Cliff Camping- as seen on BBC Countryfile
If you have a taste for adventure and nature, then cliff camping is a bucket list idea you’ll never forget!
Spend an unforgettable night on the portaledge watching the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, waves crashing on the rocks below while you enjoy dinner with a 5* view!
What is Cliff Camping?
A Portaledge is a tent in the world of vertical life. It is super strong but made from light weight material which is attached to the rock. These have been used to make major climbing ascents all over the world and were created for climbers who don’t have a ledge large enough to sleep on.
All you need is a sense of adventure, a head for heights and a basic level of fitness.
How much does it cost?
(These are our new 2020 prices.)
Overnight cliff camping experience – Book Here
£300.00 per person for 2 people – Total £600.00
If you want 3 or more to stay over night then please contact us.
Sunset or lunch experience (3 hours) – Book Here
£125.00 per person for 2 people – Total £250.00
What you need to bring
Warm clothes, trainers to walk down to the ledge and camera with selfie stick for those important shots to share! Please remember any medication and a ruck sack for your personal kit. Of course, a sense of adventure is most important and we can’t wait to welcome you to the ‘ledge’!
What we provide
Full safety equipment, sleeping bags and liners, pillows, head torches. and one qualified and experienced instructor.
Dinner choices – Dietary requirements catered for. Please ask us.
How it works
Your instructor will meet you at the agreed venue. The portaledge will be already set up for you. All you have to do is walk down to the cliff area where the instructor will make you feel relaxed with the environment. When he has made a safe area on the cliff top, he will give you the skills to abseil into the portaledge. Here you will be made to feel at home. The instructor will be close to hand if you need him, but far enough away so you can enjoy the view and sunset of the Dorset coastline in peace. Our instructor will be on hand if you need anything. He will coach you on how best to move around and make the most of your night on the ledge. You will always be attached to the cliff face and made to feel safe.
Once settled, your instructor will lower your dinner down to you for you to enjoy while the sun is setting. After you’ve finished dinner it will be hoisted away. You can then enjoy the evening views and the sea waves below you. You will be tied on at all times to keep you safe. In the morning your instructor will greet you with fresh coffee and bacon and egg rolls. Finally, once breakfast is finished and hoisted away, you will be able to climb easily to the top and back to the meeting point.
At each of the meeting points there is a public toilet. In addition, we carry a small mobile toilet set. The toilet will be at the top of the cliff and within easy distance of the portaledge. The environment that we work and play in is very important to our work ethics. We respect this and therefore only leave footprints, not rubbish.
Waterproof covers that can cover the whole portaledge are available if there is a risk of a shower. At the same time, we reserve the right to cancel the booking if the weather is looking too bad for a good experience. In that eventuality, an alternative date or a full refund will be offered.