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Climbing Wild

Streat Lane Streat Near Ditchling East Sussex BN6 8RS

Some things you never grow out of, and tree climbing is one of them. Happily, at Climbing Wild – based at the idyllic Blackberry Woods campsite just north of Ditchling, and run by unflappable Justin Boyce – anyone from eight to eighty can strap on a harness and give it a go. It’s all very relaxed: in the one-and-a-quarter-hour session you take things entirely at your own pace, climbing up the massive oak tree as slowly and sedately as you like, or daredevilishly dangling upside-down 60ft off the ground. The views of the Downs from the top of the tree canopy are fabulous, and you can even take a picnic up into the treetops with you for a lunch you’ll never forget.

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