A perfect community partner
Wildanet is committed to helping rural communities. We are also very conscious of the beautiful Cornish landscape. By utilising existing masts & buildings of high prominence, we minimise our impact on the Cornish horizon. The location of BF Adventure gave us a great vantage point of surrounding local communities and allowed us to provide superfast internet speeds to the homes and businesses in those villages.
In exchange for this location, Wildanet provided free internet across the site and a yearly rental. All of this helps to contribute financially to them (and of course, gives them a much better connection to the internet). A win win situation. They in turn, are helping the surrounding communities by providing a platform in which to access reliable internet.
A stunning location
Set in 60 acres of high altitude land on the edge of Halvasso, it's the perfect location for Wildanet to have a community hub to extend our network. It's also the type of community organisation that Wildanet are proud to work with.
The organisation which was founded in 1989 as the Bishops Forum runs a wide range of outdoor activities for young people and adults alike.
They have a simple core mission: “Inspiring, challenging and motivating people, especially young people, to develop their life skills to bring about positive change”.
We went there for the morning and were shown around by Clare Brown, the marketing and events manager for the charity. The first thing that catches your eye is the spectacular scenery all around. With views for miles around, this is an exceptional location.
The range of activities in this colossal outdoor classroom is unparalleled. From zip wires to kayaking, archery to orienteering, there is an outdoor activity to suit everyone of all abilities. Most of the activities cater for those with disabilities too including a custom built abseiling wall at the side of the adventure quarry and a long nature walk with full wheelchair access.
The activities at the centre range from archery and abseiling to a zip wire with stunning views across the landscape of the Lizard Peninsula. There really is something for everyone.
The adventure centre also makes amazing use of the natural resources available to them. A wind turbine provides some power to the centre's offices and one of the centrepieces is a disused mineral quarry which acts as a stunning backdrop for water activities such as kayaking, canoeing, raft building and quarry steering. The quarry acts as a shelter from the wind meaning that even novice kayakers and canoeists will have calm water to venture into.
The whole team at BF Adventure are so driven and passionate in what they do. The handful of staff and instructors that we met all had really upbeat, friendly and positive attitudes. The way they interacted with the young adventurers on the day was amazing to see. As were the smiles on their faces.
The staff are all trained and qualified instructors and are made up of a core team with volunteers helping out to provide additional instruction and guidance.
Now with a huge indoor adventure barn and indoor climbing wall.
A recent addition to BF Adventure's artillery of activity is their new indoor Adventure Barn and climbing wall. It is one of the region's largest indoor climbing walls and allows climbers of all abilities a safe and dry way of learning the ropes (no pun intended) of climbing and abseiling.