For the adventurous of you out there, the Lake District hides many perfect places for this sport. And there is no shortage of specialised activity centres with professional outdoor instructors who will be able to assist you with your abseiling challenge. If you're not too keen to head out in the elements, the Keswick Climbing Wall provides everything you need to safely practise rock climbing as well as abseiling - with trained instructors on hand too. Some serious equipment is needed for this so don't try to attempt this activity without a qualified pro!
You can also try finding our National Trust ranger Roy Henderson - our ranger for Borrowdale. He loves abseiling so much he helped a local outdoor centre set up a special course adapted for people in wheelchairs.
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