VIDEO: Hospice invites supporters to abseil down England’s highest waterfall

PUBLISHED: 14:22 09 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:05 09 May 2019

Kate Green abseiling down the waterfall for Children's Hospice South West.

Kate Green abseiling down the waterfall for Children's Hospice South West.


Hospice supporters are being given the chance to abseil down England’s highest waterfall in aid of a Wraxall charity.

Children's Hospice South West is inviting people to abseil down Canonteign Falls in Dartmoor National Park on July 20-21.

The waterfall descends for more than 70m and is situated in one of the most idyllic places to explore.

Participants will need to be physically fit as part of the day includes a 20-minute walk to reach the top of the waterfall.

Kate Green, from Portishead, who works for the charity took part in the abseil last year.

She said: "I am not at all comfortable with heights, but I wanted to face my fears, take on a challenge and feel a sense of achievement.

"It was both a terrifying and thrilling experience and one I'll never forget."

It costs £44 to take part and participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship money for CHSW.

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