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Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata quite literally translates from Italian into the English “iron road,” the “iron” part derived from the iron staples used to devise Via Ferrata routes. Used traditionally by miners and later, army troops, to access remote mountain reaches, Via Ferrata has proved a valuable method for traversing and climbing rough terrain the world over since Victorian times.

One of only very few Via Ferrata routes in the UK, the Wild Wookey adventure caving route features the longest underground Via Ferrata route and takes you over deep water, up vertical wall faces and over some of the cave’s natural obstacles.

Dubbed the most challenging part of the Wild Wookey course, participants making their way across the overhanging ‘Water Traverse’ can (and most feel they ought to!) take a quick breather on the perilous Bridge!