Sea Level Traversing

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Sea Level Traversing

Keeping dry while exploring the sea cliffs and zawns of the Anglesey coast, through the sea level traversing activity. Ropes are used to create a multitude of clip-lines across the cliffs for the group to follow. An outdoor high-ropes course at truly impressive and stunning natural venues. The combination of personal challenge and opportunity to look around and learn about the coastal environment makes this a popular activity with all ages.

Gain confidence to follow the ropes along the high cliffs & have great fun zip lining across the zawns

"I helped my friends move along the ropes, as I felt comfortable being high up off the ground."
Sarah Glover

Climbing Traverses

As the name suggests sea level traversing involves going across the sea cliffs, while securely clipped to the rope. We can rig the rope at various heights either creating introductory circuits or high level excitement on this activity. Similar to via ferrata abroad it allows access to parts of the sea cliffs and positions you never thought you would experience.

The sea level traversing activity works well with coasteering for a full day out at the seaside of Anglesey.

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Zip Lines & Tyroleans

These are also known as tyroleans where ropes are stretched across sea zawns and inlets. Some are 25m long and groups can slide from one side to the other. Some are horizontal and require pulling on the rope or trying a commando crawl for a more elegant style. At all times you will be fully attached by tested safety gear so safety is not a problem, nor is excitement or fun.

Learning Outcomes

For Outdoor Education Courses

  • Understanding of the coastal environment and associated hazards.
  • Personal achievement & building confidence with achievable goals.
  • Awareness of other members of the group,  and giving either physical help or encouragement.
  • Errosional processes active on the sea cliffs.
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Activity Venues

Anglesey offers impressive sea cliff venues that are challenging and fun. All offer beautiful costal views.

Porth Ruffydd is one of our commonly used venues that works for all ages. There are numerous circuits that can be used so we can make sure we offer the right level of adventure.

Cable Bay is our main venue for primary pupils, with easily accessible cliffs from the beach.

Sea Level Traversing Courses

Sea Level Traversing forms part of our outdoor education courses at Arete Outdoor Centre. Through the outdoor adventures, and residential stay, we incorporate a range of educational benefits for the pupils. Sea Level Traversing can also be part of geography field work, looking at costal erosion or focusing on marine biology and coastal ecology. 

Courses of all lengths available throughout the year. A dedicated and experienced instructor is allocated per group. They will tailor the outdoor education programme, that will be flexible to adjust to pupil progression and weather.

Costs: As an example, a 5 day fully catered course starts from just £235 per pupil for courses in November – February.

How to Book: Please email or use our contact form. Let us know the time of year, approximate size of course, year group and any aspirations or learning objectives you may have.

 See our Primary or Secondary section from more information on our outdoor education courses. We also have a general Teachers & Leaders Guide.

All of our activities, including Sea Level Traversing, can be booked as a private session for any type of group. Sea Level Traversing can be a half day or full day activity. It is also possible to combine with one other activity for a full multi-activity day. Coasteering, in particular, works very well with a dry morning Sea Level Traversing then a wet afternoon Coasteering. Possible other combinations include surfing, sea kayakingabseiling or rock climbing.

Costs: Regardless of activity combinations, £70 per person for a full day of activity, £50 per person for half day of activity.
Minimum payment of £280 for a full day or £200 for a half day of activity.

Discounts: For groups, every 10th person can attend for free. 10% discount for schools, colleges, scouts & guides, cadets and certain youth charities.

Ratios: We run our courses at low ratios of 1:11 or less to ensure your safety and maximum participation.

Included: Safety kit, wetsuit and / or waterproofs as necessary. Transport can also be provided if you are staying at Arete Outdoor Centre.

How to Book: Please email or use our contact form. Let us know your preferred date, approximate size of course, year group and any aspirations or learning objectives you may have.

More information: Please see our page on Adult Groups, Youth Groups or Family Activity.

We run Gold DofE Residential courses and Summer Camps during the holidays. Sea Level Traversing can form a part of this 5 day multi-activity course. The accommodation is fully catered. You will meet like-minded individuals and have a great week of adventure.

2018 Dates: 9-13 April, 20-24 August, 27-31 August, 3-7 September.

Cost: £295 per person fully catered

How to Book: Please email or use our contact form. Let us know you preferred date.

More information: See our Gold Residential or Summer Camp page. Alternatively contact us if you have further questions.