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Coasteer in Wales

2. Coasteer in Wales
A stark and somewhat bleak landscape with craggy sea cliffs that jut out over the Atlantic, Wales is romanticized for its Celtic history, unique language, and dramatic coastline. Home to the extreme sport of coasteering, the British entity is also well acquainted with adrenaline. Similar to Switzerland's famed activity, canyoning, coasteering is a combination of climbing, traversing, cliff jumping, and swimming. Imagine flinging yourself 100 feet off a cliff into the crashing waves below, scrambling up a gushing waterfall, or squeezing yourself through caves so small that the sheer thought would send a claustrophobe into shock. You'll be outfitted in protective gear, of course, such as a helmet, wetsuit, lifejacket, and harness.

First developed in Pemrokeshire, coasteering is still most popular in this southwest region, though it's also offered on the northern coast and Gower Peninsula. Additionally, Wales boasts some of the best rock climbing and abseiling in Britain, with mountain fun available in Snowdonia and Mid-Wales, and dramatic sea cliffs in North Wales, Pembrokeshire, and the Gower.


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