Adrenalin Quarry

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Adrenalin Quarry
Slogan "Throwing People Off Cliffs Since 2009"
Location Menheniot, Cornwall, UK
Coordinates 50°25′01″N 4°26′46″W / 50.417°N 4.446°W / 50.417; -4.446Coordinates: 50°25′01″N 4°26′46″W / 50.417°N 4.446°W / 50.417; -4.446
Owner Adrenalin Quarry Ltd
Opened 2009
Previous names Clicker Tor Quarry
Operating season April–October every day, limited opening in winter
Rides
Total 3
Website http://www.adrenalinquarry.co.uk/

Adrenalin Quarry is a family-owned visitor attraction and adventure park in Menheniot, Cornwall, United Kingdom. It opened in Easter 2009, on the site of an old flooded quarry and offers three rides: The Zip, The Giant Swing and Coastering/The Blob. As an area of special scientific interest,[1] the attraction concentrates on low-carbon gravity rides which have minimal or zero impact on the local environment. It has been featured in a number of British newspapers, including The Sunday Times [2] and The Guardian [3] as a top attraction to visit in Cornwall.

History[edit]

Adrenalin Quarry was formerly known as Clicker Tor Quarry. (It's still called that locally.) Worked for Blue Elvin rock from 1932 to 1969, it was an important business providing much-needed employment and a boost to South-East Cornwall’s local economy. After the closure the quarry grew derelict and was flooded to a depth of 22m, until in 1986, Clicker Trikes, now Kartworld, opened its doors to the public. In January, 2009, under the guidance of current owner, Will Sneyd, the first posts went in at the western end of the lake to build the launch platform for Adrenalin Quarry's first ride - The Zip. Adrenalin Quarry opened in Easter 2009 and has added new rides and facilities each year since then.

Rides[edit]

Ride Name Date opened Stats Notes
The Zip 2009 490m long, 50m high, top speed 40 mph Twin wires, youngest jumper 4, oldest 93
Hoverworld 2009 Closed in 2010 to make way for Coasteering
Giant Swing 2012 60m high over water Built on the cliff-top, chair release at near 90° to the vertical
Coasteering & The Blob 2011 Highest jump 42 ft (advanced only) Freshwater coasteering ending in a jump on 'The Blob', a large inflated tube

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clicker Tor Quarry". Natural England. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Crump, Vincent. "February's 24 best rain-proof days out". Sunday Times. Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Flanagan, Abigail. "Summer fun: kids' days out in the UK". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 

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