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The ultimate zip wire experience!

Looking for zip wires in Cornwall that’ll get your heart facing? Join us for a real adrenaline adventure: the Zip Wire Safari!

Soar through our stunning historic quarry on a series of exhilarating zip wires and build confidence with every ride. Our dual zip offers double the fun as you launch off the quarry edge and fly round together! Part way through you’ll also experience the thrill of traversing along the cliff edge to get from one zip to the other, making this one of the most exciting zip wire experiences in the South West! 

Teenage girl soars towards the camera on the Zip Wire Safari smiling

Zipwires Cornwall

Zip Wire Safari

Zip Wire Training Zone & 3 epic zips @ £28. 

Minimum age 10. Duration 1.5 hours. 

Fly through the air to your heart’s content and enjoy so much more than just a single adrenaline rush!

We’re tucked away in our gorgeous quarry a short distance between Helston, Falmouth and Penryn, so you’ll enjoy amazing views as you explore the fascinating quarrying heritage.

Parental Support:

Ages 10 – 14: Parental support is essential. Therefore an adult must accompany the young person(s) around the Zip Wires as a full paying participant. The required ratio is 1 adult to 2 children.

Ages 14 and over: An adult will not have to pay but must remain within the quarry viewing point or Café area at all times. This is a fantastic place to watch or treat yourself to goodies from The Cornish Barista!

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Our instructors

Conquer your fears safely

Fully qualified Instructors will take care of you!

First, you’ll go through our training zone and learn how to zip-line safely on our smaller zip wires. You can then enjoy the freedom and excitement of launching yourself off the clifftops on our big zip wires over the quarry! Don’t worry, it’s impossible to accidentally unclip yourself, so you’ll be completely secure! Our Instructors will also be around to help. 

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The coolest part is that you are in charge of yourself as you go round! This may sound daunting but you get a really detailed training session beforehand from fantastically friendly and knowledgeable staff and, just like the via ferrata climbing course, you are on a safety loop that you cannot come off so it’s all totally safe and all of our group felt totally confident to do it after the training.” – Charlie, Trip Advisor

Age

Adventurers aged 10+. NO maximum age (see medical conditions).

Height

Min 1.3m
Max height 2.1m

REach (flat footed)

1.6m

Weight

Max weight 110kg (18 stone)

Parental support

Under 14’s require an adult to complete the adventure with them. 14-18 year olds require an adult to accompany them at ground level.

Fitness Level

‘Medium’

Teenage girl zip-lining through the quarry at Via Ferrata Cornwall

Zipwires Cornwall

West Cornwall’s Longest Zipwire adventure

Wondering what Cornwall’s fastest or longest zip wire is? The Zip Wire Safari offers the longest Zip Wire experience in Cornwall in terms of number of zips! With a minimum of six smaller practice zip wires and at least six large zip wire rides* across the quarry, you can experience zip-lining at its greatest!

*The number of zip rides depends on your group size and ability/confidence levels.

Yesterday we took part in the zip wire adventure. One simple word WOW. Our instructors for the day were Erin and Oz, both were so kind, caring, enthusiastic and professional, taking to there task with massive smiles on there faces. We had a short time to talk to one of the creators of this amazing adventure, and his passion and love for what has been built and for what they do for children and adults of all ages is outstanding. The whole experience is in our opinion the best in the South West. Anyone who comes to Cornwall and doesn’t take part will go home missing something that they could talk about for a long long time. The staff, activity, cafe and beautiful venue get a 10/10 rating. Well done and thank you all – Jase and Will, Trip Advisor

Cafe overlooking the quarry at Via Ferrata Cornwall

Visit our Café

Zip Wires, Cafe & trails

Enough to do for the whole family!

There’s an amazing Cafe which overlooks the quarry and zip wires, so anyone not taking part can enjoy some food and drink as they take in all the action. You could also grab a takeaway coffee and cake and wander through our adventure nature trails. Finally, there’s a wild play area and muddy play for under 10s.

Frequently asked questions

What do I need to bring and wear?

We run in all weather (but not high winds and lightening!). Therefore, please bring sun cream and waterproofs accordingly. In addition, long hair should be tied back, jewellery and scarves removed and skirts avoided.

Gloves are mandatory because they will reduce the potential of scratches and small cuts to your hands, particularly whilst traversing the cliff edge between zip wires. 

Our gloves may contain latex, so if you or your child have an allergy then please supply suitable gloves using the list below. 

You’re welcome to borrow clean gloves from us on arrival. You could also bring your own or purchase new ones when you book or on arrival at reception.

Suitable glovesUnsuitable gloves
  • Work gloves
  • Cycling gloves
  • Via Ferrata gloves
  • Mittens
  • Think winter gloves
  • Latex / garden gloves

Finally, it’s essential to wear sturdy outdoor footwear such as trainers or walking boots. Therefore open toed shoes, flip flops, sandals or similar footwear cannot be permitted. We thus reserve the right to refuse access to the activity should appropriate clothing not be worn.

Since you’re participating in a physical activity, we cannot accept any liability for any damage to any items of clothing and footwear etc.

What are the medical restrictions?

Participants should only book themselves or other people onto the zip wire tour if they’re happy that they are physically fit and medically abled to undertake the activities. The activity will be physical, including traversing along the cliff edge at height (whilst being clipped into our safety system!) in between zip wire rides. Because of this, the following medical conditions may restrict your ability to participate. Therefore, please follow the guidance below:

If you have:

  • Severe asthma, frequent/severe epilepsy, a back injury or heart condition, you’ll only be able to participate pending a discussion with our Booking Team. We require you to specify full details on the medical form when you book, as well as consulting both a doctor and the VFC Booking Team.
  • Mild/infrequent epilepsy, you’ll be able to participate, however we require you to specify full details on the medical form when booking, as well as consulting a doctor.
  • Asthma (mild-moderate), you’ll be able to participate, however we require you to specify full details on the medical form when booking.

 Any other condition

If you’re unsure, please list full details on our medical form and consult the booking team.

How safe is zip-lining?

All participants are issued with a safety harness and helmet so you will be fully harnessed in and attached to the safety cable at ALL times. Therefore you cannot fall far. We also have fully qualified and friendly instructors who will ensure your equipment is fitted properly, run through safety procedures and the training zip wires and be on hand to help if you need it. Please note that all outdoor adventurous activities carry some inherent risks although we have mitigated these with control measures wherever possible.

You can check out our FAQs page for more generic questions. 

Group Ziplining

Our Zip Wire Safari is also available for groups. These include birthday partiesstag and hen parties, school and youth group trips and corporate away days

Other activities with zip-lining

Our Via Ferrata Full Classic route has a zip wire finale at the end – an awesome reward after you’ve journeyed through our quarries by scaling the cliff faces, balancing across high wire bridges and tackling high challenges! This 2-3 hour adventure is for adventures aged 10 and over and isn’t for the faint hearted! 

Other adventures

Finally, we offer coasteering, climbing, archery and watersports

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