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Abseil 2019

Saturday 20 July 2019 to Sunday 21 July 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm
Canonteign Falls, Exeter
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Registration for Abseil 2019 has now closed.

Take on this extreme challenge and abseil 220ft down England's highest waterfall, Canonteign Falls, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, offering some of the most spectacular waterfall and woodland scenery in Devon.

We must emphasise that this is an extreme challenge and you will need to be physically fit to take part as the day includes a 15 to 20 minute walk up a steep ascent. You must be confident in regards to climb over a barrier at the top of the falls, dropping from heights and navigating water. The abseil is demanding so if you have a fear of heights and water, this may not be for you!

You will be provided with full instruction from a trained provider, and also given a wetsuit to wear for the abseil. All on the day information will be included in your fundraising pack which will be posted to you after you have registered.

Event provider:  Dave Talbot Adventure Events 

Raising sponsorship

Fundraising is a fantastic way to get involved with Children's Hospice South West and provides us with an essential source of income. Without the wonderful support of our fundraisers we would not be able to continue offering the wide range of vital services that we currently offer to our families and children.

Your registration fee covers the cost of your participation in this event but your sponsorship will help us to deliver our promise to ‘make the most of short and precious lives across the South West’. For our Abseil event we suggest a minimum of £100 sponsorship per person, however you are welcome to go over the top – the sky’s the limit!

Fundraising ideas and support

We have a dedicated community fundraising team who are here to support you, and we have lots of really fun ideas to raise money to help you smash your own personal fundraising targets.

Fundraising support

Jayne Jarrett, Event Fundraiser, Little Bridge House

Need help?

If you would like to find out more about this event, or need help with fundraising, just click the ask a question button to send us an email or give us a call and we'll be happy to help!

Call Jayne on 01271 325 270
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Canonteign Falls, Christow, Exeter EX6 7RH
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There is free parking at Canonteign Falls

What to bring with you

Wetsuits and safety equipment are provided on the day, you are welcome to bring your own wetsuit if you prefer. If you have a Go Pro, bring it with you, a couple of the helmets provided have mounts for you to use. Please bring swimwear to wear under your wetsuit, a towel and of course warm clothes to change into after the abseil. Long hair should be tied back and you should remove any dangly earrings/necklaces etc.

Wear an old pair of trainers or walking boots you don’t mind getting wet.  You will need them to walk to the top of the waterfall, and to protect your feet on the way down!

Please arrive 1 hour before your allocated slot. This allows plenty of time for you to sign in, get kitted up, receive coaching and have plenty of practice before you abseil. You will be part of a group, so please don’t be late! 

You may wish to carry water with you as you walk to the top; it’s a 220ft climb!

Make a day of it

Family and friends that would like to spectate are very welcome and will be able to enter the Falls at a specially reduced admission fee of just £4

There is a lovely café at Canonteign Falls selling delicious homemade food as well as hot and cold drinks, you could also bring a picnic.

Read our abseil FAQs