac climbed like a monkey.
I was impressed with the facilities – they had plenty of viewing platforms, their staff were welcoming and helpful and they had plenty of clean toilets for when the nerves kicked in.
We will definitely be returning, only this time in the summer so the boys can do The Blob and I can zoom down the zipline once I am confident the harnesses won’t hurt my still sore tummy!
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5 Comments

  1. The place is looking beautiful and adventurous. It is family-owned visitor’s attraction. It opened on the site of old flooded quarry in 2009. Before it was an important place for the important business of quarrying stone and was providing lot of employment but after the closure of quarry it has been converted to tourist destination. There are many quarries worldwide. I found many while reading about them. You can refer this for further information http://www.kgq.com.au/

  2. That looks so much fun!! can’t wait til mine are older enough to do stuff like that :)

    • It is a bonus of having older ones! (and being married to a big kid)

  3. Wow, you definitely have little thrill-seekers there! Looks loads of fun, and nice that they have somewhere for the little ones to be amused, too.

    • I was pleasantly surprised as I was initially concerned about the venue but it was all safely fenced off!

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