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The Old School House

Half Day Abseiling - The Cheesewring Quarry

  • Location Liskeard
  • Price from £45.00
  • Adrenaline fix
  • Microadventure
  • Epic challenge


Enjoy a fun half day of abseiling, exploring and pushing your limits!
Your instructor will help you set and achieve progressive challenges, pushing yourself as much as you want to.
This active day out is suitable for adults, families and juniors with no prior experience necessary. However, we recommend that families with young children (under 10) contact us before booking to make sure everyone gets the most of this session.
The Cheesewring is Cornwall's biggest granite quarry. You may have already seen some of the stone which it has been used in loads of the local buildings and was also used as cladding on Tower Bridge in London.
Mining and quarrying has been a huge part of the industrial heritage of Bodmin moor, although now most of the pits and shafts in Cornwall are no longer active - which has left us with some brilliant vertical playgrounds to adventure in!


You will meet your instructor and the other people attending your course at the Minions Heritage Centre car park where introductions will be made and you will be issued with some basic kit (helmet and harness) which we will ask you to carry with you on the walk in.
The walk into the quarry takes 20 minutes along an un-metalled track that can often be wet and muddy.
Once at the quarry your instructor will give you all a safety brief and get you kitted up, checking that all your equipment is properly fitted.
They will then provide training (or a refresher for those who have abseiled before) on how to abseil safely.
Now for the fun part! After some training (or a refresher for those who’ve done it before) on how to abseil safely, you will have the opportunity...” to complete a succession of abseils from small to big, pushing your comfort zone as far as you want to.



  • If the accompanying parent or legal guardian does not want to abseil, they will not need their own ticket.

  • If the accompanying parent or legal guardian wants to abseil too, they must purchase their own ticket (ticket name; Adult).

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Charity fundraising
  • Corporates
  • Families
  • Hen / Stag parties

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Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough


    What's included

  • Equipment All technical safety equipment is provided. This does NOT include climbing shoes. You must have suitable footwear of your own (trainers or walking boots are fine).
  • Other Please note, there are public bathrooms a 5 minute walk from the car park. They require a 20p piece. There are no facilities at the Quarry itself.

    What you'll need

  • Warm Clothing Crags can be cold and windy (even when the sun is shining!) and you’ll want to stay warm whilst you are resting between climbs. Bring plenty of layers including a warm jacket or coat.
  • Waterproofs We will still climb in the rain! Please ensure you have waterproof trousers and a jacket (with a hood) if it is raining or rain is forecast!
  • Food This is an active session so you may wish to bring some snacks as well as your normal midday meal.
  • Drink Staying hydrated is essential, make sure to bring plenty of fluids - if it’s cold, maybe consider a thermos too.
  • Other Please bring your own face covering & hand sanitiser. Personal medications & suncream if needed. Securely fitted trainers or walking boots that won't fall off and are suitable for walking over rough and potentially muddy terrain. You will not be able to participate barefoot or in open toed footwear such as sandals or flip-flops. If you have long hair, please bring a hairband/scrunchie. You must be able to tie your hair up whilst wearing a helmet.


Moderate Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 30 days before the activity is scheduled to start.




Climb Cornwall

Climb Cornwall

Climb Cornwall is the experience provider for Half Day Abseiling - The Cheesewring Quarry