Top 5 adrenaline activities and sports to try in Cornwall
21 July 2023
Step out of your comfort zone with a new hobby or an adrenaline-fuelled adventure. If you’re already a pro, join the local scene. But don’t worry about being a first-timer – you’ll be among people only too happy to share their expertise.
1. Baseball League
Take a swing at baseball with up-and-coming team the Truro Blue Jays – no kit or experience needed. This new, inclusive and very sociable club practices indoors in winter and offers free taster sessions at various venues. As players progress, there’s chance to take part in leagues in the West Country and beyond.
2. Via Ferrata
Meaning ‘iron stairway’, this climbing, zip line and high ropes adventure takes you around the quarry cliffs before you cross the chasm on a 70m long single strand of wire. Find your Matrix moment by leaping from the cliff edge on a zip wire finale. You can also try freshwater coasteering, watersports and archery at this cool out-of-town venue.
3. Skate Sessions
Brush up your roller-skating – inline or quad – on Sunday mornings in the sports centre at Penryn Campus, where community-based group SK8 Falmouth runs circuit sessions with great sounds and skate marshals on hand to help you master new tricks. There’s also Skate School, a chilled hour on Tuesday evenings in town.
4. Zip wiring
Set up above the Eden Project’s epic biomes is England’s fastest zip wire, covering 660m and travelling at speeds of up to 60mph. There’s also a giant airbag, a cliff swing with an exhilarating freefall, a climbing complex and a Skytrek aerial trekking course. Book everything direct with Hangloose Adventure.
5. Mountain biking
Cycle from Portreath on the north coast to Devoran in the south on the Bissoe trail. To sharpen your skills, Falmouth Bike Park is a national standard 4X track. Run by Carrick Riders MTB Club and packed with corners, rocks, log drops and tabletop jumps, the competition-level site can test the ability of world champions.